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Sig Sauer Models: How To Choose the Firearm That's Best For You

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Sig Sauer manufactures a variety of pistols and rifles, from those that will fire 10,000 rounds without a failure to others that accept different calibers and magazines. With such extensive offerings, the question is how to choose the firearm that’s best for your needs.

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In order to purchase the ideal gun, several key factors must be taken into consideration. Forbes contributor Larry Bell noted that body stature and hand size are important details, as well as your main purpose for purchasing a gun. Will it be used for recreational or defensive practice? Do you intend to have the gun as a concealed carry, or will you keep it at home?

Sig Sauer models can meet any of the above criteria. For example, the Sig Sauer P290RS was recently named by Personal Defense World as one of the top 12 concealed carry pistols. The model measures 5.5 inches long and 3.9 inches high, and it has a 2.9-inch barrel. The Sig Sauer P290RS has 9mm and .380 ACP options.

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Home defense handguns may be slightly larger than those used for conceal carry. Sig Sauer’s P226 MK25 measures 7.7 inches in length and has a 4.4-inch 9mm barrel. In a review of top self-defense handguns for Real World Survivor, Robert A. Sadowski wrote that the Sig Sauer P226 is a favorite of U.S. Navy SEALS for its reliability. At home, the “P226 MK25 is a practical pistol that is durable as well as reliable,” Sadowski noted.

No matter the type of Sig Sauer pistol you choose, fit and comfort are vital considerations. “For a shooter with smaller hands, the enhanced control from a 9mm pistol’s slimmer grip and softer recoil may more than make up for its lesser ballistic capability compared to the .45,” Richard Nance wrote in a blog post for Guns & Ammo.

Nance included these tips for selecting a comfortable pistol: “To determine whether your hand is big enough for a particular pistol, grip it so that the slide is aligned with the middle of your forearm. While holding the gun in this manner, ensure that you can comfortably reach the trigger without changing your grip. You should also make sure that other controls—such as the magazine release, slide release and external safety (if applicable)—are within reach while you maintain a shooting grip on the pistol.”

Some gun owners may decide they want a Sig Sauer rifle rather than a pistol. Nancy wrote that rifles are easier to fire than pistols, although they are “less accessible than handguns during a home defense situation.”

When selecting a Sig Sauer rifle, one of the most important factors is desired use. The Sig MCX, according to Sig Sauer’s website, was designed light and short for ease of carry and use. The Sig MPX, on the other hand, falls into the submachine gun category while enhancing operational safety.

Ultimately, deciding on the right Sig Sauer gun is a personal choice. Kelly Black, COO of Imminent Threat Solutions (ITS) Tactical, settled on the P238 after handling several Sig Sauer models at a gun show. “The grip size was perfect for me, my index finger easily reached and gripped the trigger, the slide was easy to maneuver and it was light enough for me to want to carry it concealed when I was mentally ready for that next step,” she wrote.

The key, then, is to home in on the Sig Sauer models that meet your needs, then narrow down the choices by handling the models and selecting the one with which you feel the most comfortable.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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Sig Sauer manufactures a variety of pistols and rifles, from those that will fire 10,000 rounds without a failure to others that accept different calibers and magazines. With such extensive offerings, the question is how to choose the firearm that’s best for your needs.
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