Decisions ,decisions...

Decisions ,decisions...

This is a discussion on Decisions ,decisions... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Updating a previous post I made about .45 choices. I have decided to go with an XD-45 compact for my polymer choice. The feature that ...

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    Decisions ,decisions...

    Updating a previous post I made about .45 choices. I have decided to go with an XD-45 compact for my polymer choice. The feature that sold me is you can get two guns for the price of one with a simple magazine change. Now I have to decide on whether to go with a SIG 220 or a 1911 pistol for my second choice? Any thoughts on this quandary( albeit a good quandary)? Looking forward to your input. Just wanted to do this before we getby some stupid new gun law(s).


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    Can't go wrong with either of those IMO, but my current choice is a P220.

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    No problem

    On your choice between a Sig P220 and a 1911, just stare at these photos from Ken Lunde for awhile, and I'm sure your decision will come to you:



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    Pogo, that's just evil.
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    I vote 1911

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    You'd love a 1911...get thee to a gun store and handle 'em all...
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    You know, I really, really wanted to love my 220 SAO as much as my 1911s. But I just couldn't do it. When you're talking single stack all metal .45s, there is no substitute for a 1911.

    My Sig 220 was nice, but it just wasn't nice enough.

    If your happy with the XD, why not just add an older cousin from Springfield?

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    ohhhhh.... what a 1911. I'm in lust...
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    Gosh... truth be told, I'm a 1911 guy. When I had to give up carrying a 1911, I chose the 220. I think its the next best thing to a 1911. There are a lot of really nice 1911's out there, and a lot of not so nice ones too. Every 220 is nice, no matter the trim you choose.
    The other problem you will have is if you get a really good 1911, your XD will get sold, I'm betting. If you get a 220, your XD will get the boot too. So, its a toss up.
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    +1 on the 1911! 1911's are an addiction and they tend to breed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Gosh... truth be told, I'm a 1911 guy. When I had to give up carrying a 1911, I chose the 220. I think its the next best thing to a 1911. There are a lot of really nice 1911's out there, and a lot of not so nice ones too. Every 220 is nice, no matter the trim you choose.
    The other problem you will have is if you get a really good 1911, your XD will get sold, I'm betting. If you get a 220, your XD will get the boot too. So, its a toss up.
    That says alot doesn't it? Nothing like the voice of experience.

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    +1 on the XD, I love mine.
    I vote for 1911, one day I will have money for one, this thing called school is making me poor, not to mention ammo prices for my XD

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    Cool

    I think that 1911 costs a little bit more than that Sig.
    Sure is pretty though.
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    SW1911 for a meat-and-potatoes 1911 that just works.
    1911 FTW.
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    Sig makes really good pistols, but I am a 1911 guy. John Moses Browning was a genius !!!

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