Sig P226 vs. CZ SP-01 ?

Discussion in 'Gun Chatter' started by BearArms, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. BearArms

    BearArms Member

    With a bit of research, I have found these two guns (Sig P226 and the CZ SP-01) for about the same price (both 9mm and both with a rail)

    In terms of a gun for home protection, which of these two guns ranks higher in terms of reliability and being most accurate? I realize both Sig and CZ make quality handguns, so we may be splitting hairs in this one -- but anything you can offer would be much appreciated!

    thank you in advance!

    GOANRA Well-Known Member

    I'd say the Sig wins out easily.
    They have sooo much going for them, both are too heavy for ME to carry all day, though.
    I've acquired a 22 ounce max weight limit, no exceptions.

  3. Will_Carry

    Will_Carry Well-Known Member

    I'm really digging my SP-01. It's very accurate with a sweet trigger and night sites. It's well built and heavy enough to keep the pistol steady when rapid firing. It is a quality peace. I have never shot the Sig 226. I'm sure it's a fine handgun too.

    GOANRA Well-Known Member

    I was issued one of the early Sig 226s as a duty arm when they were fairly unknown, when LE was converting from revolvers to semis. We were given 9mms. I didn't like them compared to my .357 Mag S&W model 586. By comparison, it was a weeny round.

    Years later, after getting used to it, I got a newer one and they upgraded our ammo. I came to love the ease of breaking it down + acquired the mind set of firing 6-7 rounds in a blink as opposed to the standard 'double-tap' of the revolver.
    The Sig was a complicated bugger compared to my revolver, but I learned it.

    I never did get to a CZ, but I have known many pros who have held them in high-regard.