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Sig P220 Impressions

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by BicycleDay43, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

    Feb 4, 2007
    Oak Grove, Kentucky
    Last week I bought a used 1998 P220, shot it for the first time today. It has the Hogue wraparound grip with really soaks up recoil. It was flawless using the factory mag, but when I used 10-round Pro-mags that came with it it jammed a lot. Doing an internet search I find the Pro-mags are pretty worthless.

    Since I don't know anything about the gun would it be a good idea to change the recoil spring or should I leave well enough alone?

    Anyone have opinions about using aluminum jacket ammo in this pistol? (I don't reload.)

    For the range I still like my 1911 better, but for a $450 car/travel gun you can't beat it. I looked at a cheaper Ruger P97 also but it had some trigger creep and slide play, unlike the Sig.
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    If it's not a CPO, and you are not comfortable servicing your own pistols, SiG has this service package:


    Detailed stripping and complete and thorough ultrasonic cleaning of the entire pistol. Professional safety inspection of critical components by factory
    certified personnel. Replacement of springs prone to wear ( trigger bar spring, slide catch lever spring, recoil spring) and any needed small parts.
    Then lubrication to factory standards, reassembly and function testing. ALSO INCLUDES THE FACTORY INSTALLATION OF SIGLITE NIGHT

    As for "aluminum jacket" ammo... :dunno:

    Perhaps you are confusing that with Blazer "aluminum case" ammo?

  3. backbore


    Mar 6, 2003
    The Sig Service plan is a good deal. If you intend to skip that then just clean it, swap out the recoil spring and shoot the poop out of it. And correct, dump that Promag and never buy one again. CDNN has good pricing on 7 and 8 rd mags from MecGar and Sig and shipping is cheap. I pick mine up from them. Enjoy that thing, it's a good pistol.
  4. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

    Feb 4, 2007
    Oak Grove, Kentucky
    Yes, I meant aluminum case ammo. Anyone use it in a P220.

    Didn't know about the Sig service package. Seems like a deal, especially since my nitesights are pretty dim.
  5. I shot some blaser aluinum case ammo thru my sig 229 in 40 cal with no issues.
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Do you think that Speer/CCI would make ammo that doesn't work in combat pistols like SiGs?

    Before I got into reloading, Blazer aluminum was my #1 choice for high volume usage range ammo. I've cycled over a dozen cases of Blazer aluminum through these:




    Jun 11, 2002
    New Mexico & Michigan
    Is yours a two tone (chrome slide / blued lower) ?
  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Nope. All stainless steel.


  9. 8th SPS USAF

    8th SPS USAF

    Apr 28, 2007
    Pro mags are not reliable IMO. Their 9mm AR mags work fine. TGS has

    deals on 220 mags. I just bought some. and ordered new recoil springs

    from Brownells. I shot CCI Al out of all my semi autos for years and 9mm

    in IDPA for about 5 years. Just shot several hundred out of my 220R

    DA/SA, and 220 Carry SAS DAK no problems. I just find CCI AL around

    here more(if you can find it) that Walmart's Fed. And I load my own

    45acp and 9mm. 8th
  10. This^^^^ and buy some factory Sig mags and you should be good to go . Congrats on the P220. I love mine.

    My P220/DAK
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010