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Old 07-10-2001, 11:15 AM   #1
 
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A few months ago I traded for a like new 220. I had never owned a Sig before this one but have some range time with 220's, 226's and 228's. What a great pistol! Accurate, comfortable, and easy to shoot. Almost makes me want to give up my 1911!
 
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Old 07-10-2001, 03:05 PM   #2
 
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Rob:

Picked up a Sig P-220 on home leave when I arrived in Miami in the late-eighties to have something to put in waistband for travelling around until I could pick up one of 1911 pistols. After range firing it, I never did replace it for that home leave and a couple of others.

One of few pieces I'd trust to take out of the box, clean it, and carry without having to worry about modifications. Put on a grossly ugly set of Hogue rosewood stocks (probably NOT an enhancement over the factory plastic, but just never got around to pulling them off), and have been pleased with it ever since.

Not a real pride of ownership piece, but rugged and reliable. Bore axis is a little higher over the hand than is optimal in my opinion, but it's a real shooter. Super weapon to carry in an environment where one might have to leave it if one had access to ammunition.

Wouldn't choose it over one of my 1911 pistols if it were just a matter of carrying what I wanted, but if a DA auto is mandated and the 45 round is acceptible, I prefer it to any other DA 45 on the market--not to mention over a DA 9mm or 10 IF ammo is available. (AND it feels like a pocket pistol cf the H&K SOCOM piece.)

Cheers....
 
Old 07-11-2001, 03:20 AM   #3
 
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My first Sig was a P220. Sold it off after picking up my 229, figured it was redundant. I know exactly where it is and have made several attempts at repurchase, but he's not budging (the bastard). I realise my error and am waiting for an opportunity to get a P220ST.
 
 
Old 07-11-2001, 10:29 PM   #4
 
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Only own one SIG a 220 in .38 Super. I bought it because of the different cal. than normal. But am now considering another SIG.Anybody else have track record with a .38 Super SIG. This gun is great.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 12:14 PM   #5
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If I HAD to carry a DA .45 auto, the Sig 220 would be my first choice.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 08:17 PM   #6
 
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This gun has fallen into the "there's just something about it" category for me. I have always liked it, and look forward to handling the new stainless version, although I am no fan of the "accessory rail".
 
Old 07-24-2001, 08:16 AM   #7
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let me start off by saying I like SIG's alot, but we have had problems with our P220's. My gun shot 1 1/2 foot low and nine inches right out of the box at 50 yards! I've seen new guns fail to feed hard ball out of the box. Add cracked frames and the need to have 3 sets of parts since SIG has changed the dimensions of the parts and I'm dismayed. I carried a P239 until I recently went back to a 1911 (Wilson CQB). It had proven totally reliable and easy to conceal. Carried a P226 for quite a while too.

I would buy another personal P220 (mine was totally reliable, but a friend who's a criminal justice major and dispatcher for his university's public safety dept wanted one because that's their carry gun so I sold it to him), but we're keep hearing were going to Glock M22 .40's.
 
Old 07-25-2001, 12:40 AM   #8
 
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Mr. Marshall,

Have been partial to your writing ever since you allowed your partiality to the Smith 58's--though that's been a while back.

Interesting observations about your SIG experiences. All I've personally owned is a 229 in 9mm and the 220. Have heard tales of cracked slides and frames but have never seen one. Can't say as I've carried either of my SIGs under really adverse conditions, but both of mine shoot close to POA w/ 230-gr HydraShoks, make more than acceptable groups (though not like my 1911 pistols).

I think if I ever end up with another 220, though, I'll surely look for a similar early production piece. Lucked out on a deal for 229 mags in Europe and a closeout on Pachmayr SS 220 mags so I've surely got a lifetime supply of mags that have proved reliable.
 
Old 07-25-2001, 12:40 AM   #9
 
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Mr. Marshall,

Have been partial to your writing ever since you allowed your partiality to the Smith 58's--though that's been a while back.

Interesting observations about your SIG experiences. All I've personally owned is a 229 in 9mm and the 220. Have heard tales of cracked slides and frames but have never seen one. Can't say as I've carried either of my SIGs under really adverse conditions, but both of mine shoot close to POA w/ 230-gr HydraShoks, make more than acceptable groups (though not like my 1911 pistols).

I think if I ever end up with another 220, though, I'll surely look for a similar early production piece. Lucked out on a deal for 229 mags in Europe and a closeout on Pachmayr SS 220 mags so I've surely got a lifetime supply of mags that have proved reliable.
 
Old 07-25-2001, 12:40 AM   #10
 
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Apologies for the lack of trigger control 'Puter fired a burst of two 'fore I could stop it.

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