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    1911 .45 or Sig 226 9mm

    I'm not a big handgun guy. I'm considering picking up one of these two pistols. A springfield Armory 1911-a1 pistol or a Sig 226. Do you guys have any feedback or input on them or which I should pick up?

    Colt
    http://www.valleyguns.com/listings/d...mnum=880313019


    Sig
    http://www.valleyguns.com/listings/d...mnum=880838101

    #2
    Both are good. You really can't go wrong with a 1911 (Colt is great but I prefer Kimber model)
    So what do you want a 9mm or 45?
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      #3
      Get the sig p229 in either .357 sig or .40 cal
      Or a kimber in .45

      Both are great sidearms.
      I hate 9mm and i cary one for work.

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        #4
        9mm is very cheap to shoot. Very. And take that into consideration. Practicing a lot with a 9mm vs just some with a .45 makes a difference. I personally don't buy into the rhetoric that .45's knock people down instantly and 9mm just bounce off.

        That being said I would spend the money, get a Sig 229 .40

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          #5
          I have said and will say again, no gun looks small from the front

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            #6
            Originally posted by Yrkoon9
            9mm is very cheap to shoot. Very. And take that into consideration. Practicing a lot with a 9mm vs just some with a .45 makes a difference. I personally don't buy into the rhetoric that .45's knock people down instantly and 9mm just bounce off.

            That being said I would spend the money, get a Sig 229 .40
            This post aproved by the Bigger is better assosiation :oP

            Yes 100% right don't get a .45 if your not going to spend the money to put 1000's of rounds down range. same for the 9mm. Doesn't matter how great of balistics the round yuor shooting has if you can't hit your target.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JohnnyCache
              I have said and will say again, no gun looks small from the front
              ??? :icon_scra

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                #8
                The 9mm being cheaper to practice with makes sense of course. Ideally I'd like to pick up a 9mm for Mrs Guilty Spark to shoot.

                I'm learning towards the 45 for the more stopping power (people breaking in, bears- realise thats a whole new debate).

                Realistically I won't get much time to practice shooting with either so the price difference between calibers won't really come into effect.
                Also if memory serves you can get .22cal conversion kits for 1911's too can't you?


                My xmas list is as follows
                Glock 17, sig 226, Colt 1911, maybe an HK USP
                M14 (converted to an M-21) and an AR10 kinda done up like the SR25

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JohnnyCache
                  I have said and will say again, no gun looks small from the front
                  A friend of mine had a saying he got from his instructor. It went something like, "Caliber is negated after the second shot."
                  I guess it means that the person really isn't going to care what size the round is after you shot him once.
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                  Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!

                  RIP SOLDIER

                  Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
                  -Gene, GODHAND

                  You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
                  The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
                  -Daniel Tosh

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by meataxe
                    ??? :icon_scra

                    I know a man who was shot with one of those in a bar altercation. He proceeded to pop the round out of his arm then beat the shooter half to death.

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                      #11
                      45 is a man stopper. Alot of military prefer the 45

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                        #12
                        You're getting hung up on caliber here, but they're two very different weapons. He could be asking about the 220 vs. the 1911, and then caliber wouldn't matter. Then what do you say?

                        I don't own the Springfield. I would say that that the P220/P226 is more likely to be completely reliable right out of the box. The 1911 has come a long way, but if I had to guess which of the two would malfunction more often from day one, it would be the 1911. The SIG can be simpler to operate, since most models don't have a manual safety, but the P226 is usually sold as a double/single action, meaning you have to master the transition between the double action trigger pull on the first shot and the single action pull on the second and subsequent shots. That's not impossible, but the 1911 won't require you to do it.

                        On the other hand, the 1911 fits many hands better than the SIG. Have you shot both? If not, go do that. You'll probably know after you put 50 rounds through each which one works better for you. It's a tossup until you know how they feel in your hand.

                        Both are accurate.

                        Both are chambered in a reliable caliber.

                        Both have good sights (but if SIG still uses the "dot the i" sights, I prefer those strongly over the three-dot versions most makers use.)

                        Both have fairly good triggers, but two very different kinds.

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                          #13
                          For self defence against bears, I've heard 12 ga. slug is the favourite choice. (At least for up north with the polar bears.) First round blank to scare them off followed by the slugs if the blank doesn't work. For smaller bears, you might not need that much. I once scared off a garbage disturbing black bear with a pellet gun. In retrospect, that was a stupid thing to do. But damn funny.

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                            #14
                            I have both. For the carry type, theyboth rock. Both very good shooters.

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                              #15
                              Did I miss the part about the bears? We're not discussing .45 and 9mm handguns for bears, are we?

                              That would be a bad idea.

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