View Full Version : Sig P220 Carry

09-16-2011, 04:25 PM
I got a Sig P220 Carry Elite in Stainless Steel - it is one of the most accurate, sweet shooting 45 ACPs I've ever shot. It is basically the same size as a Sig P229 (except for the grips - 1/2 inch longer).

What do you think?

Here's a picture of mine - http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l614/b52_driver/DSC_0002.jpg

09-16-2011, 04:34 PM
Fancy looking thing. I never could get used to the DA/SA triggers.

09-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Very nice!

Ryan G
09-16-2011, 06:12 PM
Mine sits in the back of the safe. I really think sig is over rated.

Michael Biggs
09-16-2011, 07:00 PM
I keep my SIG Sauer right by my bed, just in case.

09-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Sigs really are beautiful guns. I love my 229, however the g19 goes with me everywhere. I'd sell the 229 in a heartbeat to finance a tsd upper though...

09-17-2011, 08:28 PM
I own both a 220 carry and compact, and love them both, although I carry my Glock every day. The weight of the frame does alot for taming the recoil but that weight also is felt when carrying all day long.

So mine sits in the safe almost all of the time, but they will never be sent packing. I made that mistake once with a gun, never again.

Mike Heckathorn
09-17-2011, 09:31 PM
The 220R I owned will go down in my book as one of the most accurate pistols I have owned... Just not MY ideal carry piece... Kinda wish I didn't sell that gun. So goes life.

Rex G
09-23-2011, 09:58 PM
I carried a full-sized P220 back on the day when the heel-clip magazine release was the norm. In uniform, it was my primary duty pistol, and off the clock, it was my concealed carry piece, delightfully lighter than the Stainless Commander it replaced. Because the heel-clip mag release sometimes snagged things while the gun was in the duty rig, I sold this "Euro" P220 to a friend, with plans to buy one of the then-new "American" P220 pistols with the side-button mag release. Unfortunately, the newer P220 points low in my hands, as SIG re-designed the entire shape of the grip, so I never bought another P220, and reverted to revolvers and 1911s.

The P220 Carry seems a rather pointless pistol, as it was always easy for me to conceal the full-length P220, either IWB or not, but I don't find fault with guys who just prefer a slightly shorter barrel and slide. Unless it is one of the problematic ones, known all too well to those who follow SIG trends, it should serve well.

FWIW, I returned to SIG in 2004, when I started to tote a P229R DAK for duty, and some concealed carry. (My employer had gone to .40 as standard for primary duty handguns.) The P229 does point well
in my hands; there is more to pointability than just grip angle.