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Posted: 6/5/2003 7:51:21 AM EDT
I was looking into getting one and I just wanted some input from people who own one. I got a price brand new at $645 I just don’t want to pass that up.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 8:23:11 AM EDT
Sig 220 good. Sig 220 very good.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 8:32:06 AM EDT
The P220 is out standing!
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 10:09:58 AM EDT
the very best
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 10:20:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2003 10:25:01 AM EDT by W-W]
Sweet!

I forgot to say Get a few 8 round "ACT-MAGS" made in Italy. They are beautiful.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 11:47:17 AM EDT
how about the price i got
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 12:00:10 PM EDT
That looks like a fair price. I dont think your getting raped on that deal. How many mags are they including?
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:02:53 PM EDT

How's the muzzle flip on the fullsize .45???

I shot my first SIGs, P226/9mm and P229/.40 the other day. I loved the P226, but the P229 had hellacious muzzle flip. Something about the high barrel axis, yadayada...

Link Posted: 6/6/2003 6:28:59 AM EDT
3 mags
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 10:35:42 PM EDT
I have one in 45 acp. It's lightyears, a head of the pack.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:46:48 AM EDT
Love my p220 wold never buy any other .45.......
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:55:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 11:57:06 AM EDT by LotBoy]
I like mine.

I have around 5000rnds through the thing.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 12:14:36 PM EDT
One of the more accurate .45s out of the box. SIGs normal ultra-reliability. My 8 year old P220 has been breakage and problem free. I find it controlable, despite a high bore axis. I like the fact that despite being aluminum framed, the lock up is still steel to steel. Its my choice in double action .45s.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 12:05:53 AM EDT
I got mine in '92 for $622.
Not a bad price, by any means.
Do it. You'll be thankfull, you did.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 5:50:56 AM EDT
thank you every one im going out to get mine today



Link Posted: 6/16/2003 4:35:26 PM EDT
I also own a P220 and love it. You can't go wrong if you buy the Sig P220. You can move the mag release button to the opposite side if you would prefer it like that. If you do that then when you do a mag change use the index finger of your shooting hand to push the mag release button. This way your index finger is off of the trigger when doing the mag change and less chance for an AD. My 2 cents worth.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:04:29 PM EDT
I've had failure to fire (light primer strikes) and failure to lock back's on two different 220's that I have fired.

The sig is, IMO, an overly complicated gun, which is bad under stress. I watched a student in Advanced handgun choke on a mag change because the student was trying to push the decock instead of the mag release. This was because the instructor timed the drill to add a little stress.

I know that would never happen to anyone here, but my preference is a simpler handgun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:47:21 PM EDT
good
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 3:18:04 PM EDT
I moved the mag release on my P220 and it works out great. It's an Older W.German P220 and I'm having Tripp Research hard chrome the slide at the moment.

If I get flush w/bucks in gonna get SS P220.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 3:33:09 PM EDT
I like Mine
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 3:43:30 PM EDT
$645 is a reasonable price. I love the 220 also, but only have a complaint about the trigger. The length of pull in SA is too long for my liking.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 6:00:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
I've had failure to fire (light primer strikes) and failure to lock back's on two different 220's that I have fired.

The sig is, IMO, an overly complicated gun, which is bad under stress. I watched a student in Advanced handgun choke on a mag change because the student was trying to push the decock instead of the mag release. This was because the instructor timed the drill to add a little stress.

I know that would never happen to anyone here, but my preference is a simpler handgun.



Don't know how you could get much simpler. Only three controls - mag release, slide release, and decock...no safety to worry about. As a self defense gun, how much simpler could you get? Add a safety? That only complicates matters (whether it decocks or not) under stress, as you have to remember to make the weapon ready to fire. With a SIG, you draw, point, and shoot.

<shrug>
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:30:38 PM EDT
I concur, the mag release is in the EXACT same spot as it would be found on pretty much EVERY other combat pistol available today.

The individual who fumbled the mag change needs more weapon familiarization time. Most of us probably spend a good bit of time fondling our unloaded, checked and rechecked firearms to ensure that we know how to operate them in the dark, tired, half-asleep etc. I practice mag changes regularly to keep up the muscle memory.

Regardless of what firearm you carry, you need to practice, practice and practice some more if you expect to be able to operate it under stress.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 2:46:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 2:46:57 PM EDT by KODoc]
The P220 is an outstanding firearm.

Mine has functioned flawlessly through thousands of rounds of ammunition of varying pressures and bullet shapes. This is expected performance from Sigs.

The newer versions are set up with heavier recoil springs and are intended for hard use.

The only problem I have with my P220, as well as my P225 and P226, is that the vast majority of my shooting is done with my Kahr MK9 and early issue Glock 19 with a NYS trigger as well as my DAO 2 1/2" S&W Mdl 66, so I shoot better DA than SA. That's not a criticism of DA/SA pistols, just my own preference. Some day I might send my P220 back to the factory for a DAO conversion. I don't use it for a CCW so I haven't bothered so far.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 3:03:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 3:07:13 PM EDT by wildearp]
I had three 220s at one time. I finally traded one for an 1886 Winchester. The 220 is a gun that I have never had jam. Ever. I have used them in IPSC matches. The gun is more accurate than a combat gun needs to be--a good thing. I shoot Glocks, 1911s, single and double action revolvers without fumbling with any of them. It is all about familiarity and situational awareness. You have to be familiar with your weapon system. The Sig fits my hand and feels better than any other gun I own. It is almost like it was designed for me. Other than night sights, this is a gun that I could not imagine adding any little trinket to improve it.

Forgot to mention, I got all of them in the $450 range, used and in good condition. (Hope that doesn't hurt too much) :D

Just a couple times in and out of a holster and you will have blueing wear on the Sig. No big deal. One I have Robar NP3 on and the others I had teflon coated. One example only liked factory mags. It would lock the slide back with a full mag after the first round with any 8 round magazine I tried.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 7:41:02 PM EDT
I had a blued 220 in '95,the two toned one in '00 and now i have the ST its a little heavy but is the best shooting .45 i ever shot.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 8:41:58 PM EDT
Buy it! SIGs are great pistols, and a 220 that I once owned was the most accurate .45 I've ever shot.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 8:01:28 AM EDT
Just got my 220ST and it is a tack driver. I like it the only problem for CCW I seem to always go back to my Glock 19 easier to carry and conceal. Thats why I don't own just one gun though. Buy it that a good price I paid $655.00 on Law enforcment letterhead
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 8:20:24 AM EDT
I herd the one with the rail is not comfortable to carry. Also someone told me that its hard to find a good holster for it
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 9:36:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thirddegree:
I herd the one with the rail is not comfortable to carry. Also someone told me that its hard to find a good holster for it



Milt Spark's. I just got mine in the mail yesterday and used it for a TAG shoot in Nashua. My P220ST has the integeral rail and I have not had any problems carrying it in either the Uncle Mike's or the Milt Spark's. Even with my small bucket seat car.

Pick up the Sig it's worth the money.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:17:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 9:18:40 PM EDT by ponomo]
Just bought a used one(P220) in excellent condition, with only a few minor marks from holster wear, and put the new Hogue grip on it. Took it out to the range, and man "I LOVE IT" it'll shoot anything you put throught it, Russian, American,etc. NICE....compliments my 226 nicely and not bad for $500.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:20:35 AM EDT
Just received my 2nd P220...1st was made in West Germany (being Hard Chromed by TrippResearch) and German made in 02. All I need is a stainless one now.

As some have mentioned, get just get Hogues and done, you'll never need to futz w/it like every 1911 I've owned.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 10:11:18 AM EDT
have a sig p220 in 9mm -wonderful pistol
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 7:12:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2003 7:20:40 PM EDT by German_Gunner]
i saw many of you were talking about how you can switch the mag release and i guess my 220 is to old or something but my mag release is a europian release not a push button
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 7:44:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By German_Gunner:
i saw many of you were talking about how you can switch the mag release and i guess my 220 is to old or something but my mag release is a europian release not a push button




Yup you can't (to my knowledge) change where the mag release is on a Euro...The bottom is the bottom.

On the American you can change it from left to right sides which is a very neat way to speed-up mag changes for those of us w/ smaller hands.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 8:13:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 99si-mass:
Love my p220 wold never buy any other .45.......



Yeah, what he said
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 9:56:32 AM EDT
oh well i've trained my self to change just as fast. i just hope i never have to change a mag one handed
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 11:11:01 AM EDT
Sigs are bad, mkay?

Link Posted: 7/26/2003 12:37:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2003 12:51:46 PM EDT by SocomCen]

Originally Posted By W-W:
Just received my 2nd P220...1st was made in West Germany (being Hard Chromed by TrippResearch) and German made in 02. All I need is a stainless one now.

As some have mentioned, get just get Hogues and done, you'll never need to futz w/it like every 1911 I've owned.



I've had a level 2 trigger job from Ernie Langdon at LTT and I also replaced the hammer strut and spring with the newer shorter one and new style grips. LTT then did a trigger job and used a custom spring that he's developed and he said SIG is going to be using it in their DAO pistols. You really can't tell from the pic but the new trigger has a non adjustable stop built into it. DA pull is about 8.5lbs and SA is 3.5lbs.

Before Tripp chrome and LTT level 2 trigger job.


After

Link Posted: 7/26/2003 12:43:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2003 12:44:37 PM EDT by W-W]
The Twins-Schwatzeneger and DeVito as done by Virgil Tripp

Link Posted: 7/31/2003 7:21:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2003 7:21:57 AM EDT by ANGST]
I, of course, must recomend the Sig220.

Link Posted: 8/7/2003 4:10:29 AM EDT
I picked up an older W. German made Sig P-220 last year LNIB for $550. This thing was mint. I brought it home, loaded it up and my first shot went exactly where I wanted it to go. Both the Sig P220 and the Sig P-229 I own are the most accurate and reliable out of the box pistols I ever owned. I have heard many people say that Sig's are bad to break springs and such, but so far I haven't seen any evidence of a problem in the two I own.

-Charging Handle
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