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.45 acp greatness

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by thefamcnaj, Sep 26, 2013.

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  1. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Member

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    Last Saturday I went to palmetto state armory with the intentions of buying an xdm.45. As I was waiting to be assisted I noticed a sig p220 extreme model. It had: the str, factory night sites, and the g10 grips.
    On a whim I asked the salesman to let me see it. I held it and immediately fell in love with it. It just felt like a quality piece when I fondled it.
    I hadn't planned on spending that kind of money, bit when the sales man told me it was on sale for 940$ I really started thinking about it.
    Well I bit the bullet and bought it. A lot of times I have buyers remorse, but not this time. This was money well spent. I though I'd never find a gun I liked better all around than my g19. This SIG is just in another category.
    I took it to the range yesterday and it ate 350 rounds of: federal champion, wwb, american eagle and various hollow points. From 10 yards it just made one ragged hole.
    From the first trigger pull until the end of my range session all I could say is wow and grin from ear to ear.
    I loved the da/sa set up and the reset is amazing.
    I still love my polymer striker fired guns but this is the nicest most accurate gun I've ever had.
    I just had to share this with my fellow high roaders.
     
  2. surjimmy

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    Very Nice, you must post pictures you've been here long enough to know that.lol
     
  3. tommy.duncan

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    That is how I got my P226. I shot a friends and on the way home from the range I stopped at my LGS and filled out the paperwork and took one home (I live in VA). I now own 4 Sigs. They are awesome!
     
  4. osteodoc08

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    That's exactly how I felt when I plunked down the $1k on my P226 TacOps. It made one ragged hole at 15 yds for me dead on. It is the softest shooting, most accurate semi auto I have, including my 1911's. I've got several that are super reliable, so that was not overwhelming but still important.

    Congrats. A P227 is on my list if I ever find one locally.
     
  5. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Member

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    I'll get a pick of it as soon as I can.
     
  6. Fremmer

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    Nice pistol. Love the sigs!
     
  7. GyMac

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    I shot the 220 when Browning imported it back in the '80's. I thought it was a great gun then and have not changed my mind since. Yes, it's expensive, but as always, "You can't pay too much for a gun, just too soon."
     
  8. VetPsychWars

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    The first .45 I ever fired was a SIG. I love my 1911 now but it's a good piece. You won't hate it at all.

    Tom
     
  9. thefamcnaj

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    still .45acp greatness

    I know I should have got a pic up sooner, but I can't stop shooting it long enough.
    This is a pick fresh off the range. This gun will eat anything and doesn't stop going bang every time I want it to.
     

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    I had a P220 carry SAS Gen 2, but it never really excited me like my 1911's. I think I'd enjoy the P220 Elite Dark though.
     
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    I love the da/sa set up on this p220. I just prefer the decocker. Its an amazing. I noe have 500 rounds through it and the wow factor still hasn't wore off.
     
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    I like the way those Sigs shoot but I could never carry one, just can't get used to crunchentickers. Maybe that Single Action Only version of the 220...
     
  13. 87hurricane

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    The 220 is a fantastic pistol, accurate, reliable, and made of metal. It's my favorite .45 without question. I picked up a 220 compact SAS gen 2 about a year ago, dealer had an elite dark at the same price, I went back and forth between the two for a while, ended up with the compact, and I'm very happy with it, seems to get better every time I shoot it.
     
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    Agree that the SIG P220 is a great .45ACP, but I prefer the P220 SAO model.
     
  15. gym

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    Good luck with it
     
  16. SDGlock23

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    Got to handle a friends 220 Scorpion and it was very nice. I did own a basic stainless 220 at one point in time. It shot very well, just not too hot on the long first DA trigger pull. I tend to like consistency in a trigger every shot, first, middle, last, and that first long pull throws me off somewhat. Otherwise a fantastic pistol.
     
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    I owned a Sig 220 Combat...Great pistol and I sometimes wish I hadn't sold it. Looking for another right now. I have a 226 that makes everybody that shoots it look like Rob Leatham. Great pistols. Enjoy!
     
  18. ScarLata

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    Congrats! .45 = P220 to me.
     
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    P229 was the first gun I ever owned. There's just sumthin bout those Sigs. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine.
     
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    You will enjoy it, congratulations. They are exceptional pistols and a blast to shoot, sometimes I miss my customized Elite Stainless...

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    Ya I love sigs. They really are in a league of their own. I just wish they were cheaper so i could own more of them.
     
  22. gym

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    One thing I forgot to mention, my Glock 30 fired even with a broken recoil spring, "the one guide rod snapped", I only found out when taking it apart to clean it, at which time it fell apart. So I must give kudos to Glock once again, for building a heck of a gun.
     
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    Nice to see for once a converted in the other way around, from Glock to DA/SA...
     
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    I know exactly what you mean - I love my Sig P220

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    This gun is fantastic IMHO

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  25. texgunner

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    SIG's are awesome pistols, I have six of them.
     
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