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220 vs P 90

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ghostrider_23, Oct 29, 2006.

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Sig P220 or Ruger P90

Poll closed Nov 28, 2006.
  1. Sig P220

    93 vote(s)
    85.3%
  2. Ruger P90

    16 vote(s)
    14.7%
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  1. Ghostrider_23

    Ghostrider_23 Member

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    Ok, let's compare what some say is the best 45 acp out of the box. Which would you choose the Sig P22o or the Ruger P90:confused: I have read many threads that people say that the Ruger is just as accurate and reliable as the Sig but cost less. Think about it before you go with the most expensive one or cheaper one:banghead: Which one would you really pick??????????????
     
  2. prolanman

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    I have owned and still do own Sigs. Never had one bit of trouble with any of them. Very reliable guns with the exception of the Mosquito which is a real piece of junk.
     
  3. STAGE 2

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    Ruger is a good gun, but nowhere in the class of the sig.
     
  4. GeneS

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    +1, what STAGE 2 said.
     
  5. strambo

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    I can believe the Ruger is as reliable. Price no factor...the Sig is the better gun in every other aspect. If money is a big deal even considering the lower cost of a used CPO Sig...I could maybe see getting the Ruger.
     
  6. cslinger

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    I have a SIG P220ST and a Ruger P97.

    The SIG is the better gun by far. Now that is not to say the P97 is a bad gun, quite the opposite. The P97 is a great gun, reliable, accurate, great trigger (really) it just isn't in the same league as the SIG. It rattles, it has machine marks, take down is a bit funky, and every once in a while she throws brass straight back.
     
  7. Skywarp

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    The Ruger decocker scares me.... it's almost as loud as an actual gunshot.
     
  8. rbernie
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    That's a fact. Once you take down, shoot, and live with both - the difference becomes glaringly obvious.

    The Ruger is perfectly servicable, but the Sig is simply a finer piece of machinery.
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    I've shot both, owned a P220. Two very popular firearms...popular enough that you'd probably be able to rent & shoot both. Do so and get the one that works best in your hands :D
     
  10. gudel

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    I bought P220ST, didn't work out of the box.
    If I have to choose between 220 or 90, I'd take my USP45. :D Sig is overpriced & overrated compared to HK. I like my HK better.
     
  11. Rob96

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    I am the only dissenting vote.:neener:

    The Ruger P90 does everything the P220 does, including accuracy, but is way more durable.
     
  12. Skywarp

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    Except the scary decocker. I would never decock one on a live round unlike my Sigs.
     
  13. LeonCarr

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    I like the Ruger P90 over the Sig P220. I have owned both of them and in side by side range tests both were very accurate (8 shot groups under two inches at 25 yards with just about everything, factory and handloads), and the Ruger is about 300 bucks cheaper than the Sig brand new.

    The Ruger is a larger handgun than the Sig, but not 300 dollars larger :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  14. BevrFevr

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    I voted SIG but

    I really don't like either choice that much. I find SIGs are overpriced for what you get. I would be willing to spend more on a Ruger if it were made a little better.

    Rugers I don't care what model of rifle, auto, or wheelgun you are talking about... I look at them all the same... moderate quality budget firearms. The don't make one firearm that I can't think of something better fro only a few dollars more.

    The opposite is true for Sigs, I can always name something as good for less.

    just me though I'm sure.

    -bevr
     
  15. SigfanUSAF

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    Well, they don't call me Rugerfan:neener: P220 IMHO is the finest .45 DA on the planet. I am still looking for a reason NOT to like the 220.
     
  16. jlh26oo

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    Fit & finish, aesthetics, cc-ability: advantage Sig
    Durability, toughness: advantage Ruger
    Accuracy, reliability: wash
     
  17. hexidismal

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    I have to wonder why compare the Sig 220 vs. the P90 at all. The P90 isn't Ruger's flagship .45. While it's still not really in the same league as the the sig, the Ruger you should really be using for a comparison if you're going to do it is the P345.
     
  18. Euclidean

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    Thing is...

    Bottom line, the Sig 220 probably is the better gun in at least one way that matters to most people.

    However...

    To compare the two is just a bit inane. Of course the Sig is at least marginally better according to most people, it's much more expensive.

    I like my XDs much better than the Ruger P series, but the XD is a slightly better and more expensive gun, of course it's at least marginally better. But as far as function goes, if you'll adapt to it, the Ruger P series will realistically do everything the XD will. You could pretty much make that comparison to anything though, such as the Sig.

    The fact that the Sig costs an arm and a leg is the reason something like the Ruger exists. That doesn't mean the Ruger is bad or vastly inferior, just that it's not really comparable.

    Then again, I sold off my Sig and I still have a Ruger. So it's not necessarily a question of which one is better, it's which one is more appropriate for you and your intended purpose.
     
  19. Autolycus

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    I like the Sig better than Ruger.

    To be honest I would look at an HK USP before either. Or if you are patient the HK45 will be here sooner than you think.
     
  20. 2ndamd

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    Save the money. Get the Ruger and then buy a bunch of ammo, Belt and Holster.
    My dad bought mine when the Ruger P90 out shot his $2500 Ed Brown.

    The P90 is the best there is as far performance goes and does not break the bank. If they were not so big and ugly they would be both perfect for performance and asthetics. But, when it comes to function, reliability, durability, longevity, and accuracy the P90 is the winner.....again and again.

    (sigh) Now someone will flame me for this opinion. No response needed. The truth is in the performance......not the looks.
     
  21. EdLaver

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    Kind of cut and dry, the P90 is a good gun though. It is less expensive and accurate. But I still voted 220 purely because its a proven gun. But both are accurate and reliable.
     
  22. Ala Dan

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    SIG P220 Hands Down

    that is what I chose, way back in 1988~!:cool: :D
     
  23. GunNut

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    No brainer for me. Sig P220 is one of the nicest and classiest .45ACP's out there.

    Steve
     
  24. cbsbyte

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    I can't really compare the two since I never seen P90. I have held the Sig P220 and it is a very refined weapon. Well made, good trigger, and is know to be very accurate. It is a light weapon compared to a 1911 etc so it will probably have more felt recoil than a 1911.
     
  25. DogBonz

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    Huh?

    I know what was wrong... it was a loose nut behind the trigger...

    Get the Sig. I have bought “inexpensive” guns before. Some of them were good shooters, while some of them were just cheap. With the Sig, you know that you are getting a good firearm. With the Ruger, who knows? Spend the money now, and you will have a pistol that you can enjoy for many years. Worst case scenario, The Sig will have a much better resale value should you have to sell it.

    This may sound ridiculous to some people, but the Ruger feels crappy to me. Those big ugly controls make me want to vomit. The Sig is a well made tool that I would trust my life on, and I do, I own a 229. The 220 has a great reputation, and has since it was introduced.
     
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