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P229 vs p30: My final decison

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by rjl11146, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. rjl11146

    rjl11146 Issaquah Member

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    After a 1000 posts read and many trips to the gun shop I decided to buy an HK p30. I saved for a month and set off to buy the HK. I test fired the HK and test fired the Sig p229 sas gen 2.

    I repeated alternating both pistols and, to my surprise, bought the Sig. Why?

    It looked better.
    It felt better.
    I shot it better.
    It had the best trigger I have ever used (SRT)
    I liked the configuration better.
    It recoild less.

    I was amazed reading the posts. The HK was favored 5 to 1. Most said the trigger is the sh*&$, the mag release rubs my thumb etc. but I would take the HK. The Sigs were often bashed. I wonder how that can be? I have owned 6 now with never a glitch. Always fired, always ejected and never stove piped once. I shot all six right out of the box.

    Well I feel better sharing my actual experience with both.
     
  2. tdocz

    tdocz Beaverton Member

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    Excellent choice, sir. I love my Sigs and my P229 is my favorite shooter. I love it's trigger, reliability, handling and looks. Oh, and you can trust me, I'm a doctor. Lol. Cheers!

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  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    It's all personal preference.

    Both of them are very fine pistol.
     
  4. tdocz

    tdocz Beaverton Member

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    Agreed. I enjoy my HKs too, but my heart belongs to Sig Sauer. :-D

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  5. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    I like them both, so I bought both.
     
  6. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I have never shot the Sig, but I love my p30. the recoil may be due to how much lighter the P30 is. If I remember correctly the HK was quite a bit lighter then the Sig
    At the moment I am trying to decide my next weapon. A S&W 500 or a 1911. the big con againt the s&w is the cost of ammo and againt the 1911 is the fact I have 2 H&k .40s
     
  7. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've owned the P226 and P30.

    People can argue pros/cons about each gun and manufacturer, but the Sig was clearly a better value (being almost $300 less than what I paid for my P30).

    I'm interested in trying the P30's less expensive twin, the Walther PPQ.
     
  8. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    I love my sig's, my 229 is the softest recoiling 40 that I have shot. HK makes some fine weapons, but you can buy a lot of ammo with the money saved on the sig
     
  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree, they cost alot but I got mine pretty cheap as I got a usp40 at the same time. and yeah, you can buy a lot of ammo for that extra cost but I thought the quality and the fact that the p30 fit my hand almost perfectly it was worth the extra cost.
     
  10. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Kent, WA Member

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    Both are excellent weapons so you really can't go wrong with either. If you are ready for another SIG, look for a German police trade-in P6
     
  11. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    I think it's the best value out right now. I actually like it better than the P30, but I'm a sucker for a great trigger.
     
  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Now that's the right answer to the unasked question
     
  13. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    who are these e-tards? the 229 is the greatest gun ever assembled 106wzft.jpg