Sig P320 9mm Subcompact vs. XD Mod 2 9mm

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  1. Mar 27, 2015 #1
    mudcat57

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    I have both the Sig and the Mod 2, and they are very similar in size, so much so the differences aren't worth mentioning. They both are accurate, but there are some differences.

    First, the Mod 2 has handled all ammo with no problems. The Sig P320 has had some failure to feed problems with two different ammo brands, in different mags.

    Second, the Mod 2 isn't as snappy as the Sig. Those who say the high bore axis doesn't make a difference are wrong, at least in the subcompact.

    Third, while both triggers are good, advantage Sig as it's reset is better than the Mod 2.

    Next, the slide of the Sig has serrations both front and back, making it easier to rack the slide and frankly it looks better. That being said, the polymer of the Mod 2 is better and looks better. The Sig polymer feels cheap and will mark up rather easily, which is unusual for polymer.

    Now for the mags: both are good, but advantage to Mod 2 as it is made better imo and it holds 13 instead of 12. Both will receive extended mags.

    Sights: Advantage mod 2 for the front sight. My particular Sig doesn't have the night sights, but contrast sights.

    Ergonomics: Advantage Mod 2. The Sig comes with a medium frame and I need a large, which isn't available at this time. And it will cost me $40-$50 to get it when it is.

    Price: Both are available under $500, depending on whether it's a bi tone or fde, etc.

    So far the Mod 2 seems to edge out the Sig P320, so what's the big deal with the first striker fired polymer Sig? It's modular and you I can add .357 sc, c, fs, 9mm c and fs, .40 sc, c and fs, and .45 sc, c and fs conversion kits if I so desire, and still only have one gun. The trigger frame is removable and it's the actual "gun" with the serial number. The kits can be shipped straight to my home.
     
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    Snaphook

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    It's a pretty personal call, which gun is better, as both are good. I don't have a 320, although I own several Sig's and am a certified Sigaholic.

    In that size polymer I went with the VP9, which is excellent, but I can see getting a 320 one day.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2015 #3
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    Yep, I am keeping both of them. The VP9 is definitely on my list as well. I saw a youtube video of Hickok45 shooting it and he called it a nail driver. He is always good, but he shot that VP9 extra good. It was impressive. He said the trigger was biting his finger somehow, and others have said the P320 will do the same, but I've never had that problem. How is your VP9 trigger?
     
  4. Mar 28, 2015 #4
    ballista216

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    I was so close to buying the 320 sub compact when I bought my mod.2. I think I made the right choice as it just feels better in my hand. But I will definitely be getting a vp9 next and possibly a 320.
     
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    mudcat57

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    If I could only keep one between the Mod 2 and the Sig P320, it would be the Mod 2. It feels better and shoots smoother, modular capacity of the Sig notwithstanding.
     
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    Yeah I'm definitely pleased with my mod.2, it's actually the most accurate handgun I've owned. And honestly I'm not a big fan of the idea of a modular handgun, nothing wrong with it, I just can't sell myself on the idea of it. I would rather have several different guns in different calibers than a drawer full of barrels, recoil springs, and magazines.
     
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    I disagree that they are the same size, the Sig is 1.06" thick while the MOD.2 is 1.19" thick. A Glock 19 is 1.18" so with the MOD.2 will feel very similar when carrying. The Sig is closer in thickness to the popular carry guns. The Glock 43 is 1.02" meaning the Sig is only .04" thicker. Also, the trigger on the Sig much crisper and has a much better reset.
     
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    ballista216

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    He said they were similar in size, which I think is why the mod.2 feels better in hand than the 320 does. To me that tiny bit of extra grip width just makes the mod.2 fit the hand better.
     
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    CrazyJoe

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    You really think the springer trigger is good? I do want a .357 sig P320c. They just started offering them in OD.
     
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    The Sig 320 trigger is excellent IMO. I have the VP9, PPQ, PPX, etc and it rates up there, better than the VP9 due to less take-up and a shorter reset. The Sig 320 might be 1.09" at it's thinnest point but overall, it's fatter than the G19, larger overall and heavier.
     
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