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Posted: 8/12/2005 2:03:19 PM EDT
Here's the deal. To simplify my load out and reduce the manual of arms I have to do, I've reduced the varieties of pistols to either Sigs or XDs. To keep everything simplier, everything is going to be either a 9x19mm or a .45ACP. So far my little parcel of Sigs are the P220, P239, and just got my P228 out of layaway today.

Also, paid down on the P226. The P220 is obviously the .45 and the rest are all 9x19mm.

The P239 will be the CCW in the fanny pack(yeah, it looks that way with my RN scrubs but goes with the camoflage), the P220 for 3 gun games with the heavier steel knock downs and is the 'nightstand' gun at night, the P228 is my car gun that rides around with me and is either on or attached to me. The P226 was lonely in gun case there at the fgunshop and $495 for having one box of bullets through it was too nice to leave behind. Besides, you never know.

So, to make sure that I have the bases covered. What do ya'll suggest? There is a decent P245(.45ACP) for $595 and a P229 in .40S&W. Not really too keen on adding the .40S&W back into the load out but was wondering in a SHTF scenario, having a P229 .40S&W with a .357 Sig barrel wouldn't be an advantage.



Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:48:09 PM EDT
If you're really looking to "simplify" to two calibers, then the 229 isn't doable, obviously. However, I think that a 229 with .40 & .357 barrels would really round out your collection rather nicely. I know there are lots of 245 fans out there, but I never really warmed up to that platform, and have heard lots of complaints from dis-satisfied owners in the past.

Of course, this is one man's opinion, and worth what you paid for it!


Link Posted: 8/12/2005 5:17:03 PM EDT
Dude, .357sig is badass. What would you rather be packing in blackbear country, a 7 shot .45 or a 12 shot .357?

And yes, in SHFT, you want to be able to shoot whatever ammo you have/can find. I say get the P229.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 7:31:20 AM EDT
how about another option?

you say you've got the 220 for a night stand gun/ 3 gun matchs. you could get the surefire nitrolon light for it.

or, put the light on the 226, w/ a 20 rnd. mag. that would be a great night stand gun. if you only have time to grab the gun, you have 21 shots of your favorite 9mm load to use instead of 8 or 9 w/ the 220.

and you can keep to 2 calibers.
i would like a 245 though as well.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:06:30 PM EDT
Heres my vote. Maybe I'm being biased cause this will definately be my next purchase
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:03:41 AM EDT
245. Great gun.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:18:31 PM EDT
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