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Old 04-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #16
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Sorry GCBHM, I have pent up Glock hate. It's a condition.
I have a streak of Glock Hate, too. Till I take one of mine to the range. Damn if it does not go bang every time, shoot right where I aim it, and clean up real easy. Then I put it back in the safe and talk about how I really hate them? I think the issue (for me) is how un-elegant they are. Plastic, unadorned, utilitarian. No one romanticizes about a Glock. No one dreams of a shiny glock with pearl or ivory decoration or having one engraved. But again--damn, they go bang....
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #17
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But as long as we are talking about Sig replacements for the Glock 43, let us not forget the little discussed but VERY underrated (in my opinion) Sig P290RS.

(Yes I know that is a Glock 26. I could not find a pic of a Glock 43 and Sig 290.)

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I have a streak of Glock Hate, too. Till I take one of mine to the range. Damn if it does not go bang every time, shoot right where I aim it, and clean up real easy. Then I put it back in the safe and talk about how I really hate them? I think the issue (for me) is how un-elegant they are. Plastic, unadorned, utilitarian. No one romanticizes about a Glock. No one dreams of a shiny glock with pearl or ivory decoration or having one engraved. But again--damn, they go bang....
I used to say the SAME THINGS about Glock...Lord, how I hated them. Would not touch one, until I gave it a fair shake. Then, when I considered everything that is needed in a defensive pistol.......I was like damn. In talking about the G19, I thought it is the perfect size for fighting as a duty gun, concealment gun, home defense gun. It's sleek, low profile lever (not levers) make is virtually snag impossible. It's thrust to weight ration (size/capacity) with the ability to modify it, along with aftermarket support literally makes it THE BEST go to gun ever made. I understand they aren't for everyone. I get that! I still love the Sig P226 and P229, and I love the 1911, BHP, CZ75, HK VP9 and P30...the list goes on, but in what I "need" for a true fighting gun, nothing beats the Glock 19, and that goes for other Glocks, too! And when I can get the Gen 4 for $475 OTD, it's a no brainer. I feel stupid buying anything else, just to be honest.
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I used to say the SAME THINGS about Glock...
I do own 2 Glocks. A 22 and a 27. I have a friend who is an ex NYC Cop. He had different "Hour Ratings" for his weapons--referring to how long he could wear them comfortably, in hours. His duty weapons included a Glock 17 and a Sig 226. He said the Sig was an "8 hour gun" and his Glock is a "12 hour Gun". Because I rarely wear my weapons for those time frames--I defer to him when I am planning on longer days (like going on 16 hour drives) and choose a Glock for that. Pretty sure he was right. A Glock is more comfortable after the 8th hour.
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I do own 2 Glocks. A 22 and a 27. I have a friend who is an ex NYC Cop. He had different "Hour Ratings" for his weapons--referring to how long he could wear them comfortably, in hours. His duty weapons included a Glock 17 and a Sig 226. He said the Sig was an "8 hour gun" and his Glock is a "12 hour Gun". Because I rarely wear my weapons for those time frames--I defer to him when I am planning on longer days (like going on 16 hour drives) and choose a Glock for that. Pretty sure he was right. A Glock is more comfortable after the 8th hour.
That is excellent insight from someone who has done it for a living.
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I am also a 1911 fan but I have found that my p226 legion SAO has become my favorite gun to shoot. The sao trigger on the legion is pretty nice, combined with the balance and general feel of gun , it just makes for a very enjoyable day at the range. Its a very easy gun to shoot well. I do also like to shoot the 229 but I find myself reaching for the legion more often than not. Some have mentioned issues with the finish but I have 6000+ rounds through mine and I havent had any issues with function or finish.
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I love the P229. It is an extremely versatile gun. Are the 18 round 226 magazines compatible with the 229? I have honestly never thought about it, but if so, that may make it an even more versatile carry gun. One of the reasons I run the G19 is b/c I can use G17 mags with it, and its size/weight are superb for a carry gun, but I do really, really like the 229.
Some folks say you can use P226 magazines with decent results in a P229. I have many of each and would never do it, personally. The P226 magazines rattle around a bunch in it and with magazines being the weakest link of any weapon system, I figure why tempt fate.

The Glock 19 is every bit the equal of the P229, and I'm a happy owner of both. I just greatly prefer the P229. The Glock is easier to carry and conceal but the P229 is more enjoyable to shoot and has vastly superior fit and finish. I'm emotionally attached to the SIG...the Glock I'm about as attached to as my Leatherman.
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Some folks say you can use P226 magazines with decent results in a P229. I have many of each and would never do it, personally. .
Depends on your 229. The older 229s will take 226 mags. The newer 229s require a slightly different (229-1) mag. The older 229 mags and the 226 mags WILL fit in the newer 229s, but there is a lot of wiggle and it can (and does) cause misfires.
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Save your money and get a Sig 1911 super target. You can't go wrong with this one.
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Since you have a LGS that will allow you to rent and shoot various pistols why not shoot

them all before you make a final choice?
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I have a streak of Glock Hate, too. Till I take one of mine to the range. Damn if it does not go bang every time, shoot right where I aim it, and clean up real easy. Then I put it back in the safe and talk about how I really hate them? I think the issue (for me) is how un-elegant they are. Plastic, unadorned, utilitarian. No one romanticizes about a Glock. No one dreams of a shiny glock with pearl or ivory decoration or having one engraved. But again--damn, they go bang....
Wow all this Glock hating....Ok time for a Glock Sig joke....

A man was telling his buddy as they loaded their Sigs at the range "You won't believe what happened last night.

My daughter walked into the living room and said, "Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget my college tuition loan, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out the window, take my TV and my laptop. Please take any of my jewelry to the Salvation Army or Cash Converters. Then, sell my car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then, disown me and never talk to me again. Don't forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to any charity you choose."

"Holy Smokes," replied the friend, "she actually said that?"

"Well, she didn't put it quite like that. She actually said, 'Dad, meet my new boyfriend-- Hes a Glock dealer!'"
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There is nothing pent up here. I'm free with my thoughts of the Glock, but I also love plenty of others as well. I am starting to think you have some pent up something for me, however. Not sure how I feel about that.
Nada, I have no pents at all, just intended as lighthearted Glock vs SIG humor - and I am genetically predisposed to a somewhat perverted British sense of that, (from Wiki: "British humour is shaped by the relative stability of British society and carries a strong element of satire aimed at "the absurdity of everyday life").

You've casually indicated your fondness for Glocks in posts past -and often too. So nothing personal, just an obvious Glock target of opportunity in a mostly SIGTalk sky. Wife says I'm straight, so no worries there either. Buck up, no offense intended. But if you are still, let me know and I will consider you unmentionable unless I'm spoken to - I do have a proper side, albeit a slim one.
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Since you have a LGS that will allow you to rent and shoot various pistols why not shoot

them all before you make a final choice?
Only one available to shoot was the 229 legion, the 226 SAO legion and the 225A1. May not be for some time.
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I'm with GCBHM and Jedi on the Glock. The G19 is the best all around general purpose handgun ever created, when you consider weight, size, capacity and accuracy all together and I have two. The only drawbacks to a Glock for me is ergonomics and trigger system. (I personally prefer DA/SA) On the other side of the coin is my P225A1, it is basically the same size as G19 but it is heavier and holds only about half the ammo. That said, the P225A1 has absolutely the best ergonomics of any gun I've ever held in my hand. It is also an absolute joy to shoot.
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The Glock is easier to carry and conceal but the P229 is more enjoyable to shoot and has vastly superior fit and finish.
No doubt, couldn't agree more.
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