GUN Help me decide

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  1. RedDawg

    RedDawg Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to decide between a P229 or a USP Compact as my first gun and used for carry once i get my permit. I'm heading to a few local shops tonite after work with a friend that shoots a lot and could make sure i don't get screwed on the price. I'd just like your opinions on these 2 choices, differences, and any advantage one might have over another. Thanks.

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    P229 Equinox™
    The Equinox™ is the balance between day and night. So it should come as no surprise that the latest SIG SAUER® P229 has evolved from the SIGARMS® Custom Shop. The P229 Equinox™ is a limited production compact .40 S&W designed by SIGARMS® Custom Shop master gunsmiths. It features a two-tone accented Nitron® stainless steel slide with a lightweight black hard-anodized alloy frame. The contrast in color is achieved by the brush polished flats of the slide and nickel accents. The combination of the TRUGLO® Tritium Fiber Optic front sight and the rear SIGLITE® night sight, provides excellent target acquisition, whether shooting day or night. To further enhance the low-light use, the Equinox™ comes equipped with a Picatinny rail. To complete the package, the Equinox™ comes with gray laminated wood grips with a perfect blend of checkering and stippling to enhance not only the form but the function. Equinox™ - The Perfect Balance.


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    USP 40C - then i'd have to add night sights to it
     
  2. Zombie Pornstar

    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    I prefer the Sig. No real reason.
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Go with the Sig
     
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    I plan to try out both if the shops have a range, i think the one does, but so far I am leaning towards the Sig since it already comes with the night sights on it and what look to be better grips.
     
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    i looked at the SAS models and thought the Equinox model would be better since it already comes with night sights on it, is there really that much of a concern of the sights snagging when carrying?
     
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    they don't come with triggers, or is a trigger a common upgrade?

    edit: i know noob question, flame suit on :)
     
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    I like em both. Either way, get a DAK or LEM for carry.
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    GJ buying an AV Jack.
     
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    Why do you guys like the sig better?
     
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    I think you're looking at 2 pretty pricey guns and honestly if you're asking about the triggers you don't know what you're about to buy. If you've got money to burn thats fine, but if not it can be expensive to buy a really nice gun and find out while it may be really nice that its not for you.
    If I had to pick I'd take the sig, but while both are quality firearms neither one really fits my shooting habits. If you can try before you buy you'll be able to find out if the same goes for you.
     
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    RedDawg Well-Known Member

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    I am definetly going to try a few before i decide what i want to buy and i know this is a sport that i am going to like/get addicted to. I don't mind spending extra money if the quality it better, this is going to be something i plan on owning for a long, long time so the if a higher initial investment gets me a better quality handgun it will only make my experience that much more enjoyable right? :bigthumb:
     
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    Sure, my main point was just because they're quality doesn't mean you'll like them. Don't think because they cost more they're any better than something like a glock either. It comes down to personal fit and how you shoot. I have a 226 and while its a fine gun I need to get around to selling it sometime because I've just never been able to really warm up to its trigger.

    Some fan boys would certainly have you believe that a sig or HK is simply superior to all other pistols but thats a load of crap.
     
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  16. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Agree with soy.. quality wise you can't really go wrong with most of what you've mentioned.

    The trick is finding a gun that you not only shoot well, but finds your hand/is concealable/reliable, etc. That takes practice, trial and error, and luck.

    The internet is great for anecdotal evidence, but when it comes down to finding a pistol that fits you, you have to get out and shoot them.
     

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