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i was thinking about getting a new pistol a sig p226 or hk usp and i was wondering if yall could give me some goods and bads about each thanks
 

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I own both.(sig 229 & HK USP .45). I love both of them and have put many rounds through them both. My preference is towards the HK and this is only because its more comfortable for me and I shoot better groups with it. They're both nice guns and I don't believe you'll be disappointed either way. I would try to find a gun range that rents pistols and see which gun has a better feel for you.
 

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I dunno, that's a tough one... I like HKs, but damn, they are expensive for what you get...
 

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You really need to shoot both guns and find out which one you like better. They are both quality guns, and you'd probably be pretty happy with either one. HKs tend to be pricier.
 

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I agree with others...it's a wash IMHO with the best value being the more reasonably priced Sig.
You can't go wrong wither way though price aside as they are both top tier.

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I paid $617 for my HK. My wife bought my sig as a b-day present and I believe she paid somewhere around $800. What do the glocks typically run?
 

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The have different manual of arms. I like the HK because it can be carried Locked and cocked or DA

Out of the 2, neither. get a 1911, you're gonna get one eventually, everyone does, so get it over with
 

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I paid $617 for my HK. My wife bought my sig as a b-day present and I believe she paid somewhere around $800. What do the glocks typically run?
Cheapest Glocks I've seen are in the $450 range plus FFL fees, or $500 in the store.
 

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I have an FFL and the best price around here...which is a pretty good indictator for low price around the country is 490 plus tax for a g17. Thats what I sell them for. The dealer cost on them is about 455 when you figure shipping in.
 

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As for my preferance...I would go SIG over HK but if you want a really good auto that can be SA/DA in 9mm or 40S&W I would say go with CZ. I have a saying about CZ....German quality for a Czech price.
 

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You really need to shoot both guns and find out which one you like better. They are both quality guns, and you'd probably be pretty happy with either one. HKs tend to be pricier.
I'm not sure what they're going for now, but I got my USP .45 for $580. That was when they first hit the market. I used a sig 226 before that and I like the HK much better. Of course the sig 226 was 9mm, but I'd still take the HK over a 220 any day.
 

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If I remember the USP has actually gone up in price over the years as more and more Military and Police contracts float HK's way there are less for teh commercial market. Supply and demand my friend.
 

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i already have a glock and a 1911 i'm just looking for something a little different, i can't find a range that rents sigs or h&k's mostly just glocks and 1911's which does me no good
 

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Personally, I'd say go with the USP. H&K's recoil reduction system works badass. You get REALLY fast follow up shots with a USP. My USP is one of those purchases where I'll be happy I did it the rest of my life.
 

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I had a USP compact for a few years and carried a USP full size on duty for a few years before the department switched to Glock. I LOVED the HKs... I've also posted in NASIOC multiple times about why I don't trust Sigs...I saw 5 of them have fatal malfunctions when they came from the factory with the guid rods too short...
 

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I have noticed Sig prices rising in my area (Southern NH). I had a P239 in .357Sig that was a beautifully crafted and accurate gun. I have also shot a P229 in .357Sig, another fine shooter. I would say Sigs are worth the look.
 

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i had 2 usp's (9mm and .45) in '99 - put many round through them had a few feeding issues nothing terrible though

what i didnt like is the amount of wear on the polimer lower where it stops the slide from punching a hole in your face.

it looked like it would eventually fail and i didnt want to be around for that - so i traded them


but remember opinions are like assholes - everyone has at least one



the best thing to do is go to the range and rent them both - from there you will be able to make up your mind.
 

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get the 226 in 40. then you can also get a .357 SIG barrel and now you have a dual caliber handgun. mag is the same for both...
 
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