GUN i've narrowed my selection down to 2 different 9mm's, but which to choose?

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  1. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    a CPO Sig P226 or a CZ SP-01? both are at my price range of 500.
    (will more than likely buy off of buds)

    P226:
    Pros:
    -time tested design
    -fantastic ergos
    -mass aftermarket and accessories

    Cons:
    -its CPO, meaning only 1 year warranty
    -lack of accessory rail

    SP-01
    Pros:
    -NATO certification
    -popular overseas
    -accessory rail for tacicoolness

    Cons:
    -not a very popular make/model in the US
    -not a large aftermarket/accessories in the US
    -i have yet to hold one. i have smaller hands and am worried it may be too large for my hands.

    if anyone has any other pros or cons to add to either gun, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    FusionZ06 /\__/\__/\__0>

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    226 is a great gun
     
  3. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    What do you want to do with it?
     
  4. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    range/home defense
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    My advice is to get a long gun or a Glock 19.
     
  6. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    For the most part your list of pros and cons...sucks. Really none of those things are important. You need to buy the one that fits your hand best.

    Past that I think Shackles is right when he says to get a long gun. You're not far off the price of a cmmg bargain bin ar15.
     
  7. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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  8. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    i think your reading comprehension sucks
     
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    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Either one is going to have expensive parts, should anything ever break. The Sig is going to be easier to get parts for. Why not a CZ 75B? They are incredibly popular, and easy on the wallet. I think that would be a good choice if you are looking at CZ handguns. Sticking to your two choices though, I would go with the 226.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    G19

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  11. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    My bad, you're right. Get the gun that has "NATO certification"
     
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  13. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    what part of "fantastic ergo" and "i have yet to hold one" dont u understand?
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    If you want fantastic ergonomics and have a smaller hand, look at a Walther P99. EXTREMELY comfortable gun, and is known to be much better with people with smaller hands.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    agreed
     
  16. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    CZ-75 was my first though too.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    You can't go wrong with either. Ignore what everyone else says. Buy a good manufactured handgun and don't worry about it. Then get some training and learn to use it. What works for you won't work for everyone else.
     
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    So spend less time being a douche on the intertubes to people that are trying to help you out by answering the same question thats asked here 5 times a week even though the answer is in the sticky and go hold one. They're both great guns but none of us have your hands. We can't pick the right gun to fit yours any more than we can pick out your shoes or tell you if you'll like how a certain car drives.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    RRA 9mm
     
  20. ZCP M3

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    My father just picked up a P226 Elite and we ran 400rds through it this weekend. Fucking AWESOME gun. Don't have any experience with the other one you listed, but I've never heard anyone say negative things about the P226.

    Also, consider the Sig P225s that are coming over from Germany as surplus. Cheap as fuck and some are damn near brand new.
     
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    Support America, buy an American gun.


    M&P 9mm.
     
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    mds2004 OT Supporter

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    Both great guns as I have experience with both. My buddy bought his SP-01 at same time as I bought my P226 and we hit the range once a week shooting a few hundred rounds plus more on other days when going hunting which is every other week or so.

    Both are great guns. If getting the CZ, get a SP-01 over the 75b, or even the SP-01 Tactical. The tactical has the decocker which I prefer over the safety. I also like how the either SP-01 comes with night sights stock. I would choose this over the Sig if you had small hands.

    I am biased as I own a P226 but I specifically looked for this W. German model. The P226 will have a decocker and also has a much simpler action. I would not be worried about a CPO's function but rather the finish quality. Better for mid-large hands.

    Both are one of the most accurate guns out of the box and I would not worry with either one. I would get whichever suits your hands the most. I shoot the P226 better due to my very long hands. I have hogue wraparounds but will buy longer screws to fit my pachmyr grips due to their larger size.
     
  24. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    so the SP-01 grip is smaller than the P226's? interesting. i didnt find the P226 to be uncomfortabtly large. also, i've been looking at the tactical because i do like having a decocker over a safety. thanks for the heads up
     
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    Get the glock
     

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