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Sig Sauer 522 or GSG 522SD

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by dukeblue91, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. dukeblue91

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    So I have been looking at the GSG 522SD mostly and really like the look and feel of this rifle but have heard really good things about the Sig Sauer 522 and a local gun shop has some refurbs from sig direct for about $350.00
    so I'm a little torn on which one to get.
    Does anybody have some experience with both of them and could help me with this little dilemma.
     
  2. CnRnut

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    If you can get the Sig for that price,I'd jump on it.
    I have a GSG-5SD,really like it,but I do like my buddies Sig.
    GSG's are going for $295 around here(at Dick's no less) but Sigs are
    almost $500 if you can find one.

    ETA:
    Mags for the Sig are a lot cheaper and better built.
    44mag.com for your Sig mag needs.
     

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

  3. SGT_Calle

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    I can only speak for the sig and tell you it's probably my favorite at the range.
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  4. The Sig 552 is made of much better materials than the GSG 522. My GSGs ran ok, but they are mostly inexpensive alloy, with a few steel bits only where absolutely necessary.

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  5. GWG19

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    My Sig 522 is wearing a GemTech can, a ND3 illumination device, and Nikon P22 scope, it's primary role is perimeter protection from insurgent Squirels and the night attack by suicide Rabbits.
    I also have a GSG5 it is a hoot and I use it for 22 matches. It is a little finicky feeding when it is dirty. I suppose I could use the GSG5 for cqb if the varmints get in to close.
    Both are great guns.
     
  6. dukeblue91

    dukeblue91

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    Well I decided to go to the gun shop this weekend that has the refurb sig's on special and take another look at it.

    I really love the look and feel of the GSG quite a bit but do also think from everything I read and found on the internet that the Sig may be a better gun in the long run.

    Thank you to everyone that answered me and also for the pictures of your beautiful guns.
     
  7. KingWalleye

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    I am a big fan of the Sig. It chews up and spits out everything I feed it. The folding stock makes it so easy to carry in the truck for feral cat patrols.
     
  8. gnubberlang

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    I don't know if you already made a choice or not but I feel the need to chime in on the GSG522. I havn't shot the sig so I can't say anything about it.

    I bought one new based on a few positive reviews I read and the price. Long story short, 200 rounds later I sold it to a local gun store and havn't missed it for a second! Felt like I was having one malfunction per mag (which BTW it only comes with a 10 round mag new). The whole thing felt pretty cheap. Most specifically the sorry excuse for a stock on the back of it and the trigger from a spray bottle of windex.
     
  9. dukeblue91

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    Wow this seems like a bad experience you had with yours.
    I have not had a chance to buy one or the other as my car had some severe issues that needed to be addressed and set me back a heap financially so I had to hold of on fun stuff.
    But as soon as I'm liquid again I will take another look at them.
     
  10. billwade

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    I have a sig and it has been flawless. After more than 15000 rds the firing pin broke and sig still sent me a new firing pin for free.
     
  11. CDR_Glock

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    I love my 522 SWAT. I have an Eotec 512 and 3x magnifier on it. No back up sights, though.