Hello, I'm looking to buy a .45 for the first time, and have been researching them a bit. Seems you can't really go wrong with the P220. Anyway, I've come across a used one, and had a question. The particular one I found is stainless and just has "STAINLESS" stamped on the slide....much like the "Elite Stainless" found on the sig website. However, it is not being advertised as an elite.
Was there a stainless P220 made at one time that was NOT an elite, or is it an elite?
$800...seems to be fairly heavily used though and has a couple of light scratches behind the ejector port that you can barely see in the picture. I'm no expert, but didn't think it was too bad of a deal with the CTC grip though.
December 30, 2007, 08:04 PM
I have a first Gen P220ST with the original proprietary light rail and I love it. It is my perfect SIG.
December 30, 2007, 10:20 PM
SiG discontinued the standard stainless models in the past year. Now the only all-stainless models are "elite" with the beavertail grip and short reset trigger (SRT).
$800 would be high without the CT grips. If you really want those grips, it may be a good deal, but FWIW I have a set for my P226 and hardly ever use them.
chris in va
December 31, 2007, 04:27 AM
Good grief, $800? I paid $450 for my 1994 model and it works flawlessly.
December 31, 2007, 06:07 AM
IIRC, I paid $650 for my NIB 220ST (old rail) cuz the new rail model was coming out and no one wanted the Sig proprietary rail version anymore. Was never gonna mount a light on it anyways, so I bought it.
The gun is as tight as a freakin' bank vault and is every bit as accurate as my Les Baer (which cost more than twice the price). The only other Sig I've ever fired that approached it in terms of accuracy was an X-5.
I'm not a big fan of lasers, myself, so IMHO eight bills seems kinda high for the condition you describe. Great gun, though.