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Sig 220 elite .45 (good or bad)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BIGGBAY90, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    Are they great guns---which is better---------for $850
  2. Prion

    Prion Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. rduckwor

    rduckwor Well-Known Member

    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,

  4. ~Boomslang~

    ~Boomslang~ Well-Known Member


    Agreed 150%
  5. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Texsun

    Texsun Well-Known Member

    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!
  7. aussieman

    aussieman Member

    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.
  8. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    Alright, as i can see the sig's are great guns---wojonik, whats wrong with the rail
  9. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  10. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    Ok--thats not fun---but i guess it's is great for h.d
  11. MK11

    MK11 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    How old was it
  13. WRGADog

    WRGADog Well-Known Member

    Superb guns. I have a P220 Elite Dark. This gun is incredibly accurate, reliable, and a pleasure to shoot.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  14. Prion

    Prion Well-Known Member

    The P220ST's have external extractors now.
  15. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    Elite dark---what is the different between that and the reg. Blk one
  16. Hagen442

    Hagen442 Well-Known Member

    Sig 220s 45ACP DA/SA

    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.
  17. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    They do seem like a great gun----how do they finish stand-up
  18. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. WRGADog

    WRGADog Well-Known Member

    I don't know all of the differences, but Elite Dark has aluminium grips, night sights, and beaver tail.
  20. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    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.

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