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Posted: 12/8/2005 10:36:09 AM EDT
I just found one in the back of my gunsafe, truthfully I can't remember ever buying it but there it is. I have been playing around with it alittle today and seems to be an alright piece. Why does everyone prefer the classics of the pros?
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 12:56:20 PM EDT
The classics fit my hand better, but the SigPro is a highly underappreciated weapon.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 10:39:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2005 10:40:28 PM EDT by 10mmillie]
Well when I think of SIG polymer does not come to mind. I had one a few years ago and while I still prefer the classics it wasn't a bad weapon and it functioned just fine I just prefer my P220. I do like the 2340 better than a Glock since the SIG as a better trigger.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 12:31:36 AM EDT
While I've never shot one, the SigPro 2022 I handled at the last show was the best feeling pistol I've every held.

I'm seriously thinking about picking one up eventually.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:15:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:09:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet:
I just found one in the back of my gunsafe, truthfully I can't remember ever buying it but there it is. I have been playing around with it alittle today and seems to be an alright piece. Why does everyone prefer the classics of the pros?



hock.gif Wow
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 11:02:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By springermania:

Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet:
I just found one in the back of my gunsafe, truthfully I can't remember ever buying it but there it is. I have been playing around with it alittle today and seems to be an alright piece. Why does everyone prefer the classics of the pros?



Wow



That is what I thought...didn't even know I had it, to tell you the truth I was even thinking of buying a 357SIG to try and it turned out I already had one.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:34:00 PM EDT
I carried one for duty several years ago in 357 Sig, just got tired of having to supply the ammo. It was a great weapon and I would probably still be carrying it if my department supplied 357 Sig. Accuracy was very good and the handgun was 100% relaiable. Trigger was also excellent and fit hand very well.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 1:05:13 AM EDT
I've had a 2340 in 357Sig for a couple of years and love it.

Those who dismiss it as "not a Sig" are snobs and likely haven't shot one.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 2:30:51 AM EDT
I've never liked them, and it has nothing to do with snobbery.

For one thing, the bore axis is ridiculously high compared to most other handguns. This results in more recoild than a different pistol in the same caliber but with a lower bore axis.

Its also ridiculously large. It does no good as a CCW, and even as a duty weapon it's too big. If you were going to carry a large gun there are other options out there that get you better calibers, or more capacity, or both.

Its ridiculous that it doesn't take 22x series magazines. It was introduced right in the middle of the AWB, yet they didn't have the foresight to make it compatible with the thousands of existing 22x mags?

Add it all up and you're left with a ridiculous pistol. Of course if you're a collector or someone who just likes to shoot different guns on a static range, I suppose there's nothing wrong with it. I CCW and shoot IDPA, and its a ridiculous gun for those purposes.

And the fact remains that MOST of the buyers buy it because it has the Sig name on the side at a lower price. Much like the Porshe Boxster or the Harley Sportster.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:59:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2005 12:35:27 PM EDT by brandyspaw]
I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets about guns I've bought and discovers them
in a gun safe rearranging session. I've done this way too many times.

Concerning the SIG Pro series: I don't think they are too bad a gun but the big problem
they had was the timing when they introduced them. They introduced them about the time of the
ban and they used their own style of magazines. Therefore, here was a relatively big gun with no preban hi-cap magzines available like the Classic series. That had to hurt sales.

If they had used the same mags as the Classic series I know I would have bought one instaead of a second P229. I was all set to get one until I found out I couldn't use my hi-cap P229 mags.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 12:26:05 PM EDT
I used to own one when they first came out. It was a .357 Sig, and it handled recoil much better than almost any other pistol I have shot, despite the high bore axis. The grip was a little too bulky and awkward for me, so I traded it in.

It's a good gun, but it doesn't come close to a classic Sig.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 4:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 3:40:46 AM EDT by hobbs5624]
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Link Posted: 12/12/2005 6:21:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brandyspaw:
I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets about guns I've bought and discovers them
in a gun safe rearranging session. I've done this way too many times.h.gif

Concerning the SIG Pro series: I don't think they are too bad a gun but the big problem
they had was the timing when they introduced them. They introduced them about the time of the
ban and they used their own style of magazines. Therefore, here was a relatively big gun with no preban hi-cap magzines available like the Classic series. That had to hurt sales.

If they had used the same mags as the Classic series I know I would have bought one instaead of a second P229. I was all set to get one until I found out I couldn't use my hi-cap P229 mags.



I shure as heck wish I had this problem.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 2:09:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Its also ridiculously large. It does no good as a CCW, and even as a duty weapon it's too big. If you were going to carry a large gun there are other options out there that get you better calibers, or more capacity, or both.

And the fact remains that MOST of the buyers buy it because it has the Sig name on the side at a lower price. Much like the Porshe Boxster or the Harley Sportster.



well the air marshalls seem to deep conceal them well enough. but i agree with you on your second point.

however i like them. i have only been able to run a few mags through them while trading pistols with guys at the range. i didn't notice a lot of difference between a .40sw sig pro and a 9mm p226 other than weight. the fact that the sig pro is polymer framed and much lighter is very appealing to me.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:54:56 AM EDT
I have a Pro and a 229. The 229 feels a lot nicer in the hand and has better dimensions. The Pro has a better trigger and I really like the "snappier" decocking action. The main thing that bothers me is the fact that my finger always (painfully) hits the mag release button when pulling the trigger. The grip just feels too....boxy for my liking, too. But it has still served me well.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:04:34 AM EDT
I have a 2340 in .357 SIG. It's fun to shoot, but a bitch to take break down no matter how many times I do it.. I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a takedown lever. I was so excited to get one that somehow I didn't take the time to research the fact the 2340 it didn't have one, nor did I notice this at the gun shop. I was a newer gun purchaser at the time. Call me stupid, but I've learned. Like one member said, I bought it because it was a cheaper SIG. I ened up getting a 229 and love it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:26:55 PM EDT
How much are these 2340's?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:32:38 AM EDT
I just received my sigpro 2340 in 357 SIG. My agency issues SIGARMS P229's and P239's in .40 S&W. I have the former gun.

The recoil is snappy in this gun...more than my Steyr M357, also in 357 SIG, which has a lower bore axis and my issue P229. But the gun is controllable and fast back on target.

It's fairly accurate...but in fairness, I haven't run any "accuracy" tests per se....I simply fired Winchester 125 grain FMJ's and Ranger-T 125 grain JHP through it at seven to ten yards off-hand.

There were zero malfunctions in the 150 rounds I fired.

What I love about the gun is that it's sooooo much lighter on the belt than my P229. Every five or ten minutes, I have to pull my pants up cause the combined weight of my loaded P229, spare magazine, badge, flashlight and other assorted "bat gear" pulls my pants down....not so with my sigpro....or rather, not as much so.

By the way, my sigpro is a red-boxed CPO gun with night sights that I purchased via Gunbroker for $378. The gun looked brand new out of the box. Great value.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:44:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SRFL:
I just received my sigpro 2340 in 357 SIG. My agency issues SIGARMS P229's and P239's in .40 S&W. I have the former gun.

The recoil is snappy in this gun...more than my Steyr M357, also in 357 SIG, which has a lower bore axis and my issue P229. But the gun is controllable and fast back on target.

It's fairly accurate...but in fairness, I haven't run any "accuracy" tests per se....I simply fired Winchester 125 grain FMJ's and Ranger-T 125 grain JHP through it at seven to ten yards off-hand.

There were zero malfunctions in the 150 rounds I fired.

What I love about the gun is that it's sooooo much lighter on the belt than my P229. Every five or ten minutes, I have to pull my pants up cause the combined weight of my loaded P229, spare magazine, badge, flashlight and other assorted "bat gear" pulls my pants down....not so with my sigpro....or rather, not as much so.

By the way, my sigpro is a red-boxed CPO gun with night sights that I purchased via Gunbroker for $378. The gun looked brand new out of the box. Great value.



Smokin' deal.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:03:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet:
I just found one in the back of my gunsafe, truthfully I can't remember ever buying it but there it is. I have been playing around with it alittle today and seems to be an alright piece. Why does everyone prefer the classics of the pros?



You old coot. You dont remember buying it because you barrowed it from me and never gave it back. I realy think you have Alzhimers. Oh well Ill send you my Address again so you can send it back to me.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:13:59 PM EDT
I still have my SIG Pro (but SP2009, decided to stay cheap with ammo) from back in 2001 and I still enjoy it, overall...though I'm getting a newer handgun soon to keep me from wearing this guy out of the range as fast.

I've used the P220, P226 and P225 over the course of several years as well and it felth both better and worse than the "Classic" SIG pistols. The two grips that came with it, I think the medium-sized rubber grip was a serious mistake and they probably owed some crap grip company a favor, j/k! The smaller, stippled plastic grip was much better, just...a little small.

I ended up buying this pistol because at the time it was the best pistol that I could handle while firing, even if it did have a higher bore axis. It came back down and was on target just after the slide came forward and chambered another round. Some people didn't like the controls, but their slimmer profile was helpful when carrying IWB and it doesn't take much effort getting accustomed to them vs. the Classic SIGs and incorporating it to your muscle memory.

I agree, bad timing was one thing that kind of hindered the SIG. SIG said that time wasn't their deadline, but Glock, HK and several other polymer pistols had long walked through the polymer door and while I believe the SIG is a fantastic performer and has stood up to a lot of abuse I've put it through, it was still way back in line. Then a lot of the companies that made holsters, grips, lights, etc...only a couple of them made anything for the SIG Pro series. This was probably my biggest disappointment. I had to make do with a few lackluster holsters, the larger grips I thought would surely show up never did...that SIG light/laser module was pathetic. I'm glad that they FINALLY have the SP2022, but it's still in the back of the line and other than the light rail and a few minor touch ups, there is nothing really new with it to make people want to turn their heads. No DAK option, no compatibility with Classic magazines, etc.

But like I said, it never let me down. It carried well and I was comfortable with it wherever I went. My drawing was great, and the gun performs flawlessly. But it's been several thousand rounds so I think I should maybe at least put some new parts in it. But now, I'm going to get another handgun...this so the SIG that has been with me and proven itself for over four years can inherit the honorable role of staying in the house 24/7, to keep the home and my family safe and be there whenever any of them need it.

Because I think SIG just didn't really try too hard with the Pro in some ways, and add that with the fact that there are still few manufacturers embracing it, the SP2022 is not in consideration and I've already looked at the P226 pistol that I have also been very familiar with. Probably will get the P226R DAK.

So yes, the SIG Pro is a very underappreciated handgun. But I still use it, but my experiences above is part of why I think that you don't hear too much about this handgun.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:00:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
I've never liked them, and it has nothing to do with snobbery.

For one thing, the bore axis is ridiculously high compared to most other handguns. This results in more recoild than a different pistol in the same caliber but with a lower bore axis.

Its also ridiculously large. It does no good as a CCW, and even as a duty weapon it's too big. If you were going to carry a large gun there are other options out there that get you better calibers, or more capacity, or both.

Its ridiculous that it doesn't take 22x series magazines. It was introduced right in the middle of the AWB, yet they didn't have the foresight to make it compatible with the thousands of existing 22x mags?

Add it all up and you're left with a ridiculous pistol. Of course if you're a collector or someone who just likes to shoot different guns on a static range, I suppose there's nothing wrong with it. I CCW and shoot IDPA, and its a ridiculous gun for those purposes.

And the fact remains that MOST of the buyers buy it because it has the Sig name on the side at a lower price. Much like the Porshe Boxster or the Harley Sportster.



+1

A clunky pistol.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:14:48 AM EDT
I have a SP2009 that I paid $300 for used, but in excellent condition. I've put probably 3,000 rounds through it with nary a malfunction.
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