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Posted: 2/3/2006 11:32:48 AM EDT
Not to get too personal but for the forseeable future my gun buying is coming to a halt. Wife's place of employment is selling the business and things could get tight shortly. Right now my only handgun is a Colt 1911 commander. I sold off a few hadguns to fund a newer one. I brought the 1911 last week on a whim, with the idea that I was going to buy a Sig or Glock in a few weeks as my carry weapon. If this is going to be my last purchase for a loooooong while I need to get it right. Which would you choose, Sig 239 or Glock 19? I am about dead even on both. I had a 220 and the reliability is second to none, but I hear great things about Glock, they are lighter and fit my hand really well.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:34:00 AM EDT
I say shoot both and decide afterwards
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:34:51 AM EDT
Of the two?

Glock 19. It'll last you a while.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:38:04 AM EDT
I'd go glock, good capacity, doesnt rust, accurate, and cheap

you cant lose
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:39:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 11:42:53 AM EDT by wildearp]
bofum.

(both of them)

Glocks are smoother and easier to carry. No sharp hammers or edges to dig into your body. Lighter is a good thing for carry too. I had 5 Sigs, 7 Glocks. I love them both, but currently have zero sigs, with a hammerli inbound.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:41:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
bofum.

(both of them)



+1, I have a Glock 19 and a Sig P239, and wouldn't part with either.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:41:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
I say shoot both and decide afterwards



This would be my recommendation as well. I prefer the Sig for several reasons and some of the reasons are why some prefer the Glock.

In my case, it all boiled down to what fit my hand better and which pointed better for me. The Sig just seemed to always point on target faster and fit my hand better. Being an old fart, I liked the hammer and metal frame as well. I carry a 229 DAK and I love the DAK trigger. It is very smooth. Of the two you mentioned, I would go with the 239 SAS model. I don't particularly care for the two-tone finish of that model, but the melted edges and the wood grips are nice.


Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:41:43 AM EDT


this'll probably start a shit-storm, but i personally would sell the 1911 and buy a glock and a sig.

they are both accurate as hell, as reliable as handguns get, larger capacity, etc.

JMHO.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:43:02 AM EDT
He asks me to pick?

Bah!

Get both...it is truly the ARFCOM way.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:46:05 AM EDT
Glock 19. Unless of course you like spending 30 or 40 bucks per mag. And having a gun that doesn't have spare parts and mags widely available.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:46:11 AM EDT
+1 on shoot both and then decide.

Glocks fit my hand, sigs feel weird for some reason.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:46:42 AM EDT
I know it's the arfcom way but I cannot affford both. Trying to swing a Garand from the CMP too. I figure if I'm not buying for a long time, I want the Garand now.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:47:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
+1 on shoot both and then decide.

Glocks fit my hand, sigs feel weird for some reason.



Same here. I held a Sig at a pawn shop and it just felt horrible.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:59:53 AM EDT
Get both plus the HK USP compact and/or the P2000.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:13:10 PM EDT
I prefer Sigs myself, but I think a Glock will last you longer. IIRC, the expected lifespan of a Sig frame is about 40,000-50,000 rounds before it cracks. The Glock frame exceeds that, and the tennifer finish on the Glock is probably better than the nitron (or whatever) on the Sig.

Granted, if you have the cash to buy 40,000 rounds of ammo....you're doin' just fine and have no excuse for not owning both.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:22:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 12:23:14 PM EDT by wildearp]

Originally Posted By mattman42:
Glock 19. Unless of course you like spending 30 or 40 bucks per mag. And having a gun that doesn't have spare parts and mags widely available.



Hey now! Leave HK out of this, we are talking Sig and Glock. Both have readily available parts and fast, high quality factory service.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:24:57 PM EDT
The P239 has the worst ergonomics of any Sig, and it is one of the worst of all quality modern pistols. It is also too large and too heavy for the capacity. I would get the GLOCK 19. If you really want a single stack gun with a metal frame, a Kahr K9 would be a better choice.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:26:37 PM EDT
Sig hands down...It's almost a stupid question.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:26:58 PM EDT
SIG
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:39:30 PM EDT
A Sig 229 would probably be a better choice than the 239. As far as Sig or Glock, it's really your preference. I'm a Sig guy myself, but some people prefer Glock. You should be happy with either one.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:41:00 PM EDT
used Glock 23 @ $395
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:45:55 PM EDT
I like em both, but prefer Glock. Especially since you hinted at financial issues. Glocks customer service is second to none. Like their pistols.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:48:44 PM EDT
Sig, my friend, Sig.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:00:24 PM EDT
I used to have a sig 228, I now own a glock 23. I have to give the edge to the glock for carry. Better finish, resists body sweat better, smoother edges-less to snag clothing or your torso, higher capacity-but thats really negligible, very simple design-you can work on it yourself if you want, consistent trigger pull- first shot same pull as the next.

Whatever you choose, train train train with that weapon if its going to be your carry gun.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:06:28 PM EDT
Glock 19.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:29:56 PM EDT
Glock 30

All the power, lighter weight, fairly compact, larger capacity.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:30:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 2:31:08 PM EDT by markm]
Sigma sounds good enough for you!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:32:25 PM EDT
Whatever fits your hand the best. I chose a Beretta cause it fits my hand and the sights line up every time. Glock nor Sig do the for me.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:32:26 PM EDT
Go out and shoot both of them. Im' a bit of a moron and buy guns before I shoot them, so far I've purchased two handguns and my black rifle that way. Since this is going to be your last purchase I'd make sure it counts. I own a 2022 and a 228 and love both of them, but who knows, you might like the 19 better.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:34:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:36:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:38:42 PM EDT
Sig.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:39:55 PM EDT
Sig though I don't have any experience with the sub-compact only the 229, 226 and 220. If they are any thing like the 239 I say get it, though I don't think you could go wrong either way.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:46:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 2:47:17 PM EDT by ED_P]
I shot 400 rounds between a Glock 19 and a SIG-229 in a "shoot-off" side by side judgement for several hours this afternoon.

Glock 19- Slightly smaller in all dimensions, but still has a longer sight radius and barrel. Ridiculously simple lines, ideal for concealment without snags. Trigger is typical Glock mush. Much lighter than the Sig though.

Sig 229- Much more comfortable trigger, crisp and easy to take fast followup shots. Better feeling grip. But 1/4" wider and 1/2" taller than the Glock, with a big decocker lever sticking out the left side and a hammer on top. And MUCH heavier.

Both guns ran without a jam, and both equally accurate at 25 yards.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:46:47 PM EDT
Keep the Colt. A Commander is an excellent carry gun.
If you won't do that, buy a SIG 229. But really think about keeping the Colt.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:48:54 PM EDT
Sig
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:51:18 PM EDT

Sigma sounds good enough for you!



Why you gotta be that way?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:57:08 PM EDT
I would suggest Sig. I carried the 2340 SigPro for 5 years. I just traded it for my new P200 in .40.

I thought my Sig was accurate!David
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