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Old 11-05-2012, 11:53   #1
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sig popularity

OK I have been reading some articles just for the H... of it and am finding that sig and glock are kind of in a silent competition to become the most used hand gun.

I understand that glock has about a 65% usage among us Le and pretty high around the world, could not find %'s.
And also very high among citizen carry.

And the sig as far as around the world usage among Le they are in the lead.
I could not find info on the % in the us as far as Le and or Citizen carry.

Any one have more info on this subject?
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:54   #2
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all gun companies compete against one another...the LE market is huge and many companies try to lead there...as well as Military markets both here and elsewhere...

GLOCK is very competitive with pricing and this will get you in the door with any place that needs to buy a firearm...the quality will keep you though and I think GLOCK measures up there too...maintenance is usually lower with GLOCKs than many other pistols and their armorer course is short with little tools needed...

SiG has a reputation and sells a LOT of pistols based on that alone...despite what you read on the errornet, SiG is probably selling more than ever despite the various versions in each model (contrast that to GLOCKs which offer few options)...

I think there is room in the Concealed Carry/LE/Military world for a lot of different ideas and firearms companies...the different ideas keep the world spinning and the ball moving forward...I own examples from both of the ones you mentioned as well as others...

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Old 11-06-2012, 08:28   #3
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Sigs may not be perfect, but in the group of DA/SA pistols they have more positive features than most and there are still a lot of people who don't prefer striker fired pistols.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:05   #4
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I have had glocks of almost every make or model and sigs both being top notch firearms. I also have carried both as primary duty weapon in LE and really both have pro's and con's but I think they would be listed as subjective more than anything.

I love both and really enjoy shooting sigs much more than glocks to be honest. They are more comfortable to me in hand but that is completely subjective. I hate DA/SA and have transitioned to the DAK trigger on all my sigs and find it to be one of the smoothest firing triggers I have ever used.

That being said the Glock 21 holds a very special place for me and is one of the finest 45 ACP weapons I have ever used but that is subjective. Thousands of people that carry weapons for their professions carry both sigs and glocks and do so with without doubt and that should say enough alone.

As far as individual info on which is carried by more it would be hard to pin those numbers down to be honest.
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Old 11-06-2012, 22:40   #5
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All gun manufacturers compete, its no coincidences that damn near every manufacturer makes a polymer framed gun now, or a 1911, they all want their piece of the action.
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Old 11-07-2012, 18:09   #6
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Wife recently bought a Sig P238 black with Rosewood. Beautiful piece and made in the USA. I held a Sig P938 Nightmare last weekend and I can't stop thinking I want it for pocket carry since IWB or OWB is not an option during working hours. I like my G26 but the P938 is a bit more concealable.
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Old 11-07-2012, 21:48   #7
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I have had glocks of almost every make or model and sigs both being top notch firearms. I also have carried both as primary duty weapon in LE and really both have pro's and con's but I think they would be listed as subjective more than anything.

I love both and really enjoy shooting sigs much more than glocks to be honest. They are more comfortable to me in hand but that is completely subjective. I hate DA/SA and have transitioned to the DAK trigger on all my sigs and find it to be one of the smoothest firing triggers I have ever used.
I have similar experience along your lines in owning shooting and carrying for duty though my Glock was a gen 2 G17. While I love my Glocks for the rugged reliability and simplicity while offering all the reliability that we've all grown to know and love, there is just something about Sigs that keeps me coming back to them. Call it an intangible quality or feel, at least in my own opinion. After carrying my G17 for 7 years, I went back to the 226 and one currently resides within my belt to this day.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:27   #8
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Agree with the above posters- Glocks and others are really great pistols. the Sig platform just exudes quality and relaibilty from the moment you hold it in your hand.

other da/sa psiotls i owned in the past(hk, baretta) didn't do it for me as much as my current battery of Sigs.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32   #9
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I remember when Glock was kinda on the high priced end but what the crap happened to Sig in the last ten to fifteen years? I had a 228 years back used in the box in excellent shape was around $400. Now a beat trade in is more than a new Glock.
Glock is becoming the affordable choice.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:48   #10
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I would rather buy a second hand all metal gun than a Glock, Glocks dont fit my hand, the Gen 4's have problems, I wish more companies would o back to metal framed handguns.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:16   #11
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I have a Glock 23 and it is my main bug out weapon because Glock parts are everywhere.
My HK .45 is my bedside gun as it's the only handgun with a rail for a light. Being a hi cap weapon and supressor ready, it is also a bug out weapon
I prefer the look and feel of a Sig or a 1911 for daily carry. They both fit my hand and perform flawlessly.
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Old 11-14-2012, 14:38   #12
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For years, Sig's were my preferred pistol. I had as many as 8 at one time. Unfortunately I went thru a divorce, which meant I needed to pay for other things which were more important than guns. I ended up selling all of them but one, which I still have. For the next several years, as I began to slowly rebuild, I concentrated on "cheaper" pistols, such as Glock's and M&P's. I had converted myself to Glocks primarily, but I just really had to try to convince myself that I liked them. After a couple of years, Ive now pretty much sold all of my Glock, save for 3: My G21SF RTF2, my pristine gen 2 "HB" dated G19, and my current carry G26 EXO. Those three I'll probably never part with. Im slowly getting back into Sig's though. Within the last month Ive purchased a P229R in .40 that I hope to use as a duty weapon in the next year or so, and a dang near new P228 made in 1993. Glocks are fine weapons, and definitely serve a purpose and have quite the following. I prefer my Sig's, however, and just find them easier to shoot. Im very glad that we live in a time of so many, fine choices. Everyone really should have at least one example in their collection.
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Old 11-24-2012, 14:32   #13
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I remember when Glock was kinda on the high priced end but what the crap happened to Sig in the last ten to fifteen years? I had a 228 years back used in the box in excellent shape was around $400. Now a beat trade in is more than a new Glock.
Glock is becoming the affordable choice.
I think that you will find that the SP2022 (Sig Pro) is now priced cheaper than a Glock. It is a steal for around $400.

I have a new one, and it is great.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25   #14
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I still have my gen4 glocks ,but have to admitt that they are now officially safe bound.
ijust can't get enough of the sigs and have accumulated 6 so far.. with more coming.they are excepetional firearms.
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I understand that glock has about a 65% usage among us Le and pretty high around the world,

Don't believe everything you read on the errornet.
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Don't believe everything you read on the errornet.
So is it higher or a lower percent from the info you have.
And where did you get the info?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:54   #17
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I have been die hard glock for a long time but in the past 2 weeks bought myself a sig P220. I enjoyed shooting it so much that a week later I bought a P226 MK25. The P226 is now my most favorite gun to shoot. I have my eyes on a 229 in the near future. Currently carring a G23 but when my new holster arrives I am switching over to the P220 for edc. I would say I definately have the sig bug.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:23   #18
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fast forward a year..... my Sig collection has mushroomed to 20+....
yes ,still have my 2 gen 4 Glocks, just in case.....
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fast forward a year..... my Sig collection has mushroomed to 20+....
Dang, that's more than I've got...

I think I've got 13 Sigs...
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