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new sig handgun question

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by srice425, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. srice425

    srice425

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    hello guys,
    i am new to the sig worlkd. i have only owned glocks previously and i am in the market of a gun to keep at home. already have my ccw gun, so this is for home/truck.

    what would you recommend as my first full/med size sig pistol.
     
  2. I only own one sig atm, its a German made P220 SA/DA. It's fantastic, shoots like a dream and is very well made. Im a fan of double stack mags, which is why i edc my glock, but for a steel single stack in .45, im in love!!!
     


  3. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    You could go with a P220ST in .45 auto...


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    or a P226ST in 9mm, .40 S&W or .357 Sig. Or get barrels for all three calibers.

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    Add a 229ST to the mix, and you have all the bases covered. :)


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  4. srice425

    srice425

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    what are the main differences between the 226/229/220?

    looks like there are about 20 different versions of each one too.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    All three have the same internal architecture which was first developed by the Swiss in the early 1970s in the birth of the P220 to replace the venerable P210 for the Swiss military. The 220 has been chambered in 9mm, 7.65 x 22, .38 Super and .45 acp. which is the only current production caliber, and is available in different sizes.

    The P226 was an offspring of the 220 and was designed for entry into Service Pistol Trials which were held by the US Army in 1984 on behalf of the US armed forces to find a replacement for the M1911A1. Beretta was chosen due to lower cost per unit including magazines. The US Navy SEALs adopted the P226 later after claimed repetition of failures with some issued Beretta M9s. The 226 is available in 9mm, .40 S&W , and .357 Sig calibers.

    When the FBI "downsized" the 10mm to .40 S&W, Sig jumped in with the P229 designed from the 228 platform but built to take the pressures of the .40 S&W and the .357 Sig calibers with its milled stainless steel slide. It is the sidearm of choice by the Secret Service, Federal Air Marshals, and CIA.

    Dimesnions weights and capacities for most Sig pistols available in the United States can be found here and here.

    The P220ST and P2226ST (all stainless steel) are still being produced for California but are still available through some selected dealers such as TopGunSupply which carries the complete line of Sigs.
     
  6. srice425

    srice425

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    ok. thank you for the info. got alot of reading to do now. i appreciate the help.
     
  7. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    You're welcome. There is a lot of study, especially wading through all the bling BS offerings.

    I erred in my comment regarding the common internals. Without going into detail, some of the platforms are are also available with the DAK action, and SAO.
     
  8. srice425

    srice425

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    im looking for 40 or 45 cal. and i want something w/ a rail on it. im looking at the 229 in 40 cal or the 220 so far. leaning toiward the 229 bc it is a tad bit smaller.
     
  9. jamesbern

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    I just got the P229 .40 Elite Stainless and absolutely love it so far! Shoots wonderfully, and no issues with ~300 rounds through it. It is chunky, but fits my large hands well. It is my favorite gun to shoot with my Glock 21SF a close second.

    You could go with the 226 which will give you a longer barrel as well.
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin

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    It depends on how much you want to spend.

    If you budget is a little large go with a Sig P220 or P229. I love my Elite Carry Stainless and my Elite stainless.

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    If you want to spend a little less try the Sig P250c. I an really starting to like mine.

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  11. James Dean

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    The best recoil .40 I ever shot was a Sig P229