Sig P220 SAO or XDm 40 or SA 1911

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    Sig P220 SAO or XDm 40 or SA 1911

    Hey all,
    I have a dilemma.. Went to a local gunstore and saw a Sig P220 SAO carry and it was NICE. Held it and it felt decent (hands are somewhat on the small size). They also had an XDm 40, also felt ok in the hand. With my tax refund, I got the ok to purchase another firearm..sooo I'm torn and need some input.. before I saw these, I was pretty set on getting a SS (maybe bitone) Springfield Loaded 1911. I currently carry a Kimber pro carry. I read JDs input on going higher capacity and it made some sense to me...so my choices are.

    Sig P220 SAO (night sights) - $860 (.45 what I'm used to)
    XDm .40 - $ 619 - higher capacity/ benefit of changing grip backstraps - and have extra money for goodies.
    SA 1911 - not sure on price but thinking $850 - $1000 (just a thing of beauty)

    Thoughts?

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    You've already got a good single stack .45. I'd go for the XDm. Get a little variety in your diet!

    On the other hand, the P220 is a fantastic gun, that you couldn't go wrong with. It sounds like the P220 fits your hand better than the XDm. No matter how good the XDm is, if it doesn't fit your hand well, it's not the gun for you.
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    For a long time I've been a strict "If it ain't 1911, I don't want it" kind of guy... Then I held and shot a Sig and all I can think about is finding CPO 220 (or maybe something in 9mm)... They are great guns and I'd jump on one if I had the okay to add to the armory.

    XDm's are nice, but I'd take a Sig over an XDm any day.
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    My SIG P220 SAO is the ONLY pistol that's ever caused me to look outside of a Glock since I started with them some 17 years ago after I had been through a couple of 1911's. If it ever came down to letting my pistols go one by one, the SIG may actually be the last one to go.

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    If it fits your hand, notging beats a Sig. IMHO
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    By the way.... welcome to THE forum from Utah
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    I have a Sig P220 SAO Carry. It's a great gun, well built, accurate, reliable and a joy to shoot....probably the best single stack 45 you can get that's not a 1911. If you carry your Kimber IWB, you may find [as I have] that any double stack in the same manner is extremely uncomfortable. If carry method or gun thickness is not a concern, then I would also look at some other 45's before making up your mind - - the new Taurus 845 looks promising. I would also look at the S&W M&P 45, a Glock 30SF and anything in your budget from H&K. I would also suggest that if you are thinking of going to another caliber, might want to get something in 9mm instead of 40 because it will be a whole lot cheaper to shoot. Either way, be sure to handle at least one CZ - they have very ergonomic grips that may fit you better than a XD.
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    Can't say anything about the XD, but my SIG 220 SAO has one of the smoothest trigger pulls I've felt, and that includes comparing it with the Match weapons (1911's) I used on an Army Pistol Team.
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    Thanks for the replies.. I went ahead and got the Sig..Yahoo!!!
    And it was 30 dollars cheaper than yesterday!
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    Congrats! nice looking gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmass View Post
    Thanks for the replies.. I went ahead and got the Sig..Yahoo!!!
    And it was 30 dollars cheaper than yesterday!
    Great choice
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Great choice!

    At least you didn't go with the Croatian gun that they couldn't give away before Springfield bought the rights for distribution.
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    Excellent choice. My Sigs are all DA/SA but if you are well practiced and comfortable with the 1911 there is much goodness in keeping with the same manual of arms.

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    Great choice, I've recently purchased the Sig P220 Carry SAO and find it to be very enjoyable to shoot. Accuracy is dead on and I agree with others on the trigger pull .... very clean and smooth. I've shot the XDM 9mm, although a great gun for the money, IMO the Sig is in a different league. Good luck and have fun shooting.

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    Would of been my first choice too.

    Nice gun

    Be Safe

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