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lawj11
02-17-2017, 9:53 PM
Which is the better pistol?

etwinam
02-17-2017, 10:09 PM
For what? Two different guns, metal double action hammer gun with a decocker vs a polymer striker fired single action gun with no safety.

That's like asking pick up truck or race car, depends on what you're doing with it and what you want it to do.

ranger341
02-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Which is the better pistol?



Well that's not a loaded question. You're either a Glock person or you're not. Go to a range and test them out. Personally, I don't like the feel of the polymer frame in general or the top heaviness of Glocks. I'm not a fan of the internal hammer/striker either. Maybe you'll love it, maybe not. I like the external hammer and decocker of my Sig. Take them for a test ride and you'll know for sure. If you're looking to carry then perhaps the Glock would be better due to decreased weight with the polymer frame. Personally I don't mind the extra weight of my Sig. Again, for me it came down to how it felt when I have it in my hands. I have a buddy who wanted a Glock really bad. He tried out several brands and ended up buying an H&K USP. Came down to handling and trigger feel. Also depends on why you are looking at purchasing a 9mm. Like what etwimam stated, pick up verses race car. Two completely different firearms.

Here's a great article that compares them.

http://www.range365.com/handgun-review-glock-19-vs-sig-sauer-p229



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frankm
02-17-2017, 10:36 PM
Sig, of course.

coy80176
02-17-2017, 10:43 PM
Both. :cool2:

9mmContagion
02-18-2017, 5:44 AM
Must own both.. that's what I did!

Too Swole
02-18-2017, 6:37 AM
both!

tbc
02-18-2017, 6:58 AM
If comparing P229 CA model, Glock 19 is better :D

dyson
02-18-2017, 6:59 AM
depends if you like DA/SA or striker fired

Beendare
02-18-2017, 7:09 AM
Two completely different firearms.

Here's a great article that compares them.

http://www.range365.com/handgun-review-glock-19-vs-sig-sauer-p229


Great unbiased link that tells you everything you need to know.

I can tell you from owning both platforms...if you get used to one....the other will just "feel" different. I had the Sig first....then bought the Glock and it took awhile for me to like the Glock. Now after shooting the Glock....I don't like that first long trigger pull of the Sig.....but it really is splitting hairs....

You can't go wrong with either.

den888
02-18-2017, 7:10 AM
Both are awesome, but I like the Sig just a bit better.

lawj11
02-18-2017, 7:58 AM
Well that's not a loaded question. You're either a Glock person or you're not. Go to a range and test them out. Personally, I don't like the feel of the polymer frame in general or the top heaviness of Glocks. I'm not a fan of the internal hammer/striker either. Maybe you'll love it, maybe not. I like the external hammer and decocker of my Sig. Take them for a test ride and you'll know for sure. If you're looking to carry then perhaps the Glock would be better due to decreased weight with the polymer frame. Personally I don't mind the extra weight of my Sig. Again, for me it came down to how it felt when I have it in my hands. I have a buddy who wanted a Glock really bad. He tried out several brands and ended up buying an H&K USP. Came down to handling and trigger feel. Also depends on why you are looking at purchasing a 9mm. Like what etwimam stated, pick up verses race car. Two completely different firearms.

Here's a great article that compares them.

http://www.range365.com/handgun-review-glock-19-vs-sig-sauer-p229



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Nice write up, thank you for sharing.

lawj11
02-18-2017, 7:58 AM
For what? Two different guns, metal double action hammer gun with a decocker vs a polymer striker fired single action gun with no safety.

That's like asking pick up truck or race car, depends on what you're doing with it and what you want it to do.
For range use and HD.

jcj
02-18-2017, 8:04 AM
I have a few Sigs, and a few Glocks. I like them both for different reasons. If I had to go with one, I would go with the Glock; there's a lot to be said for simplicity of operation and repair.

XDJYo
02-18-2017, 8:11 AM
A better comparison might be the Sig SP2022, which is a polymer version of a P226/229. Lighter with similar DA/SA action.

etwinam
02-18-2017, 8:23 AM
For range use and HD.

I would go Glock in that case. Lots of after market add ons. Easy to use and clean. Sounds like you are new to guns so a Glock would be a great place too start.

I liked Sig when I first got into shooting too. After lots of research and lots more shooting I decided against sig. I do like the P220 as it is single stack and slim. For double action I pretty the ergos of CZ. Best of luck. If you're in San Diego and want to shoot some other guns to see what your like hit me up. I'm going to the range today around 1pm

ChuckDizzle
02-18-2017, 8:31 AM
I've owned 3 Sig, I've sold 3 sigs.

I'll never part with my Glock 23.

bmk20398
02-18-2017, 8:49 AM
I have G19 and P226
accuracy for beginner = SIG
accuracy for Glock person = both same
weight = G19
satisfaction = SIG

lawj11
02-18-2017, 8:53 AM
I would go Glock in that case. Lots of after market add ons. Easy to use and clean. Sounds like you are new to guns so a Glock would be a great place too start.

I liked Sig when I first got into shooting too. After lots of research and lots more shooting I decided against sig. I do like the P220 as it is single stack and slim. For double action I pretty the ergos of CZ. Best of luck. If you're in San Diego and want to shoot some other guns to see what your like hit me up. I'm going to the range today around 1pm
That is an awesome offer, thank you. Wish is was in SD, but am out in the SF Bay Area. I tend to like low bore axis guns and the thinner the better. I have only handled a Sig P229 at my LGS and the upper part of the grip (where the decocker is) seemed very thick. Also the bore axis seemed pretty high relative to Glocks. I've read a lot about how high quality Sigs are and am wondering if I would adjust to the width of the grip and the high bore axis and end up in l love with the Sig. I actually have a G3 G19, my only complaint is the occasional brass to the face. I'm stuck in "the grass is always greener mode" with guns lately...lol. Started out with 1911s but sold them off as I like the simplicity (take down, cleaning, repairs) of more "modern" guns.

tbc
02-18-2017, 9:04 AM
That is an awesome offer, thank you. Wish is was in SD, but am out in the SF Bay Area. I tend to like low bore axis guns and the thinner the better. I have only handled a Sig P229 at my LGS and the upper part of the grip (where the decocker is) seemed very thick. Also the bore axis seemed pretty high relative to Glocks. I've read a lot about how high quality Sigs are and am wondering if I would adjust to the width of the grip and the high bore axis and end up in l love with the Sig. I actually have a G3 G19, my only complaint is the occasional brass to the face. I'm stuck in "the grass is always greener mode" with guns lately...lol. Started out with 1911s but sold them off as I like the simplicity (take down, cleaning, repairs) or more "modern" guns.



In your case, you may look into P226 instead of P229. The P226 grip is a bit smaller.

Or find the following:

CZ SP-01
CZ P-01
Beretta
XD
HK P2000

ACfixer
02-18-2017, 9:17 AM
I don't have a 229, but I have a 226 (non CA) and it's one of the nicest pistols I own. That being said, all things considered (price, reliable, accuracy, etc...) I think the Glock 19 is probably the best handgun made.

etwinam
02-18-2017, 9:35 AM
That is an awesome offer, thank you. Wish is was in SD, but am out in the SF Bay Area. I tend to like low bore axis guns and the thinner the better. I have only handled a Sig P229 at my LGS and the upper part of the grip (where the decocker is) seemed very thick. Also the bore axis seemed pretty high relative to Glocks. I've read a lot about how high quality Sigs are and am wondering if I would adjust to the width of the grip and the high bore axis and end up in l love with the Sig. I actually have a G3 G19, my only complaint is the occasional brass to the face. I'm stuck in "the grass is always greener mode" with guns lately...lol. Started out with 1911s but sold them off as I like the simplicity (take down, cleaning, repairs) of more "modern" guns.


If you like low bore axis and slim grips, you and I are in the same boat. At least you can recognize it. I would check out CZ then. Low bore axis, great ergos, slimmer grip unless you get a Tac Sport or 97b, they can get wider. All metal frame like Sig, Decocker is available on most models, Extremely accurate and cheaper than a Sig by far. I personally love the SP01. They aren't quite as Tacticool as Sig but I think that wears off after a while. I prefer straight beauty to tactical look any day.

If you do have your heart set on SIg try the P220. It's a single stack 45 but they make it in a 9mm. I have been searching and never run across one. If I find one I will buy it on the spot,they are really rare.

M&P Is my go to pistol for it's low bore axis and great ergos, adj backstraps. HK VP9 is pretty nice too. You can pick up an M&P pretty decent price compared to a sig once again or a gen 4 Glock.

Since you like 1911's but simplicity of Glock try the G34. It is a Glock with the same slide and setup modeled after a full size 1911, so that may be an option too. I like the G34/35 but I would get a Gen 4 or shave the grip a little to make it more comfortable.

I know you don't like the 1911 but eventually I'm sure you will come back to it. It was my first gun and will always be my favorite. All the other guns are my side hoes until I get to my Wife; the 1911 is an amazing platform and a piece of history.

Anyways sounds like you have done some research. Keep trying and honestly the best way to learn what you like is to shoot everyhting you can get your hands on. Rent at the range and see what fits best.

aca72
02-18-2017, 10:29 AM
Shines with .40 S&W (It was built around the .40 S&W. The 9mm P229 is just too much gun.)
DA/SA, but you must willing to learn the DA/SA transition
DAO & DAK, learn them too!
Got hammer?
De-cocker (NEVER EVER EASE THE HAMMER DOWN!)
Alloy frame
Multiple safety systems with out a manual safety
357 SIG conversion option and vice versa (not on the 9mm P229)

aca72
02-18-2017, 10:31 AM
It's a GLOCK.

'nuff said.

:D

91SDLegend
02-18-2017, 11:37 AM
Bought a Sig 229 as my first handgun, sold it due to the CA features it had. But I regret selling it. Somewhere down the road I'll be in the market for a non-CA version 226 or 229.

Inlander Arms
02-18-2017, 11:47 AM
That's a Sophie's Choice right there...
582899

cvigue
02-18-2017, 11:53 AM
I don't like pistols you have to decock to holster safely. The FN FNX line lets one choose to go cocked and locked OR decock, but we're in CA so .....

BigPimping
02-18-2017, 2:11 PM
Glock......the AK of handguns. Accept no substitute.

EZ-duzit
02-18-2017, 2:17 PM
Glock......the VW of handguns. Accept no substitute.

Fixed it. :)

sffred
02-18-2017, 2:18 PM
Eh not a fair challange. Should be P229 vs P01 or G19 vs VP9/PPQ

JS41989
02-18-2017, 2:22 PM
G19

cire raeb
02-18-2017, 2:39 PM
Different strokes for different folks. Personally I like SIG as it is accurate and have a better trigger. Glock weight less; as ounces equal pound and pound equal pain.


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sffred
02-18-2017, 2:40 PM
Fixed it. :)

No u didn't. Lol

lawj11
02-18-2017, 3:06 PM
Eh not a fair challange. Should be P229 vs P01 or G19 vs VP9/PPQ
You make a good point, but I doubt many in CA own a PPQ or VP9 since it is not on the roster. New poll time?

lawj11
02-18-2017, 3:07 PM
Wow G19 is pulling a comeback like the Patriots again the Falcons!

lawj11
02-18-2017, 3:18 PM
Eh not a fair challange. Should be P229 vs P01 or G19 vs VP9/PPQ
sffred, you've inspired me. New poll: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=1305011

rm1911
02-18-2017, 3:31 PM
I have a 228 and a 226. I love both. I'm primarily a 1911 and revolver guy. But the sigs I really love too. Glocks I've never taken to nor been able to really shoot at all worth a crap.

But glocks are a great tool. If ya like them they're great. If ya don't. They ain't. I'd say something about free markets and consumer choice and how there's so many different models because there's so many different shooters, etc, but this is kalifornia.

dc2allday
02-18-2017, 3:35 PM
229 but if you're a striker guy the 320 is Sigs version of a Glock

el_clingon
02-18-2017, 7:09 PM
229 but if you're a striker guy the 320 is Sigs version of a Glock

I love my 229 legion and it is we,, built and an upgrade of the standard 229, but i gravitate toward my 320 more and then my G19. Both the 320 abd G19 are lighter to carry

Saintwicked
02-18-2017, 8:15 PM
I shoot my Glocks better but I love the quality of SIGs.

5.56
02-18-2017, 8:18 PM
lol. bore axis. lol.

flhxxx
02-19-2017, 10:30 AM
Try them both and buy whichever one you shoot better.. Both great guns. I have both and really would go with whichever one is closest if needed.

gwhiz
02-19-2017, 2:21 PM
Hmm, you already have a G19. If a person would only have one pistol, that'd be the one.

Love my Sigs. P226 shoots nice groups at 15-25 yds, and the .22 conversion on a P229 is great for high volume practice. One note is that Sigs don't really meet your criteria for simple to work on, especially compared to Glocks.

BTW that brass to face issue with your G19 can probably be solved by swapping in a G4 ejector. Part number 30274, obtained by buying a gen 4 trigger housing.

kermitz
02-19-2017, 3:54 PM
Sig makes fantastic weapons. If I had to choose I'd go Glock though. They're like the fat girls of guns... Ugly but cheap and easy.

el_clingon
02-19-2017, 8:11 PM
Sig makes fantastic weapons. If I had to choose I'd go Glock though. They're like the fat girls of guns... Ugly but cheap and easy.

ain't that the truth!!! cheap and easy to work on. lol

rugersigkimber
02-20-2017, 5:44 AM
both for different reasons.
you can't go wrong with either.

Jonesy72
02-20-2017, 6:39 AM
Well that's not a loaded question. You're either a Glock person or you're not. Go to a range and test them out. Personally, I don't like the feel of the polymer frame in general or the top heaviness of Glocks. I'm not a fan of the internal hammer/striker either. Maybe you'll love it, maybe not. I like the external hammer and decocker of my Sig. Take them for a test ride and you'll know for sure. If you're looking to carry then perhaps the Glock would be better due to decreased weight with the polymer frame. Personally I don't mind the extra weight of my Sig. Again, for me it came down to how it felt when I have it in my hands. I have a buddy who wanted a Glock really bad. He tried out several brands and ended up buying an H&K USP. Came down to handling and trigger feel. Also depends on why you are looking at purchasing a 9mm. Like what etwimam stated, pick up verses race car. Two completely different firearms.

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I don't believe it could be said any better
Had a very similar issue myself. Wanted a glock .45. shot it, wound up with the HK.

No amount of advise can replace trying for yourself. Both guns you are looking at are excellent in there own ways and neither is a wrong choice

nikki#2
02-20-2017, 9:37 AM
I actually have a G3 G19, my only complaint is the occasional brass to the face....

I'm stuck in "the grass is always greener mode" with guns lately...lol.



Glock's are simple to work on. E.g., that issue was fixed a long time ago.

Now that I can understand... Definitely pick up a non-CA p229 if you can. My bet you will keep both. ;)
If going new, I'd love an M11-A1 to match my P226 MK25. :thumbsup:

Rhyyke
02-20-2017, 10:14 AM
I don't know that there is a universal "better" gun, but the Glock 19 is probably the one you want if you only want one.

Sure Shot 45
02-20-2017, 10:17 AM
Whatever one works better for you. There's no definitive answer.

calibased
02-20-2017, 12:59 PM
completely entirely different guns. Shoot both and ask your self what do you want it for? choose the one that feels more comfortable. Choose the one you want more. Its your money, your gun.

SPUTTER
02-20-2017, 1:35 PM
Don't overlook CZ's.

Sig556swat
02-20-2017, 1:37 PM
I'd take two Glocks over one Sig any day

BigBoyPinoy
02-20-2017, 6:20 PM
Sig P229 and Glock 23 both in .40sw with barrel conversions. 6 guns in 2

Pics for comparison. Hope it makes it easier for you to choose. :43:

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170220_192445_zpsg2q824md.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170220_192445_zpsg2q824md.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170220_192415_zpsjy7tgwju.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170220_192415_zpsjy7tgwju.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170220_192512_zpszitnc0ng.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170220_192512_zpszitnc0ng.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170220_192539_zps2vjrm0at.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170220_192539_zps2vjrm0at.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170220_192609_zps40rmiarx.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170220_192609_zps40rmiarx.jpg.html)

sigfan91
02-20-2017, 8:05 PM
I have P228 and G19. I shoot my Sigs better than any other pistol. I shoot my P228 better than the G19. It's just a more comfortable platform for me. Sigs are also more collectable than Glocks. Glocks are more like a tool while Sigs are more like a watch.

However, there is one situation where I would prefer a G19 over P228. That would be the end-of-the-world-zombie-apocalypse-cannibals-everywhere scenario. G19, in fact any and all Glocks, reign supreme in simplicity and reliability. Classic Sigs do need a few replacement springs here and there, just to be sure.

ttshooter
02-20-2017, 8:12 PM
I have a p229 that I am thinking of selling, I have not shot it since the 90's. ..need to buy one more glock 😆

Shrubmaster
02-21-2017, 4:13 AM
I love em both, but my fat fingers get cramped on my g19, I'm going to undercut the trigger guard soon.

101st Airborne
02-21-2017, 4:55 AM
Shines with .40 S&W (It was built around the .40 S&W. The 9mm P229 is just too much gun.)
DA/SA, but you must willing to learn the DA/SA transition
DAO & DAK, learn them too!
Got hammer?
De-cocker (NEVER EVER EASE THE HAMMER DOWN!)
Alloy frame
Multiple safety systems with out a manual safety
357 SIG conversion option and vice versa (not on the 9mm P229)

I agree with this assessment of the P229. But the G19 vs. P229 question is a personal choice and it could change over time.

I'm a Sig guy and I really like my P226 9mm and P220 .45 acp combat. That said I also like my G19 and G17.

For a beginner I would suggest start with the G19.

drunktank
02-21-2017, 6:37 AM
I prefer the Sig for range use because it's comfortable (in my hands) and has a nice trigger. HD/carry I prefer the GLOCK since it's much lighter. Overall, I picked the 19 over the Sig mainly for that reason. They're both great pistols.

Archon_g24
02-21-2017, 6:47 AM
Deputy Gerard said it best is US Marshals, "get a Glock".

AFTII
02-21-2017, 7:21 AM
BACON!!!!

Bodh1
02-21-2017, 7:42 AM
Deputy Gerard said it best is US Marshals, "get a Glock".

Ditch that nickel plated sissy pistol. Get yourself a Glock.

SandHill
02-21-2017, 8:52 AM
I tend to like low bore axis guns and the thinner the better. I have only handled a Sig P229 at my LGS and the upper part of the grip (where the decocker is) seemed very thick.

Tempted by a Sig but concerned grip may be too thick for your liking? No one yet has suggested a P239? What's CalGuns coming to? Captain Obvious here, you should check it out. Basically a single stack P229 with a commensurately slim grip (OK, barrel is also .3 inches shorter). You will be giving up a couple rounds - the P239 flush mag only holds 8 in 9mm and 7 in .40. However, you can get extended mags that hold 10 rounds in 9mm, which should not bother you if you are not carrying.

I've got one in .40 and it shoots great. First time I picked it up I shot as well with it as my Beretta 96 that I had a lot of practice with.

Socratic
02-23-2017, 6:09 PM
I know this is an old thread.

My opinion is that the Sig P229 is the best handgun made. Mine is .40 S&W. It's beyond reliable. I'd pit it against any revolver for reliability.

BigBoyPinoy
02-24-2017, 7:37 PM
Ditch that nickel plated sissy pistol. Get yourself a Glock.

I did get a Glock, but prefer the sissy nickel plated look.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170215_185009_zpsnnyxtlq6.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170215_185009_zpsnnyxtlq6.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/20170215_185101_zpsfmlui9mb.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kengulo/media/Firearms/20170215_185101_zpsfmlui9mb.jpg.html)

XDJYo
02-24-2017, 8:27 PM
The Sig of course. Why? Because it ain't a Glock!!!

Seriously, I can't stand Glocks to be honest. But, if the choices included an XD, it would be XD. :)