Re: Looking to buy a 45 handgun
I don't believe there are better choices than the Sigs and Glocks to be honest. There are other equal quality guns or close to it. But a Sig is a very high quality handgun and I chose one over a 1911 and don't regret it for a second. Glocks can also be very good weapons. There are many good weapons. But he asked about Sigs and Glocks. And it isn't like this is the only example of such things happening. It always happens even when there are no hairs to split to make wiggle room to chime in with your own favorite choice. I could go on and on about grammar and how a paragraph has a specific and limited thought involved especially when it is spelled out as such. Mainly I don't think adding a lot of confusion to the answer is doing the OP a favor. In fact I think he chose two very good examples of handguns that are both very popular for different reasons and he was asking about whether there was a difference. Just answering the question asked is not such a bad idea IMO.
It isn't the end of the world or anything or even important. But I do think people should try to limit their answers to the questions asked. It helps to avoid the avalanche of information we see every time a newbie comes along and asks about guns. Too much information is as bad as not enough. And I think someone gave him pretty good advice on a couple of guns that would work very well for him. I don't think he needed the whole history of the gun as an answer. In fact I think it overwhelms people. That was and is my point. If I told you someone said I should buy either a Porsche or a Chevy Blazer would you feel compelled to tell me about the Model A? Because let's face it, the 1911 is essentially the Model A of handguns. That doesn't make it bad. In fact I think we all know they have great qualities. So did the Model A. I'm just saying we might want to limit our comments to the discussion at hand and all hair splitting aside I can dig out my grammar books and prove that his question was technically about only Sigs and Glocks. Paragraphs are limited to a particular subject just like sentences are. But gee whiz do we have to get into all that? I hope not. It was pretty obvious he wanted to know about Sigs and Glocks. Not Model A's.
It really isn't worth all this much fuss at any rate. I certainly ain't the paragraph police. I was just suggesting we try to stick to the subject rather than turning every single thread into a 1911 love fest. There are other guns in the world and many of them are very nice. For example when was the last time you saw a 1911 with a 13 round capacity like the Glock 21? What about the more modern safeties on Glocks? Some 1911's aren't California approved BTW. Maybe that's why his friend simplified his search to Glocks and Sigs. Aren't we assuming a lot when we assume the OP needs information not asked for?