Which High Cap Replaces a Sig 220?


September 13, 2008, 02:16 PM
it's very reliable and i shoot it well. however, the 7+1 cap is beginning to bother me. rather than carrying an extra mag(necessary or not)is there a replacement(say 14+1)for the sig? glocks don't work for me. anyone make the transition?:confused:

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September 13, 2008, 02:18 PM
I am a SIG guy and I love my P220 and I don't see a problem with 8+1 of .45, but I also have an XD45 13+1 of .45 that I like very very much.


September 13, 2008, 02:41 PM
will the factory mag hold 8?

September 13, 2008, 03:36 PM
I have your perfect answer......

FNP 45


The FNP-45 features traditional double-action/single-action (DA/SA) operation, a high-capacity polymer frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts, accessory rail and ambidextrous frame-mounted decocking levers and magazine release. The FNH-45's barrel is hammer-forged and the stainless steel slide has a matte finish. The FNP-45 also offers a loaded chamber indicator on the external extractor. A variety of standard and night sights are available. All FNPs come standard with three magazines and a lockable hard case.

September 13, 2008, 04:08 PM
Glock 21 or Hk USP .45

September 13, 2008, 07:42 PM
The sig p250 has a 10rd magazine for 45acp.

September 13, 2008, 08:15 PM
P226 or 229 in either 357SIG or .40 (I went with the 357SIG). Thats where I went when I left my P220's (in the safe :) )

September 13, 2008, 08:55 PM
ACT makes very nice 8rd magazines for the P220. I have, in my past, owned 1911 double-stack 45ACPs, M&P 45s, XD45s, and CZ97s. The extra capacity of them isn't that much more of a draw to convince me to put aside my P220s.

If you must gain capacity, at least go with an XD or similar that gives you a handful more rounds. Two more rounds just ain't worth it... ;)

BTW - the FNP45 is a BIG pistol. The grip is something to behold, and most folk that fondle one comment negatively on how large it is.

September 14, 2008, 02:09 AM
i also use the 8-round Act-Mag on my 220, but if i had a desire for more rounds i'd get a...

Springfield XD45 or a HK45 (.45 version of the P30)

September 14, 2008, 03:57 AM
Use the factory 10 round mags for your P220 (http://www.sigsauer.com/SigStore/ShowProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=0&productid=61). ;)

If you want to stay with .45ACP, try out the H&K USP-45 and FN FNP-45.

Otherwise, get a SIG P-226 in 9x19mm, .40S&W and.or .357SIG.

September 14, 2008, 07:52 AM
Since you like the Sig trigger and ergonomics, the obvious high capacity counterpart to the P220 would be the P229, which gives you 12+1 rounds in .40 caliber.


Don Gwinn
September 14, 2008, 08:27 AM
I would second the 229. It sounds like the SIG system is a big deal to you, so why give it up? The difference between .45 and .40 is negligible (unless you reload and you've got a few thousand .45 bullets and casings and such lying around.)

September 14, 2008, 09:58 AM
yes, i have .45 on hand, and easy access to remanufactured ammo. i will want to stay with the .45.

September 14, 2008, 10:24 AM
FNP 45 - fantastic pistol, 15 shots

September 14, 2008, 11:02 AM
If you want to stick with the 45:
HK USP45 (12+1) or, in my case, the HK45 (10+1) or the Mark 23 (12+1).

Besides HK, I'm also a Sig fan and have a Sig 229 Platinum Elite next to my bed with 12+1 of 40SW.

P.S. I'm also waiting for the XDM to come out in 45 (you know it will) - I bet capacity will be 14-15 rounds - nice gun, can't wait!

Peter Gun
September 19, 2008, 01:46 AM
Ditto on the FNP 45. very sig like. I like my sig 229 as well, but .40 is always different from .45

September 19, 2008, 07:33 AM
Transition from the 220 was the 226: fullsize pistol to fullsize pistol. If you're looking for more magazine capacity in .45, Sig doesn't seem to think it's necessary, and well, I don't feel undergunned in the slightest with a 226 (especially with the 17 and 18 round Mecgar mags available for it).

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