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sig classic 22lr... questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by brian923, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. brian923

    brian923 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, i have been looking for a pistol in 22lr for a month now, and really want to get something for plinking, hunting and steel shooting. I really wanted something that was semi auto, but not really like the buckmark/ruger mark pistols. There good pistols, just wanted something different. Anyways, i came accross the sig website and seen that they offer 22lr pistols in the 220, 226, and the 229.(classic) The thing that really got my attention was that you can buy a slide kit to change your sig 22 to a 9mm or 40 sw. very intreging to me. my questions are, what are the differances between the 220, 226, and the 229? And, in there respected classes, can you buy any slide that matches the lower, or only the classic(x-change kit) ? Make sense? Thanks guys, let me know if this isnt very clear.
  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    The 220 is full sized, but with a single stack .45ACP magazine...so grip longer from front to back

    The 226 is the same size as the 220, but it has a 9mm sized staggered magazine...so shorter front to back, but wider side to side.

    The 229 is a compact 226 with a shorter slide and grip frame.

    The upper in the X-change kit is the standard upper for that CF caliber, there isn't anything special about it
  3. brian923

    brian923 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for the info. I really appreciate it. Can i buy any slide mag combo to convert the 22 classic to say a 9mm, or is it better to go the other way? Are other slides even avalible? Or just the x-change slides?
  4. brian923

    brian923 Well-Known Member

    Another question if you dont mind, are the xnchange slides the same slides as the ones that come on the 9mm sig p226? Or are the different. i would think the same, but i just want to make sure if i get the 22 classic first, that the 9mm will be just as good. If not, i would like to purchase the 9mm first and get the 22 conversion second. If im gonna b spending this much money, i want to make sure that im getting the best performance for the price. I dont want to settle.. thanks guys, brian.
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Re-read the last line in post #2
  6. brian923

    brian923 Well-Known Member

    Just wanting to know if its a good reliable accurate barrel/slide combo. Becauee if not, id like to buy the 9mm first then (combat, elite...) Just dont want to get a crapy 9mm out of the x-change upper. Thats all.

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