first sig?

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by potentialglock, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    While its going to be a long time before I get one I've decided I want to get a Sig. Obviously I've heard of the P-226 but any other recommendations?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    My first was a 220. Just because a deal came along that was too good to pass up and it had been on my list of guns to buy one day. I really like it and shoot it well. The 226 and 228 are on my list as well.
     

  3. SigArmored

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    My first is a 226 Extreme it's a great fit for my hand it points naturally for me and with all the different ammo that I've fed her she's never failed. With the help of some of the guy's here I've decided that the 220 will be my next.
     
  4. Sonic82

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    P229- large enough for a decent range gun and a little more compact than a P226. And designed specifically for the .40 SW but available in 9mm as well. Plus a rail is on the P229 if that interests you.
     
  5. SigArmored

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    I have to agree with Sonic the 226, although I love this gun, is definitely a gun that you wouldn't want to carry daily.The 229 is a better ccw.I hear alot of great things about the 239 as a carry piece.Some thing else you might want to consider is the fact that on some of these pistols you have the ability to buy conversion barrels.Thing is that you can go from 40. or 357. down to 9. And it's about $150 per barrel.But to go from 9 to 40. and 357. will cost you better than $350 for an exchange kit.
     
  6. Brennan16

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    The P250 was my first (in 9mm). I really like it. I traded my XD40 tactical for it.
    I plan on a SIG 1911 soon.
     
  7. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    My sig won't be a carry gun. It'll be a range/home defense gun
     
  8. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    I have used many Sig's in my life but my P250 9mm is the first one I have owned. I bought the exchange kit that turns it into a .45, and made it my every day CC peice.
     
  9. SigArmored

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    The 226 fits me just right for those two things .If you haven't picked up one yet you might want to go to you're next local gunshow and get a handful see if it makes you happy.
     
  10. drvsafe

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    I've shot 226 and 229. I went with the p229 based on ergonomics. It fit my medium sized hand like a glove. My p229 is an E2 mode so it has the ergo grip and really suited my grip perfectly and it has the SRT and SIGlite night sights.

    As a range gun it's great, for HD it's railed so you can add a light or laser if you want, and the p229 is available in 9, 40 and .357 s&w. plus they even make a .22 kit for it as well. As a CC it really depends on the holster and clothing as it is rather on the larger end of the compact spectrum of pistols and tends to print a bit. But you'd have the same issue if not worse with the p226.
    I must have put at least 700 rounds thru her and not one FTE or FTF or any other glitch whatsoever. Love it.
     
  11. Brennan16

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    I've been thinking about buying a couple conversion kits as well. That was my primary thought in trading for my P250. I traded an XD40 tactical for it.
     
  12. gunback

    gunback New Member

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    My wife's first sig is the P239, and she loves it. I have not got a sig yet but I did get a zastava Ez40 that is built like the sig p229
     
  13. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    I love the P250 once I got used to the long trigger pull.
     
  14. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    Long trigger pull is right. Crazy huh?
     
  15. B5Dan

    B5Dan New Member

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    How do you feel about that Zastava? I've seen them and have wondered. I have one 229, I'm getting one for Christmas (buying it for myself lol), but would almost like to get an EZ9...
     
  16. gunback

    gunback New Member

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    I love my zastava EZ40, it works great. I still want a sig 229 in 40.
     
  17. B5Dan

    B5Dan New Member

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    I'm such a junkie. I almost just said "want to trade your EZ for my 229?" Lol

    Yeah...
     
  18. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    That zastava has an ambi decocker right? Whats the quality like on those?
     
  19. 10P8TRIOT

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    I think the P226 is a great choice for your 1st SIG, it was my first. The problem with SIGs is, one is never enough. My 2nd was a P239, which is my primary carry gun. My 3rd, and probably my favorite, is a P225. My 4th, which I just ordered this last weekend and haven't received yet, is a P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 SAO. I can't wait to shoot it and plan on making it my EDC gun. My 5th ... don't know yet but I'm thinking P228.

    I'd highly recommend going out and shooting some. I shot half a dozen different brands of handguns before I decided on SIG. You need to understand why you're buying a handgun; target shooting, home defense, carry? What caliber? Magazine capacity? Trigger DA/SA, DAK, SAO? There's a SIG that will meet your needs.
     
  20. SigArmored

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    Planning on getting a 220 carry some time here in the near future.Let me know how you like yours .Been planning on a 45 for better than a year and with the help of some of the guys here decided on the 220.