Contenders for Home Defense Pistol

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  • Glock 21 (45acp)

    98 48.28%
  • Sig P220 (45acp)

    105 51.72%
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    Contenders for Home Defense Pistol

    First thanks to everyone who has helped me, this is such a resource I can't than you enough. With your help, I have narrowed my home defense pistol search down to these last 2 contenders. Both 45acp. Glock 21 and Sig P220.

    Glock is cheaper
    Glock's action is simpler
    Glock has more rounds 13

    Sig is better looking
    Sig feels better in hand
    Sig is possibly better quality (subjective I know)

    Just curious as to which gun would get more votes. PS - will be adding a Viridian X5L Light/Laser to this

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    Well, assuming you can shoot them both the same go with the Glock. It holds more, which means you can ventilate more badguys without changing the mag.
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    For the reasons you listed, IMO the Glock wins.
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    This is soo hard. I was searching the internet and found another forum where the same poll was posted and the Sig killed the glock. So far the glock is running away with this one but still very early.

    Man, soooooo hard to decide!!!!

    I don't know what to do. Also hopefully someone can clarify this. The sig is according ti their site 1.5in in width and the glock is 1.27, isnt the Sig thinner in the grip?? I would like to know how wide the grips are?

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    I like the Sig better, its the gun I chose for myself. But reading your list you posted, I'd have to say the G21 would be a better gun for your purpose.
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    Admittedly, I have NOT shot the P220, but I have been shaking out the G21 for just the same purpose.

    The G21 is cheaper, holds more and I suspect might shoot straighter if I weren't attached!

    That last bit was a joke. At the range I get VERY acceptable groups at 21' and for long hallways (say 50') - groups are still workable (more operator issue than gun issue).

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    OMG I am LMAO I saw Contender for HD in the title and I thought the OP was talking about the Thompson Center single shot. I thought we had a real live one on the line.

    +1 for the Glock.
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    I have and love both. Either will more than do the job.
    But, that said, the Gross motor skills used to get a Glock into action are just a bit easier especially it you put in a larger slide release.
    I vote Glock but wouldn't kick a Sig out of bed either.

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    Both are great guns, but if I could have my SIG P220 back in my collection I would... great feel, great reliability.
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    sig is as reliable as glock, more accurate than glock, safer than glock, better trigger than glock, decocker, less recoil than glock, better ergonomics than glock, easier to break down than a glock. in fact, theres no reason to buy a glock when compared to a sig, unless your a cheapskate. being 100$ cheaper is not a real reason to buy a gun!!! LOL

    If you cant afford the extra hundred to get the abundance of better quality, safty and features, just save a little more and youll be suprised what you can affort if you just wait just a little bit longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newmenu View Post
    sig is as reliable as glock ..probably, more accurate than glock ..usually, but I'd put my G30 against any 220, safer than glock ..Huh?, better trigger than glock ..nope, decocker .. yuck, less recoil than glock ..not hardly, better ergonomics than glock ..for some, easier to break down than a glock ..really?. in fact, theres no reason to buy a glock when compared to a sig, unless you like it better.. being $200 cheaper is not a real reason to buy a gun!!! LOL

    If you cant afford the extra hundred to get the abundance of better quality, safty and features, just save a little more and youll be suprised what you can affort if you just wait just a little bit longer.
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    I've got to go with the Glock. My decision for myself came down between the Glock 19 and the 9mm SigPro. In the end, the Glock was $120 cheaper at the prices I was finding. They were very similar in design with the Sig having an external hammer, but the dimensions were very similar and both packed 15rd mags and 4 inch barrels.

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    Both are good guns and either will do you justice.

    Buy the one that fits your hand better....that means the Sig.
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