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Old 03-09-2012, 11:50 AM
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is this a good first pistol to buy?

http://www.riflegear.com/p-948-sig-s...ic-pistol.aspx

or should i spend another 100 and get a glock?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:55 AM
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Springfield XD, Glock, M&P, all fine choices... all around the 500 price marker. XD has an essentials kit which runs around $430 ish.

Im not a huge 2022 fan, but I do like the Sigs.

If there is a range near you, try before you buy, and more important than what brand you buy... is it comfortable and does it fit your hand well. Everyone is different, and threads like this will yeild different answers.
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It's DA/SA, so it is better than a Glock. Good first gun or only gun.

Try before you buy if possible.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:58 AM
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Like he said ^^, if it's possible, try some before buying, because you may like the look but once you handled it it may not fit well with you.
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It's DA/SA, so it is better than a Glock. Good first gun or only gun.

Try before you buy if possible.
its on sale for 399 at Rifle gear right now

and could u tell me what does DA/SA means?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:06 PM
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Sigs are great, a glock would be pretty different
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its on sale for 399 at Rifle gear right now

and could u tell me what does DA/SA means?
Double action / Single action

if the hammer isnt cocked, pulling the trigger will cock the hammer first basically

Kinda like a revolver that defaults to the cocked position after each round

I love DFA/SA guns

SA only guns would be like a 1911 or a cowboy revolver. the hammer has to be cocked to fire
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Double action / Single action

if the hammer isnt cocked, pulling the trigger will cock the hammer first basically

Kinda like a revolver that defaults to the cocked position after each round

I love DFA/SA guns

SA only guns would be like a 1911 or a cowboy revolver. the hammer has to be cocked to fire
ohh ok great to know thanks

is that Sig considered compact gun? i handled a few Compact frame guns and they feel too small
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You really want to at least handle the handguns before choosing to purchase. You want it to feel comfortable in your hand.

It would be even better if you got a chance to test fire them by renting it at a range or something.
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It's DA/SA, so it is better than a Glock.
My personal thought on this is that one isn't better or worse than the other, its two totally different system. Striker vs Hammer DA/SA

It really boils down to preference. I like striker-fire pistols.
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