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harleygsb
07-03-2012, 10:29
What are the pros and cons to the Sig 226 as a home and camping defensive weapon as compared to the G17? At this point, I am sticking the 9mm as my caliber of choice.

Fordtough25
07-03-2012, 10:34
I've been asking myself the same question! I held a new P226 last week at my LGS and I love it, spendy though at $900. I have several full size 9mm's already, G17, Beretta 92FS, M&P 9, but I still want a 226. I'm looking forward to responses as well!

G26S239
07-03-2012, 10:40
I own 5 Sigs. Have owned 3 others. I have never had a malfunction with any. I have not owned or shot a 226, the models I am familiar with are 229 in 9mm and 40/357, 239 in 9 and 40/357, P220 45 and P245 45. If you get a 226 you will very likely love it.

Glockdude1
07-03-2012, 10:54
What are the pros and cons to the Sig 226 as a home and camping defensive weapon as compared to the G17? At this point, I am sticking the 9mm as my caliber of choice.

Both are excellent pistols. Which one, fits your hand and which one, do you shoot better with?

:cool:

257 roberts
07-03-2012, 11:27
I have a 1991 Sig 226,they are great guns!!its just what platform do you want to get used to,for some the double-action first shot is an issue

plouffedaddy
07-03-2012, 11:36
What are the pros and cons to the Sig 226 as a home and camping defensive weapon as compared to the G17? At this point, I am sticking the 9mm as my caliber of choice.

The 226 is a fantastic handgun, but compared to a G17 there aren't any advantages I can think of unless you like DA/SA. It's really personal preference since both are great.

bear62
07-03-2012, 11:41
I would go with the G17...... It's the real deal and not so pricey.....

bunk22
07-03-2012, 18:52
I've got a Sig 226 Navy and a Sig 2022, both are great IMO. The 226 is often next to my bed with a tactical flash light and Mec-Gar mag with 20 +1 of Speer God Dot 124gr p+ rounds. I use my G17 as well but if I go outdoors, to the beach and what not, I use my G17. The G17 is lighter and slightly smaller. I don't think you can go wrong with either so it's personal preference. To be honest, which would I take? I love both brands but I would take the G17 or if I had to have a SIG, a 2022...priced right for under 400 bucks.

Tim151515
07-03-2012, 18:59
sig vs glock. Very similar but very different.

They both have a safetyless design, so you can pull and shoot. However, with a Sig, the first pull will be longer and heavier, followed by light short pullsl. This can either be a big minus if your not trained, or IMO, one of the best designs for a combat pistol. I LOVE DA/SA. IMO, if you are trained on it, it is perfect.

Where, with a glock, it is a consistant trigger pull. Its almost like asking a baseball players what batting stance to use. Youll get 15 different answers from 30 different players. I use a Glock 21sf at my apt, and at my parents house which I stay a few times a week, I use a cz75bd(poor mans sig. All metal, hammer fired, no safety with a decocker, just like a sig). It just depends on which you would rather have.

Comedian
07-03-2012, 19:02
The Sig P226 is one of my all time favorite pistols. I have sold a few, but i always end up owning one again. I can't stay away for too long, since i end up jonesing for one. You can find lots of low priced "certified pre owned" Sig P226 9mm's on Gunbroker. All in the $600 range. Thats the route i would go. I have owned a bunch of different model Sig's and have never had one malfunction in any of them. They are super reliable and very accurate pistols. And very soft shooting in 9mm.

Bruce M
07-03-2012, 19:10
Whichever one you shoot better would probably be the best choice. That said, the Glock will probably be a bit less expensive and possibly a bit less expensive to repair if necessary if for no reason that there appear to be more Glock armorers than Sig armorers.

SPIN2010
07-03-2012, 19:14
I really enjoy my P226 and it has never failed to work "correctly" but it did shoot low from the factory (Ni plating locking block issue). The SIG custom shop went through the gun and it has been my favorite since then (again never a failure to work).

MLittle
07-03-2012, 19:45
Some find the stock "thick" and the reach to the trigger (in first/double action pull) may be too long if you have medium or small hands. You can do things the reduce the grip such as going with Hogue G10 grips. After the first shot, the following single action shots are easier since the trigger moves back in the trigger guard. Of course the Sig is heavier than the Glock 17 having an aluminum frame vs polymer. But, to me....Sigs are the cadillacs of semi auto pistols. Most would say they are more accurate than Glocks and mine has never had any kind of issue......been 100% reliable with over 3,000 rounds. I know some folks carry the P226, but to me it's too large and heavy. I think it would be a great home defense pistol.....

dbak
07-03-2012, 20:08
Bought one about 3 months ago.. not one hiccup I will never ever ever get rid of this gun. My wife even likes it more then my glock.

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Gregg702
07-03-2012, 20:20
I love mine, Sig makes great guns.

KiltedSoule
07-03-2012, 20:33
Best advice, shoot both and buy the one most comfortable to you! I love my P226, she's not the "prettiest" these days, but has yet to fail for any reason!

bac1023
07-03-2012, 20:48
Great pistol, but completely different than a Glock.

Bro KV
07-03-2012, 20:51
I prefer the 220 over the 226. Single stack 45 over double stack 9. If I have to choose one I'll take the 228.

Cadcom
07-03-2012, 21:36
The CPO route is worth a look! I have a 239 in .40 and a 229 in .40 that were both CPO and they run like new.

MrMurphy
07-03-2012, 21:40
DA/SA transition=more training.

The 226/228 have a long history with the government, and they're a good design.

American production in the last five or so years though has made their QC go to crap. Thus the "German" designation model...... Sig-Sauer and SIG USA are 'not' quite the same.

Gun Shark
07-03-2012, 21:44
I love mine. I don't really like glocks. I shoot decently with them, but something about my sig p226 and even my EDC XDM 3.8 makes me shoot so much better.

Novocaine
07-04-2012, 01:39
SIG points better, Glock has lower bore line. SIG is more accurate if you can take your time, Glock is quicker. 226 comes in a few flavors. Depending on the flavor trigger reset could be much longer than Glocks. DA/SA- meh. But I also believe second strike capability has a merit. More in a military realm though. Glock has sturdier finish, since you said "camping" it might be important to you. 226 like all SIGs comes with better sights. It also has better shaped and positioned mag release button.

Beanie-Bean
07-04-2012, 03:50
I have a couple of P226 models, as well as a G17. They are definitely different animals, but are all fun to shoot.

If you already have Glock 9X19 pistols, then the G17 magazines will provide you some extra capacity for both carry and range use as well.

Definitely try out the triggers on a SIG first, as they may not be to your liking.

jim goose
07-04-2012, 04:33
I had a SIG Pro in 40 cal. The slide release pin would vibrate out, just a bit, after a few hundred rounds. I traded it for a g19. Obviously I got a bad one, and I dont think you can compare the PRO to a 226. I did not shoot that model well, but from renting other models, I would definetly give SIG the nod for accuracy. However, thoughts of that PRO slide taking out my teeth, will forever forbid me from buying another SIG.

g17

Rinspeed
07-04-2012, 06:26
I own 5 Sigs. Have owned 3 others. I have never had a malfunction with any.




I have owned four classic P series Sigs and haven't seen a single malfunction either. I did have a broken trigger return spring, in one of the 220s, around 2000 rounds fired though.

M&P15T
07-04-2012, 07:13
I used to own a P226, and loved it for it's quality and aesthetics, while I hated it for it's size and weight.

What really surprised and disappointed me was a recent thread about 9MM ammo velocities out of 226s, they were really low. 9MM is velocity dependant cartridge, and GLOCK polyognal barrels really help with velocity.

countrygun
07-04-2012, 07:46
I had a SIG Pro in 40 cal. The slide release pin would vibrate out, just a bit, after a few hundred rounds. I traded it for a g19. Obviously I got a bad one, and I dont think you can compare the PRO to a 226. I did not shoot that model well, but from renting other models, I would definetly give SIG the nod for accuracy. However, thoughts of that PRO slide taking out my teeth, will forever forbid me from buying another SIG.

g17

I have to be the odd duck I guess. I had a 228 (one of the most popular and desired Sigs according to some.) I picked up a Sigpro 2340 (used of course) at a great price. It shot circles around my G22c. I liked it so much I bought a 2022 and, lo and behold it shot better in my hands than the 228, so I let my 228 go down the road to someone that really wanted one.

The 226 is a great pistol from what I've exprienced with those owned by others, but I would be hard pressed to say that it is 2 1/2 times better than a Pro. (based on average cost)

That is my pitch for a Pro, and I know you weren't asking about that model but someone else brought them up. I would take either of the Sigs before a the Glock. (Not that Glocks aren't good pistols)

Rancher
07-04-2012, 08:31
Bedside right now is one of my two P226 9mm Sigs. It has the SRT and beavertail. The other is a plain Jane P226. Both have ran flawless and would trust my life to either.

With that being said you mentioned you wanted a gun to carry camping I think. When I am out and about on the farm my Sigs stay home and I carry my G17 in a Fobus paddle holster. So much lighter and I really don't care how dinged up it gets. It has also ran flawless for years.

Guess I am saying all day on the hip I prefer the G17. Don't bounce around as much.

Both my Sigs are less than 5 years old and as far as the QC being out the door I may just be lucky but both mine are perfect. Did notice one has a metal guide rod and the other plastic, but they both run just fine.

Did not give you an answer, just an saying what I like and do.

Rancher

Jameson4all
07-04-2012, 17:04
The Sig P226 has proven itself as a great pistol. It has excellent ergonomics, is very accurate and from an armorer's perspective is not all that complicated of a design. It weighs more than a glock but that weight aids in shooting.

Scott3670
07-04-2012, 19:19
I have a few SIGs and they are all wonderful shooters. My favorite is my 226 Enhanced Elite, and it shoots like a dream. It serves time on my nightstand s my HD gun of choice. I have also owned several Glocks (and still have my G26). They are also great guns but I prefer my SIG as a defensive weapon although ymmv.

Kimura
07-04-2012, 21:34
Can you shoot DA/SA at speed and make good hits on target? If not, are you willing to put the time in to learn? And I don't mean static standing in lane on the range, taking your time with every shot. If you can or are willing to put the time in to master DA/SA, it's a great gun. If not, you're better off with something else.