Why are Sigs so expensive?

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by Squawk, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I've been eyeing a Sig P226 Scorpion. It is a sweet looking gun IMO that comes with a not so sweet Price tag ($1100). What is so special about it other than the paint job? I need someone to give me a reason not to buy one :p

    It would look good next to my M&P 9 VTAC
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have a Sig. I think they are very solid, well built guns. I paid a good amount for my Sig but I'm never going to have to replace it and it is soooo sweeet to shoot. If you buy a Sig, you won't regret spending that much for it. Of course, if you wait a little bit maybe the price will go down. I paid abouat $650 for my Sig P238 about a year or so ago. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
     

  3. misterballistic

    misterballistic New Member

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    Without delving into cliché supply and demand explanations, the P226 is a proven design that enjoys a stellar reputation. It's used by military and police all over the world because it meets their stringent needs and built so well. Civilians often look to see what the pros use and want the same. Sig Sauer therefore commands a high price just like BMW's, Rolexes, or anything perceived to be exceptional.
     
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  4. sdiver35

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    Just keep looking, there are deals out there. I do think the grips and finish are the only difference on the Scorpion model though. I bought a used 226R combat with factory threaded barrel for $799.00 last year - like new. It retails for around the same as the scorpion.

    Good luck, and as winds said they are worth it.
     
  5. trip286

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    I've always liked the natural feel of a Sig. But, after handling Cinder's, I think they are a bit over priced fit what they are. They're great guns, for sure.

    I have to agree with sdiver, see if you can find a used one, or just a different sub model. They can be found, certified used (and I think Sig is one of the VERY few makers that does that), or even new, for around 800 or less if you go with a slightly different model.

    I think Cinder's 226 Navy runs around 9 hundred new. Now that is one damn GREAT shooting gun. And after shooting my 1911 and then switching to hers, I was like, "wait... It's not empty yet?" I've grown accustomed to 7 rounds.

    Ya know what? On second thought, just buy the damned thing.
     
  6. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Dammit Trip. I wanted to be talked out of buying it. :) Now Im gonna have to sell a gun and buy. I'm screwed.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    20 years ago there was a tarriff on handguns from Germany. I am not sure it still exists. Back then a P-220 was about $500 in the US and barely over $300 in Germany. People got used to paying a premium for Sigs so the pricing continued even though substantial portions are made in the USA.

    I agree a Sig is like a Beemer. Not necessarily better than a Cadillac, just more expensive. A Ford (Ruger) will get you from point A to point B just as well, but you just dont get the style points.
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Whoa, slow your roll... Watcha sellin?
     
  9. hmh

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    Have you ever heard someone say they didn't like a sig they owned? The only firearm I have gotten rid of and regretted was a 239 in .40. Traded it with a shot out barrel for a brand new glock. Regret it everytime I think about it.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Do it! do it! do it! do it!
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You did WHAT?!? :eek:
     
  12. Jagermeister

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    I paid 1100 dollars for my German P226r, but I got it on sale at he base. They cost over 2000 dollars at the German store. Guns are more expensive over here, with Sig handguns being the top tier. For AR15 platforms, Hk is the top model. You will pay over 3000 for an HK MR .223, even more for 308 version.
     
  13. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    I love my 226 .40/357Sig. The U.S. Coast Guard carries Sigs in .40 S&W.
     
  14. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I'm probably going to sell a RIA 22 TCM Micro Mag 9mm. Either private sale or to LGS.

    If I had the money right now, I would. Lol
     
  15. TruggieTex

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    Why?

    Because they sell for that price and are worth it.

    Besides...why buy your own when you can look at our Sigs here!


    .226 Extreme below-
     

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  16. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    Good point!
     

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  17. SigArmored

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    I have that in 40. I've never regretted buying it ever.
     
  18. newbie62

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    Here's the skinny.....I questioned a few forums before I made my purchases. I spent hours on the web reading pros and cons. I considered S&W, glock, sig and beretta. I wanted a full size 40. Everyone on the forums said, and I'll paraphrase here, " buy what fits." I had my mind set to buy an M&P. went to LGS, sales person said buy what fits. So I held them.had in hand a Kimber,Bersa, beretta, S&W, Taurus and a sig. Maybe not in that order, but sig last.when I picked up that exquisite piece of metal, I thought this is what everyone is talking about when they say "fit", when I raised it, it came up to a natural point of aim. When I gripped it and regripped it, there was only one way to hold it, when I pointed it, it was aimed. The only reason I put it down was to reach for my wallet, choice made, not the M&P, the p226.
     
  19. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I have a M&P VTAC. I love it. It fits.


    Guess I will have to see if the P226 fits. Cuz the RIA does not.