Glock vs Sig

stu454

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The 19 is more size efficient. The 229 is a SIG, but it's a New Hampshire SIG. It's also wide enough to land a small aircraft on top of the slide.
 

stu454

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And while I'm at it new vs. used..
It doesn't really matter. If the gun looks like it was beat to shit, pass on it. You can send either one back to the manufacturer for a refurbishment. The cost is nominal.
 

kennith

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Coming from the Beretta, Sig, and then HK, Glocks have never really seemed right to me.

It's hard to find a genuine fault with them. By rights, I should really like the damned things, but I don't. I've got a Glock 17 for standardization, but it's certainly not my favorite firearm.

I had a lot of trouble a while back finding a new platform because some of my nerves and joints don't work properly after a few injuries. I ended up having a 1911 made, and it's nice, but isn't really in the same league these days.

I'm glad I have it, mind you, and it's really nice, but the capacity just isn't overly relevant anymore. I'm dicking around with finding something else to pick up, actually. I'm only two rounds down with the SAA I like to bring along, and faster to target, so there's really not much sense lugging around the 1911.

A Glock makes a great bush pistol. They are quite popular when out and about, because of their ease of maintenance and their tendency to be lighter than other options. You've got to treat them just as right as anything else, though. They aren't indestructible, and they do need to be maintained.

I'll generally favor a 226, but a Glock is fine as well. Just pick up what is most comfortable for you to use. If the Glock feels great, not much else will be the same. If it doesn't, you're not going to be happy with it.

I've never fired a 229, so I don't know how it compares with other Sig offerings. I'm sure someone here has, though.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

brian4d

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On the 19 new or used question:

The 4th gen G19 allows you to move the magazine release from one side to the other. I'm left handed and this was a nice touch. I would buy used I guess, but even the new are around $550-6 when I got mine. You can beat the shit of the them that's for sure. Our local gun range owner has a 19 he wears to work and he only cleans it once every 3 years from what he told me.

During specials you can get a great price on luger rounds at Gander MTN here. Got 250 Winchester NATO rounds for $60 over the holidays last year. Can never have enough ammo.
 

mike97d1

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I say Glock. New should be $500-$525, used $425-$500. I'd go 3rd or 4th gen (as mentioned above 4th gen does have some good features).Put on some sights and you're good to go. I like XS big dots for a defense pistol, maybe some Warren tactical or something else if you're trying to put tight groups on paper.
Sigs are great guns for sure, but they are heavier, more expensive, and not a simple as the Glock.
 

bigred

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On the 19 new or used question:

The 4th gen G19 allows you to move the magazine release from one side to the other. I'm left handed and this was a nice touch. I would buy used I guess, but even the new are around $550-6 when I got mine. You can beat the shit of the them that's for sure. Our local gun range owner has a 19 he wears to work and he only cleans it once every 3 years from what he told me.

During specials you can get a great price on luger rounds at Gander MTN here. Got 250 Winchester NATO rounds for $60 over the holidays last year. Can never have enough ammo.
Would used not make you nervous at all?
I'm leaning towards Gen 3. I'm not left handed, and prefer the grip texture of the 3.
And.. Anyone got a good source for deals? (besides the bottom of the river under the bridge by the hood.)
 
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Ballah06

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Glock 19 all the way; not a fan of Sigs, but that's just my opinion. Love the Glock platform; it's simple, reliable and has no unnnecessary stuff, e.g. external safety. I did add an extended slide and mag releases to mine as well as a grip force adapter and love it. The latest is Gen 4, which as pointed out before come with some different features, mag release reversal, backstraps, etc. There are some who prefer Gen 3 models due to Gen 4' redesign (operating rod/spring). Depending on the price, a used one may be worth it. Just check it specifically and you'll be good. Tons of additional information on glocks on glocktalk.com to include what to look for on a used gun.

As far as good deals go you can see if you qualify for their blue label program or know someone who does... The best deal there is to order directly through Glock, which costs quite a bit less. You could also join GSSF and get the same discount. As far as pricing goes, been seeing the best one lately (9mm) at LuckyGunner.com; about 23 cents a round, for decent ammo.

P.S. I have seen Glocks used and abused personally and they just kept on going. Take a look at a thread on glocktalk where someone put a Glock through some crazy stuff and it seemed to work fine. Not to toss in more options but if not a Glock, my next favorite would be an XD(M).
 
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bigred

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Glock 19 all the way; not a fan of Sigs, but that's just my opinion. Love the Glock platform; it's simple, reliable and has no unnnecessary stuff, e.g. external safety. I did add an extended slide and mag releases to mine as well as a grip force adapter and love it. The latest is Gen 4, which as pointed out before come with some different features, safety reversal, backstraps, etc. There are some who prefer Gen 3 models due to Gen 4' redesign (operating rod/spring). Depending on the price, a used one may be worth it. Just check it specifically and you'll be good. Tons of additional information on glocks on glocktalk.com to include what to look for on a used gun.

As far as good deals go you can see if you qualify for their blue label program or know someone who does... The best deal there is to order directly through Glock, which costs quite a bit less. You could also join GSSF and get the same discount. As far as pricing goes, been seeing the best one lately (9mm) at LuckyGunner.com; about 23 cents a round, for decent ammo.

P.S. I have seen Glocks used and abused personally and they just kept on going. Take a look at a thread on glocktalk where someone put a Glock through some crazy stuff and it seemed to work fine. Not to toss in more options but if not a Glock, my next favorite would be an XD(M).
What's GSSF?
 

mike97d1

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Would used not make you nervous at all?
I'm leaning towards Gen 3. I'm not left handed, and prefer the grip texture of the 3.
And.. Anyone got a good source for deals? (besides the bottom of the river under the bridge by the hood.)
I would not be nervous about a used one if it looked good and you could inside and see everything was functional (and the barrel looks ok). l I have a friend that bought a G30 used and has never had a problem with it. Even if you found that the was an issue, most parts are cheap and Glock has great customer service. If you are near the plant in GA they have some kind of deal where they will go through the gun and replace anything needed for a small fee.

I also like the 3rd Gen stuff. Where are you located?
 

thequickervicar

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I'm relatively new to firearms, but one word of advice seems to have stuck with me: get what fits you best. The best-built gun on the market that you aren't comfortable with or can't control is not the best gun for you.

I happen to like Glocks. They fit me. They're simple and easily stripped & serviced. I can put them on target faster than some other brands I've tried. I really like both my G42 (CC) and G20 (open carry hiking). They work for me, but they may not work for you.
 

bigred

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I would not be nervous about a used one if it looked good and you could inside and see everything was functional (and the barrel looks ok). l I have a friend that bought a G30 used and has never had a problem with it. Even if you found that the was an issue, most parts are cheap and Glock has great customer service. If you are near the plant in GA they have some kind of deal where they will go through the gun and replace anything needed for a small fee.

I also like the 3rd Gen stuff. Where are you located?
In Fredericksburg, VA