Sig .45 question

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Jeff9000cd, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jeff9000cd

    Jeff9000cd New Member

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    I'm from new York but in Arizona for vacation. In NY its very very hard to be able to touch a pistol. Over here they practically give you one once you get off the plane. Since I love shooting I took a trip over to shooters world in phoenix(exelent place with an incredible staff) I shot a verity of glocks, s&ws and sigs. By far my favorite was the .45 Cal sig that looked just like the P226 but just a tad shorter. In all my excitement first the gun I completely forgot the model #. Can someone tell me what the model # is and any comments as far as how much its liked or disliked. I know sigs are very renowned guns but are they're any glocks that com pair?
     
  2. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Sounds like you shot a P220. Similar to the P226, but an 8rd single stack 45acp.

    Great gun. One of my favorites for sure.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    P-220 probably the best pistol Sig ever made.
     
  4. viper7342

    viper7342 New Member

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    Jeff9000cd,
    Comparing a Glock to a Sig is like comparing a Volkswagen to a Porshe, they will both get the job done, however, the Glock is a striker fired pistol, with a polymer frame, while the Classic Series Sigs such as the P220 have a lightweight metal frame and an external hammer. They are both very reliable and depending on what they are to be used for very high quality.
     
  5. Jeff9000cd

    Jeff9000cd New Member

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    Viper,
    That is almost exactly what the guy at the gun shop said(except he used ford and Porsche). I love the way the metal feels and recoils. And since in NY I can't get a permit to carry I have to just get a good home defense gun and a gun I like to shoot at the range. I was just hoping there would be some kind of glock that would be comparable.
     
  6. Jeff9000cd

    Jeff9000cd New Member

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    And after looking at the p220 it looks to be the one I shot. Thank you!
     
  7. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    This version is pretty high on my to-get list right now:

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  8. viper7342

    viper7342 New Member

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    Well, if you want a Glock in .45 Auto, then the models you want to look at would be the G21 which is the full size model, the G30 which is their Mid Size and the glock 36 which is a small single stack. If I were going to own one for personal defense and home protection and never carry it, I would probably go with the G21 with night sights and get a tactical light or light/laser combo to put on the equipment rail. Before you go back to NY, I might also suggest you try shooting the Smith M&P 45 and also, if you really want a Sig and can live with a 9mm or .40 S&W you could check out the Sig SP2022 it has a polymer frame, but is comparable in size to the P229. I have the Smith M&P in 40 and the SP2022 in 9mm and really like them both.
     
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  9. Junior966

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    I love my 220...I have the .22 conversion kit when I just want to plink...This is 1 of 6 Sigs I own...Remington 230gr. ball 25yrds off rest..
     

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  10. USMC-03

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    Sig P220 could be the best firearm ever made in my opinion. The only downfall I see on it is capacity, which is the only reason I don't carry it on duty. A tank of a gun that I don't think you can begin to hurt. Put some molded rubber grips such as Hogue on there and it feels amazing.
     
  11. TimL2952

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    Well...are you from NYC? cuz if you aren't, I think you're doing it wrong. My buddy turned 21, got his permit within 6 months and then went out and got a 1911 and a sig p226

    Only shot the 226 a bit, and my friend at school's 229...liked em both alot!
     
  12. Jeff9000cd

    Jeff9000cd New Member

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    I'm from long island. It's still a very complicated process that involves me having to get multiple notarized signatures and many months of waiting.
     
  13. Junior966

    Junior966 New Member

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    Well if your home gets robbed before then just ask the thief if he could come back in a few months while your waiting for your paper work...It's sickening that people who do things legally are made to wait months while the bad guy can buy a gun off the streets in minutes...
     
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  14. Jstrong

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    Or Just hit him with a large stick.
     
  15. Phelenwolf

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    You can not go wrong with a Sig. I have carried Sigs for over 20yrs and have never had a probelm with any of them. I like them so much I have purchased almost all of the Classic Line of Sig pistols.

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  16. Junior966

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    Wolf I have 6 myself but have you ever tried shooting swc's from a 220 ? Mine doesn't like to feed them...
     

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  17. InDefenseofLiberty

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    I have a Sig 220 for sale actually. It is a great gun. My recommendation is shoot everything. I have a new favorite and it is the Springfield XDm. That is why I am selling my Sig. I shoot the XDm better and already have one in 9mm and .40 lookong to round out the collection withb a stainless 4.5 inch model in .45.

    Word of advice, if you are going to buy a p220 get the german model. People may say its the same gun however, if you ever have to sell it the German model will typically garner $200 more used than the US version. To know for sure it will have both the w. Germany and Exeter, NH stamps on it. Here is a link to the one I'm selling just for reference. http://tucson.backpage.com/SportsEquipForSale/750-sig-sauer-p220-german-model/16184976