Which for on duty weapon: Part Deux

Which for on duty weapon: Part Deux

This is a discussion on Which for on duty weapon: Part Deux within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok I've decided to set up modified version of a previous question I asked reguarding which Sig would be best for an LEO sidearm. Now ...

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  • 220R

    2 6.90%
  • 220R Stainless

    5 17.24%
  • 226R 9mm

    3 10.34%
  • 226R 40cal

    3 10.34%
  • 226R Stainless 9mm

    0 0%
  • 226R Stainless 40cal

    1 3.45%
  • 226R DAK 9mm

    2 6.90%
  • 226R DAK 40cal

    3 10.34%
  • 229R 9mm

    1 3.45%
  • 229R 40cal

    6 20.69%
  • 229R DAK 9mm

    0 0%
  • 229R DAK 40cal (HSP)

    3 10.34%
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    Which for on duty weapon: Part Deux

    Ok I've decided to set up modified version of a previous question I asked reguarding which Sig would be best for an LEO sidearm. Now I'm setting up a poll with more options. I will use this gun on and off duty carry. I already have a Sig 220R that I like and if I don't use it I'm still going to keep it. I'm not dedicated to using it and would very much like to hear your arguments as to which is best for my needs. I'm not going to tell you which I like best. Mostly because I can't make up my dang mind. Also because I want to hear what you think instead of trying to tell me to get what I like.

    Tell me why you made your choice. Especially reguarding size, trigger, caliber, and capacity.
    Last edited by '75scout; October 15th, 2006 at 10:32 PM.


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    Wait till you get hired, then.............................get what you want.
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    I couldn't go out and buy it tomorrow even if I wanted too. Just trying to figure it out. And I won't buy until I've been accepted to the Academy. Though a Two-Tone 239 is also calling my name. So little money, so many guns!

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    220r stainless

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    The choice might not be your's! but if it is I'll also go with the 220-R stainless.


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    220 is a great gun, depends upon the agency that hires you what you can carry though.

    If .45 ACP is an option then the 220 is a great choice.

    I carry a 226 as my CC weapon.
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    220R stainless....
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    No SIG Pro eh? Shame. I picked the 226R......that platform is pretty much my idea of the finest combat/defensive handgun yet made. Reliable as all get out, durable, EERILY accurate, good magazine capacity, great ergonomics.....hard to beat.
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    No .357 cal???
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    Quote Originally Posted by afeazell21 View Post
    No .357 cal???
    Yeah , what he said
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    Let me clear this up a little. I am applying to the Austin PD amd I'm taking some entrance exams on the 30th and 31st. Austins policy is you must provide your own weapon and there is a list of approved calibers and manufacturers. As far as I know only 9mm, 40cal, and 45acp are approved. I don't know why 357 Sig isn't approved, maybe it is and if I make it through the application process I'll find out.

    Sig, Glock, and H&K are the platforms that are approved. I prefer Sigs and shoot them best. So since the choice is mine thats the manufacturer I'm going with. My only problem is I can't choose which would be the best for my needs. Though I will certainly be buying more Sigs in the future, I will not buy this gun until I've gotten into the academy.

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    You left out the P220R DAK and P220 Carry DAK (both in .45AUTO), those guns would be my choice if you were limited to picking up a Sig.

    PS - I still voted within your options.

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    Dangit. I knew I forgot something. I ment to put the 220R DAK on there.

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    Man, you're really over-complicating this. And you're asking people's preferances, vice quantifiables...not a bad idea, but the only way to REALLY know is to handle the weapons yourself. Still, in the end, you already have quite a fine weapon in your SIG 220. Why change? Another model of 220 won't make a huge difference...slightly different trigger, stainless instead of blued...relatively insignificant details.

    All I can say is that if you find your 220 to be too low on ammo capacity, get a 226 in .40--if you find it ergonomically comfortable with the thicker grip. You'll get more rounds than the .45, and won't ever feel shortchanged by having 'only' a 9mm.

    Other than that, man, you know about opinions...everyone has one, but yours is the only one you should worry about.

    And if it means anything, I really wish I had a choice at all in my duty weapon. I have one model, one caliber, as-issued to me, and any backup carry is expressly forbidden. If I had the choice, I'd carry a DA/SA 220 in plain old black with Hogue finger-grooved grips.

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    AgentX made some good pionts the main one being each person's "perfect" gun is different just for them. From the choices you listed, I say SIG 229R .40 or IMO SIG 229R .357Sig which I (again my personal choice) like even better.

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