Which gun for CCW?

Which gun for CCW?

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    Which gun for CCW?

    I have been debating between a Springfield XD 45 compact and a sig P220 combat. Both are great guns, I have shot both of them and liked different things about both. I love the look and feel of the sig in my hand, but is it worth the extra expense or am I better off saving a little money on the XD. All opinions appreciated

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    If the Sig feels better in your hand, I'd go that route. If you get the XD you'll always wish you had the Sig, too. Maybe you'll end up with both, but my advise is to get whichever feels more natural in your hand, and you said that's the Sig.

    I've shot both and I'd say the Sig has a nicer trigger, but I like the grip safety, chamber indicator and lighter weight of the XD too. Both are great guns with good reliability records, and neither would be a bad choice. Again, get the one that feels better in your hand.

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    Your carry firearm is the firearm that you'll eventually be betting your hide on when and if the chips go down.

    You'll need every advantage.

    Buy the one that your gut is telling you that is best for you.
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    The XD is a good gun I shot the .40 and .45 alot, But I would rather have the sig. If it feels better in your hand, it's a no brainer!! To me Sigs are only second to H&K!!
    GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN

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    So you know what he is talking about...

    There are so many Sig models available that I was uncertain which one the "P220 Combat" was. So I looked it up on the Sig website:



    The MSRP on the gun is $1,143.
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    Awsome weapon!! I have to get me another Sig!!
    GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN

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    Size Matters

    I love Sigs, and my next handgun will be a P220. However, while it is very comfortable in the hand, it simply can't touch the size of that XD, especially considering weight. Perhaps that is a consideration...
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    Size may be the factor, The sig is more gun in every way!!
    GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    To me Sigs are only second to H&K!!
    There is much to learn grasshopper.

    I'd buy the Sig, its a no brainer.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    If you can, shoot them both at the same range session. Which feels better in your hand? On the firing line start at low ready and close your eyes. Bring the pistol up to a firing position and open your eyes. Are the sights lined up where you want them? How easy is it for you to manipulate the controls? For some people weight is a factor. Even though I am left handed and Sigs are not the lightest pistols out there, I now own four of them. They are just the right ones for me. I trust my life to Sig every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    There is much to learn grasshopper.

    I'd buy the Sig, its a no brainer.
    So, wise one, learn me something what would you put over my beloved H&K's? I have not put enough rounds thru my kimber yet. Please say anything other then glocks.
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    Get the SIG!

    Is there any chance you can try both guns at a local range or from a friend before you buy? That would settle the issue for you!
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    if those are the only two you're considering, go with the SIG.
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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record...the sig.
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    Personally, I would go with the SIG - well built, very reliable and they should shoot just about anything you feed them. I purchased a P220 back in 1998 and it shoot everything I ever feed it - not one FTF or FTE - ever.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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