SIG 220 SAO, soon, very soon
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May 26th, 2007 06:19 PM
3 out of 3 is here, well almost...
I can't pick it up till Tuesday when it can be looged in and out of the shops books, but I did get to fire 50 rounds of FMJ through it this afternoon.
I like the newer models with the stainless slide as opposed to the older models with the sheet metal slide, the little but of added weight pays off.
I was grouping at about 3"-4" minus the obligatory flyer. However I am shooting to the left =too much trigger finger, and all those years of shooting a 1911 is now a thorn in my side, I have to make an effort to adjust my grip in order to not engage the slide stop after the last round is fired.
Over all I really like the 220 SAO thus far. I'd put the trigger at arround 4.5 to 5 lbs and it breaks nice and crisp.
Accuracy wise, I shoot it better than the 5" Colt I just picked up, after a good break in period this is probably going to take over as my every day carry.
The factory ambi safety is a little stiff, and I'm not going to carry it untill it loosens up a little bit.
I allready have an additional 5 Novak mags for the 220 and a Milt Sparks VMII, plus some other random holsters on hand.
The fit and finish of the gun are superb and it just feels darn good in the hand.
May 26th, 2007 06:28 PM
Congrats, the 220 SAO is a sweet handgun.
May 26th, 2007 08:26 PM
I'm looking to get a sig 220 for my first carry gun, aside from their excellent track record, I really find the combat and equinox visually appealing. Anyways, all versions aside, anything I should look out for with this gun? Any tips on finding the best price? Like I said this will be my first carry, and am pretty new to hand guns in general, mostly grew up shooting and hunting with rifles in WI and we all know that handguns are the devil in Wisconsin. Thanks for any advice!
May 26th, 2007 11:51 PM
I think you'll really enjoy when you get your hand wrapped around it!
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May 26th, 2007 11:59 PM
C'mon Married Guys, you have to tell him! OK I will. JD, Lima is gonna look at the gun, try it and keep it!
Either that or you will have to wear that ugly Marine tie she bought for you.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
May 27th, 2007 12:53 AM
I learned after the Mustang incident, the gun is too big for her to conceal, and the grip is just big enough to be too big for her
Originally Posted by Miggy
And no way I am wearing that tie
Last edited by JD; May 27th, 2007 at 12:53 AM.
Reason: NO TIE!
May 28th, 2007 08:28 PM
May 28th, 2007 11:11 PM
VERY nice John - the Canon is doing well too
There is not a huge difference overall between the look of that and 226 ST when new - and in approx weight and dimensions they are close. I like large and heavy as some may remember and that should be a cinch to carry with the rig shown.
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May 28th, 2007 11:17 PM
I have to agree on big and heavy, I feel that a 226 Elite may be getting added to the future purchase list here shortly, or maybe a 226 DAK. The VM II made it carry quite comfrotably, and IIRC the 226 and 220 will ride in the same holsters, isn't life great when your guns can share leather?
Originally Posted by P95Carry
And yes the Canon is doing well, it's a Rebel XT, alas no MACRO setting that I can find in the book.
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