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Bud asked me to post some photos of this pistol. I think that I already did a while back but, it was Sunny outside today so I popped a few pics in natural daylight.:biggrin2:
One of my all time favorite carry handguns.
It features a Light Weight Alloy frame with some nearly indestructible factory finish on it.
I own two...They are "identical twins" but, this one is the nicer looking of the two. I carried the other one in much tougher conditions & terrain & it is the worse for the wear.
Both shoot equally as well & to the exact same point of impact.
This STILL locks up tight as when it was brand new & it is EXTREMELY accurate. I carry it with Speer God Dot which is great tack-driving carry ammo for SIG.
The Colt Combat Commander is the only pistol that I like more than this one.
This SIG (obviously) has the butt magazine release.
I am quite used to it & mag changes are decently quick with practice. This one sports a pair of nice, checkered KINGWOOD grips by Hogue.
You can use either the American SIG P220 mags in this pistol or the European ones.
The Euro style mags have no "magazine release slots" milled into the magazine body so...the Euro mags cannot be used in the American version.
Also obviously...no extended magazines can be used in the Euro SIG.
Sorry about the dust fuzzys in my pics but, I have hardly any free time today to create Gun Porn pics so just a few snapshots. Enjoy.






 

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Sweet! :D
 

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That is in great shape , i have a bud who has one in .38 super , unfortunately he knows what it is worth , tho he shoots it lol he has a .45 too but its rough and no wood grips , my american .220 mags work on it tho just for info if ya needed it
 

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Great QK - I was also hoping to see this much talked about gun (guns) - it is a lovely piece and ya know - I too am not too phased by a heel release.

I have heel on R9, heel on Mak and also on CZ-52, not that the latter two are carry - but - it is not the problem some folks find it to be IMO.

Real nice pics and fuzzy quotiient is negligable :smile: Thanks for showing them.
 

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WOw, Nice sig! Man now that ive seen a beautiful gun like that Ill have to start looking for a sig too! hehe Add one more to the list of guns i need to get...

1911
glock
Sig. Sheesh pretty soon i own one of everything! uh oh better not show the wifey this post!
 

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Unph-Unph!!

Sorry, let me wipe that off.... :yup: :biggrin2:
 

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QK,
Great looking pistol. :hand10:
 

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QK??? I got a BDA 9mm to go with that 45............hehehehe
 

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great looking gun!! i really like the grips though they are a bit wider than the factory panels.

i owned several browning bda's in the mid 80's, but sold them. i do have a 220-1 left though. it's a real accurate gun and super reliable.

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Funny About The Hogue Grips

Hey...Thanks for the compliments on "My Baby" folks. She is blushing right now. :tongue:

The SIG Factory grips feel PERFECT in my hand...I mean 100% perfect.

The Hogue Checkered Grips are beautious BUT, they are a tiny bit bulkier. About 1/8" which IS noticable.

They are super nice looking & the checkering is great.

If I had it to do all over again ~ I would stick with the factory plastic.

Hummm....I wonder if I can use a checkering riffler to point up the molded diamonds a bit on the original plastic grips?

That would be ideal.
 

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Very nice! Looks like it came from the cover of G&A.
 

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QK,
Thats a handsome weapon. I'm not familiar with a Sig Browning. Only Browning I've experienced was a HP. Can you fill me in on the details of the gun? Thanks.
 

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QK,
Thats a handsome weapon. I'm not familiar with a Sig Browning. Only Browning I've experienced was a HP. Can you fill me in on the details of the gun? Thanks.
QK.........that's one heck of a real nice peice ya got there!!.....:yup:
Sig will fit you with some origininal grips if you check their website...........I'm pretty sure I have a set at the house if you want em.....I'll loook for them during the weekend........:biggrin2:
 

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The SIG ~ Older Gunner

The SIG Browning was designed by J M Browning. It was originally made for Browning by SIG & then imported into the States.
It fits the "average" hand perfectly. The black plastic factory grips are ideal...I don't think ANY pistol feels BETTER in hand.
The SIG is a Natural Pointer that shoots right where I look.
It "Points" equally as well as the Colt 1911s.
Since I am an instinctive defensive shooter that is what is most highly important to me.
The West German SIG SAUER SYSTEM pistol is beautifully crafted & "fit" ~ It feeds ANY ammo/bullet configuration.
The BUTT magazine release will initially drive some seasoned American shooters totally bonkers.
If you are mentally conditioned to hitting that mag release button then it's a tough transition at first.
The magazines are ULTRA high quality but, expensive. Magazine quality is very important to me also...as they are the weakest link in ANY semi~automatic pistol.
Failure To Feed & Failure To Eject & Failure To Function (in general) are almost unheard of in the Euro SIGs ~ The slides are wonderfully machined & I have not had a FTF or any sort in either of my two SIG/Brownings. That STILL flabbergasts me to this day. I will probably get hit by an 18 wheeler truck the very same day my SIG jams. :gah:
I only shoot factory ammo defensively but, shoot some pretty crappy reloads for practice. My other "beater" SIG has gone at least 15K with no FTF so far...this one has been the same...so far.

One thing that I've never been able to figure out is WHY the factory recoil spring is 5 pounds lighter in the older SIG/Browning .45s than in the American SIG P220 .45 even though they are basically identical.
I shoot mine with the lighter weight recoil spings even though it's been suggested to me that I switch to the heavier weight spring.
I never listened to anybody anyway so I'm sticking with what always works for me.
It's my life that I'm protecting. So far (also) I cannot see any evidence that using the lighter weight spring has (in any way) caused damage to either handgun. For self defense carry I carry SPEER Gold Dot JHP & it is great, accurate, reliable ammo & I cannot get it NOT to feed!
 

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Gorgeous piece QK...
I'll post my Sigs when I get my camera back....
 

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dimmack YES Do!

CLASS3NH ---- 9mm --- What's That?
Are those "them there" real little bullets? :rofl:
 
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