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Does Sig have some of the WORST blueing?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by DaBurna, May 25, 2012.

  1. DaBurna

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    I've seen them used and new in the case and the finish suuuuuure does wear off quick! Not that it affects reliability, but if in gonna plunk down >$800 I'd be PISSED if it was worn off in a couple of months.... HK's seem to have that same issue, especially on the barrel hoods. They are completely a different color oftentimes...
     
  2. diamondd2

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    Both are way overrated. Especially for the price.
     


  3. I work p/t in a shop as the gun tech, I have sent a few Sigs back lately for warranty work for various reasons. The last one was a Sig 1911 c3, 3 months old and the stainless slide is pitting.

    Customer sure wasn't happy with them.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Which new SIG has bluing? Aren't they all blackened stainless steel nowadays?
     
  5. Care to explain that position?
     
  6. Their nitron finish wan't the nicest finish I have seem. But any finish short of poly coat the gun will not hold up for serious user or holstering wear.
     
  7. Bruce M

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    Care to share your experience with both?
     
  8. I have an older P229 I carry for work and it has a lot of holster wear. The blue or black (the slide is slainless steel) finish of the gun is very poor. Everything else about the gun has been excellent. The gun is about 20 years old and it has been flawless in the ten years I have carried and shot it.

    I would post pictures, but the gun is at work. Sorry.
     
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  9. TxGlock9

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    +3...
     
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  10. diamondd2

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    Neither can do anything better than my $500 Glock.
     
  11. Weak.
     
  12. Get a Hi point. Save yourself $400 more.

    :upeyes:
     
  13. arclight610

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    Except run rings around it in accuracy among many other things. I own both brands, and I really like both. However, there are some things the Sig can do better.
     
  14. diamondd2

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    But true.

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  15. diamondd2

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    Hi point is not considered a premium gun.


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  16. diamondd2

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    Mechanically the Sig is no more accurate than a Glock. But if that's what you need to say to justify the 50%-75% premium that's fine. You just ain't fooling me.


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  17. Back it up. As has been stated, show some evidence that its true.:wavey:
     
  18. diamondd2

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    Let's see.

    Glock:

    Lighter
    More reliable
    More capacity
    Longer barrel per class
    Longer sight radius per class
    Simpler (1 tool to take apart)
    Better finish
    More compact
    More aftermarket accessories
    As or more accurate
    More sold than HK and Sigs combined
    $250-$600 less for the Glock
    Etc.

    I owned both Sigs and HK's. I thought there was some kind of advantage since I paid huge premiums to my Glocks. It took me a while but I realized the Glock is a superior engineered pistol. I since have sold off the Sigs and HK's. I did however keep 1 Beretta.



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    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  19. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    A Glock is also not considered a premium gun. They are both manufactured as inexpensively as possible, Glock just charges a more premium price.
     
  20. diamondd2

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    Your kidding, right?

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