which one would you carry

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Colt454, May 18, 2019.

  1. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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  2. yazul42

    yazul42 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have not shot a 220 but have the 226, accurate and and smooth but I prefer my AAC Nighthawk above any of them.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

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    Sig P220. One of the first auto loaders I could just pick up point and hit just about anything with, without trying hard. Also, one of the pistols that helped me appreciate DA/SA/decocker configurations for a carry piece. It upsets 1911 fans but I actually prefer my P220 for carry over my 1911s. And it upsets .45 fans, but I prefer a compact or mid sized 9mm for carry over a single stack .45. So, my P220 only enjoys carry in the winter, if at all anymore, because if I go full-size, I’m probably grabbing a double stack 9mm as well.

    Bren 10 just never got out of the “Bugs are all worked out” or into the “ready for prime time” stage.
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We're in the same boat @IowaShooter.
    I must be a sheltered gun owner and have only owned S&W, Taurus, Bushmaster, Remington & Springfields. Heck, I don't even own a Clock.:D














    Glock :eek::eek::eek::D
     
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  5. SSGN_Doc

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    Can’t help Iowa shooter, but finding out that you live in Western Wa. I might be able to get you exposure to other brands:)
     
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  6. Rifling82

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    Should have made a poll.......

    I guess I would choose the Sig
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've got a friend that lives close by that has made it his lifes duty to get me into AK's....:p
    Thanks for the offer, I do enjoy shooting many different guns but just have a simple collection.;)
     
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  8. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    But, the SIG is somewhat a copy of the Browning
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    In the case of the Browning BDA, Browning was just rebranding the Sig P220 guns and importing them. Kind of like Spingfield taking the HS2000 and putting their name on it and calling it the Springfield XD. Except Springfields name sold better. The Browning BDA didn’t last as long or sell as well as the actual Sig/Sauer branded pistols.
     
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  10. dmodguy

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    I’ve got a 226 and it is awesome. Personally I find it a bit large to carry.
     
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  11. Colt454

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    The Bren Ten is a Dornaus & Dixon (also chambered in 45 for some odd reason)
    The Sig-Sauer is the European model w/ heel-clip mag release
    The Detonics Pocket 9 & Detontics CombatMaster are of course back-ups
     
  12. oO_Rogue_Oo

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    The Bren Ten, although a wonderful collector piece would not make a good carry gun. Since the Sig has a heel mag release I would probably go with the BDA.


    Tanfoglio had some issues with their "Wonder Finish" for a while and it was causing frame cracks. I have a EAA Stock 10mm in stainless with close to 10k rounds through it without any issues
     
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  13. locutus

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    Nothing wrong with a heel mag release. After you fire 15, if you don't have plenty of time to reload, the magazine release if the least of your problems.
     
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  14. oO_Rogue_Oo

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    Why worry with a different manual of arms if you don't have to? I'm just lazy I guess. LOL
     
  15. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Me neither, and besides.........how dead can you shoot some bad guy?
     
  16. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Uh. Most P220s don’t have the heal release. Mine has the more common push button.
     
  17. Colt454

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    You've got the american model then. Either way you can't go wrong
     
  18. Wambli

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    I’ve owned 3 of them over the last 20 years and all had the button like a 1911. I don’t think I’ve ever handled one with a heel release.
     
  19. Sierra 173

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    Sig .45. It's a great pistol and the ammo is easier to locate.
     
  20. Chainfire

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    Out of those three I would carry the 1911A1.