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Old 01-05-2013, 09:33   #1
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H&K or Sig

I'm in the market and searching for a new compact EDC. I want something in 9mm and have narrows my search to Sig and H&k. Within those two brands I'm considering: P2000, USPS and P229. What are your thoughts?


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Old 01-05-2013, 09:48   #2
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I think the P239 deserves at least a quick glance based on it being a bit smaller and thinner that the P229.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:49   #3
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I think the P239 deserves at least a quick glance based on it being a bit smaller and thinner that the P229.
I agree, the P239 is a great gun.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:34   #4
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That's really tough. Both are great quality. You need to handle them all & see what fits you best. If a local range has them as rentals that would be a plus to try em out. Don't ignore the H&K P30. It's expensive but awesome.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03   #5
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They are both very top tier quality pistols.

My preference is SIG as I love the DA/SA trigger pull on my SIGs and the metal frames.

However the metal frame SIGs are heavier and a bit thicker. Here in Illinois that has never been an issue because we can not CCW here but that supposedly is supposed to change by the summer but we still don't know the details as the democrats in Illinois are too busy trying to ban all semi auto fireams in Illinois.

If we actually do get CCW the HK P2000 is one I will consider though I need to decide how small I want to go as I may look for a single stack like tha Walther PPS.

Good luck!

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:04   #6
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I think the P239 deserves at least a quick glance based on it being a bit smaller and thinner that the P229.
I've had and have carried them both since the 90s and can assure you that while both are great handguns...the 239 is definitely easier to carry in a concealed mode.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:09   #7
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I like my P239. It's big for a compact these days but carrys and conceals nicely IWB.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:33   #8
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I really like the HK LEM trigger. Ive been shooting my P30 in IDPA lately and its been nothing but great. If thats too big look at the P2000. I would consider the Sig 2022 if i could find one with their DAK trigger. I have been impressed with he Walther PPQ as well. Fantastic trigger out of the box. I find all of the above to be more accurate than my Glocks.


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Old 01-05-2013, 12:49   #9
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honestly?

the one that fits your hand better. i've owned a sig and an h&k, and i think the choice is completely a matter of feel.

because you won't me poorly served by either one. both are high quality, and you will find an equal number of people that swear by the ones that they own.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:53   #10
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I've shot all three. It's a tough call and it really does come down to which feels better and shoots better. The 229 is great but at 40+ ounces loaded is just too heavy for me for all day carry.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58   #11
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I'd take a look between the P239 and the HK P2000sk.

It's going to come down to deciding if you want a metal or polymer frame and which feels better in the hand.

The SIG will undoubtedly have a better DA/SA trigger if you prefer DA/SA, though there is nothing about the H&K DA/SA triggers that bothers me.

The SIG can be had with DAK trigger if you do not like DA/SA, the H&K can be had with LEM.

Taking a step up in size you go back to comparing the P2000 /USP Compacts versus the P229/228 types. Same considerations, just a bit bigger in size. The H&K P30 can be had with a similar size slide length though the grip approaches that of the G17.

My favorites are the USP Compact and P2000sk.

From SIGs I love the P239.

Tough call.

I'll say that for a .40 S&W I would go with the H&K USP Compact. For 9mm any of the above.
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Old 01-05-2013, 14:06   #12
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Thanks for you thoughts. I mentioned theses guns b/c I've handled and shot them and find nits in all, but none stand out as must have above the other. I know others gave preferences, and honestly was considering counting up votes, hahaha. But seriously, I lean towards p2000 b/c of weight. I'm not a fan of sub-compacts b/c I'm not comfortable w/reduced shooting platform. I own glock23 and have no issue with it, the others just feel slightly more stable and secure in my hand.


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Old 01-05-2013, 19:03   #13
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My vote goes to the SIG P229. I have one and absolutely love it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 19:35   #14
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P229, USPc and P2K are all excellent choices. I used to carry a full size USP in 9mm, and currently carry a 229 SAS in 357SIG. I would also suggest looking at the HK P30S.
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Old 01-05-2013, 21:07   #15
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All mentioned are great choices, but after carrying them all at one time or another, my vote goes to the 239. Slimmest and most accurate in my hands.
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Old 01-05-2013, 21:12   #16
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I'd be leaning towards the Sig P229, but not in 9mm.......to me, it's overbuilt for that caliber. I'd get it in 40...... If you want a 9mm....the P239 would probably be a better choice for concealed carry. It's smaller than the P229 in nearly all dimensions.
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Old 01-05-2013, 21:46   #17
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But seriously, I lean towards p2000 b/c of weight.
A P2000 has been my EDC of choice for the last year. I do find it noticeably lighter and slimmer than the P229 that I used to carry.
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