Sig 220 elite .45 (good or bad)


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BIGGBAY90
October 24, 2010, 09:26 PM
Are they great guns---which is better---------for $850

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Prion
October 24, 2010, 10:12 PM
In my opinion they are excellent guns.

You will probably hear some Cohen/corporate Sig MIM bashing 'I wish it were yesteryear, old Sigs were so much better' nostalgia.

I do not think this is true, the old W German Sigs were not any better. The current production Sig P220 is still the best non-1911 .45 money can buy.

rduckwor
October 24, 2010, 11:06 PM
I have a carry elite and like it quite a bit. Most Sig purists don't care for the beaver tail, but I have a bunch of 1911's so I guess I like beaver tails.

With any gun, the truth is found in how YOU like it. If it fits your hand and works for you, then you have answered your question.

Good Luck,

RMD

~Boomslang~
October 25, 2010, 12:33 AM
You will probably hear some Cohen/corporate Sig MIM bashing 'I wish it were yesteryear, old Sigs were so much better' nostalgia.

I do not think this is true, the old W German Sigs were not any better. The current production Sig P220 is still the best non-1911 .45 money can buy. __________________

Agreed 150%

wojownik
October 25, 2010, 12:50 AM
Yes, I think they are great pistols. Not such a fan of the beavertail in Sigs, but I've been eyeing a 220 elite in Stainless. I have a 220R compact, and the only thing I don't like about the pistol is the rail. The short reset trigger is definitely a plus.

Texsun
October 25, 2010, 12:56 AM
I have the P229 Elite in 40., it's been flawless for two thousand rds...I like it so much I am going to purchase the P220 Elite stainless. The wood grips are stunning in the sunlight, and the finish looks a sportscar!

aussieman
October 25, 2010, 03:00 AM
I have a 229 and 226 in Elite. I love the short reset trigger and haven't had a problem with either. A bit heavy for me to ccw though.

BIGGBAY90
October 25, 2010, 05:49 AM
Alright, as i can see the sig's are great guns---wojonik, whats wrong with the rail

wojownik
October 25, 2010, 08:26 AM
The rail is just a matter of personal preference/use

- my p220r snagged on me once during an IDPA match
- frankly I think it detracts from the aesthetics of the pistol.
- I don't actually need a rail (i.e., I don't accessorize)
- all my other 220/226 holsters are for non-railed models

BIGGBAY90
October 25, 2010, 10:08 PM
Ok--thats not fun---but i guess it's is great for h.d

MK11
October 26, 2010, 12:44 PM
I used to agree about the old-versus-new Sig bashing being overblown until my P220ST went tits up and Sig refused to acknowledge the problem. If the Elite has the new external extractor, buy. If it doesn't, run for the hills.

BIGGBAY90
October 26, 2010, 08:27 PM
How old was it

WRGADog
October 26, 2010, 09:09 PM
Superb guns. I have a P220 Elite Dark. This gun is incredibly accurate, reliable, and a pleasure to shoot.

Prion
October 26, 2010, 09:14 PM
The P220ST's have external extractors now.

BIGGBAY90
October 26, 2010, 09:38 PM
Elite dark---what is the different between that and the reg. Blk one

Hagen442
October 26, 2010, 10:42 PM
Excellent 45ACP Guns
Old and New Models Including the 5In Match Guns
Never had one Go Down in a Match , can not say the same for some other Mfgs.

BIGGBAY90
October 28, 2010, 05:31 AM
They do seem like a great gun----how do they finish stand-up

PO2Hammer
October 28, 2010, 08:54 AM
I wish it were yesteryear, I would buy up all the old Sigs and sell them now for a big mark up to the nostalgic shooters among us.

I have a Sig P220 SSS, basically the stainless version of the Elite. Very nice gun, very nice quality as far as fit and finish. very smooth DA pull, very nice in SA, actually a better trigger pull than my W. German P228. (The P228 has a very heavy mainspring)
Accuracy is outstanding with my match hand loads, very happy that it feeds SWC's.
No complaints.

WRGADog
October 28, 2010, 11:24 AM
I don't know all of the differences, but Elite Dark has aluminium grips, night sights, and beaver tail.

Birdmang
October 28, 2010, 11:26 AM
A good friend has a p220, an older one, and its amazing. A nice big beavertail, a rail and better sights would only make it better. But they are kind of steep price wise, but you get what you pay for.

springwalk
October 28, 2010, 09:05 PM
I thought the elite dark was the way to go as it was loaded, but I went with the Combat and its easily the most accurate pistol I own beside my SW 41 .22 target

BIGGBAY90
October 28, 2010, 09:33 PM
Everything seems good with the sig p220---i'm looking at the p220 elite de and it has bevertail,rail & sights that glow bright

1858
October 29, 2010, 01:57 AM
I wish it were yesteryear, I would buy up all the old Sigs and sell them now for a big mark up to the nostalgic shooters among us.

You might not make as much money as you think. I keep reading about how the older SIGs are so much better and the only ones worth buying, but I keep finding them on Gunbroker at considerably lower prices than the new ones. Frankly, I like (and have) both old and new because they ALL work 100% of the time!!

:)

BIGGBAY90
October 29, 2010, 05:06 AM
I still like them better then the glock which is also a great gun---was going to go with kimber but hear of many problems and they cs

IMTHDUKE
October 29, 2010, 02:20 PM
I can only tell you that this 220 is shootin machine....

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/P220DAK-1.jpg

BIGGBAY90
October 29, 2010, 08:22 PM
Yea---that look smooth but i'M looking at the p220 elite in blk(de)

BIGGBAY90
May 7, 2011, 12:11 PM
Yep that sig is one of the best guns to have---accurate out the case

G.barnes
May 7, 2011, 08:02 PM
Sigs are great guns. You need to know what you want it for. If you want a gun that is just beautiful then you might want to go with a middle priced custom. If you want pure function then sig is it. They are easy to take down and fix or customize yourself. I have a plain 220 with a stainless guide rod, aluminum grips, and Wolff 17# mainspring and I love it. The finish I super tough but still gets marks on it. They won't go through the finish but they are visible one it. They are very accurate and I won't trade mine for anything.

usmarine0352_2005
May 7, 2011, 08:59 PM
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I carry one for work and it's a great gun........however, being stainless it's heavier then I would like it to be. I wish I would have gotten it in blued.




Also, my smaller Springfield 1911 Champion (compact) has less recoil then the Sig.


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Hagen442
May 7, 2011, 09:11 PM
When Sig made the 220 they made a Excellent,Reliable Firearm
220 ST
220 Elite
220 Match

Hagen

BIGGBAY90
May 7, 2011, 11:03 PM
Yep----better then most

Effigy
May 8, 2011, 02:14 AM
I don't have experience with the Elite model, but I have a P220 Combat and I really like it. Finish is flawless, and it performs flawlessly. I agree with the statement that it's the "best non-1911 .45 money can buy". The design basically is a modernized 1911 in DA/SA with internal safeties rather than external.

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