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looking for some handgun advice on a new (or used) purchase in .45acp & 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NJG26Crux, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. NJG26Crux

    NJG26Crux Redmond Member

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    Hello all!

    This is my first posting so please be kind.

    I am looking to round out my pistol collection with the two most popular caliber's I don' currently own.

    Models I am tracking on gunbroker.com are:

    Sig p220. 45acp (le trade in)
    Sig p2022 (new for $350 from outfit south of puyallup) ****CORRECTION $379.00 from bigjsoutdoorstore.com****

    Was also looking at used S&W 457 (finding used around $400+)

    I am fully set up to reload. 380acp, 9mm, and. 40s&w and plan to reload. 45acp

    Current guns owned are:
    Sig p229. 40s&w
    S&W .40s&w (le trade in)
    Sig p238

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    NJG26CRUX over & out.
     
  2. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, I'm still relatively fresh meat here too. :)

    Suggestion. Go to Wade's in Bellevue, Shooting Sports in Bothell, or other and rent a few pistols. One of the ranges may even have the pistol(s) that you are seeking to rent.

    Peter
     
  3. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Every American male ought to own at least one 1911 .45acp! Your choice, something like a Citadel/Rock Island Armory, OR, Kimber/Wilson. $500.00ish up to $1200.00+ respectivly. Or both.

    Simple!

    Mike
     
  4. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    springfield has my vote for .45 1911, FNP for double action .45 , Browning Hipower or CZ75 for 9mm
     
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  5. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    ...where around Puyallup is the Sig 2022 selling? I want to see one in person.
     
  6. NJG26Crux

    NJG26Crux Redmond Member

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    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I think that both Sig Sauer pistols are very fine handguns. I owned a Sig 220, since about 1993, and it is an excellent shooter. My only complaint about the 220 is the sights, it does not have the 3 dot style, which i prefer.

    As for the Sig Sauer SP2022, i recently purchased 4 with factory night sights. My 16 year old daughter just finished breaking in her pistol, which is the last of the 4 yesterday. Out of all 4, which have had a minimum of 500 rounds fired through each, we did not experience any failures to feed, fire, or extract!

    The Sig Sp2022 i am using as my daily carry handgun, has had over 1000 round fired through it and it has not only been fired by me, but a variety of people, including my girlfriends 9 year old daughter, without any failures.

    All 4 Sig Sauer SP2022's have been feed a wide variety of ammunition. Such as, handloads my daughters made, Glasers, Rem JHP's, Win JHP's, and Federal JHP's, in a wide assortment of bullet weights and power levels, from standard to +P. We even mixed the different brands, bullet weights and power levels in the magazines, without failure.

    You will be happy with any Sig Sauer you choose!

    M67
     
  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  9. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    glock 19, 17,26 or glock 21,30 end of post
     
  10. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Please, please tell me where I can get a Wilson for $500-$1200.
     
  11. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    JMHO~

    I think Sig Sauer is doing to Glock, what Glock did to S&W.

    Years ago when PD's were looking to change from wheel guns and the heavy all stainless 5906's, Glock outbid the competition by about $100.00 per handgun.

    This is what i personally think Sig Sauer is now doing to Glock.

    The French Gov, purchased from 240,000-270,000 units ( depending on the report ) to replace the beretta 92G, the US ARMY ordered 5,000 units and the DEA has issued the Sig Sauer SP2022 to it's agents as well.

    I think you will see a growing number of LEO's and agencies going to the Sig Sauer
    SP2022.

    M67
     
  12. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    you cant he was just saying you could get a ria or citadel in the 500 range or kimber/wilson in the 1200+ range
     
  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Indeed.....

    Affordable and dependable, Ruger SR9c.

    Mike
     
  14. mookmanjdj

    mookmanjdj Oregon Coast Member

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    Someday I will build or buy a 1911, but for now I think my 220 is kicks ***. I still love my wife more but my sig is a close second.
     
  15. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    The Glock 21 is such a no-brainer, they even trust cops with it!;)

    J/K, but the G21 is my idea of a 21st century version of the venerable 1911. Do you want a range toy to show to your friends, or a street gun to show to your enemies? For simplicity, durability, reliability, and capacity, the homely gun wins.

    I got my perfect version, a nearly new G21SF with a non-ambi release, Glock rail, and fresh night sights, all for $530 from a LEO-academy washout. It's no BBQ gun, but for what it is, it's a steal.
     
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  16. sheepman

    sheepman Las Vegas NV Member

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    I personally prefer the 45acp, it is very forgiving round to reload. I also seam to shoot better with the 45 than a 9mm, though either is an excellent round. If you were not a re loader the 9mm would be a better choice because of cost.
     
  17. NJG26Crux

    NJG26Crux Redmond Member

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    Thanks to all for your input.

    I have made my decision and the winner's are.... Sig P220R (le trade in) $477.00 with shipping, and the Sig SP2022 9mm (new from Big J's Outdoor in Orting WA) $379.00.

    I will post pictures describe upgrades and give range reports and reload data in the next few weeks. If anyone has any specific requests or would like to join me at the range (Wade's in Bellevue WA) please PM me.