GUN How does the p220 compare to the p226 and p229?

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  1. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    I see tons of great things said about the p226 and 229, lots of recommendations, etc... How come there isn't the same love for the p220? Being a .45, I would think it would get at least as much, if not more, praise and recognition around here. Is there a significant difference between the 220 and 226/229?
     
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    21 views and no replies? :wtc:
     
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    I've never tried it...I'm sure its fine. The 220 and 226 fit the same holsters perfectly so physically its virtually the same gun, just the different round. Personally .45 doesn't interest me.
     
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  5. EvilSS

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    Ask me in October. In the mean time check out the new P220 Carry SAS:
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    http://www.sigarms.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=37&productid=148

     
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    I bet the capacity bothers people. Though it's 8? Maybe 9 even, so it wouldn't bother me. I was looking at one, but they were kinda pricey.
     
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    8 standard, but Sig sells a 10 round magazine for it.
     
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    the only thing holding me back is the price.

    id LOVE to have one. in fact, over any other sig
     
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    I'm glad you made this thread. I'm going to look at the 220 again. (Equinox FTW)
     
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    229 = 226 compact
    220 = 226 in .45
     
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    Thats what I assumed, I was just wondering why no one talks about it very much around here.

    As for the price, I wouldn't buy one new I don't think, but from shopping around a little, its seems like a quite decent used one can be had for around 500 bucks, which seems pretty reasonable.
     
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    I love Sig, but if I was going to buy a gun chambered in .45 I would get a 1911.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    If I didn't buy my Kimber I would have gotten the 220.
     
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    I love my P220. More so then the P226s I've fired even. The single stack grip fits nicely in my hands and the grip angle is very comfortable. I paid 525 for mine used at a local gun show. The proof marks say it was proofed in 1986. It's in great condition with very little holster wear. 7 round capacity and I can get 8 or 10 round mags, but I don't see the need. I agree that this is probably one of the reasons people don't get one. A 1911 has the same capacity and can be found for relatively cheaper then a new P220. I'll stick with the Sig though. :bigthumb:
     
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