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I've been looking hard at the 220 for awhile now. Its a toss up between it and a NAA .32ACP Guardian (mousegun vs .45 - yeah I have issues - I admit it
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The P-220 just seems to be a solid CCW piece. I've handled them in gunstores and while it would likely be more applicable as a "winter" CCW piece, I could in a pinch carry in the shorts/t-shirt uniform of a Texas summer (heck I carry my 1911/G19/686 sometimes in summer, especially on long trips).

From all the good stuff (and although this gun has been around for awhile I'm seeing more and more complimentary posts about it lately) I've seen, this might be my next purchase in the next 6 mos.
 
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Nice P220's you have there, thor.Really like the ergonomics of the P220.Fits like a racing glove.Gonna be in the market for a P220tt.
 

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Hello. I'm not a big SIG-Sauer fan, but fully admit having a P220 and P225 that are going nowhere. Those guns have served well and the P220 groups exceptionally well. I would not be adverse to using the either of these guns for serious purposes.

Best.
 
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While I hold my P220 in very high esteem, I don't shoot mine nearly as well as my Colt Gold Cup. Maybe I just need more range time. ???
 
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While I hold my P220 in very high esteem, I don't shoot mine nearly as well as my <other gun(s)>. Maybe I just need more range time. ???
This is exactly my experience with my 220ST. I shoot my 1911(s), BHP, and CZ-75 SA, Colt Walker and RugerOldArmy ALL much better than my 220ST.

I DO, however, believe it has some solid potential accuracy. I just very much dislike the triggers long throw. Even in SA mode, I just can't shoot it well. The ergonomics don't work for me, it feels like a brick, or a 2x4, in my hand. A very long way from the ergos of a 1911, CZ-75, or BHP.

It is 100% reliable for me, seems solid, and very well made.

...but again, even my Cap & Ball pistol groups are about a third the size.

Maybe I'm just not a double action guy.
 
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I am inclined to agree with the foregoing. Some years back I made a determined effort to master the 220. Shot it quite a lot, recontoured and shortened the trigger, had SIG do an action tune, and even converted it to DAO for a while.

I am back to the 1911 for a semiauto .45 ACP.

A good friend of mine shoots the 220 very well. I do not.

It is worth bearing in mind that the 220 and all other SA/DA and DAO pistols were designed to protect administrators and organizations from liability issues that could otherwise arise from cocked and locked SA pistols and training issues. Building a "better mousetrap" was not the objective.

The 1911 is still a superior tool in the hands of the well trained. Unfortunately most organizations are not particularly interested in developing well trained shooters, and would rather buy "safer" guns off the shelf. Diminished efficiency on the pointy end is a slippery topic . On the other hand, if a mishap occurs with a "safe" gun then all blame can be fixed on the hapless downsteam user.

Maybe less is more.
 
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Will not function with Hensley and Gibbs Semi-wad cutter cast bullets. Reason: Feed Ramp to short, not enough room between top round in magazine and empty case being ejected...
As a handloader, if I'm careful with the cartridge OAL, I can get these to feed reliably in my 220. The one's I have trouble with are those little, stubby, button-shaped 185 grainers.
 
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I only have two complaints with Sigs. The first being they have a high bore axis, one of the highest on the market. Secondly, and this really annoys me, is the decocking lever is where the slide release should be, and vice versa. I don't know how many times I've gone to release the slide and pressed the decocker instead. However, saying that, practice would overcome that problem. I also find the aluminum parts (not counting the frame) could be a bit stronger, I've seen a few slide stop and decocking levers snap off. For the record, I do like them, and wouldn't moan if one was given to me for defence (if I didn't have a choice).
 
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I am not thrilled with the bulk of the Sig line. Recently I sold my pristine P220 45acp for $375. Why? It never felt right in my hand and I wasn't crazy about its trigger. I own several other Sigs (P226, P228, P230, P239, and P245) and the only one of these Sig pistols I have bonded with is the P228. It is a great carry/ shooting handgun. I love the P228 but the others? Nope. Regards, Richard
 
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