This is a discussion on Duty weapon AND CCW within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I need a duty weapon (armed security) that will also double as my CCW. I'm thinking G23 or P229 (in .40). Your thoughts, or if ...
I need a duty weapon (armed security) that will also double as my CCW. I'm thinking G23 or P229 (in .40). Your thoughts, or if you carry either do you like?
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Our officers can choose any Sig the want for duty, we have a few officers who chose the 229 for this very reason. It plays both roles really well.
Both the 229 and G23 are excellent guns. The edge for a CCW goes to the G23, because of its light weight, and for duty gun, the edge would go to the 229... Both edges are ever so slight so flip a coin.
If it were my money buying a gun to work for someone else, I'd buy the Glock. If I had a choice of caliber, I'd chose the 19 over the 23.
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I'd take the Sig over the Glock cause they feel better to me.
The best thing to do is to try each one of them and then make a decision. For some reason or another you will like one over the other.
The only opinion that really matters here is yours. Only you can say for sure which one you like better.
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Between those two choices I would take the Glock. I like its weight and ergonomics (yes I know the latter is subjective for sure, perhaps the former as well).
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I'm issued the 23 for work...it's a good gun but I prefer the 19.
Really, you can't go wrong with Glock or Sig. AFAIC, they're the top two pistols currently on the market as far a reliability is concerned. I just like the Glock better.
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Glock 23 is my duty gun for the swat team, but I am really liking my Springfield XD I've had for about a year now.
I've had the Glock for about 10 or 11 years now so I have a lot of time in with that one.
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P229 Hands Down---NO HAND UP WHERE I CAN SEE EM
KENPOTEX got choice I would pic S/A XD over glock MY4ct.
I've carried (and carry) both sidearms as EDC. Either one is a great choice!
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I have a g23 which is my EDC and p228 both are excellent CCW. SIG offers different trigger options where the Glock does not. I still prefer the Glock. The Sig is a bit "Sexier"....bu the Glock is a little more rugged. Overall as an all around gun I would go with the Glock. But you wont be unhappy with either.
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Glock 19 or 23 because they are better at handling inclement weather riding in a duty holster and they have a tougher finish when it comes to holster wear.
I am not saying the Sig is a wimp pistol, just that the Glock has the edge as a all weather type pistol.
My brother in law is a motorcycle traffic cop and his Glock 22 has withstood downpours, sleet, snow, and even mud (wrestling suspects) for the last 12 years and is still in good shape.
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I'd go for the SIG, but that's just me!
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The real answer should be "whatever feels comfortable in your hand that you can shoot well, repeatedly!"
That said, I'd check out the S&W M&P 9c (or 40c), especially after getting a trigger job.
I bought a slightly used 9c that had a professional trigger job (I've measured 4.5-5# trigger pull) and it just puts them in one jagged hole for me and I'm not the greatest shooter in the world. My stock M&P .45 (full size) is almost as good in my hands.