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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MoreIsLess, Apr 18, 2015.

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  1. MoreIsLess

    MoreIsLess Member

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    I own only 1 45acp pistol (Colt 1911 Government Model) and have about 4 or 5 9mm's. I am thinking about selling one of my 9mm's, either the Sig 226 or Springfield 9mm 1911 Government to purchase a Sig 220 or M&P Full Size 45acp. I feel that I need another 45 and I promised the Mrs. that If I bought another new gun I would sell one of my existing ones. I only bought the 9mm Springfield 1911 for competition which I am not doing any more. I know it's almost a sacrilege to part with a Sig 226 but I don't shoot it as well as my Walther PPQ, so I shoot the PPQ more frequently. Love that PPQ, btw

    What would you do (besides keep both of them)
     
  2. mgmorden

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    You've already got a 1911 that you want to keep. I'd personally get rid of the 9mm 1911 and then get what you want.
     
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    That was my thinking too. Since I am not competing anymore I don't need 2 1911's. I also don't need 2 full size 9mms hence the decision to sell one. My 1911 45acp has too light a trigger for a personal defense gun hence the need for another 45acp
     
  4. Chocolate Bayou

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    Which one would you get the most money selling? That way you would use less out of pocket. That would be my determining factor.
     
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    I just felt a cold chill down my spine.....
     
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    Why is it "sacrilege" to sell the P226? Personally, I haven't met a Sig that I like. I'd be on the side of "standardizing" my full size guns to operate them at a high level and sell the Sig, but that's MY preference.
     
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    I'm a pragmatic guy so this is the rout I'd go. Which one will get you the most $? That's the one I'd sell, if I absolutely HAD to sell one.
     
  8. Walt Sherrill

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    Some things to consider:
    • Finding a good 9mm 1911 that functions the way it should seems harder than finding a good 9mm in other formats.
    • A gun that doesn't do well in my hands ends up in the gun safe. I've had a number of P226s, over the years, but none of them (including an X-Five in .40) really felt at home in my hands. Selling the P226 might be my first choice; those who aren't crazy about 1911s would probably sell the 1911 9mm...* (*corrected, I wrote it wrong - the opposite of what I meant - the first time through.)
    • If money is an issue, I'd consider selling the one that gave the most of it's purchase price back...

    For some folks, guns are almost religious icons, and selling one something you should never do. Either that, or you've gotten into a "collector's" state of mind. People collect anything from stamps, to baseball cards, movie posters, or Barbie Dolls to expensive wrist watches. Guns are just another "collectible" for some people -- and they consider them special, just as other consider their Rolex special, etc., etc.

    Like some of the others responding, I've become a bit more pragmatic.

    Gun are tools. If they don't work for you, you should get one that does. Having a toolbox full of tools you don't use is a waste of money, and unless you're wealthy, that big box of unused tools keeps you from getting better tools.
     
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    With Walt on that. Use the tools that perform well for you. Any that don't work well get sold for those that will. I try not to part with what I buy but times change and having to have just for the sake is wasteful. That gun may work well in another persons hands and it serves a purpose to let it be used and not sit.
     
  10. JDR

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    Sell the Sig 226 AND the Springfield 9mm 1911 Government then get a Dan Wesson Valor!
     
  11. Walt Sherrill

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    Ooh! Ooh! ^^^ What he said. :D
     
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    If you don't shoot the 226 all that well, what makes you think you'll shoot the 220 any better?
     
  13. Chocolate Bayou

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    Walt

    My Colt Defender is a 9mm and I've never had a hiccup, and as far as I know from the forums I visit, the Springfield EMP and Range Officer Champion haven't had any major problems, so I think the 1911 platform and 9mm are a good combination with the right mfg.
     
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    This is as good a reason to sell a gun as you can get. Of the few guns I have sold, this has always been the main reason.
    I wouldn't count it out. They're almost identical, but I feel like I shoot a P220 better, myself.
     
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    So does the Mrs. sell her shoes, and handbags when she gets a new one?
     
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    It seems around here, SIGs have the best resale value compared to retail. Just a thought
     
  17. Walt Sherrill

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    I can't explain it, but I've always shot the P220 better than the P226, and I don't generally shoot .45s as well as other calibers. The P-220 just seems friendlier to my hand. (That said, I no longer have any P226s or P220s..)
     
  18. Thermactor

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    Maybe the P220's single stack magazine profile fits the hand better.
    Have you tried a newer P226 with the slimmer E2 grip? It's really quite excellent. A sweet shooter with a fantastic trigger IME
     
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    Not me, I agree with him. I need at least 9 or 10 of them.......to start. I feel naked with only 4. :neener:
     
  20. MoreIsLess

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    Because I tend to shoot the 45acp better than the 9mm. I had an M&P 45c that I shot better than the Sig 226 but I sold it. For some reason I can't seem to get consistent accuracy from 9mm like I can with 45acp
     
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  21. snooperman

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    I had a P226 several years ago and I could shoot it O.K. Nothing to brag about, but after shooting my older brothers' P 229 Elite 9mm, I sold the P226 and got the 229 elite and couldn't be happier. The extra weight and better triggers made all the difference. Whatever you do , take your time and shoot different pistols in the caliber you want
     
  22. Walt Sherrill

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    I've had a bunch of SIGs over the years, and have yet to find one -- with a possible single exception -- that really seems to fit me just right. (I do have a P228 that has had a good bit of work done to it by Gray Guns; the work was all done before I bought it, and I got it for a relatively reasonable price. It's nice. It came with the GG special Reduced Reset Comprehensive Duty Package, the short reset trigger -- it was a 228r so I don't know what THAT package entailed -- and Heinie Night Sights.)

    I've had a bunch of SIGs over the years; a GSR, 2 P220s, a P220 Match, a P220 Super Match, 2 P226s, 2 P239s (in 9mm, one with a DAK trigger), a P226 X-Five (.40) and a P-210-6. The P-210-6 was amazingly accurate, with a wonderful trigger, but other things about the gun irritated me: mag release, 8-round mag, the cost of extra mags, sharp sights that had to be dehorned, a stiff safety, and the mag release on the butt. I had all of these guns when I was shooting a lot, and doing IDPA matches at least monthy... so they all had their chance.

    Most of the P220s fit me well, and I liked them well enough, but it was just "like" not "love." I know some might consider it sacrilege, but I would prefer shooting my Glock 38 to shooting the SIG .45 if I were competing. Don't do that as much, nowadays, so it might be a moot point. (I'm retired and watch my money a little more closely.)

    I've been tempted to look at and try the P227, but am afraid it will feel like a P226, to me -- but won't know until I try.
     
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    Every time I've sold a gun I've gotten a case of sellers remorse so I don't sell them anymore.
     
  24. Thermactor

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    Walt,
    I see your point about the P227.
    I'd frankly like to know what it brings to the table above and beyond the P220. Its magazine capacity of 10 rounds with the flush fit grip doesn't seem to justify its existence.
    Seems like they're trying to reinvent the wheel with it, especially given the unbounded excellence that is the P220.

    Here's a quote from Sig Forum:
    So your concerns about the P227 being a 45ACP P226 seem to be exactly spot on.
     
  25. fastbolt

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    Me?

    I'd probably trade off the P226 & 1911 9mm and get both the P220 and a M&P 45.

    I've never particularly been a SIG enthusiast, although I've always sort of regretted not getting a BDA P220 .38 Super back when they were languishing in display cases for $269. ;)

    The P220 .45's are decent enough for a TDA .45 pistol, but I rather like my M&P 45 FS. It shoots as well as my 1911's, all things considered, even out at 50+yds. The trigger came out of the box on the really heavy end of the usual 7 Lbs +/- 2 lbs normal spec, but it smoothed out and lightened up with shooting.

    Suit yourself.
     
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