My Latest Purchase

My Latest Purchase

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    My Latest Purchase

    I did something I very rarely do, and made an impulse buy... Had no intentions of buying anything when I walked in the door, but lo and behold, I walked out with this... It's a Sig P220 in 9mm, with a heel mag release... It truly is LNIB, (used, though) - I'm going to estimate that it had about 250 rds max through it before I snagged it... It came w/ 3 mags, and 2 of them were still in the original baggies, w/ no insertion marks, etc...

    These pics were taken after I put 250 rounds through it at the range (100 rds. WWB, 50 rds. Blazer Brass, 50 rds. Fiocchi 9AP, 50 rds mixed Gold Dot 124 +P and Win. Ranger 127 +P+), and gave it a fairly thorough cleaning...

    I'm somewhat ignorant when it comes to Sigs, so if anyone has any info, it would be much appreciated... From what I've seen and read, the 9mm variant of the P220 is not that common, and the heel release leads me to believe that it was originally intended for some European agency, but never made it into use... (?)

    Anyway, here's a few quick pics...






    My only concern is that it might be a bit large for me to CC... But it is a darn fine shooter, and I'm quite happy w/ the purchase...

    Sig experts, please chime in! Date code is AB, slide is not marked stainless (I believe it is a stamped slide variant, as it has the insert on the breech face)... Stamped "Made in Germany," not "W. Germany..."

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    Bones
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    Congrats on the new Sig!
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    Congrats on a sweet pistol!!


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    Way to go on the new Sig! It is an impule buy you will never regret. I EDC a P220R .45acp, so wheather it is too large for CC is only dependant on what you are comfortable with. I have never shot the 9mm version, but there isn't a pistol out there I would even consider trading my P220 for. You will love it

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    Grats! Sigs are awesome!
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    That's a new one on me... I've never seen a 220 in 9mm, and never seen the heel release, either... might be something of a rare bird...

    I promise you this, though... you are gonna love that pistol...
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    That is a classic built SIG and I am sure VERY accurate. The original Euro models are very well built and some are Sig Snobs and will only buy the old school euros. I have a P228 Euro built. Love it.
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    I LOVE my P220, and as others said, I would never sell it, ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Nice pistola!
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    Very nice, I have a P226 and I love it...

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    Good luck with it, it is not too large.

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    You have found yourself a rare gem. I have a buddy in MA who got one of these. To find out about it give SIG a call. They can tell you anything you want to know. My buddy does carry his and loves it.

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    Very nice. Congratulations.
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    How much $$? Where did you buy it, a gun store, pawn shop or web? If it was the web, which vendor?

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    In 1975 the Swiss armed forces adopted the P220 as the Model 75 in 9mm Parabellum; Japan, Denmark and France subsequently followed suit. This pistol, chambered in either 9mm Parabellum, 7.65mm Parabellum (.30 Luger), .45 ACP or .38 Super, was first marketed in the U.S. by Browning under the name BDA (Browning Double-Action).

    Perhaps yours is one of those.
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