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Old 02-04-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Looking for another .45 to supplement my collection... I have little experience with both of these brands, but have heard nothing but good things about them. I have been able to fire both, but right now it's a toss up as to which I like better.

Which would YOU choose?

I don't plan on using it for daily carry, although I'm sure it will make its way into one of my holsters at some point. I will probably use it for IDPA and possibly for a 3 gun.

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Having owned a USP Tactical, and owning a Sig, I would pick the P220 over the USP if the decision were mine.

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I've owned both as well and I bought a P220 ST today - so I guess that's my answer...

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Heck, Just get both.

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Looking for another .45 to supplement my collection... I have little experience with both of these brands, but have heard nothing but good things about them. I have been able to fire both, but right now it's a toss up as to which I like better.

Which would YOU choose?

I don't plan on using it for daily carry, although I'm sure it will make its way into one of my holsters at some point. I will probably use it for IDPA and possibly for a 3 gun.
ive had both bought within 3 months of each other bout 20 years ago. i still got the sig p220 will never sell it. sold the usp within a year. i found it to clunky and clumsy and to heavy. for competition i would go 1911. the manual safety with the superb trigger is almost cheating.
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Kind of off topic, but has anyone owned or shot the HK 45? Just wondering how it compares to the USP.

I like the feel of both, but the Sig is just a little more wallet friendly.

@JonM, I have a few 1911s that I've used for competition, I just like the .45 caliber and wanted a little diversity in my collection. (Can't really beat them in terms of feel, ease, etc.) Mostly my 1911s stay in the safe, though. One was inherited from my Dad, a Colt Commander Model, and the other is a really pretty Les Baer. I thought about getting another 1911 for my competition gun, but I just can't fight the urge to go with something a little different this time. (My collection consists of a ton of Glocks, the aforementioned 1911s, some rifles, shotguns, and a S&W .22 revolver. I think the Sig would be a nice touch of variety)

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ahhh then your gonna like the 220 a lot. if i couldnt have a 1911 it would be the 220as my main gun. accuracy is superb.

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The Sig hands down...probably my favorite .45

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I bought a P220 back in 1995 and have never looked back. Awesome .45 and I hope I never have to part with it. I only wish factory mags were more affordable and plentiful. You will NOT be sorry with the Sig.

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I've owned both. My ex-wife took the P-220, and I sold the USP Tactical today. Did not care for either.

BUT...The P-220 that is all stainless steel and can be carried cocked and locked has me intrigued. I forget which version it is.

EDIT. found the P-220.
http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=40&produ ctid=160

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