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Anyone have (or fired) a Sig Sauer?
Self | 03/24/12 | PhilStone

Posted on 03/24/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000

I'm in the market for a pistol and was talking to a client of mine (ex RAF EOD) who has a pretty good collection (and a shooting gallery in his basement) and he mentioned the Sig Sauer as his favorite (along with the Baretta) but I can't remember which model he mentioned.

Anyone have any advice on Sigs in general and which models are worth checking out?


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1 posted on 03/24/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
love mine! I have a sig280
2 posted on 03/24/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sig P232 here. .380 ACP I really like it, but I’m in the market for a smaller pocket size 9mm. Looking at KelTec.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: martinidon
You mean this one?


4 posted on 03/24/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I would guess they are among the best auto pistols out there.

The only two models I have owned are P220 and P226 tho I have owned several of each. Never found any reason to regret owning one.

I just remembered I also had a P225 which is just like the 226 except single column mag.

I say go with them unless the price is too high.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: PhilosopherStone1000; Cobra64

Go to cobra64’s homepage.


6 posted on 03/24/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: martinidon

In my former life as a police officer, I found that many fellow cops carried them and loved the model. I shot Sigs on occasion and found them acceptable, but I think the real differences between handguns are very marginal and mostly subjective.

Serious advice to you: Go to a gun range that is also a dealer; most will allow you to rent as many models as you’d like to test fire. Test the Sig Sauer along with several others, both similar and dissimilar.


7 posted on 03/24/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have a Sig 229 and a Sig 2022. Love ‘em both.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 2:38:09 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: umgud

LOL! Yeah, I guess so. He got some purty stuff...


9 posted on 03/24/2012 2:42:32 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sig’s are superbly made, top of the line weapons. They are expensive however, and in the hands of a novice are like giving formula one race cars to drivers ed. students. Be patient, try a few, rent a few, spend some time with experienced shooters and once you’ve developed some skill and understanding of what’s involved it would be time to look seriously at the high-end equipment.


10 posted on 03/24/2012 2:43:14 PM PDT by VR-21 (There was a rush, along the Fulham Road.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have/had;
SIG P226
SIG P228
SIG P229

They’re good pistols.
1. Avoid the SIG PRO line, which is a plastic iteration they tried some years ago. Plastic isn’t bad (I’m a Glock guy now), but the these aren’t the best examples of SIGs.
2. Stick with the “classic” SIGs in aluminum and steel and you’ll be happy. P226, P220, P229, etc.


11 posted on 03/24/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Hell yeah!the sig sauer P226 is awesome!

But beware, some of the sigs are not so great.
I have an M2 that is a bag of worms.
Its accurate, it’s neat because it shoots multiple calibers, but its bulky and the trigger plain stinks.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTcnvFBz4KM


13 posted on 03/24/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by First A Patriot (Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I have a Browning High Power 9mm, a Ruger 357 Magnum, and a Taures 38. I love them all, but I understand Sig Sauer’s are amoung the best of 9mm’s.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 2:45:19 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: VR-21

Waiting for my client to invite me over to his basement for a little shooting, but he’s been busy and with the SHTF, have decided to shoot first and ask questions later...


15 posted on 03/24/2012 2:46:17 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: SJSAMPLE

Good advice.


16 posted on 03/24/2012 2:46:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Nothing beats my Colt 1911 45 ACP Comp. target model. Nothing....... I posted a picture of a similar model in 7.62.
17 posted on 03/24/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

My wife carries a Sig Sauer 232 .380. She loves it. We put 250 rounds through it yesterday.


18 posted on 03/24/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Love Sig Sauer. It’s like driving a Mercedes vs. a Volkswagon bug.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sig P238 and I love it. However, go to a range and fire several. See what you like. I have a Rock Island 45 that I love too but it’s a dirt cheap gun and it’s kinda like dating an ugly girl. It’s fun but you don’t want your friends to know about it.


20 posted on 03/24/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: crghill

LOL Love My Rockies LOL


21 posted on 03/24/2012 2:55:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Duty gun in the day P226. Still completely love it.

EDC gun right now. p239.

It’s an individual choice. My individual thinks sigs rock!


22 posted on 03/24/2012 2:55:55 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Jesus, I trust in you.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers

It seemed like they loaded up once and shot em for 6 hours


23 posted on 03/24/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have an old 230 in .380. It’s sweet but you should be looking for a 9pm or .40. I hear the Sigs are deservedly well loved in these calibers.


24 posted on 03/24/2012 3:01:49 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion x)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Weapons/Articles/2008/07/SIG-Sauer-P250-Modular-Pistol.aspx

I have and carry a Sig P250C which is capable of being chambered in either .40 S&W and .357 SIG. It is an affordable versatile gun and an awesome shoot. I highly recommend it.
25 posted on 03/24/2012 3:04:23 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Vaquero

I have been watching Roy Rogers short movies for a few weeks.

Roy always has two Nickled Colt .45 Peacemakers with 4-5/8 inch barrels.

Dale carries what looks like a blue 4 inch S&W Military and Police with the standard small grips.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 3:05:27 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Used to have one...but then the boating accident way out and sea...well, lost all my guns. Sorry.


27 posted on 03/24/2012 3:12:47 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: fwdude
THAT is the best advice, I have seen.
If I am looking for something new, something I have never shot, I go to Shooters World in Phoenix. Good selection of rentals and reasonably priced.
Back a couple of years ago I took my Granddaughter there to try out a couple of small auto loads. I got to shoot a Walther 380. That little sucker ranks right up there with any thing I have ever shot.
28 posted on 03/24/2012 3:21:08 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sigs are some of the finest guns out there.

I just don’t like two mode triggers.


29 posted on 03/24/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have shot a Sig 220, local police issue. .45 cal.
Really, really nice.
If I were to own a handgun it would be one of the top 2 or 3 on my list.

A friend just got their version of the 1911 and loves it.


30 posted on 03/24/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I am fortunate enough to own a Sig p210:

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/switch/sig-p210-e.html


31 posted on 03/24/2012 3:28:42 PM PDT by mosley
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To: Bobbisox
I have a Browning High Power 9mm..

Then you own the best. Don't make the mistake I did and sell it.

32 posted on 03/24/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

In my former profession I carried, 1st the Sig P220 in 45ACP. 2nd I retired with the issued P229 in 357Sig.I also have a Sig P230 in .380 that I carried off duty. These in my opinion are some of the finest weapons made. I was also a Certified Police Firearms Instructor, so if I may add one hint about Sig Sauer Pistols: one must always keep them lubricated very genererously. Do that and they will never fail. Just remember they do not like a dry slide.


33 posted on 03/24/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: jessduntno

Those pesky boating accidents are sure a problem


34 posted on 03/24/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mylife

It’s so funny, the Kimber always gets showed off but the Rock is just that...the rock. Take her to battle any day.


35 posted on 03/24/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: papertyger

I love DA/SA triggers.


36 posted on 03/24/2012 3:42:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I had a P220 and P239. IMO they aren’t worth the extra money. I know that some people love them, but I think that’s just because they spent so much. The ergonomics of the grip are as good as most semi-autos, but nothing special. The trigger pull is too long in DA mode, and not really spectacular in SA mode (according to Sig fans, this is one of its strongest points). Like any good semi-auto, it is more accurate than the shooter when firing off-hand. Overall, its an average semi-auto for a top-tier manufacturer, but not worth the premium price when compared to something like a PX4 Storm.


37 posted on 03/24/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: mosley

That is Sweeet!


38 posted on 03/24/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Be a Navy Seal wantabee.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p226-navy.aspx


39 posted on 03/24/2012 3:45:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mosley

That is Sweeet!


40 posted on 03/24/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Like driving a upper series BMW. High, very high quality. A bit complex and seemingly fragile guts, but no doubt top engineering. ( I’m a used .45 with a bit of rust and dust fan. The AK’s of pistols ).

Anyway, well worth the money, which it keeps its value, and he’ll enjoy fine German gun theory and engineering.


41 posted on 03/24/2012 3:47:31 PM PDT by Leisler (11% GDP of borrowing this year alone, gives 2% ( yeah, right ) GDP boost! Woohoo!)
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To: fwdude; PhilosopherStone1000

I think the real differences between handguns are very marginal and mostly subjective.

Serious advice to you: Go to a gun range that is also a dealer; most will allow you to rent as many models as you’d like to test fire. Test the Sig Sauer along with several others


Best advice right here from fwdude. The quality and selection of firearms has never been better.

I have carried Sig and Glock on and off duty - several models. I was also a Glock armorer. Carried a Beretta in the Army. I also own several other brands and have tried out many more.

fwdude is right.... go try several brands/models at a range and and see what feels right to you. You can get all the advice in the world, but there is no substitute for test-driving.

If you want to limit the expense try to pick 3-5 that feel right and try them out. Don’t neglect the other major manufacturers either... S&W makes terrific handguns too!


42 posted on 03/24/2012 3:47:43 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: crghill

I have out shot Kimber pro carry II’s with the lowly Rock island commander.
$350


43 posted on 03/24/2012 3:49:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

226 shoots like a charm. Very nice double action first and single action second round.


44 posted on 03/24/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have owned several. It is a fine weapon.


45 posted on 03/24/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Dick Vomer
Very nice double action first and single action second round.

And that is just what I like.

I love the CZ 82.

46 posted on 03/24/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I have an older P226, and recently added a P226 and P229 with their newer frame. Love them both. I also have the .22 conversion kits for both which really makes for inexpensive practice.

While the price may be higher than other handguns out there, it is worth it in my opinion. Given some of the groups that carry Sigs, and knowing that I’m not likely to subject mine to those sort of conditions, I’m extremely confident in their reliability.


47 posted on 03/24/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: mylife
I love DA/SA triggers.

Everybody loves the idea of the DA/SA trigger.

The shooting? Not so much....

48 posted on 03/24/2012 3:58:17 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: jessduntno

“...but then the boating accident way out and sea...”

LOL. I might have one of those, too!


49 posted on 03/24/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: mylife

I got some nice CZ branded (some shade of) red cocobolo wood grips for my P-01 to replace the stock rubber. Very nice!
Carries well in Comp-Tac Minotaur. I want to show it off but conceal it, oh well.
Ceska ZBrojovka!


50 posted on 03/24/2012 4:00:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives, thanks to Big Bro')
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