I also like the 220 and 239, but would be fine replacing those with a 1911 and a CCO 1911 as far as size and concealability goes.
March 9, 2009, 04:01 AM
I've only handled the P226's and the P229's.
I'd take the P226, the P229 felt too big/fat for my hands.
March 9, 2009, 04:24 AM
I'll take a p226 blackwater tactical.I just found this on the sig site and its what I like about the sct,the platinum elite and the original black water all rolled into one sweet package.
March 9, 2009, 05:13 AM
How about California Models...?
For us in the republic of Kaleefornia..per our lousy Gov.
March 9, 2009, 05:17 AM
I'm very happy with my 229
March 9, 2009, 06:53 AM
+1 My P229
Runner-up: My brother's P220
Just my unbiased opinion... :D
March 9, 2009, 08:18 AM
The one I've got- a 220. Like the caliber, trigger and handling qualities.
March 9, 2009, 08:36 AM
My P239, very accurate and easy to pack.
March 9, 2009, 08:38 AM
I want a P238 and at least one of the 1911s. Why exclude the 1911s? They are beautiful guns.
March 9, 2009, 09:32 AM
At one point I had a P220ST, a P226 X-Five Competition, and a P6. I sold the X-Five since I can shoot the 220 just as well, if not better, than I could shoot it. If I could only keep one that I have now it would be the 220 hands down.
March 9, 2009, 11:31 AM
I have owned railed and non-railed P226s in 9mm and 40S&W, railed and non-railed P220s in 45ACP, a P239 in 40S&W, and P6s (P225) in 9mm.
If I could only have one, it'd be the P225/P6.
March 9, 2009, 11:38 AM
For me it would be a toss up between the P226 and P229 in 357SIG/.40. The P226 actually feels better in my hand, but I usually have a P229 in my holster.
Now that I'm thinking while I'm typing here, make it the P226. That little extra barrel length pumps the velocity up. (13 - 357SIG 125 gr. GD's running at 1525fps ):)
I prefer the stock DA guns with night sights. It just makes things a lot simpler in the long run.
March 9, 2009, 12:19 PM
You didn't list the 250. 3 grip sizes, 3 frame sizes and 4 calibers. My wife likes small and I use the medium grip. She shoots 9mm and I am getting the .357 chamber for the same gun. Two guns in one! Easy switch and less than buying two guns.
March 9, 2009, 12:30 PM
a West German .45 ACP P220A~! ;) :D
March 9, 2009, 12:33 PM
The gun I am looking for, the P229 SCT, I haven't been able to find one around here, so the first caliber I find, 40 or 9mm
March 9, 2009, 01:18 PM
Afford a used Sig? Some members may prefer a new pistol. Used works too! Like the P225, then consider a P6...:D
March 9, 2009, 01:50 PM
I only have 1 sig and it's a 229 elite in .40. Awesome gun - great trigger, just feels solid in the hand and it handles .40 very nicely - not as snappy as my M&P in .40. Never had a malfunction with it.
To me it's a little big for a carry gun - but I would certainly use it as a home defense gun.
March 9, 2009, 01:52 PM
I'm saving up for an X5 Competition model.
March 9, 2009, 02:00 PM
p228 9mm or sig pro 2022 .40
March 9, 2009, 02:46 PM
March 9, 2009, 02:55 PM
I am torn between the P220 & P226
How about I pick two !!!
March 9, 2009, 02:57 PM
No disrespect intended, but why would I only want to own 1 Sig? I have 2 currently: a P220 Compact and a P239/357sig. The P239 is used, came with 2 mags (one had never been used at all) and is just plain wonderful. I have since bought 4 more used police mags (also never used) from Top Gun Supply for $24ea. Not much really needs to be said about the P220...
I also owned a Mosquito and had zero problems with it out of the box. I sold it to a friend (so I can still shoot it occasionally) but am not really interested in shooting a 22LR. I bought it because everyone kept saying that I had to own a 22. Okay, so I owned a 22 and checked that one off the list.
March 9, 2009, 03:26 PM
P226 in 9mm---simple.;)
March 9, 2009, 04:22 PM
All P22x Series are just a german / US made SigSauer
Their is only one true SIG pistol! It's the SIG P210 alias
Swiss army service pistol mod. 49.
And if I only alllowed to get one pistol, it will be a
Glock 17/19 :)
March 9, 2009, 04:53 PM
Depends on the purpose. But as a general gun a 228R or a 229R 9mm. Large enough to be a fighting gun, but small enough that you can conceal carry it without too much trouble. I list both because I prefer the 228R, but the folded steel parts can be hard to come by, so I would probably lean toward the 229R unless Sig decides to start making more folded slide parts in light of the release of new production of the 228R.
March 9, 2009, 05:16 PM
Sig 1911 Compact C3
they only come in .45 ACP & for CCW
March 9, 2009, 05:33 PM
I have a few SIG's P232 .380, P239 .357SIG, P226 .40S&W &.357SIG and a SIG 556. If I could only own one it would be the P226 .40S&W, no rail and SIG night sights, add the .357 barrel and it's like having 2 pistols. Is that cheating? But I would like to keep the rifle too of course.
March 9, 2009, 05:35 PM
No disrespect intended, but why would I only want to own 1 Sig?
Dont scare'em off now Ben. We all started with just one. And I'll swear on a stack of American Handgunner magazines, I have no idea where the other 15 I got came from. Really! :D
March 9, 2009, 07:22 PM
Recently dumped both of my Sigs, a 225 and 226. After having shot 1911s for years, I just couldn't get used to the DA/SA trigger.
The Lone Haranguer
March 9, 2009, 07:40 PM
The SAO version of the P220 is high on my "wannaget" list. :)
March 9, 2009, 08:27 PM
Having read the complete O.P. msg.
I will withdraw the Sig 1911
If used a Sig 210, of course.
If new production/current offerings.
the Sig P239 in 9mm Parabellum Why?
because it is a single stack i'd want for
CCW - a 226/229 would be redudndant
for me as I'm satisfied with my CZ 75B for a
double stack 9x19.
March 9, 2009, 11:28 PM
230 in Stainless. My house gun and it goes to the range.
March 9, 2009, 11:28 PM
Just ordered a P220 Equinox today, that's my take...:D
March 9, 2009, 11:30 PM
March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM
P229 .40 hands down!!
March 10, 2009, 01:04 AM
The 239 with two barrels. The little rascal will shoot 25 yds nicely and carries well.
For the bigger guns, I'd rather switch than fight.
March 10, 2009, 09:54 AM
A P226 in 9mm. :)
March 10, 2009, 02:04 PM
P226R Stainless Steel Elite or my X-5 Competition.
March 10, 2009, 02:54 PM
Only have 1 Sig in my collection and that is a P220. Don't have any real desire for any others.
March 10, 2009, 03:46 PM
P229. Excellent size, good capacity, proven around the world.
Of course, my back-up mags would be those new 20-rders for the 226...
March 10, 2009, 09:10 PM
My first Sig was a 228 after a graduated and was commissioned in the Army...it's been over 16 years ago and it's definately my favorite Sig...I've now owned a 226, 225 and 220. My preference would be a 229 in stainless though and you could even get a .40 with 9mm and .22 conversions for more versitility. The 228/229 are full size enough for a duty weapon yet still conceal well IMHO.
March 10, 2009, 09:16 PM
How about a SIG 220 in 45acp, =(MY .02 CENTS)
March 10, 2009, 10:50 PM
P226 all day long. Simply amazing accuracy.
March 11, 2009, 06:20 AM
German-made, folded slide .45 acp P-220.
And, a 9mm P239 with Siglight sights.
Crap. That's two.
Luckily, I can own as many as I want and I do!
March 11, 2009, 11:50 AM
I've given this one a lot of thought. I've been a SIG owner and shooter for close to 25 years, and find that it's almost like picking a favorite child. My gut reaction would be to say the 220, especially the old West German stamped and pinned European model, a gun that I loved and just replaced, but with all things considered, I'd have to give the nod to the P6.
Baiscally the P6 is a cut down P220, so you have the excellence of the basic platform as a starting point. The loss of a two rounds from the 220, as well as going from .45 to 9mm, should give the edge to the P220, but the size reduction more than makes up for this with the added option of being able to carry the P6 much more easily than the 220. Plus, the price of the surplus P6 really makes the difference, an absolutely incredible price for a SIG, putting many who say that they would never pay as much as a SIG costs into the "put up or shut up" category. Also, any "deficiency" in the P6's heavier trigger can be handled with a reduced power Wolff spring, an alteration I haven't found necessary to do yet.
I think you'd also have to strongly consider the P226, but the full size of the gun reduces practicality, again with the nod going to the smaller P6. Of course, that's not to say that I'm giving up my 226 DAK in .357 SIG any time soon.
The P6 feels perfect in my hand, my pinky nestled up agains the floor plate. The gun is a smooth shooter, very accurate, and has been dead reliable. Of course, the downside to the P6 is the issue with hollowpoints, but PowerBalls settle that issue nicely. Also, with the P6 you have a West German stamped and pinned gun, an aspect I find to be most desirable. Why? Maybe it's nostalgia, but I really think its more the balance of the gun. It's hard to put my finger on it.
Finally, these guns have a history. I really enjoy police trade-ins and find value in that they are often lightly shot. Mine is stamped 10/78, and that is a lot of years ago when I was in my second year of college. These guns have been around, and are usally worn enough (but not too much) that you can enjoy them without having to baby them. The only change I have done to mine is to swap out for Hogue hex head grip screws. I would also like to find a Call type white ring front sight as I think it would go perfectly with the plain black square notch sight offering quick acquisition and an easy to read sight picture.
The SIG 239 gets a big honorable mention.
March 11, 2009, 06:33 PM
Guns and more
March 11, 2009, 10:40 PM
Right now I'm craving the Sig 238. If they ever make some for sale, I'll be waiting.
March 12, 2009, 03:46 AM
Having sold the P239, I do own only one, the P228. It is the ideal handgun for me.
I'd like a P220 one of these days, but I wouldn't get rid of the P228 to get it.
March 12, 2009, 09:16 AM
Just One Shot
March 12, 2009, 09:29 AM
The one that I could sell to make enough money to buy another XD.
March 22, 2009, 05:45 PM
Oh, lord, the 210. With the NATO force in Afghanistan we got to try out the weapons of our gallant allies. The Danish AF came with their 210s, and all I could think while firing was, "like buttah."
Sadly, I knew a Danish airwoman who got her sidearm heisted when she plunged into a scrum of Af kids to take some photos. There's some little grub who doesn't know what a stupendous piece of weaponry he has - or some lucky talib.
March 22, 2009, 05:53 PM
I only own a P229 in 9mm and P220, but I'd keep the P220.
March 22, 2009, 06:15 PM
Sig 226 9mm......ahh but a 210 sure would be nice as well
March 22, 2009, 11:56 PM
March 23, 2009, 12:04 AM
226 Blackwater. Comes w/ 5 mags & the infamus "Bear Paw" logo; I know it's a marketing gimmick; (I've heard Blackwater actually issues Glocks) but just the availability of it ticks off all the people I love to tweak.
My one and only Sig that ive owned/held/shot is a german trade in P6. out of the box i had to replace the magazine springs along with the recoil spring to get her to run like a sig should. after learning that changing out the hammer spring is not too hard i baught a lower power wolff hammer spring and boy did it make her feel great. it has a super smooth and much lighter DA trigger pull now.
i cant compare my P6 to other sigs i havent held or shot but i CAN say that my P6 purchase was my best firearm purchase so far. tons of bang for my $300 bucks. some pics for you:
if you want a sig and cant afford the normal $700-$800 price tag GET A P6!
March 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
For me the P228 is Sig perfection
March 24, 2009, 12:57 PM
I've had a P228, I have a P225, the one that I've always liked and don't see mentioned here is another one that is out of production, which is the P220 9mm. At one time in the 1980's these were imported by Browning as the "BDA", this had the mag release on the heel, and was SIG's first entry into the US market. - skeeter_08
March 24, 2009, 08:47 PM
My P220 in SAO. I have the carry model on the elite frame, so the full size is calling me. I can shoot the carry @ 25yrds. so I can't imagine the longer barrel/slide.
March 24, 2009, 10:41 PM
Sigs and HKs the Germans finest.....
March 24, 2009, 10:44 PM
A P226 in 9mm. Simple. Reliable. Unfortunately we Californians have to make do with 10-rounds capacity magazines.
March 24, 2009, 10:50 PM
Agree with HikingMan - go with the P6, if as nothing more than a cool historical (sort of) piece with some character. Make sure you keep it to 115/124grain rounds - the one I shot did not like the 147gr rounds.
That said, you'll probably be hooked on Sig and so the question is rather moot.
March 25, 2009, 02:55 AM
I have both a P226 in 9mm and a P245 in .45acp. If I had to choose only one, I would have to go with the P226.
March 25, 2009, 05:13 AM
I went with a P220 10 years ago and have not looked back! :)
March 25, 2009, 09:53 PM
I'll take the one I bought, a P229R in 9mm.
March 25, 2009, 09:55 PM
As long as it doesn't have a mall-ninja accessory rail it wouldn't matter.
May 5, 2009, 10:26 PM
If I could own only one Sig, it would be the P228. It has a 3.9" barrel, making it a good carry size. Although I like the P250 chambered in .357 in the compact frame. The P226 is also very smooth.
May 5, 2009, 11:44 PM
Probably a P226 Elite Dark with lasergrips.
May 6, 2009, 12:28 AM
ditto whoever posted the P226 X-Six
but...for practicality (aka price) purposes - the one SigSauer pistol I would own would be the one I'm looking to buy soon: The P226 Elite Stainless Steel in .357Sig. I'd take off the pretty wood grips and put on the Hogue wrap-arounds.
May 6, 2009, 03:56 AM
SIG P220 / .45acp :)
I purchased mine in 1999. Since then I haved shot many other SIGS but I prefer the P220 hands down!
May 6, 2009, 05:31 AM
If you're sticking to 9mm's, the 'classics' are the P226, P229 and P225/P6. They are ALL great shoots and very accurate!!
I own all three and MY favorite, because of its slim feel, accuracy and VALUE is the P225/P6... which can still be had for $300-400.
As with any gun, it's YOU... YOU gotta hold it, feel it and SHOOT it... then YOU'LL know!! But you wouldn't go wrong with either of these three!
May 6, 2009, 08:18 AM
The P220 gets my vote. Although picking a favorite sig is like picking what color your new Corvette is going to be. :D
May 6, 2009, 09:31 AM
An all German P220 with a folded stamped steel slide and alloy frame in .45 ACP.
May 6, 2009, 09:46 AM
I can't do just one! I'm working on a pair of a P6 and the .45 cal. P245. The P245 is, as a .45 would be, just a hair larger than the .225. That will give me a 9mm and a .45 that are basically the same size, same manual of arms.
May 6, 2009, 06:30 PM
Ive owned and carried a fair number of Sigs (220, 228,229,226).
Hands down my new 226 Elite is king. For my needs and how I use a pistol its perfect. Shooting offhand at 15-20 yards at a target (First time I had shot it) I put 5 rounds in a hole the size of a dime. My buddy who is an Army Sniper shot it with the same result.
The difference between his 229 in 9mm was honestly shocking. They are both stellar guns the Elite is just dialed in and it shows.
I just hit the 1k mark with a whole slew of ammo with 0 problems. I love new Short Reset Trigger and the beavertail. All topped off with a slew of 20rnd mags. Its my duty gun and my CCW (on jacket days).
Needless to say the 220 is a hell of a pistol too...
May 7, 2009, 01:35 AM
For me it would be either a 220 compact or a 239 in 9mm. Both because they're easy to conceal.
May 7, 2009, 07:08 AM
My all around Sig would be the P226 in 40 S&W.
May 7, 2009, 11:02 AM
P226 9mm with stamped slide.
Of the 3 SIGs I own, and the many I've fired, I find it the best.
May 7, 2009, 08:54 PM
I have a small assortment of "other stuff." But, I do like the Sig 250. That would be my choice if I could only have one. But, I'd be cheating----I could add their other components and have three sigs, still "technically" only one!
May 7, 2009, 09:22 PM
You left out the P228? That's my pick though... YMMV
May 7, 2009, 09:33 PM
DAO P239 with Nites.
Doesn't have that funky decocker lever that I hate,
Not as wide or tall as a P229.
After owning CZs, every other brand slide or sights seem tall.
May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM
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