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Friends, I need some help in making a decision. I have located a Browning BDA .38 Super NIB. It is of Sig-Sauer manufacture, closely resembling the Sig 220, although its slide appears to be slimmer. According to my "Blue Book" fewer that 800 were manufactured in the late '70s. As a fan of this caliber I am very tempted, but the $850 asking price gives me pause. Does anyone own one, or merely shot one? What's this pistol's reputation? Thanks for any responses.
 

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It essentially is a SIG 220 (Euro version). They are great guns and under 1000 were imported.After Browning both Interarms and SIG imported them. They are great guns. I would pay $850 for a collector if I were a collector- I wouldn't pay that for a shooter . I'd look for a used one for a shooter. Mags can be hard to come by.
 

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Well, I "solved" the problem and truly depleted my bank account. I put two NIB Browning BDAs, the Super and a .45, on layaway. By early in '05 I will be shooting one and storing the other as an investment. Common sense says that I should put the Super away, but I do love that cartridge, and when it comes to firearms, common sense isn't my long suit.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
 

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Anyone out there with a SIG 220 with a European magazine release should be happy to learn that the appropriate magazines are still available from SIG. I called them this morning and clearly explained that I was looking for mags for a Browning/SIG BDA .45 and a .38 Super. They assured me that they have the correct magazines (plus that for the 9mm) in stock for $52 each.
 

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Hello, Corky and congratulations on your pistols. I've never owned a P220 in .38 Super, but have shot one years ago. I don't remember anything other than it fired, hit where it was supposed to (repeatedly) and grouped well.

I do own a P220 in .45 and it's been a very reliable, surprisingly accurate pistol, too.

Best.
 

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Thanks you, Mr. Camp. I hope that my Browning/SIG 220 Super performs as well as my Colt and Kimber in this caliber do. My Christmas wish list also includes the hope that other ammunition companies will follow Cor-Bon's lead and develop first-rate loads for this under appreciated round. Then it might develop a strong following outside the handloading crowd.
 

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Congrats. If you reload the SIG is great. With the spported chamber we worked up some incredible loads. The only problem I ever had with it was the sharp hammer cut the inside of sport coats when carried it.
 
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