P220 or USP .45?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by HighSpeed, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed New Member

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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.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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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.

    JD
     

  3. NGIB

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

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Heck, Just get both.:)
     
  5. JonM

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    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.
     
  6. HighSpeed

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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)
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  8. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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

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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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  11. Swiftyjuan

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    I have both; Sig is better. The HK is great, but the Sig is better.
     
  12. HighSpeed

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    After reading all of these replies, I think I will be putting a deposit on a slightly used P220. $700 with 2 mags. Is that a good price? I can probably get another $25 knocked off for a LE discount, but I think that'd be pushing it.
     
  13. NGIB

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    Really depends where you are and how the Sig is configured. I just payed less than that for a used P220 stainless...
     
  14. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    This.

    Impact guns have them from $750 to $1,250 depending on configuration.
    SigArms P220 Pistols at Impact Guns Home
     
  15. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed New Member

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    Cleveland. It's a plain jane P220 in black. Should I try to go lower? It does have night sights, though.
     
  16. Poink88

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  17. NGIB

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    As long as it's a "blue box" with night sights and is VERY clean - that's an OK price. If it's a "red box" (Sig sells CPO, certified pre-owned in red boxes) - it's high. I buy most of mine in private sales or trades so it's hard to gauge exactly...
     
  18. Bighead

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  19. jamesb

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    I own both SIG and HK, but of those two I'd go with the SIG. It is a fit thing for me. It feels better in my hands, but I do love my HKs!

    Either way you win. I actually want a USP .45 Tactical Compact myself.
     
  20. NGIB

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    I picked up my used Sig P220 ST today. Paid a tad over $700 out the door and I'm very happy. It's much heavier than a regular alloy P220 but it's not going to be a carry gun anyway...

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