New Sig 220 Equinox

New Sig 220 Equinox

This is a discussion on New Sig 220 Equinox within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sorry guys, no pics yet but i'm working on it. Anyway I traded my Kimber Ultra Carry and a considerable amount of cash for a ...

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    New Sig 220 Equinox

    Sorry guys, no pics yet but i'm working on it.

    Anyway I traded my Kimber Ultra Carry and a considerable amount of cash for a new Sig P220 Equinox. I think this is by far the best looking 220 I have ever seen. And the Truglo front sight really stands out.

    I am a point shooter, so sights have never been really important for me. I figured if I had to shoot it would be within 3 feet, so sights would never come into play. But it always bothered me that at longer distances, I would be hard pressed to shoot because at say...50 feet, with a 3" barrel gun is just plain hard to do for me. But since I now have a full sie pistol again, shooting at distances shouldn't be a problem. To prove my point I went shooting last night.

    I have had a 220 before (about 10 years ago), and it was my favorite pistol at the time. But the newer version is just plain awesome. Point shooting was dead on up to about 30 feet. Past that I used the sights, and this is the only pistol I have ever had that it hit exactly where I aimed, and I didn't have to adjust the sights. It also ate everything I feed it. Since it was new I wanted to try a bunch of different ammo to see if it didn't like certain kinds.

    Here is what I used...

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    all were 230 grain

    100 Magtech
    50 Winchester white box
    50 Seilor & Bellot (i think that's how you spell it)
    20 Hydra shock
    20 Golden Sabre

    And put in the Golden Sabre's as my "carry" rounds.

    Now for the big problem. Concealing a pistol this big does take a little more time and consideration. The 3" 1911 was just easy to hide, but not this huge thing. And since it has the light rail, getting holsters are a little harder. Tried the Black Hawk Serpa, and I liked it, but it put some scratches on my new pistol. So now I am on the search for some leather.

    Actually I have an order with Milt Sparks for an Axiom for my Kimber...I wonder if they'd let me change it to a VM II and a different pistol without putting my further back in the oder process.

    Anyone ever do this?

    Also anyone ever IWB a 220, or is it too big?
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    NO pictures? Awe man!

    I have carried a full sized P-220 and frequently still carry the P-220 "Carry". Both are very easy to do in a VersaMax-II. Weight is the main issue not size. That's an individual consideration as some find it a problem and others like myself do not.

    Also, unless your order is "on the floor", Sparks will let you change it.
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    You have just picked up the best .45 ever made, there is not a single 1911 model that compares to the 220 in accuracy or reliability I don't care if you have $3000 custom this or that uber gun school custom model whatever, it won't beat a Sig 220. Period. Granted a Glock 21sf is a great super reliable gun as is an X .45, but the Sig 220 Equinox is in a league of its own. No offense to 1911 fans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSal View Post
    You have just picked up the best .45 ever made, there is not a single 1911 model that compares to the 220 in accuracy or reliability I don't care if you have $3000 custom this or that uber gun school custom model whatever, it won't beat a Sig 220. Period. Granted a Glock 21sf is a great super reliable gun as is an X .45, but the Sig 220 Equinox is in a league of its own. No offense to 1911 fans!

    No offense taken but, you're wrong. My 1911 will run right alongside your Equi-gun. My Kimber Compact II has not missed a beat. And my ProCarry II has only missed once, with an out of spec reload.

    Yes sir. My 1911's are just as good. No offense of course.

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    Let's stop the argument over which is better, SIG or 1911, before it gets started, shall we?


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    Whatever you think, boss.

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    Picture of Sig P220 Equinox

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    NO pictures? Awe man!
    I looked up this gun on the Sig website, and found a picture there. It is a striking look, with the contrasting black and stainless appearance:

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    Congratulations on your new SIG! The reason I have a SIG (mixed in with all the Glocks) is because I picked up and fondled a P220 Equinox CPO pistol at a gun show last fall. I wanted it soo bad then, but all I had was $200 cash and a G30 I wanted to trade. The vendor was willing to go as low as $550 cash. Darn the luck---but my search was on. In the weeks following, I listed my G30 for sale in the newspaper. Several were interested, but one in particular wanted to meet with me and would bring some of his pistols--when asked what I was looking for--I said a SIG in 45acp. That's why I'm a proud owner of a SIG today! The P220R SAO model. Couldn't be happier. I still see the CPO P220 Equinox models at shows for around $600. Maybe some day, I'll have two P220's.

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    Congrats on the new Sig,

    I got away from carrying sigs on and off duty [ 226 or 228 ] after I left the PD back in 2001.

    Just about two weeks ago, I picked up a sig 220 carry and have carried everyday since. Sigs are guns you can rely on.

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    I carried a 220 SAO IWB just fine. See this thread for IWB discussion: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...b-options.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    I looked up this gun on the Sig website, and found a picture there. It is a striking look, with the contrasting black and stainless appearance:


    Oooo, Ahhhhh, purdy!!
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    I like them, but not for the prices that SIG is asking these day's.

    I purchased a used Sig 220 two months ago for $625. LE trade in. Can't imagine what they actually traded them in for. (insert stumped emoticon)

    Mine is like new and was supposedly the Chiefs guns. You can tell, it's not been shot very much or at all.
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    That is a beautiful gun.

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    OK, please, I'm begging you all. Stop posting reviews/pics of your new Sigs. My bank account can't handle it.
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    It's my fault... I'm addicted to gun porn!
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