M&P or Sig 226 SCT

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M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby NatStateTac » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:33 am

So I have the option of buying either a used M&P 9 or a Sig 226 SCT in 9mm. Both have night sights, the M&P has Trijicon and the Sig has the Sig Light. The M&P only has one mag while the Sig has 5. Thoughts? I am torn between the two.

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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby Nathan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:44 am

Either would serve you very well but I prefer the M&P over the bulk of the 226.
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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby jeffhughes » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:29 pm

What's the price on each?

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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby NatStateTac » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:46 am

jeffhughes wrote:What's the price on each?


$350 on the M&P, $700 on the Sig

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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby samuelrp » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:15 am

NatStateTac wrote:
jeffhughes wrote:What's the price on each?


$350 on the M&P, $700 on the Sig

There is your answer.
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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby hkguy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:02 am

if price is not a concern, get the one you like the best. both will serve you well.
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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby LWP » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:11 pm

The first Sig I ever saw, about 1974, was made like a fine clock. Are they still made this way, so that they command twice the price of an M&P, or do you pay for the name?

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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby Nathan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:08 pm

LWP wrote:The first Sig I ever saw, about 1974, was made like a fine clock.

Ah, the good ole days back when Sig was made in Germany. Sig builds a good gun, I just bought a Legion on New Years, but no, they aren't that much better. The metallurgy has improved since then considerably, early Sigs had common frame cracking issues that metallurgy has corrected, but the precision just ain't what it used to be. Now don't get the wrong idea; I'm not saying the Sig is bad...I'm just saying that comparing it to the German Sigs it's obvious that it's become a production line gun. In fact, modern Sig isn't even the same company, just the same name. Monetary considerations aside, overall I believe the M&P is the better choice.
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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby Hand and Steel » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Most brands used to make guns more finely. I recently acquired a mid-80s upper assembly from a Taurus 92 to convert a .40 cal Taurus to 9mm, and it's better machined than the modern production Sigs, Colts and S&Ws I see. That says a lot about the way guns are made these days. The only production guns I can think of that still have the same level of craftsmanship are BHPs.
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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby NatStateTac » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:09 am

So I purchased the M&P and love it!

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Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Postby Nathan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:22 am

NatStateTac wrote:So I purchased the M&P and love it!


Congratulations on your decision! The Sig is a very good gun, but so is the M&P.

FWIW:

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This is my collection of guns that say Sig.

While I do appreciate the quality of the Sig, my purchases show that I greatly prefer the M&P.
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