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sig 220 vs ruger p90

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blarelli, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. Blarelli

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    I've decided that it is time to get a .45 again, and have narrowed it down to the above mentioned models (unless somebody has a better suggestion). Both Ruger and Sig have excellent reliability, and both of those models have exceptional accuracy. Between these two guns, what is your personal preference, and why?
     
  2. 1BLINDREF

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    My personal preference - Sig all the way.
    You'll spend a little more, but you get what you pay for. The Sig is much more accurate and the quality is better than a Ruger.
    The Sigs just seem to fit me best.
    I would suggest shooting both guns and seeing which one "fits" you better.
     
  3. jmr40

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    I have had both in the past and slightly prefer the Sig. I have found the Rugers, especially the P90, to be very accurate and reliable. The Sig's feel better to me, but adding a Hogue grip does wonders to the Ruger. When you consider the Ruger is about 1/2 the price of the Sig and that magazines are much cheaper and easier to find for the Ruger this is a close call for me.
     
  4. Hokkmike

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    Rugers are like TANKS and they are dependable. SIGS are like TANKS with better ergonomics but you pay for them. Either gun would be a great choice. Two of my friends shoot with Rugers and neither one of them has ever had a misfire in my presence. No one I shoot with can afford a SIG though they are great guns.
     
  5. gcrookston

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    Sig. Nothing against Ruger (I own a few), but Sig.
     
  6. rjk2475

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    the only gun that improves my shooting a .45 is my 1911, and that just a slight amout over my 220.
     
  7. P97

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    I would choose the P90DC.
     
  8. loop

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    You cannot make any physical adjustments to the frame or slide on the Ruger due to the frame and slide being cast. To improve accuracy in an auto the slide is often "tightened" by squeezing the sides of the frame. That will break a Ruger slide. So, if the gun needs frame/slide fit adjustment, out of the box or after 10,000 rounds, with Ruger it can't be done. That aside, IMHO, the any Sig is better than any Ruger auto...
     
  9. 33-805

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    I would get the Sig P220. I have used both brands over the years and I still have the Sig. Accurate, reliable, beautifully made.
     
  10. mjrodney

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    Both handguns have the correct design geometry to make a reliable handgun.

    Each is manufactured to a very specific price point and market, and the Sig is directed towards the higher end.
     
  11. nelson133

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    I like my Rugers, but the Sig P220 is the most accurate autoloader I own. On a strictly dollar issue, the Ruger is a better buy. If you can afford it, the Sig is a better gun.
     
  12. Texastbird

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    I'm a big Ruger fan because the size of the P89 and P90 really fits my hand well. That is the key, what fits you the best. And I don't really think the average shooter is going to wear out a Ruger. I know I've been trying to shoot out mine for years and years, and they just keep getting better. If I were going to buy a Sig it would definitely be the 1911- its all stainless.
     
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    It depends on the use you plan for the gun.

    For CCW, the Sig is slimmer, conceals fairly well (although not as well as a 1911 which is slimmer yet).

    The P90 is a good gun (IMO) but the Ruger P line is a bit broad and clunky. That's not a problem for casual shooting but makes it harder to conceal if you are using it for CCW.

    I had a P90, and liked it but it was stolen. I have a Sig P220 on my hip right now as my CCW gun. It is a VERY nice shooter, it feels more like a 9mm than a .45.

    IMO, the trigger (especially DA) is much better on the Sig than the Ruger although the trigger on the Ruger wasn't bad.

    But I do wish I had the Ruger back too. I understand that it and a S&W .22 revolver were traded by the thief for a couple of oxycontin pills :(

    Ken
     
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    Ruger is tough and Sig is tough but the sig is more.
     
  16. tbtrout

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    Sig all the way. You will not be dissapointed.
     
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    Is this a trick question. :scrutiny:

    Just kidding. The Ruger P90 is a great firearm and I doubt you would feel as if you made a bad decision buying the P90.

    That being said I am a SIG guy all the way. The P220 is the better gun IMO. Now I don't believe it is several hundred dollars better but it is the better gun. Cast my vote for the P220.
     
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    I have owned them both and i do not see the Sig as being worth its price as opposed to the Ruger. I sold my P220 and I still have my Ruger P90 and P97. Regards, Richard:D
     
  19. OhioPaints

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    Thankfully we have a broad range of opinions. I would hate for everyone to agree and have all but one manufacturer go out of business!

    Ken
     
  20. TNT.45

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    Its very simple.........Sig Sauer!
     
  21. CZ57

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    You have more options than the P-90 from Ruger. There were some early growing pains with the P-345, but that's fairly common with a new design. Forget about them with current production.

    The locking system is within itself a recoil reduction system that, IMO, rivals H&K, may be better. It is one of the most comfortable .45 ACPs I've ever fired, even with +P. It's trimmer than the P-220 with a grip shape similar to a CZ. I've worked up a number of Golden Saber handloads (185 & 230 gr. standard and +P) that will rest 5 shots under an inch at 50', so it's plenty accurate enough for defense.

    I'm a SIG fan also, but there's a lot to like about the P-345. The complaints about the passive safeties are way overblown, IMO. You can disable the magazine safety if you prefer. Very easy to do. Just a thought.;)
     
  22. KrankyKraut

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    I haven't shot a P90, but I shot a P97 vs. a Sig P220. I loved the P97. It was as accurate as the P220; I actually shot it better. Now, the P97 trigger was weird, very long pull, but pretty smooth. The trigger is superior on the SIG. However, a barely used P97 can be had here in CA for between $250 and $299. A used SIG is at least double that. So, bang for the buck goes to the Ruger. Of course, the Ruger has zero status; something to consider here in SoCal. :)
     
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    because if you keep an eye out for a nice used one, sometimes you can get it for a great price of say $450 or so. You can then put 5,000 rounds through it and still sell it for what you bought it for.

    Oh, and did I say once you try a 220, you will always want to have at least one stashed somewhere.

    Of course one Sig can never possibly be enough.....:uhoh:
     
  24. glock30

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    I had a p90 and it was very reliable, but the p220 was more accurate for me. For the price difference it's a close call.
     
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