Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dumbhunter, Nov 14, 2022.
I can’t find a pic of mine but I would agree. $400 at Rural King every now and then. Shooting mine off of a rest (fancy word for trash can lid) at a soda can I’m 100% out to 40 yards. Still about 90% at 50 yards. It drops off quickly from there. I think it’s the ammo, cheap blasting fodder that seems to tumble. I haven’t shot reloads enough to know what they do, but even with cheap blasting fodder the RIA is a solid option for close range shots in the deer woods.
Couldn’t find a pic so I took a new one. This setup has become my work carry for deer season so that if I have a few minutes after work to slip into the bow-blind then I can.
That BLACKHAWK sure is Purty ! Yeah on the Ruger you sure can use the sights on 10mm as there are big load variances !
That, sir, is a VAQUERO that I had rechambered from .40 S&W and added S&W J frame adjustable sights. It was never a Blackhawk and still isn’t a Blackhawk. Alan Harton in Houston did the work.
It only came with the .40 S&W cylinder; the Vaquero was a commemorative model for the 150th anniversary of the San Diego County Sheriff's Office. I was offered one of the blemished ones that had the lettering on the barrel messed up. Cost me $250 so I said sure. Sent it off for bead-blasting and conversion to a more useful cartridge. I did not like the high polish stainless, so got rid of that and the blemished writing (like some weird cerakote paint lettering) too. Came out nice and shoots great.
Once again WOW! The j frame sight conversion fooled me .
The vaquero with adjustable sights- whoever did the work , well done.
The 20 SF is little slimmer in that regards.
I have both, I am a huge fan of 10mm 1911's but the P220 10mm's are absolutely amazing!!
The weight of the P220 pistols help reduce the recoil.
You could not go wrong with either.
The P220's that seem to be easier to find now are the Legion series or the Kryptek (sp) finished pistols.
I wasn't interested in either.
They are both P220 Elites.
The two tone one is a SA/DA, the nitron one is SAO. Slide lock and a thumb safety.
The SAO one has an amazing trigger, it's my favorite 10mm auto pistol.
I buy what works best for me
For banging around in the woods or serious hunting in bear country , I would lean slightly towards the Glock in a great Kydex Holster Like the Gunfighters INC, Kenai because it would give me more peace of mind if treated roughly and maybe crawling thru brush ect. or on Horse back or trail bike. The Sig is more accurate at greater distance , which a bear defense pistol needs not be, it indeed a great defensive pistol and would be great in competitions and suburban carry , however unless one was to put a manual safety on it, which can be done relatively cheaply by say , Grayguns , with a small safety cut and $50 worth of parts and a little labor by an expert, I would be a little uneasy with that wonderful trigger.
Alternatively, you can't go wrong with the classic CZ DA pistol variant, be it CZC97 or EAA/Tanfoglio. After all, 9mm CZ75 is what Bren Ten that started it all was (loosely) based on. I'd most likely look at EAA Witness Elite Match, but that's just me.
Personally I really, really dislike Glocks, with a passion. That said, they're great guns and if functionality is what you're after, there's no excuse not to buy a G20 and be done with it.
I’m a 1911 guy, but to me the Sig blows the DW out of the water as far as controllability.
I had one. Was my first 10MM. Got too heavy on the hip for field use so I sold it and purchased a G20.
I've had a 1006 for nearly 20 years now and, yeah, it's kind of a pig.
Plus, mags (when you can find them) are $$$, and no factory support anymore.
Thinking about putting it on the chopping block lately for something a little more manageable.
P220 would be high on my list (S&W 610 would be higher )
I've tried to like Glocks, I really have tried, but I just can't stand them.
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