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Posted: 1/16/2006 9:20:39 AM EDT
I dont know wich to buy? Are the 226 as accurate as the 220
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:05:04 PM EDT
The 226 in 9mm is more accurate but most can't tell anyway.

What it really comes down to is what caliber are you looking for?

P226 9MM - 357 sig - 40 cal

P220 45 acp or 9mm if you find an older one

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:01:08 PM EDT
This is ARFCOM. There is one correct answer.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:02:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drew5337:
This is ARFCOM. There is one correct answer.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:13:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:17:48 PM EDT
The P226 is as accurate as the P220. Years ago when I had never shot a SIG I shot a range rental P226 and tore the center out of the target. From then on SIGs are my prefered weapon. I prefer 45acp so I use the P220.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:20:09 PM EDT
either, both, or a 220. hope that helps.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:23:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:44:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:02:58 AM EDT
I already have a 229 for 8 or 9 years!

I was told the 220 was more accurate
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:04:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 9:05:56 AM EDT by ARer]
You did not state its purpose..
Either will be very accurate. The 9mm will be MUCH cheaper to shoot..
If ammo cost is not an issue, then get the one that feels or shoots better for you.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:17:00 AM EDT
220 for heavy clothing, 228 for light. For me the 228 has better balance/feel than the 226 and 229 due to the stamped slide.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:15:27 AM EDT
Wich wieghs more? I feel safe with 9mm or 45acp!
Ill go with the 220 I think
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:08:54 PM EDT
Weight differences are negligable. I'd get a P220, but thats b/c I already have a P228. You want a maximum capacity of 9 or 18?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:30:53 PM EDT
9 rounds is enough! Ive held a permit for over 19 yrs. I use to carry 5906 with 2 extra mags when I was paraniod!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:59:49 PM EDT
I own a 220 and have shot a 226 in 40 extensively. I prefer the 220 and also have heard that it is more accurate than the 226's. I bought the 220 because I dont like double stack 45's and I cant stand 1911's.

my $.02

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 1:36:55 PM EDT
Go 9mm. You can shoot twice as much(or more) as you can with the .45.

Blazer @ 3.86/50

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:07:43 PM EDT

Get a 220:

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:16:42 PM EDT
For some reason, a single stack .45 is unacceptable to me unless it's a 1911. I would get the 226 over the 220.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:43:17 PM EDT
Get the 226. You'll shoot a whole lot more for a whole lot less. Later on, if you feel like you need a .45, get a 1911 like lu380 suggested.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:46:32 PM EDT
Have you held the P220? Last May it was between a 1911 and a P220, the P220 is bulky gripped pistol. I felt like my hands weren't big enough. I'm 6'1"! My hands should fit most every pistol. I opted for the 1911.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:53:02 AM EDT
Still P220
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:18:09 AM EDT
Neither is more accurate than the other. It's what you shoot better. Some prefer the P220, some the P226. I shoot the P226 better but it's based on the P220 so I can't see any inherent advantages as far as accuracy.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:20:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DWFAN:
Get a 220:


Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:13:36 AM EDT
Still 220!
I carried a Colt Combat elite for over 10 years so I know about the 45acp!

as far as 9 vs 45 I feel that they are both good
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