4 Responses to In Gun News This Week

  1. I feel it takes a certain kind of spirit to not lose it like this young clerck did, when it counts. That’s the kind of guy I’d want to be in a Fox hole with.

  2. I bought my son a SigPro for his 21st birthday, and I ended up getting one for my wife also (at least that was my honest intent!). My son says it’s the perfect gun for him.

    I agree with most of the SigPro review, but if you’re planning to rush out and buy one now, then there are some things you need to know.

    1. Once broken in, SigPros are extremely reliable pistols; but break-in takes about 500 rounds (minimum) and should be done with HIGH-quality ammo, not your cheap Walmart fare. I tried the latter, not knowing any better at the time, and at my first range session with the SigPro I had 100 failures to eject (i.e. stovepipes) out of 100 shots fired!!! I sent the pistol back to Sig for warranty repair, and they sent it back saying they couldn’t reproduce the problem! The difference? They used Speer Lawman and I had used Federal Champion. Once I switched ammo, it worked flawlessly; and now that it’s broken in, it eats everything. This long break-in period combined with several malfs is probably why the SigPro never earned the reputation it deserves; i.e. shooters weren’t patient enough to see it through. Purely speculation on my part, though. Just think of it as extra training. I could sure clear a stovepipe in record speed after my first range session with the SigPro!

    2. I personally don’t like the trigger, but that’s just me; others rave about it. I think the DA pull stacks. Yet if you read the older reviews of the SigPro when it first came on the market, they say the trigger is modelled after the P210, and we all know the legend of the P210! But there is no way the SA trigger breaks at 5lbs as claimed in the review. The Sig spec sheet lists it at 4.4, and I suspect it’s actually a tad below 4, though I’ve never measured objectively. It’s not a crisp SA trigger (IMO, and this was also mentioned in the review), but it’s okay and would probably improve with a nice trigger job. However…

    3. If you’re thinking about giving yourself a DIY trigger job, think long and hard first. The SigPro utilizes a fire control unit; and while it is indeed possible for the average joe to disassemble it (disassembly/reassembly is in one of the old GunTech issues), the fact is that Sig will NOT sell individual components. The fire contol box is available as a complete assembly only, and it’s expensive as you can imagine. Screw up a $2 spring and it’ll cost you hundreds to replace (of course, you could just have Bob or Ken make you a new part).

    4. There are three backstrap sizes available for the SigPro (of which I’m aware): small, medium, and large. I use the large and it feels great, and it’s the only of the three with a rubber rear end to it, which is extra nice. When I know my 5’4″ wife with tiny hands is going to be shooting it, I put on the small grip and replace the standard trigger with a Short Reach Trigger. With six different grip/trigger combinations, the pistol is adaptable to a wide variety of hand sizes. Tip: If you’re going to be switching the trigger often, make sure you have a nice supply of those teensy, tiny, itty-bitty trigger pin retaining O-rings on hand. They’re not always easy to come by, and you want to make sure you have one if/when you need it (Sig says it needs to be replaced every time the trigger pin is removed). Now if Sig would come out with an SRT trigger for the SigPro, life would be wonderful. Oh, but there’s that fire control “available as an assembly only” thing biting us in the you-know-what again.

    Anyway, give the SigPro a fair shake and you just might be pleasantly surprised. It has its quirks–in fact, I remember there used to be a webpage somewhere out in Cyber Land that listed things you should know about the SigPro–but it’s a good hardworking pistol… and apparently still a diamond in the rough, well-kept secret over a decade later.

    [Disclaimer: I don’t use the SigPro as my personal defense pistol and I am not associated with Sig in any way, other than as a multiple pistol owner and past student at the Sig Academy.]

    • I am glad you like the Sig. However; if I have to run 500 rounds through a hand gun to break it in, the manufacturer can keep it. Second, I have numerous guns and all of them will fire, eject, and reload with any of the name brand ammunition available at a variety of places, including my wholesale supplier or Walmart. Brands I keep in personal collection include, STI, Ruger, Citadel, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, and one Makarov. I sell guns (yes, have FFL) and have not had anyone want a Sig in a long time. Guess the above is a good reason.
      Thanks for your comments.

  3. That’s why I carry a GLOCK. Shot everything from Tula to the best…not one failure, OF ANY KIND. I want a gun I know will go bang, no matter what I have in it.

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