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  • New Sig owner convert from 1911's

    I have owned 1911's for about 15 years, but now have become a rabid Sig P-220 owner.
    I wanted to know how many of you out there own Sig's and how you feel they compare with HK USP.
    I only trust the .45acp to depend on to save my life, please post to this if you are a .45acp shooter.
    SIG's Rule!!!!
    Erik M. Asher
    1911 builder, FPOA/NRA competition shooter.
    Army veteran 13M (Desert Storm 90-91)
    State Correctional [email protected] GULF CI (Forestry Camp)

  • #2
    Ive got 2 1911's.

    I also have a Sig p220,225,239 and 226 amongst other things...

    .45,9mm,40 and .357 Sig.

    The P220 is what I carry on duty but I am also qualified to carry a SS Colt XSE Combat Commander.

    I like HKs and think that they are fine guns. I really like the extra capacity of the HK and cannot for the life of me figure out why in the heck that SIG has'nt come out with a double stack .45 that holds at least as much.
    "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

    Norman Thomas

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    • #3
      the P-220 feels a little small compared to the fullsized USP .45

      otherwise they are pretty comperable. the USP feels a little more solid to me but i can say nothing bad about either....just personal preference...

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      • #4
        The Sig is an excellent weapon. I found the HK to point more like the 1911 though and that is one of my big reasons for going with it.

        I have owned a 220 and found it to be an excellent weapon. Only downsides that I saw in it were the finish and the pointability but then that is subjective.
        Last edited by pkagel; 05-02-2005, 09:13 AM.
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        • #5
          I carried a SIG 220 my last year on the job, but only because we had become 'retroactivly incompetent' to carry 1911's. I own 2 SIGs (220, 228), but 28 1911's.
          "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
          John Stuart Mill

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          • #6
            My first encounter with Sig Sauer was when I was appointed as a deputy sheriff. I was issued a P-226 9mm. Prior to that I carried a Beretta Centurian 9mm and before that a 4" Smith & Wesson revolver (CHP issue).

            After a few shootings in my county resulting in the suspects continuing to stand on their feet, I purchased a P-220 .45. The P-220 has been my sidearm for about eight years.

            I've been retired from law enforcement for two years and still carry the P-220 on a daily basis. I recently added a Lasermax spring guided laser sight and it works as it always has. I trust the P-220 and will continue to carry it.
            "There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." -Ernest Hemingway

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            • #7
              Like my name says, I am a SIGman, and I wouldn't carry anything else! I carry a Sig 226 .40 and I love everything about it. The recoil is just right, it fits well in my hand, and its a good weight.

              You can't go wrong with a Sig.
              Looks like someone took their stupid pills today.

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              • #8
                I own a 228{among other firearms}and I'm quite a fan of it,its one of those guns that just looks badass,{love the sig style}the only problem i have had is that the finish on the slide is wearing kind of funny,thinking about polishing it try out that 2 tone look,dont know much about hk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SIGman1
                  Like my name says, I am a SIGman, and I wouldn't carry anything else! I carry a Sig 226 .40 and I love everything about it. The recoil is just right, it fits well in my hand, and its a good weight.

                  You can't go wrong with a Sig.
                  I use a Sig 226 .40 for on duty as well. I love the Sig, everything fits just right. I felt kinda guilty when I bought a Walther.

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                  • #10
                    lefties beware....my trigger finger hits the mag release when firing on the P228...

                    not as much of a problem with the full sized guns like the P226 but still a concern.

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                    • #11
                      I love my Sigs'
                      "I am the guy that keeps Mister Dead in his pocket." -'Mad' Max Rockatansky

                      "An Englewood Ranger is no stranger to Danger.." -Unk

                      Good Night Chesty Where Ever You Are.

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