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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/3/2005 7:34:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 3:49:56 AM EDT by Redman]
Which would you get and why? I have narrowed it down to these. Both fit great in my hand, are .45 and have the same capacity. I also like the looks of both. Is one better than the other?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:02:13 PM EDT
Of the 2 I would go with the Commander. I like the single action better. Also the ergonomics of it work out better for me. The Commander is a bit smaller than the Sig which will make for easier carry.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:03:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 8:04:11 PM EDT by nationwide]

Originally Posted By NateM4:
Of the 2 I would go with the Commander. I like the single action better. Also the ergonomics of it work out better for me. The Commander is a bit smaller than the Sig which will make for easier carry.



I went with the P220-R with nite sights for the same reason. CCW is no problem with the right holster!


ETA: Except that I prefer TDA over single action
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:11:13 PM EDT
Both are excellent handguns and you can't go wrong with either one. The first question I would ask is which action are you comfortable with? Personally, I would choose the Colt Commander as there are more after market parts available that would allow you to "Tailor" fit it your specific needs.

On my Colts I like a nice pair of checkered grips, the flat mainspring housing, an extended trigger, beavertail grip safety and an extended safety. I also like the Novak "Low profile" sights too (I think you can get these for the SIG as well). There is also the availabilty of the Chip McCormick or Wilson mags that can will hold (8) rounds in them, giving you a total of (9) with one in the chamber. These are the basic mods I have done to any Colt I ever had.

All that being said, I carry a Para Ordnance C7. 45 LDA Companion as my EDC. This is because my agency does not allow single action autos, and I am a firm believer in carrying the same weapon both on and off duty. For me, the Para is the best of both worlds as it is a DAO and it also has all of the features I prefer on my Colts. The Companion is the same size as the Colt Officers Model, so it is a little shorter than a Commander. Para does make Commander size handguns in both single action and DAO.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:30:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:03:56 PM EDT
Wow.

Tough choice. I carried my Caspian 1911 ported Hy-Brid before I sold it off to fund my carry P220. I pack the P220 everyday now. I sold the 1911 because I was poor and hiring with a PD. I couldn't carry the 1911 and I didn't want to carry a Glock again. Had a whole flock of Glocks. So I got a good deal on a P220.

I carry it all the time, every day and it's not a problem with concealing. I use a Fitzpatrick pancake holster usually, but I have a shoulder rig for it, an IWB that I design and make or I use a Daytimer packer that I got from Dillon. Looks like a Daytimer or bible. I call it my "Any-timer."

Good luck.

Night sights rule. Whatever you get, get some night sights. All my pistols have night sights.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 6:43:15 AM EDT
P220
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 8:40:58 AM EDT
Both are great. I think Sigs are better. Thats just me.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 9:04:47 PM EDT
I've used both before. I now carry the P220. It depends really on whether you like the DA trigger pull better than the SA trigger pull.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:09:49 PM EDT
Sig 220 for me.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:28:40 PM EDT
SIG P220
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:34:55 PM EDT
Sig 220.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:40:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmillie:
I've used both before. I now carry the P220. It depends really on whether you like the DA trigger pull better than the SA trigger pull.



+1
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:18:17 AM EDT
I would go with the Commander.

I carry one everyday and it is my favorite by far over all others.

The 220 is a fine pistol, but I do not care for the DA/SA trigger. While the 220 is great, it isn't a Commander.

Besides, I have a slight Commander fetish.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:45:33 AM EDT
Does anyone know the weight difference between the 220 and the Commander?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:13:25 AM EDT
Sig: 27.8 ounces

Colt Commander: 28 ounces

Colt Combat Commander: 34 ounces
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:37:52 AM EDT
Sig 220.

Max
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:17:28 PM EDT
Well , I don't have a P220 , but I got a 1911 and a SIG P226.

So my answer would be..................


GET BOTH!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:53:22 PM EDT
I would definitely recommend you shoot both because there is a drastic difference between the two triggers. I have been shooting 1911's and Glocks for a long time and my first range trip with my 220 was very disappointing. It took me quite a while to get accustomed to the trigger. I shoot it fine now, but I still prefer my 1911's and Glocks.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:45:09 PM EDT
Sig for the $?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:18:29 AM EDT
I carry a Commander size 1911 from Les Baer. The P220 is a great pistol, but I would still pick the Commander. I am assuming that it is a light weight frame and not the steel framed Combat Commander. Heck, I would even take the heavier Combat Commander over the 220. Best. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:36:50 AM EDT
I'll take the Sig 220. Uber-reliable, dead-nuts accurate, pretty light, and ergonomic. I also like having no external safeties on a carry gun. Point and shoot, no levers or anything to mess with. I also shoot it better than anything else in the collection. MJD
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