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got my first Sig P220 tonight. (.45)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by AcceptableUserName, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. I'm in love. It's an older P220, maybe 98-2000 I'd guess but I love it to death. I traded a Glock 30 for it. The Glock was a great gun but I was looking for a full size. My sig came with 4 7 rd steel mags. They fit nciely. My question is will my Sig accept the 10 rd p220 magsand is there any special tips on maintaing the sig fior a long life and reliable functioning?

    cliffs notes - got a Sig P220 and love it so much I'll probably get a brand new one as my next pistol so I can "dual wield" :)
  2. rellascout

    rellascout member

  3. LancerMW

    LancerMW Well-Known Member

    you will enjoy it i like my W. German P220
  4. franconialocal

    franconialocal Well-Known Member

    I cary a 220 every day for work and I love it. Keep it clean, and have fun!! It's a great sidearm.
  5. MikePaiN

    MikePaiN Well-Known Member

    My SIG P220 is in 22lr....I love it, absolute blast to shoot. I keep it well lubed for long life.

    Being a full size pistol in .22lr...I can do this trick where I hold it in my teeth and squeeze the trigger with my tongue .....girls !

    hehe :p
  6. raskolnikov_22

    raskolnikov_22 Well-Known Member

    That's a good thing.
  7. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Be aware that magazines made by anyone other than Sig or Mec-Gar may have a reliability problem. If you are looking at ten-round Promags, just don't. People have said good things about the Novak "Extreme Duty" mags but since MecGars are about the same price, and MEcGar makes them for Sig- stick with the winner.

    IMHO with the Sig P220 (and I own one myself, it's about my favorite pistol) you are better off carrying more mags instead of higher capacity mags. The gun balances well and you just need to reload quickly.
  8. RedAlert

    RedAlert Well-Known Member

    I think you should keep it "properly" lubed as opposed to "well" lubed. Too much lube in the gun is a bad thing. A slight film of gun grease is all that is required. Too much is a dirt magnet.

  9. shameless

    shameless Well-Known Member

    Beware the older Sig 220!!!!! Please send it to me, and I'll shoot it for a couple weeks, and if it passes my test, I'll ke.....ummm... if it ....never mind.

    Enjoy that sweet Sig.
  10. krs

    krs Well-Known Member

    Ya, agreed.

    Congrats on getting a good .45 pistol!

    You want it sprung fairly stiff - Wolff has a big selection - use their +5% springs, but try a +10%.

    If you have old or well used mags, change their springs too.

    I've NEVER had a stovepipe, never a FTF, no errors at all and I use a pretty light target load for practice most of the time. The same load that I need to use a 14# spring in my 1911's uses a spring in my 220 that feels like an 18 or 20# spring would feel in a GM 1911 when hand cycling the pistols.

    Anyone else notice that heavy sprung Sigs keep on running? Even my 232 has some big bear of a spring, and it's never failed me either, and my 226 - same thing. Sigs like strong springs.

    I've accumulated a lot of 1911 pistols over the years but when I discovered a used Sig 220 it relegated all of them to range, collector, or show guns pretty much. The Sigs are loaded and all around my house, ready. I trust them completely.

    If you can, try the CT grip that has buttons on both sides of the pistol. If your fingers are long enough it's much easier to use naturally than the kind with front buttons. Use those and just marvel at how the pistol hits where that red dot was, over and over, fast as you can catch the dot on target. Either hand. These are my opinion(s), of course.

    It's easy to see why people who mean business so often chose Sig pistols.

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  11. jhco

    jhco Well-Known Member

    Good choice going with the older one, no rail, the way god intended them to be.
    I have been wanting one bad, maybe I'll take the leap one day.

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