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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Pistol Ranch, May 18, 2012.

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  1. Pistol Ranch

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    I am about to replace my Sig P6 that was stolen out of my truck by some derelict scumbag.
    When I bought the P6, they were cheap (around $250) Now they are selling in the $450-500 range on GunBroker. The P225's are also going for about the same money.
    I see a few P220's offered in the $675-750 range, way cheaper than others that go for in excess of $1000.
    I cannot afford a $1000 pistol. If the choice was yours, would you opt for a P6, P225, or the relatively inexpensive P220??
    I am a Sig fan and will not consider other brands.
    Thanks for your input.

    P.R.
     
  2. Zone15

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    I really like my P229, you should be able to find a good used P228 or P229 in your price range.
     
  3. Sheepdog1968

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    My 220 is my favorite pistol. I've got over 10,000 rounds through it. If it was stolen I'd replace it without a second thought.
     
  4. Stuttz

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    My SIG SP2022 is my go to handgun. The frame is polymer and it usually retails NIB around 400-450. It's a tack driver with no malfunctions and I don't hesitate to entrust my life to it. A lot of US police agencies, the French National Police, and the US Army Tank Command issue it, which is a testament to reliability.
     
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    I like my 226 mk25, but I intend to try out the 2022 real soon.
     
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    From what I can tell the 2022 has the same dimensions as the 229 sans 3 ounces and a few hundred less
     
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    I have a P220 and trust my life to it everyday. It is close to the feel of my 1911's. Me personally, I would never part with it. The polymer guns are great, just not for me. Trust me when I say this, the P220 is one of the better mass produced handguns. I have been through alot of them, and its hard to beat them. That being said they do cost a bit more than the 2022s. If you dont mind the polymer, I think you would be just fine with the 2022. I hear great things about them.
     
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    There are a couple used p225/p6's on gunbroker right now for $450 (I know its more than they used to cost but still an ok price imo, all guns I've seen are going up in price). I just bought mine on gunbroker for $365 a month ago. You could wait and watch gunbroker for a little while and I'd bet a good deal will show up. If not, I'm going to agree with everybody that the 2022 would be a great budget option. The 2022 will be my next handgun purchase.
     
  10. Girodin

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    I laugh every time I see someone asking $400+ for a sig P6. One can find a used P226 for that price. I would either look for a used P226 for that price (sarco had some) or I'd get one of the polymer guns. I've seen them online for as low as $350.
     
  11. 9mmepiphany

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    I've been a huge SIG fan for years and carried my 226 or 220 as a duty weapon for years.

    For the best value in a new pistol, you can't beat the 2022 at < $400. The are very accurate and come out of the box with a very good DA trigger pull.

    If you don't want polymer and don't mind buying used, the LE trade-in 226 or 228 is a great value at $45-$500. They'll have some exterior wear, but should be almost new inside...they usually will have a low round count

    Another route is the SIG CPO program, which are factory reconditioned pistols...usually pistols they have bought back from LE agencies. My 220ST was a CPO gun and cost just over $600 a couple of years ago...they are currently about $650-$700
     
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    I love my SP2022 but it is very different than the other P Series Sigs in my hands. The DA pull is very smooth but is longer than the classic P series guns and I find that the SA pull is much further back in the stroke than say the P228. For me it handles differently than other Sigs.

    Also I would be interested to know if people see performance and reliability differences between the older German SP2022s and the current Exeter Production.

    The older German guns were an absolute steal at their $400 price tag with 3 mags, night sights and Xeroxed manual all in a nice small nice black box. LOL These days it is hard to find them under $400 with night sights and 1 mag. I have actually seen their price rising about 10% in recent months.

    If it were looking to replace my stolen P6 I would look for a used P228. Robertsons has a ton of refinished P228s for about $570. I personally do not like to buy refinished guns sight unseen but they have a decent rep. I would also consider the COP route. They are out there in all sorts of flavors for right around $600.
     
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    First, stop leaving guns in your vehicle. People don't realize how many folks g killed from stolen guns, most of which are taken out of cars. Of the listed options I'd go with the 220.


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    Those look like they were rode hard and put away wet... :what:

    If you could check the internals they could be a steal and perfect candidate for a refinish.
     
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    Last year I bought a Certified Pre-Owned Sig P229 in .40 with 2 factory mags in 100% condition for $500 (or maybe $550). CPO is a good deal if you must have a Sig
     
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    While I personally wouldn't make a habit of leaving a gun in my car, do you have any evidence to support your assertions?
     
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    They have holster wear but don't really look much worse than many of the surplus P6s I've seen. I'd rather have a used P226 with holster wear than a used P6 with holster wear, particularly when the price difference is so little.
     
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    My USA made SP2022 has been nothing but flawless. At under $400 how can you go wrong.
     
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    had a gun stolen out of my car.

    Completely agree. It is totally irresponsible to leave a gun in a car. After the experience I firmly believe it should be a crime for the original owner. Unlike a home that requires some extra risk and danger to the thief, a car takes seconds to break into and take everything in it.

    Like I said, I have had one stolen out of my car. It is just stupid to put one there.
     
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    P220, or a slightly used 220 Elite?
     
  23. CZguy

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    I bought a used P 226 from Widener's a month ago for $475.00 that looks just like the one in the link on the right.

    It's well worn on the outside, and you can tell it's been shot quite a bit, but it has a lot of life left in it. :)

    And I kind of like having a good pistol that I can wear on long hikes and not worry about the finish.
     
  24. sigarms228

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    So what is a law abiding citizen supposed to do who wants to protect himself while driving in his vehicle? Many times a destination does not allow one to carry their firearm with them which could be work, a sporting event, shopping, eating, etc.

    There are also those who say/deman you should not be able to ever have a firearm in your dwelling except locked in a firearm safe for the same reason where the only reason to take it from the safe would be to take it hunting or to the gun range.
     
  25. Pistol Ranch

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    Wild cat mccane makes his mind up WITHOUT knowing all the facts.:cuss: Kinda like the news media and Trayvon Martin.
    Sigarms 228 has it correct.
    My choices were to travel unarmed or armed. I chose the latter.
    Irresponsible action? I think not. The theft was immediately reported to the police..ALONG WITH THE PISTOL'S SERIAL NUMBER.
    Makes you wonder if gun shop owners are "irresponsible" when theives break into their place of business and steal their inventoty. Nuff said.

    P.R.
     
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