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Old 11-11-2013, 10:41   #1
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Why do you carry a glock instead of?

Why do you carry a glock instead of a sig sauer?
OR Why do you carry a sig sauer instead of a glock?
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:55   #2
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Glock is what I started with and stayed with. Just like how simple Glock is.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:57   #3
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Are you trying to essentially ask "What led you to choose the gun you carry?"
Or are you just wanting a discussion centered around those who carry Sigs and those who carry Glocks?
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:00   #4
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Are you trying to essentially ask "What led you to choose the gun you carry?"
Or are you just wanting a discussion centered around those who carry Sigs and those who carry Glocks?
What ever you feel like, If you would like to elaborate on what led you to the gun you carry thats fine.

But I did ask why you carry glock instead of sig or vise a versa.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:03   #5
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For me it's mostly about price. I believe that SIGs are as good as their reputation says they are, but I won't spend the money on one. And GLOCKs work just fine for me.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:06   #6
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It has nothing to do with price for me. I shoot Glocks better than Sigs, or pretty much any gun. Times on drills and scores at matches made this clear to me. Also, I like that I can carry a guns worth of spare parts and fix pretty much anything in minutes.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:26   #7
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I don't cry if I drop my Glock...
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:51   #8
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I would say I shoot them just about as well as anything but my 1911's but the Glocks carry easier. Out of all the pistols I own or owned I prefer the heavy reset of the Glocks. I spent quite a bit of time and money trying to get my M&P to feel the same and gave up. Glocks for me from now on. The price is a just a bonus. The ease of maintenance, parts and ability to detail strip with not much more than a Q-tip also appeals to me.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:06   #9
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For CCW, I have 2 G19s and a G26. At one point I actually started to look into carrying a SIG 226. I tried a friend's SIG and it was a great gun. But then I got into a Glock armorer's class and learned how simple the gun was. And magazine compatability. Not to mention a Glock costs about 2/3 to 1/2 the price of a Sig.

I've been looking at a SIG 239 but wish I could take an armorer's class.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:28   #10
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My .357 is just too bulky to conceal usually. I looked at several autos, compact .45's, H&K, SIG, etc. Between the simplicity and reliability for a EDC pistol, the relatively good concealability, and being about half the cost of anything else I would trust my life to, the Glock fit the bill.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:38   #11
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I bought a G21, and shot it better than any other gun, so I got a G26. It's the best carry gun I've ever had, and it is just a very reliable, durable, concealable, easy-to-carry and easy-to-shoot gun.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:40   #12
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My choice of a Glock was based on the following:

I had an incident early on that left me with a de-cocker/safety firearm that was useless in the moment it was needed. I vowed to never have to deal with any weapon controls that had to be manipulated before I could shoot. This made my first choice a Glock.

Price. The Glock is cheaper to buy initially, and if needed for my safety, it would probably be held by law enforcement for some time. The Glock is cheaper to replace if necessary.

I shoot revolvers too, so keeping my finger off the trigger when not necessary is ingrained
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Old 11-11-2013, 13:00   #13
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I was a glock guy until I took a job that issues and mandates carrying a P226. After I got used to the Sig I found I really liked it and could no longer shoot my Glocks as well without a few mags to adjust to it.

I sold the G23 and picked up a P239 to carry off duty. I then picked up a P220R just because they are awesome.

Don't currently own any Glocks, but I do still like them. When my sister wanted a handgun I recommended a G17 and it has been a great gun for her to learn on. Simple, reliable, and does not require as much attention to lube and care.
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Because a Glock goes bang every time you pull the trigger.
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Old 11-11-2013, 13:48   #15
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I wanted something I had confidence in shooting, reliable, simplistic to maintain and wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg to purchase; then be nervous to get it dirty from hiking, canoeing or just getting dropped. Thus, I chose the Glock.



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Old 11-11-2013, 14:25   #16
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Let me ask this of everyone.

First I think/believe that sigs and glock are among the most reliable handguns.

So with that said have you ever had either one fail?

I have not.

I should not due to the gun but I have of course had ammo failures.

But I have my carry p220r ss full size with 26000 rds on it with out any failures a glock 30 with 15000 rds flawless and a g21 with 18000 flawless other than ammo failures from time to time.
Oh I take that back I did break a trigger spring in the g30 but it kept firing one shot at a time, I just had to reset the trigger each time.
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Old 11-11-2013, 14:29   #17
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I have seen multiple Sigs and Glocks fail. Same with every other common gun.
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Old 11-11-2013, 14:40   #18
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I have seen multiple Sigs and Glocks fail. Same with every other common gun.
I agree it's bound to happen, but as long as the first couple shots ring out when needed it's all good. And the chances of that with any weapon is very very good!
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Old 11-11-2013, 14:53   #19
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Glock and SIG are just two among a number of manufacturers out there who make reliable guns. Which is why "reliability" between either one was never an issue for me. I also understand that they both could make a lemon here and there, and I could end up owning that lemon. But my two G19s and the G26 have been tested often enough that I'm confident they're definitely not lemons.

But with anything mechanical, a part could break the next time I pull a trigger. I understand that.
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Old 11-11-2013, 14:59   #20
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For capacity, weight, comfort in an iwb holster & the fact I don't care as much if it gets scratched up a little I carry my Glocks instead of my Sigs. Both are reliable & accurate.
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