Sig P226 or G22

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  1. knoxrocks222

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    Nope
     
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  2. ak103k

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    I shoot them all the time, and interchangeably, and dont have a problem doing so.

    What problems are you having?
     
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  3. jr24

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    Same. Routinely shoot Glock, 1911, Sig and EDC X9 (which feels closer to a Sig Legion than it does a 1911, IMO) often rotating between sets and don't find any issue adjusting and keeping on target and on time.
     
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  4. Jan R Whitaker

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    A SIG 226 with a SRT is about the best you can get. SIG triggers are so much better than other guns.
     
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  5. Pat Harmon

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    I have a Gen 3 model 22 (now a .357 Sig) and a Gen 4 model 22 .40. Both were LEO Trade ins and both are nice. I got them reasonable enough too..
     
  6. collim1

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    I’ve had both. I prefer shooting the P226 in .40

    I carried a P226 in .40 on duty for 11 years. It was a great shooting gun.
     
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    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    I have both. You really can’t go wrong either way as far as a quality firearm. What kind of trigger do you prefer? Having started with revolvers I feel right at home with a hammer fired DA/SA or DAO pistol. Striker fired is fine as well. So it really depends on your preference.
     
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  8. rlewpolar

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    I have both. If you carry Glocks (or any other striker), get the G22 so that the DA/SA trigger of the Sig doesn’t ruin the muscle memory for your carry gun. I practice a majority of my dry fire with Glocks since that’s what I carry and also shoot mostly Glocks at the range.

    Once in a while, I’ll break out the Sigs at the range as a treat and it makes me realize how pleasurable Sigs are. The DA/SA transition would be a problem for me in a real emergency though.

    If you don’t carry, this is all moot and get the Sig. I do have to say that the G22 ain’t no slouch either though.

    Another option, get the G22, drop a high end trigger into it, get Ameriglo night sights for it, buy a KKM conversion barrel (9mm) or a Glock OEM .357 barrel and a few 9mm Glock mags (if you decide to go the 9mm way. Hell, buy both barrels and now you can shoot 9mm, 40 and .357. For about the same price as the Sig


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  9. jonb32248

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    Never understood this focus on grip angle.Yes my g19 is slightly different than my XD's but come on tilt it.
     
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  10. ruffhunter

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    carried Smith 4006, A colt double eagle .40 temporarily when 4006 broke, p229, issued Smith 4053, The last 18 years issued 4 Glock 22s (gen2, rtf, gen4 with bad finish, gen4, somehow got skipped on a gen3 issuing) and a G17.
    Id go back to Sig!
     
  11. boilergonzo

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    Agreed!

    I own both. I prefer the 226. If the price is the same, SIG226 every time. No contest for me. The 226 is a quality, solid gun, and used .40S&W SIG's are probably about as cheap as they will ever be (pre-COVID insanity...). And given the materials, they should hold value or improve over time.

    If the G22 is substantially less expensive, I would absolutely consider and be happy with the Glock. Good guns! But they are likely priced about the same (and in some cases I have seen used SIG's in .40 for even less!). And if they are at a similar price point, I agree with the majority here. The 226 gets my vote.
     
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    The more you shoot any of them, the more you and your brain are familiar with them, and the less you worry/think about it. They all feel familiar and right.

    Same goes for the triggers. ;)
     
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    226 and after I installed the srt.... she’s a shooter
     
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    Have to say Sig. The 226 is a great gun, one of my favorites!
     
  16. jr24

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    The SRT is required for me now, once I shot a Sig with one.
     
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    I started my LE career and attended the Academy with an assigned Sig 226R w/WML in 40 S&W. It took a lot of getting used to, coming from Glock. The Sig feels a lot better in my hand and I enjoy shooting them more than Glocks. After that agency, I was always assigned G22’s. From a LE standpoint, the Glock is better. Lower cost, less maintenance, better availability, and more rounds in a lighter weight platform; even if some of these are by a small margin.

    I later bought a 229 in 40 and loved it, too, but ended up selling it. For sure, get the SRT. I never had one, only fingered a few. I think I would still have the 229, if I’d put a SRT in it.

    For home defense, the margins are smaller than for LE. Especially, the weight. For the same price, I would get a Sig, as I have several Glocks, already.
     
  18. jimcorbin

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    Sig 226 with a .357 Sig barrel, a .40 barrel and a 9mm barrel.
     
  19. 83wide

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    A lightened hammer spring does wonders as well on the 226 (you must insure 100% function if you change out the spring, however).
     
  20. 0311INF

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    Grip angle isn't a deal breaker but if the vast majority of shooting practice is on the Glock, it'll take a bit to get used to fast presentations with the Sig. And vice versa.

    The Sig DA trigger isn't really much to overcome, and the SA is a heck of a lot nicer than a stock Glock trigger.
    In .40 the 226 is still fairly tame, but the high bore axis may be slightly different feeling.
    If it were me, I'd probably buy the Sig.
     
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