Keep or sell/trade - Sig P220


June 21, 2009, 10:06 PM
I have a Sig P220 DA/SA that currently doesn't get out of the safe much. Probably because it has a different trigger system than most of my other pistols. Thinking of getting something different - 1911, M&P45, G21SF.

I have a 1911 in 9mm. So, a 1911 in .45ACP is logical. I also have several glocks. So, a G21SF also makes some sense. I've heard good things about the M&P45 and like the dark earth with thumb safety model.

Having said that, the P220 is a classic combat pistol.


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June 21, 2009, 10:15 PM
Sell the 1911 in 9mm instead. It's an abomination before the Lord.

June 21, 2009, 10:17 PM
No, the STI Trojan is staying. Selling that one is not an option! ;)

June 21, 2009, 10:18 PM
Well the M&P45 is also going to be a different trigger system than the Glocks or 1911. So you would be back to the same problem you have with the P220. I don't think I would ever sell a P220 unless I was going to replace it with a 1911.

June 21, 2009, 10:23 PM
So, then it would be down to another 1911 (something like an STI Trojan, Lawman or SA TRP) or a G21SF.

June 21, 2009, 10:31 PM
I think the P220 is one of the best Sigs of all time. If you buy a 1911 with the money, you better get a good one. If you get a G21, you better shoot it a heckalot. Else you might wish it was the P220 still sitting in the safe.

June 22, 2009, 12:51 AM
I sold my P220 to fund my USP 45 and haven't regretted it -- even for a moment. On the upside, the Sig will have decent resale and it should not be difficult finding a buyer at the right price.
Good luck

June 22, 2009, 09:00 AM
Personally I would keep it,you seem to like .45s.My P220 has served me well for a decade and a half.

June 22, 2009, 09:14 AM
While I love the 1911A1 in 45acp; there is no comparison to a SigSauer P220. ESPECIALLY if it's a W. Germany printed model. I have learned over the years to not ever sell a gun; unless it's a POS that I somehow came across. I.e. jennings, bryco, rossi, amt backup, etc... But I can honestly say that if I was forced by law, economics, or any other reason to sell my guns; the last 2 that I would hold onto would be my Sig P220 and my Remington 870 12 gauge. Basically, the P220 is probably the best 45acp there is. Accurate, ergonomic, safe (Love the decocker), and 100% dependable/reliable. If I was to carry any full size gun (Which I do in the winter months when I have a coat/jacket); it is and will always be the Sig P220. The 1911A1 can't hold a candle to the sig. But if I never owned a P220, I'd still believe my 1911A1 45acp was the best. And it always was until the P220 came along. Fortunately, I never got caught up in the ego attitude that the 1911A1 was the greatest 45acp in the world. It's a great gun, but it's not a P220.

June 22, 2009, 07:19 PM
Different strokes for different folks I guess. Your post reminds me of a thread I read a few weeks ago where one of the posters said he sold his Sig P220, because while shooting it the last time, he realized he would rather be putting those rounds through his Ed Brown 1911. The lower bore axis of the 1911 because of its single action trigger design works better for me.

June 22, 2009, 07:27 PM
I am currently trying to trade my Saiga AK for a P220 "wink wink". I go to handle and shoot a P220 years ago and I've been so impressed with it I've always wanted to get one. Take it out and shoot it some more, you might fall in love with again. Personally, I'll take a P220 over a 1911 anyday. I don't get along with 1911s for some reason. If you MUST get rid of it, I currently have two M&P 9mms. Both are fine weapons. I would think a M&P 45 would be a really nice weapon to have but I'm not sure it it would make you go out and shoot it if your not shooting the P220. Maybe you should ask WHY am I not shooting the P220. maybe you need something different all together.

I was considering trading my Ruger LCP but I decided to instead set a benchmark of 500 rounds downrange before I made my decision. Over about a week I fired 350 rounds down range with it and I'm KEEPING that sucker. It definitely grew on my and I learned a lot aobut its capabilities and gained much more confidence with it. You may find it you take the P220 out for a long walk it might grow on you.

June 23, 2009, 06:37 AM
I own a west german SIG P220 also. It is the LAST pistol I would ever sell. It's like shooting a .45cal laser:) It has wonderful egronomics and is uber reliable...whats not to love?

June 23, 2009, 07:40 AM
My 220 would be one of the very last to go as well.

June 23, 2009, 08:57 AM
If it's a Made in West Germany Sig 220 - keep it! Otherwise, I'm with you - sell it and buy either a HK45 or a Les Baer. Trust me, buy one of those two guns, and you will NOT miss the Sig.

June 23, 2009, 07:12 PM
I certainly wouldn't trade or sell the P220 to fund buying a M&P45, that's like trading in a BMW 735 for a KIA Optima.
The P220 is a world class fighting pistol and the M&P is not....Don't get me wrong, the M&P series are good designs but the quality/workmanship is not on par w/ the P220.
I am issued an M&P in .40 cal and while I consider it a servicable weapon, I could in all honesty only rate it a 7 on a scale of 1-10. Bottom line, good design done on the cheap.

June 23, 2009, 07:17 PM
Man, I can't imagine someone actually selling a P220 for a Glock wannabe!
I have a lot respect for Sig, I think they make the finest production pistols, worth every penny.
I hope it's not a W. Germany Sig. :fire:

Coltman 77
June 24, 2009, 03:05 PM
I love my Sig P220. :)

It's been very accurate and uber reliable.

June 24, 2009, 04:25 PM
If you do not shoot it sell it.

June 24, 2009, 04:26 PM
I have two Sig P220's and I'm getting ready to sell one. If I didn't have two, I would never sell it unless I was VERY hungry.

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