Surprised by the 2022

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by Glockpotion23, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    I held the 2022 yesterday for the first time and really like it. The way it feels in the hand is really nice plus, it wasn't as big and heavy like many others have said. I think I could even conceal carry it if I wanted to. Anyway, this gun is definitely surpassed the radar and now is on the wish list! :D
     
  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    It's a great gun at a great price. I have the .40, and love it. The only mod I made was the guide rod, other than that it's great out of the box. Can't beat it for $459-600!
     

  3. mag318

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    The SP2022 is the sleeper in the Sig line and one of their better pistols IMO. They feel great in hand and have all the features we like in the Sig DA/SA pistols, plus the price is right. I love mine.
     

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  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What is the pistol below the 2022? It looks like a 250 but not sure.
     
  5. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    In the picture with the two Sigs , the lower one is not a 2022 I know that.
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It may be the new 320 striker fired.
     
  7. mag318

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    The lower pistol is my new P320c which is another exceptional Sig offering.
     
  8. Mercator

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    The 2022 is the bestselling SIG in Europe. Law enforcement agencies here love the polymer-framed Glocks, but usually forgo the 2022 in favor of the more expensive metal-framed P series. I don't know exactly why.
     
  9. locutus

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    Shooter's are a conservative lot, resisting change.

    Look how long it took for LE to convert from cowboy pistols to DA semiautos.

    Revolvers for duty use should have started disappearing in the 1930s. But it took another 50 years for LE to finally give up their beloved "cowboy" pistols.
     
  10. mag318

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    Another huge positive is how the SP2022 is built. The slide rides on machined steel rails not like the aluminum rails on the metal framed Sigs which will lead to a longer service life. I have seen rails on a P226 crack after around 5000 rounds meaning the frame has to be replaced. This won't happen on the SP2022 since the rails are steel. This is a little known plus to the 2022 design.
     
  11. schnuffleupagus

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    What's the advantage of a 2022 or 226 for combat over a Glock?
     
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would say preference rather than advantage.

    Some folks like a consistent trigger pull from the first shot to last, albeit very heavy. Others prefer the traditional DA/SA.

    Either can be learned with practice.

    I've shot both systems enough to learn them and honestly don't have a preference. I hit the target, COM first shot, and every shot with either.
     
  13. sigman84

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    I would imagine this is on a .40/.357 frame that shot a bunch of hot loads. I have approximately 2k+ rounds on my 229 .40 with no such issues.
     
  14. locutus

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    The SIG 226 and Beretta 92 were the ONLY two pistols that passed the military torture test in the 80s.

    I don't think there are any reliability issues with the SIG 226.
     
  15. sigman84

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    I don't think so in 9mm and still highly unlikely in .40/.357. But hot handloads are a variable no one can foresee.
     
  16. Mercator

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    Combat handguns are not built with hot or any handloads in mind.

    For its reliability Glock would have been a serious contender. But I think back in the 80's the military wasn't ready for its innovative design anyway, especially the absence of thumb safety. To this day some people feel that a traditional DA/SA is safer for you than a Glock.
     
  17. mag318

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    I base the comment on the 226s rails cracking based on an LE dealer who had 2 separate 226s whose rails cracked after numerous classes and both around the 5K round count. I personally saw these pistols before he sent the frames back to Sig. The 5K rounds were standard pressure 115 grn FMJ.
     
  18. sigman84

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    I'm not saying its impossible as its a mechanical device. Only very very unheard of when it comes to SIG.
     
  19. Glockpotion23

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    Yup, the 2022 is definitely my next gun. It wasn't as big and heavy as I thought, plus it felt amazing in the hand:D
     
  20. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    IMHO, the old Sigs were the best. 3 piece slides, alloy frames, damn good guns. Just too pricey in the US. Very inexpensive in Germany.

    P-220 and P-226 were the best of the breed. If you can find an old BDA version (imported by Browning). These are primo except most, if not all, had European style heel magazine releases