Sig Sauer vs. the HK Brand: Which is Better?

June 13, 2019
Sig Sauer vs. the HK Brand: Which is Better?

Two of the biggest names in the self-defense industry are Sig Sauer and HK. Sig Sauer is probably best known for its P320, the official sidearm​ of the United States Army, and the Marine Corps. When someone mentions Heckler Koch, the MP5 and USP weapons come to mind. It is easy to find the Sig Sauer P320 for sale and the MP5 and USP.

However, which brand is better?

Sig Sauer History

The origins of Sig Sauer involve German and Swiss companies that combined to create the iconic Sig Sauer line.

Sig Sauer produced one of their first pistols in 1947. At the time, the pistol had a good local reputation but was relatively unknown outside Switzerland.

Over the years, other countries recognized the extraordinary design and quality features built into these guns. Eventually, the U.S. military would adopt the gun.

Considered possibly the best products Sig Sauer produces, the P320 design mirrors that of the 1947 handgun called the P210.

The company used the valuable feedback provided by users of this popular first model and eventually produced the P320.

Sig Sauer P320

In 2017, the U.S. Army held a competition for modular handguns to adopt a new standard-issue sidearm. The expected winner was the Glock, but to many people’s surprise the P320 stood out as the champion. Sig Sauer received a massive contract and became the new go-to handgun for the U.S. Army.

So why did the P320 win? For the most part, because of its great adaptability. Parts on the P320 are replaceable meaning that each soldier can have a handgun customized to their liking. Not every soldier is the same, so being able to adjust the grip on the handgun is helpful.

The firearm is incredibly modular. Features include conventional lands and grooves rifling, front sight and rear sight, and a Picatinny rail that allows for multiple attachments. This double action only semi-automatic pistol is a force to be reckoned with. The trigger pull for the gun is between 5.5 pounds and 7.5 pounds. The trigger system is pretty common for DA/SA handguns.

Replacing parts also comes in handy when factoring in cost. Rather than buy an entirely new weapon, only a single part needs to be purchased. The same is true if the weapon is damaged. You do not have to replace the entire gun, but only a section of it.

The versatility of this weapon, combined with its exceptional testing for safety and accuracy, making it one of the best guns on the market today.

HK History

HK is a German firearms company that emerged after World War II.

The French, responsible for a specific sector in post-war Germany where many German industries were located, ordered the complete dismantlement and destruction of one of the major factories in the region, the headquarters for the pre-war armaments giant Mauser.

Three engineers that had worked for Mauser, Edmund Heckler, Theodor Koch, and Alex Seidel, salvaged what they could from the wreckage and started a manufacturing company that produced tools, bicycles, and other items.

In the mid-1950s, the partners decided to bid on a tender from the German government to produce weapons.

The company won the tender and over the succeeding years, their reputation as quality weapon makers grew.

Arguably, HK’s modern handgun of choice today is the VP9. First produced in 2014, the VP9, called the Volkspistole or people’s pistol became one of the company’s most popular pieces ever.


How can the VP9 compete with a gun that won the competition to become the main pistol for the U.S. army? Well, the VP9 has its own special features that help it stand out from other handguns.

The VP9 is a semi-automatic, striker-fired pistol that uses 9mm ammunition. It has a polymer frame for protection, holds up to 19 rounds, and an extended full-size Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail to mount lights and lasers.

Some features that make it unique are its complete ambidextrousness and patented charging support. The charging supports speed up reloading and helps maintain a comfortable grip. The grip also utilizes ergonomic technology making it fit easily in almost any hand size. Specially molded finger grooves become accustomed to the shooter’s grip for the maximum shot and handling quality. The model also features a red Crimson Trace laser for precision accuracy.

Most consider the VP9 one of the most solid and dependable handguns made.


It’s hard to pick a better handgun, but overall, the P320 provides greater versatility, while the VP9 has unique qualities that make it better for certain people.

Luckily, you can easily find both the Sig Sauer P320 for sale and the HK VP9 for sale easily online. IFA Tactical sells both weapons at very affordable prices.

Shop for firearms online

IFA Tactical makes shopping for the best that the gun world has to offer easy. You will easily be able to locate the Sig Sauer P320 or the HK VP9 as well as a massive selection of other handguns. We also provide traditional single-action trigger pistols and pistols popular with both military and law enforcement. The possibilities are endless when you browse our catalog online. We sell classics as well for gun collectors that value antique firearms just as much as the modern weapons.
Shopping online presents a multitude of benefits for gun owners. Now you can shop for your firearms from the comfort of your own home. A new gun can be delivered straight to your door. Shopping online also lets you consolidate your firearm purchases. Buy all of your guns in one place as well as your ammo and other firearm attachments.

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