IDPA & Sig P220 Carry SAO


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Dryft
January 6, 2014, 11:21 AM
Hey folks,

I'm about to come into possession of a practically mint Sig P220 Carry SAO with a whole bunch of magazines, and I've decided it must be shot IDPA. I don't care about eight rounds rather than tens, or power factors, but definitely want to see how I do with this thing on the range.

What class does this thing put me in? Living up in Maine, I wish I had more options for shooting sports, but IDPA is pretty much it if I don't feel like driving a couple hours. (If I'm going to do that, I'll go to Sig over in NH - and will once I get comfortable with the pistol.)

Whatever information y'all can provide would be great!

Thanks.

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Jim Watson
January 6, 2014, 11:31 AM
A SAO .45 will enter CDP Division* along with the 1911s. So 8+1 is all you get anyhow. You could shoot in ESP along with the 9mm and .38 SAOs, but would be at a disadvantage versus the tenshooters there. You may NOT shoot it in SSP with the double actions and Glocks.

*The gun determines Division, your class (Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert, Master) is based on your ability measured by score on the Classifier (not Qualifier.)

The Georgia club has some good introductory material, easier than slogging through the rule book and better than learning the rules one Procedural penalty at a time on the range. Some of their stuff is a bit out of date with a new rule book in place but it is still a place to start. Tell the Safety Officer you are new to the sport and you will get plenty of guidance.

http://www.gadpa.com/index.php/idpa/new-shooter-information/
http://www.gadpa.com/index.php/idpa/new-shooter-briefing/

sauer1911
January 7, 2014, 07:28 AM
Yeah, I have shot in 4 IDPA matches and just found out that the 1911 .45 I am shooting is not SSP, but CDP.

My bad, but really no worries since I am still learning. IDPA is a blast!

be safe.

Dryft
January 7, 2014, 11:42 AM
What about USPSA?

Jim Watson
January 7, 2014, 01:37 PM
Well, you can't enter Single Stack because it is not a 1911 and you can't enter Production because it is SAO. Other divisions are legit, but you would be at a disadvantage against the large magazine capacity of Limited, that and optics in Open.
Which leaves you Limited-10 where your 8 shot magazines will only be a slight disadvantage.

RussB
January 10, 2014, 03:27 PM
I shoot my Sig P220 DAK in CDP division. I swapped the short trigger for the long and I use a lighter recoil spring for my handloads...Luv the Nil grips too


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/RussBert/SIG/DSC06563.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/RussBert/media/SIG/DSC06563.jpg.html)


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Bongo Boy
January 10, 2014, 08:43 PM
Yes CDP definitely and you'll likely do just fine with it. I shot the Elite Stainless in CDP and at least made Marksman with it easily. You will have a blast, and will likely see your share of $3000 custom 1911s fail miserably while your Sig pounds 'em downrange. That was my experience at least. At a USPSA local-level match you'd probably hear everyone there tell you why you have 'the wrong gun' or at least make some comment about 45--it's a rare bird at the few USPSA matches I've shot. At IDPA of course, nothing out of the ordinary. I'm sure every action game club in the country has its own unique 'personality' though.

Ankeny
January 16, 2014, 08:54 AM
You will have a blast, and will likely see your share of $3000 custom 1911s fail miserably while your Sig pounds 'em downrange. That was my experience at least. Here we go again. :banghead:

ny32182
January 16, 2014, 01:15 PM
.45 is rare in USPSA because you are allowed to make major with .40 in all divisions that allow major. Therefore people shoot .40 because the bullets are cheaper.

In CDP, .45 is mandated so it is more popular in IDPA for sure.

You CAN shoot .45 in single stack in USPSA and not be at a capacity disadvantage vs the .40s, but if that Sig is not legal in singlestack it is true that there is not a division for which it is fully optimal in USPSA. If you want to try USPSA don't let that stop you. It would be fine to get started in L10 Major.

As noted, it should be plenty competitive in CDP in IDPA.

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