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226 or USP .40?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bigmoney890, Feb 12, 2012.

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  1. bigmoney890

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    Thinking about getting either the 226 in .40 or the USP .40. Any opinions on which is better? Why?
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    USP 40 gets my vote.
     

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    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Having shot both a good deal, I can say unequivocally that each of them are quality pistols.

    The trigger on the SIG is nice, while I greatly prefer the controls featured on the USP.

    Shoot both and then decide for yourself. Either way, you've got a good pistol. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Do you prefer steel or polymer? It really comes down to that, IMO.

    I had a USP 40 for a looong time. Wish I had shot it more than I did. Only reason I got rid of it was it was just too large for carry. The Sig is too large AND too heavy.
     
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    I like sig over HK. But for 40s&w, I will go with USP.
     
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    Both are great guns, but I prefer Sigs personally

    Pick the one that feels better to you
     
  7. bigmoney890

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    Nice collection you have there. I want to shoot both but none of my locals ranges have either guns to shoot. Ive shot my mothers Sig 2022 a good amount but just dont like it very well. I know that the 2022 is polymer and feels different from the P226 that i want, but does anyone know how the 226 and 2022 compare to each other?
     
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    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I have shot both a bunch and my vote goes with a non-railed P226. The grip and trigger just feel that much better to me.
     
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    Their both great guns. The Sig has the better trigger. The HK is about as much of a bomb proof a pistol as you can get. Both are rather large for EDC but with the right holster, it can be done. I have carried both and if I had to choose, I'd go with the HK in this case as it's the lighter of the two.

    If someone is going to opt for the Sig, go with the 229 instead of the 226. Same capacity and a lot more concealable.
     
  10. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    As above the SIG will have the better trigger but I personally believe that the USP will be the better pistol in the long term.
     
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    I have the smaller versions of each, a USPc 40 and a P229 40. The P229 40 is my favorite 40 (out of P229, P239, G32, USPc 40, S&W M&P40c and P2000sk) although my P2000sk is my 2nd favorite 40.
     
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    I've never fired the 226, but the P229 in .40 is the most accurate handgun I have ever owned. I'd take a Sig any day of the week.
     
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    And FNP40. But I have not tried the FNP 40, I got it in trade for a gun I did not want. Not sure to sell it or try it.
     
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    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Yup!

    But really, how can you say no to that face?

    [​IMG]

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    Good point. I like my USP 45 and USP 9mm. :thumbsup: I would probably like the USP 40 as well.
     
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    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Haha, ya. And especially if you've ever shot any other .40 pistols... You'll love the USP.

    I loved my G22, fantastic gun. But damn, what a difference. HK did a fantastic job with taming the muzzle rise. It was like stepping out of a Civic, and into a Bentley.

    :cool:
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I thought the 226 was a soft shooter in .40 until I shoot the USP. While not night and day different, there was a noticeable difference enough to make me favor the HK USP .40 and deem it one of the softest shooting .40 caliber handguns I have ever fired. Oh yes, did I mention it's very accurate too?

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    If you're talking about the new American built Sigs, I'd go with the HK.
     
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    I'm yet to see all the problems that so many talk about with the American built Sig's.

    Did you ever think it's mostly internet BS? Every manufacture (including HK) makes a dud now and then. Sig's aren't perfect nor are they the do all end all gun. There are a few HK's made here in the states now. Does that mean they are junk as well?

    I would say no. Just because it's not made in Germany doesn't automatically mean it's junk. I will say that I don't like where Sig is going as a company and I don't like the redesigned slides. They have some things that need attention. Quality isn't one of them.

    YMMV. :wavey:
     
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    I don't feel the quality is bad, I just don't think they're as good as the older German models. The styling sucks too, in my opinion.