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  • My first gun.

    I start the Reserve Academy in August and I am looking for my first gun. I have done some research, visited a few gun stores, rented a Glock from firing range and still am up in the air. I have several friends in Law Enforcement and it is about 50/50 (Sig or Glock), while I haven't ruled out anything I have been advised a .40 might be a good fit for someone like myself. I know in the end it will come down to what I feel most comfortable with, however I honestly don't think I will be able to tell the difference, perhaps if this was a second gun, or maybe a couple of years down the line, I might have a better idea of what to look for.

    So, what do you think (Glock or Sig), dollar for dollar is one "better" than the other? Are there any specific models that are recommended?

    By the way both name brands are approved by the Academy I will be attending.

    I really appreciate the feedback.

  • #2
    I've shot both but own a Glock because it is a lot more comfortable to me, and because of that I shoot better with it. It really comes down to personal preference.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StudChris
      I've shot both but own a Glock because it is a lot more comfortable to me, and because of that I shoot better with it. It really comes down to personal preference.

      Agreed. I also carry/prefer a Glock. (model 22/27)

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      • #4
        Sig or H&K, Glocks are not as well made. This is heavily debated, but myself and several master instructors I know and trust agree on this point.

        P.S. More depts carry Glocks over Sig or H&K because Glocks are cheaper.

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        • #5
          If you have a choice, pick what feels right in your hands.
          I'm issed a G-22 and would love nothing more than to put the tupperware in the fridge with the left over meatloaf where it belongs. But it's what I'm issued so it's what I carry at work. Off duty I carry a S&W 39XX it's what feels right to me.

          Unless you're restricted to Sig or Glock, don't forget the other quality mfg's. out there. Get out to the range and try them all if you can before deciding.
          I was always taught that "In ten years no one will rember what caliber you used or what gun you had, they'll only remember if yoiu lived or died"
          Forti Fors Bona

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          • #6
            If you HAVE to go with a Sig or Glock, I would go Glock. But my personal favorite weapons are the Springfield Armory XD models.

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            • #7
              If this is your first gun, you might appreciate the simplicity of the Glock. The Model 23 is a compact 40cal which would also be ideal for off duty carry.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mike951
                So, what do you think (Glock or Sig), dollar for dollar is one "better" than the other? Are there any specific models that are recommended?
                In a straight dollar to dollar comparison, Glock wins hands down. It runs almost half the cost of the Sig and is a good solid firearm. Either gun would do you fine as a side arm.
                Originally posted by kontemplerande
                Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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                • #9
                  Dollar for Dollar Sig or Glock? I like both and both feel and shoot well. My preference the glock less maintenance I also carry the glock 22/27.
                  "If you want forgiveness go get some religion"

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                  • #10
                    Glocks are idiot proof. Best first gun to get started with IMO
                    It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not

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                    • #11
                      Nothing is idiot proof. I had an officer here tell me that at the range one officer approached the armorer and told him he had problems with his Glock. Problem was he had missed lining up the rear rails on the gun and had jammed the slide over them, causing the whole thing to stick.
                      I prefer SIGs. I find them more accurate and more fun to shoot . YMMV. I also like the take-down on SIGs much much better than Glocks. There is a reason SIGs cost more. They are worth it.
                      That said, either one is a good choice and it depends more on the individual than on the weapon.

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                      • #12
                        Here we go again...

                        You should pick whichever gun is more comfortable and accurate in your hands. There is no right or wrong answer. I carry a Glock and trust my life with it. That being said, if I were allowed to carry a Sig, I'd carry that instead. A Sig fits my hands better and I think its an all around better weapon. Shoot them both and pick the one YOU like best. Cost shouldn't be a factor in choosing a duty weapon. I'm not nieve enough to think it doesn't play a factor for many, but it shouldn't. Good luck.

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                        • #13
                          Dollar to Dollar: Penny to Penny: Glock.
                          If I had a chance to pick....it'd be a tough decision, but Glock in .45ACP. Less felt recoil than the .40SW.
                          It really won't matter down the line. With either gun, you will have a good duty weapon that will last you your entire career. You will always want the other one after you bought one, hence why I have so many guns....buy one, go through the academy with it, and you will bond with it enough to know how it shoots.
                          I was going to say what everyone else says and tell you to pick the one that is most comfortable, but then I got to thinking....the gun is a tool not an article of clothing.
                          If you can shoot both. Pick the one that you shoot better with.
                          "All statements made shall be protected by the First Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution in which I have sworn an oath to protect."

                          Just don't expect me to agree with yours...

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                          • #14
                            Glock is not easier to maintain at all. I get sick of hearing that. Plastic isnt easier to clean than aircraft alluminum you still have to blow out the sludge despite the adding oil on the slide rails. Glock might be simple but the Sig is a sweet shooter. Get what feels right in your hand. Price LE prices atleast in Va are from 420 to 480 with night sights versus about 100Plus for the sigs. AND IF PRICE didnt play a factor everyone would probably have an H&K
                            "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The MARINES don't have that problem." ....Ronald Reagan

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                            • #15
                              1798 That Glock 21 is definately not good for a novice with it's big two by four grip. Glocks also almost always and I dont know why never hold what the magazine says it will and that goes for all the one's ive had and they stick up in the magazine wells when the guns heat up so bad you have to rip them out like a combat reload to change mags. Go shoot a SPRINGFIELD XD TACTICAL 45ACP AND tell me what you think when compared to any glock block...
                              "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The MARINES don't have that problem." ....Ronald Reagan

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