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Old 04-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question What made YOU buy a Sig

I was just curious to what made YOU buy a Sig Sauer pistol.
I'll start.


I had full intentions on purchasing a Ruger P95 when I walked into Academy. They were sold out of them so I looked at what was in the same price range and I asked to look at a pistol that was called "Sig Sauer SP2022". I had never even heard of this brand before then. (only had owned 1 pistol before in my life and it was a Ruger P89). I held the 2022 and it felt better than I remembered my since sold Ruger did. I like the way it fit my hand and I took a chance and purchased it. Later that night I looked up my new pistol online and learned of the great reputation and reliabilty of Sig Sauer products. I found this forum and became a member to further my knowledge of the 2022. After the first range trip I was in love with it and have to avoid the range as much as possible because I do have to pay my bills and keep from spending my paycheck on range ammo. LOL. All in all I am very pleased with my Sig SP2022 and I wish I had discovered this brand a long time ago. I am making my 2022 my EDC no matter what I have to wear to conceal it, because I trust my family's and my safety with it because I know it will perform when expected to.

Please share your reason for owning a Sig Sauer if you don't mind.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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The general reputation of Sigs was a big draw for me. I had a chance to shoot a few over the years, before I purchased one. Also, I always found Sigs to be pretty good shooters. I have a few Sigs now, and I have really enjoyed them. My latest, a new German made P226, is a great shooter with a very smooth DA pull, and a crisp SA pull. I like it. I had been thinking about a 228 or 229 for some time now. Perhaps...

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OK, here goes:

I have been shooting for a long time and owned many guns over the years.

My former shooting partner was and is, a bonified Sig snob. I shot his P229 many times and loved it. However, raising two girls has left me as a bang for the buck buyer for some time now. I couldn't justify the higher priced guns, but I always had Sig in the back of my mind.

I started hearing about the poor man's sig that qwacks like a rich man's sig, so I started doing my homework. I decided based on many recommendations and positive reviews to give the 2022 a try, so I bought it.

The gun is a stud, I plan on buying another. I also like Ruger and Smith. SA Rugers are a passion for me, they are tool cool for words.

Hopefully soon, I can start buying some of the more expensive guns, just because. I have a wish list a mile long.
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just because. I have a wish list a mile long.
Don't I know the feeling.
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I have been drawn by the styling and reputation for many years but was not in a position to afford them. Then, in 2005, I had squirreled enugh away to possibly swing one. I was looking at the Sig Pro 2009 and had test fired a 2340 which is essentially the same. Liked it enough to head to the showroom above the range. While there, I saw a 229. Asked to see it and once it was in my hand, it was love at first touch. It was a bit more than I had intended to spend but the fit was absolutely perfect. Set it aside on layaway. I went down to the range two days later with the rest of the funds.

I liked the reputation and styling but the ergos, feel, and fit are what sold me. It's unfortunate that Sig is changing the very things that sold me on the brand. Yes, they are still available but they are no longer the standard. Any more, I would have to pay extra for standard grips and a standard trigger. Many of the new designs are better suited for this guy.....



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I had been looking for a new carry pistol for about 4 months. Over the past 4 years I have had Taurus, S&W, Springfield XD, and none of them ever really made me happy with them. While looking, I checked out FNH, CZ, Ruger, HK, and Bersa. When I picked up the SP2022, the decision was made. When I shot it, I knew I'd never sell this one. When I put the laser on it last week, I almost kicked out my wife and brought it to bed with me. LOL.....just kidding dear!!!
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I have always wanted a Sig because of its outstanding reputation, but I could never scratch enough money to get one. One day I had a little over $300 and decided to go buy a Bersa Thunder Plus. So out I went window shopping. My 2nd stop had a beat up, abused looking Sig in the used guns for $500 (a pawn shop). I asked what it was and the guy thought I was interested. I told him what I wanted and we looked but he didn't have one. He pulled the Sig out and it looked really bad. Turns out it was a 228. I told the guy that someday I would get a 228, but his was in too bad a shape. We haggled a bit and he finally landed on $300. I said I would think about it over lunch. My thoughts was- this may be a dead dog, or it may be a fair gun to throw around. I went back and got it- $327 OTD.
Long story short- new rubber grips and some 15 round mags- and a serious cleaning and lubing...turns out to be the best gun I have ever had. I got very lucky!

Now.....I'm looking for another one.
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LOL.....just kidding dear!!!
No you're not! j/k

Mine is less than an arms length away when I'm sleeping!
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I bought based on price and SIG's reputation. I had previously thought SIGs were overpriced for what they were until I actually bought one. I have about 500 flawless rounds through my SP and that set the hook. Now I only have eyes for SIG and 3rd gen Smith pistols. The 3rd gen Smith pistols could really be called 'brothers' of SIG because of their similar feel and quality, including the "SIG style" decockers on many of those models.
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The reputation of Sig and the way they felt in my hand made me choose the SP2022. Plus I like the looks, and the price was great. I love the sights, and I just overall love my gun.
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I was just curious to what made YOU buy a Sig Sauer pistol.
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I had full intentions on purchasing a Ruger P95 when I walked into Academy. They were sold out of them so I looked at what was in the same price range and I asked to look at a pistol that was called "Sig Sauer SP2022". I had never even heard of this brand before then. (only had owned 1 pistol before in my life and it was a Ruger P89). I held the 2022 and it felt better than I remembered my since sold Ruger did. I like the way it fit my hand and I took a chance and purchased it. Later that night I looked up my new pistol online and learned of the great reputation and reliabilty of Sig Sauer products. I found this forum and became a member to further my knowledge of the 2022. After the first range trip I was in love with it and have to avoid the range as much as possible because I do have to pay my bills and keep from spending my paycheck on range ammo. LOL. All in all I am very pleased with my Sig SP2022 and I wish I had discovered this brand a long time ago. I am making my 2022 my EDC no matter what I have to wear to conceal it, because I trust my family's and my safety with it because I know it will perform when expected to.

Please share your reason for owning a Sig Sauer if you don't mind.
After hearing guys at my local gun club claims of sigs being "out of the box" accurate & reliable, I shot a buddy's sig 220 at the range and bought one the next LGS. I have not been disappointed. Since then I have added a 220 Elite, 228, 229, 230 and recently a 1911 Ultra compact. Quality, customer service and value of Sig products is top of the line IMHO.
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I didn't buy one, I WON one! I mail in postcard to the GUNS Magazine "Gun of the Month" give-away almost every month, and I won a P226R in 357Sig about two years ago. The very first time I went to the range with it, I could shoot it better than my trusty Beretta 92FS that I had practicing with for 3 years. I love the gun. Trying to decide whether to buy a 9mm barrel or a .22LR converision for it next.
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I was looking for a good reliable .40 and all i kept hearing was "gotta get a glock." Long story short after enough waiting, i got to shoot a glock. YIKES, they were not for me. The guy running the range sent me back out to the range with 20 rds and told me to talk to the guy on lane 3. Sig Sauer sp2022, i shot the bullseye out of his target and went and placed my order for my 2022 and the guy behind the counter promised me id love it.... he was correct. I actually picked up my second sig, a p229, this afternoon.
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I didn't buy one, I WON one! I mail in postcard to the GUNS Magazine "Gun of the Month" give-away almost every month, and I won a P226R in 357Sig about two years ago. The very first time I went to the range with it, I could shoot it better than my trusty Beretta 92FS that I had practicing with for 3 years. I love the gun. Trying to decide whether to buy a 9mm barrel or a .22LR converision for it next.


!!!AAAHHHHHH!!!! you lucky dog! A 226!!!!!!!!!

This is not fair.........I never won anything.
Congratulations-


edit: sorry, didn't really mean to call you a dog.....I was just overcome with grief for a moment.
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My first gun was a Ruger P95. It was a great little budget shooter (a friend of mine bought it from me and keeps it in his vehicle now), but eventually I wanted to upgrade. So I browsed a lot of different guns and came across a red box refurb 9mm P229.

- I loved the way it fit my hand.
- The SA/DA action w/decocker was familiar, since it was similar to the P95.
- I liked its sturdiness. I was never a fan of polymer frames.
- Recently I had started taking notice of guns in movies and TV shows. Some of my favorites (Burn Notice, Ronin, Heat, etc) featured Sigs prominently, so the style appealed to me.

I loved it so much that when some friends and I started shopping AR-15s, I went the extra mile and got a Sig 556. Soon after, I was hankering for a full-framed pistol and went looking for a Beretta 92FS - I ended up skipping over it for a P226.

In a year and a half I'd purchased five Sig firearms: a P229 9mm (which was stolen, unfortunately), a P226 9mm, a P238, and P245, and a 556.
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