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Posted: 2/11/2007 3:47:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2007 3:48:06 PM EDT by mrnuke]
I have a hangun that someone on the boards is interested in trading me for.  The member wants my Taurus pt 92 af and he has offered me the following.  

HK USP 9mm full with LEM trigger + $300
HK USP 9mm full stainless slide w/ matte finish (rare, made in 96) +$450
SIG P226 Navy + $450

I'm looking to possibly use it as a carry weapon, but is not limited to just that.  If there is one that stands out performance wise, price wise or whatever, I'd like to know your oppinions.  Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 4:10:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2007 4:12:26 PM EDT by akginmaster]
Any of them will suit your needs. Someone else will be along to fill you in with more details. I read your post wrong. I thought he was gicving you the money to, but I got it now.
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 4:23:59 PM EDT
lol, i wish
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 4:56:34 PM EDT
I would lean towards the HK USP with the LEM or the Sig.  Personally I'd go for the HK its a pistol I've long wanted to have.  I don't think the matte stainless USP because if you are going to carry it there is gonna be some wear, and if its rare is sounds more like a gun you'd wanna shoot clean and put away rather than tote around everyday.  

On the other hand I suggest finding yourself a 40 or 45 to carry and go for the pretty HK 9mm.

Justin W.  
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 6:04:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2007 6:06:34 PM EDT by rockasons]
If you are going to use it for carry, then you can scratch the stainless HK off of your list.
I have shot many HK USP's and I own a few Sigs. I am more of a "natural" with the Sig platform.
I have had to practice with the HK's to become a proficient shooter with them. Best advice is
to shoot both and see what you prefer. Go rent some at a local range and see what fits the bill.

edit: Is the Sig a 9mm?
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 6:15:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2007 6:41:13 PM EDT
sig is a 9mm and like i said, it doesn't HAVE to be a carry weapon, I can always go and pick up a glock 19 or something.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 5:46:32 AM EDT
Well then if you have the flexibility of it not being your carry or its just gonna occasionally get carried the Stainless USP sounds cool.  :)  There now you have a suggestion for each :)

Justin W.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 6:12:37 AM EDT
FWIW -  I don't know how "rare" the stainless is considering there are two of them sitting in my local shop.  Yes, they don't make them anymore, but I don't know if the rarity is something I would apply in making the financial decision.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 7:27:16 AM EDT
Go with what fits your hands and needs the best!  Try shooting all three and then decide.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 7:29:30 AM EDT
Your gun should be worth $250-300 for a blued one w fixed sights and no extras such as spare mags, holster, laser sight, etc..  Add $50-100 more value if it's SS, has adjustable sights and if you have any extras.

So he thinks his used Sig 226 is worth $700?  Man, is he smokin' the good stuff or what!
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 8:26:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 10:34:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2007 10:43:01 AM EDT by mrnuke]
duke, I have not shot the LEM trigger.  Also I'm looking for a shooter, not a safe queen, so the stainless matte finish one is out.  Also, what the going rate for a SIG p226 NAVY these days? just looking into it so maybe I can drive the asking price down a bit.  Thanks again guys.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 11:28:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 12:57:52 PM EDT
Thanks again duke, your my hero
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 8:18:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Sorry, but the price he's asking for the 226 Navy is pretty much in line.  Go to Gunbroker.com and do a search, they are about $700.  IMHO they don't do anything that a normal 226 doesn't do just as well, its a marketing ploy.  They coated the internal parts to reduce corrosion and put a little anchor on the side, and proudly announced that this is the same gun that the Navy SEALS use.  

OH, I didn't realize they were any more special than any other corrosion-resistant Sig 226.  

FWIW, my favorite local gun seller is Summit Gun Broker.com.  He currently has used German Sig 220s for as low as $425, Sig 220R for $515, Sig 226R .40S&W for $525, but no 9mm 226s listed.  His inventory changes often so check back frequently.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 6:23:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 7:17:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
[Oh yeah, a big +1 on Mark at Summit Gun Broker.  Cool guy with great connections.
That $425 Sig 220 is calling out to me.

As are soooooooo many other guns.  

BTW, I am working a deal to trade my HK91 parts for a Yugo M92 kit + cash.  Tell me again that once I go SBR with it that the 922r regs don't apply to it any longer, right?
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 7:25:01 AM EDT
I love the SIGs!!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 8:30:02 AM EDT
You know CCW'ing a full size USP would be like carrrying around a bed frame under your coat?  I LOVE and own several HK pistols but wouldn't try to CCW my USPf unless I was wearing a freaking coverall.  It is a pretty big handgun.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 8:36:32 AM EDT
Oh yeah, like others have said, LEM is great for a carry gun.  I use a P2000SK LEM for my daily CCW.

Lastly, having a stainless slide doesn't make it any better/worse for carrying.  The top layer of the standard HE (hostile environment) USP black finish shows holster wear after a while.  All finishes do eventually.

The stainless slide's cosmetic look holds up better with lots of holster use.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 6:19:49 PM EDT
I'm a big guy and I can ccw a beretta 92fs w/ is about the same size.  I'm 6'6" 260.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:32:57 PM EDT
XD enough said
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