Hiya guys and gals, have a question for you.
I'm looking at 2 models of the p220 locally, I'll be able to fondle them on Wednesday. Either one will be for carry. Both come with Siglite night sights. On to the Models...
Model # 220COR-45-BSS
It's a p220 compact model. Here is a direct link. Products & Services
Why I like it : It's a "compact". Shorter grip and barrel = more easily concealed. It's DA/SA. Capacity is 6+1 .45ACP. I don't think I'll mind the compact grip, as with my XD .45 Full Size I still leave around 3/4inch between my right pinky and the bottom of the magazine.
On to the next...
Model # 220BR3-45-BSS-SAO
From my research, It's a government contract overflow. I can't link to it from the Sig website (that I can find). Beavertail, Stainless slide coated with Nitron, and an alloy frame. Heres the best link I could come up with : GunsAmerica - SIG 220BR3-45-BSS-SAO - Sig - Sauer/Sigarms Pistols - Guns For Sale & Gun Auctions B"H
Why I like it : It's a bit bigger than than the previous model, but I don't see that being a problem. It's a "carry model" meaning it comes with a few more bells and whistles and with 3 magazines(I think). If it's good enough for the government, it can't be bad. It is also 8 +1.
Why I'm leaning towards this model : I've been carrying my fathers 1911 unloaded, not in public, and familiarizing myself with the ins and outs of a SAO handgun. I also plan on picking up a Sig p238 (the SAO .380) and carrying that as a BUG / Pocket / Summer carry gun.
I'm leaning towards the SAO model because I've been shooting DAO XD's for awhile now, and learning the practices that go with SAO. I love my XD, but I love the SAO trigger break.
Would love your opinions on it. Thanks much!