December 10th, 2009 08:13 PM
Should I buy SIG 229 or Sprinfield 1911 9mm
Grettings from Texas, I would like to get advice or opnion if you will ,regarding on my new wish list for this holidays,. Should I buy the Famous Sig 229 or the legendary 1911, (9mm or 45 ACP)?
Ok if I pick the 9mm it will be cheap to shoot so I get to practice more ...
The 45 will be less practice but more stop power so should I look for stoping power or better shoot placement ...?
The Sig I been reading reviews and its a few things that Im not happy with like the grip after a while start pilling off so the price are almost the same..
So what do you think ....
December 10th, 2009 08:40 PM
Personally I prefer the 1911’s but as you say the 9MM does allow for more practice for the same money, best bet would be to try both and see which fits your hand better.
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December 10th, 2009 08:51 PM
Don't worry too much about stopping power in any round, the only true stopping power is proper shot placement.
While I prefer the .40 myself, I'd have no problem carrying any caliber round above 9mm. With modern self defense ammo, the differences between the calibers has become almost negligible.
Buy what you are most comfortable shooting, and in the largest gun you can comfortably carry and conceal.
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December 10th, 2009 09:06 PM
Thanks for the quick response,,
On the 1911 I was looking at the "EMP"
I believe it would give a better chance to practice more often also its cheap on the ammo...
December 10th, 2009 10:32 PM
For me, it would be the 1911.
They just have a great feel and look. Very dependable as well.
But... that's just me.
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December 10th, 2009 10:49 PM
I've shot both, I like the 229. It fits my hand better.
I'm actually switching from my 1911 to a 229 for IDPA basically bacause of the ammo cost feeding my .45s
and it was an excuse to buy another gun :-)
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December 10th, 2009 10:58 PM
This thread dosent make much sense.
The Sig 229 and the Springfield 1911 arent even close to each other.
The Sig in 9mm will hold 13 shots. The 1911 in .45 holds 8. If you get the 9mm it holds 9.
What do you want? A 9mm or a .45 ?
As for the Sig grips "pilling off" thats a new one on me. I have 7 of them, carried a 220 on duty for a decade,shoot my others extensively and have had no such issues.
I also have several .45's that I shoot quite a bit.
A Springfield is considerably less money than a Sig. You can usally by a used Sig for a what a new Springfield cost, unless you get the tricked out,high end Springfield.
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December 10th, 2009 11:03 PM
The EMP and the 229 aren't really comparable pistols. The EMP is much smaller, at the cost of about half the ammo capacity (depending on mags used). The 239 is closer in size and purpose.
That said, I am a BIG fan of the 228/229 platform, especially the 228 if you are going 9mm. It is among the best pistols for it's role that has ever existed - very high quality, extremely accurate, easy to maintain, well supported by accessories and after market items, and plain old boringly reliable. I really like the idea of the EMP, and have heard good things, but I don't have one (and am unlikely to get one, as it is a very different manual of arms from all of my other duty/CCW pistols).
I think the real question you should be asking isn't "which is better," but "what is the role this pistol will fulfill?"
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December 10th, 2009 11:29 PM
December 11th, 2009 12:07 AM
I love my 229 but its .40 cal
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December 11th, 2009 12:46 AM
I have a definite bias for Sig, but HotGuns is right, that is a kinda apples and oranges kinda question...
My recommendation: A Sig 220.
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December 11th, 2009 01:19 AM
Sig vs Springfield
There are actually 26 different variations of the Sig P229 in 9mm or 40. Retail price is $1,000 to $1,200 depending on the model.
Originally Posted by Jsanchez
The Springfield EMP is also chambered in either 9mm or .40. It retails for $1,300
Neither are 1911.
Of course no gun dealer sells at retail. The prices are only for a relative cost comparison.
Both ate well made handguns and will last a lifetime.
One thing about the Sig I like is the trigger action. It is machined and polished. The SA might need some work to even get close to the quality of the Sig IMO.
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December 11th, 2009 07:11 AM
I may be wrong here but if I understand right Sig is experiencing some product and service problems.
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December 11th, 2009 07:12 AM
Thanks for the comments,
Im looking for a CCW that will be the main use of the gun, So I went to the gun shop and the EMP feels good on my hand and will be easy to carry for me anyways the price was $899 with night sights
the Sig I really like very well made gun, its just feel heavy and bulky an my opinion for CCW. Price was 715 + Tax, also comes with night sights
But may get a good holster and go with the Sig .
Thanks for your opinions ...
December 11th, 2009 09:33 AM
That's a good price for an EMP.
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