Who carries the Sig P220r DAK?

Who carries the Sig P220r DAK?

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    Who carries the Sig P220r DAK?

    I really want one of these but Im not sure about the practicality of carrying it. It seems rather big, even the carry model, and Im a smaller framed guy.

    I shot a friends P220 and fell in love with it, and really want to get one for carry purposes – so lets hear from you guys/girls out there that carry the Sig P220R…let me know what you think!

    I just dont want to spend the money on something that I wont carry because its cumbersome or too heavy.

    Thanks!


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    I will be carrying a Sig 220R on/off duty once I get out of the police academy. Mine is a DA/SA, but I am seriously considering switching to the DAK once I can get the LE discount. I'm thin (6'0 and 180lbs) and I could conceal it fairly easily if I started to wear larger shirts (not snug) and had a good IWB holster. The 220s aren't that thick and the stock grips are pretty thin, the hogues are a little thicker.
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    I hope you get some feedback on this--I'm considering the same pistol. My concern is the width, at 1.5 inches it's even fatter than my Glocks.
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    well the Glocks are pretty much the same thickness in the frame and the slide. Sigs are thicker in the frame b/c of the grips.
    Yeah I like Glocks, wanna fight about it!

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    Wow, good luck guys. When I started out, I carried a Sig 226. Personally, I didn't care for it off-duty & found myself carrying my back-up (S&W 442), just about all the time.

    I think the 220 & any derivative of it, is a sweet .45, but they're big & heavy compared to some others. Absolutely nothing's wrong with it for on-duty, although I would like to have seen them with more capacity.
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    I love mine for duty use, I think the 220 is one of the best combat pistols ever.

    Capacity is its weak spot.

    I cannot say that it would be a wise purchase for ccw use though. Its big, fairly heavy and low capacity. In other words, it will sit in your safe, not on your hip.
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    Lighter than most 1911s and same capacity or +1 depending on the mags. It is a little thicker though. If can carry full size 1911s, HK USP 45s and Glock 21s I don't see why the 220 would be difficult.
    Yeah I like Glocks, wanna fight about it!

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    I just ordered an ELITE and it should be here Thursday.Wanted somehting a little more formal and will be dressing it with my first custom holster. I'm thinking a dark red mahogany paddle and matching clip holder, & belt. Should look good with the wood grips.I had looked at a few 220's and the dehorned SAS Carry and the EQUINOX all have good points but so far the 60% less reset trigger and the total package put ELITE out front. As for concealed carry it may end up as safe ballast but I will wear out at least one set of pajamas before I put it away.Currently a G36 or shrouded Agent so it will be bigger but wearing GO TO MEETING CLOTHES it's what I want for now.If I dress around my intended carry I should be fine.The Glock on get dirty days and in and out of a boat(LANYARD OVER WATER).Agent in the front pocket always.And as always more GOOD LOOKING SAFE BALLAST makes me warm and fuzzy.
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    Nice gun, but large

    The Sig P220R DAK is a sizeable gun, weighing 31.2 ounces empty with a 4.4 inch barrel, and it is pretty wide. The magazine holds 8 rounds.

    I have a Sig P226 that is almost identical in size, and have carried it a few times. My conclusion is that the P226 or the P220 are just too large when smaller guns are available that give you the same firepower. Here is a picture of the P220R DAK from the Sig website:



    If you like Sigs and the DAK trigger, you could get a model P239 in .40 or .357 Sig that would be considerably smaller, thinner and lighter weight and have 7 round magazines - almost as much as the P220 but in a more concealable gun:


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    I carry the Sig P245 CCW most all the time where I think I need a "serious" caliber or if I'm leaving my comfort zone. When it's hot I usually sacrifice "serious" for "comfortable" and carry my Smith M642 in a Mikla pocket holster. The P245 has a six rd capacity. I usually carry a P220 mag as a spare since it's a perfect fit & (just sticks out a bit) with a grip X-tender there is a seamless grip.

    The new P220 "COMPACT" also has a six rd capacity and they say it's a friendlier grip, although I just love my 245.

    I'm thinking about a switch to the P226 BLACKWATER edition.

    True it's a nine, but the tradeoff is much more capacity with similar weight. The Blackwater comes with 5 mags as well and Mec-Gar makes a 17rd flush fit mag as well for only $25 ea.

    Sure, the P226 is a full size duty weapon, but it feels lighter than my Beretta M92 and it's super accurate AND rugged. I just have to decide on a good IWB & OWB holster. I'll probably go with a Blade-Tech IWB and a Galco "Concealable" OWB. Anybody have much experience carrying a P226 concealed in hot weather?
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    Actually Pogo2, the P229 has a12rd capacity in 40 and 357 Sig and a 14rd capacity in 9mm. But the P239 is a single stack magazine and therefore carries less. The funny thing is that (to me, at least) the P229 feels significantly bulkier and heavier than an alloy P226.
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    I have owned a 220 equinox for almost a year. It's one of my favorite pistols to shoot. I carried it in the vehicle when we traveled on trips, and got a Don Hume IWB holster for carry. It feels alright moving, sitting, driving etc. and it fit snug to the body, it is heavy though. For all day carry- it gets heavier.

    I am comfortable enough with the concealability in cooler weather with a jacket or cover shirt hanging loose, but I think it prints too much in hot weather. (I usually wear a golf shirt to work, and Tee shirts the rest.)

    I carry a G19 or G23 most of the time. I still love the Sig220, it's just for range or farm shooting until fall rolls around. Think of the mathematics- 13 rounds of .40 in a smaller lighter package or 8 rounds of .45

    Bottom line- GREAT gun to shoot, border line for concealed carry, doesn't work (for me) in summer.

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    well..

    I appreciate all the info guys, I think that im going to skip the sig for a carry gun and maybe buy one down the road for a range gun.

    For now it looks like im going with the Taurus millennium pt145.

    Ive read some positive things about it and its a cheapy, but lifetime warranty...I dont know - i figure if it sucks im only out $300

    Anyway, wish me luck and thanks for the information and opinions!

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