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Shot my new Sig P220 Compact Elite SAO..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mach1.3, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. mach1.3

    mach1.3 Member

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    yesterday and was extremely impressed with it's handling and accuracy. It's a brand new pistol but the trigger was seemingly a lighter pull than my other Sigs in SA mode. It fits the holster I use for my P239 perfectly. It's also a very cool looking gun and the aluminum grips are very comfortable. It comes with NS. The beavertail feels like my 1911s and allows a slightly higher hold than i.e. my P226. The single stack 6 shot mags(2) worked flawlessly and it fed RN 230s, 185 JHPs, 200 JHP, +P and regular pressure .45 ammo. The safety lever is slightly stiff but with some lube and use I expect it to smooth out. Certainly don't want the safety too loose. It's not as light or as thin as my G36 but it's less than 30ozs. OTOH: Felt recoil was much better than the Glock and seemed more controllable on double taps.

    BTW: at 10yds. it easily filled up the bull ring on timed 3 rd. fire. I am not a great shot but this gun felt good and should be a very competent CCW.
     
  2. ritepath

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    I've been drooling over a 220 SAO for over a year....now I find out about the 227.
     
  3. SharpsDressedMan

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    I have never seen one. Do you have a picture available? Sounds like a fine piece.
     
  4. mach1.3

    mach1.3 Member

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    What 227?
     
  5. OARNGESI

    OARNGESI Member

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    the 227 is a new model from sig basically a 226 in 45acp
     
  6. tarosean

    tarosean Senior Member

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    Supposed to debut at SHOT 1013. Its a double stack P220
     
  7. mach1.3

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    Haven't had the time to put a camera on it. You can see it on Sigs website under discountinued pistols. They are somewhat hard to find esp. in the two tone. Mine is nitron finished. Am looking for some extra mags on-line.
     
  8. 1KPerDay

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    Ooooooooo.....
     
  9. imac98374

    imac98374 New Member

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    I think the double stack only buys you 2 more rounds. Sounds like a pretty modest return on a p220 redesign.
     
  10. Quick Shot xMLx

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    True, but they also said they'll be releasing a 14 round extended mag;)
     
  11. imac98374

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    True, but a +4 baseplate in .45 will not be small, especially considering that the mag is probably staggered but not quite double-stacked.
     

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