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Picked up my first .45

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Vierings, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    Picked up a Sig Sauer P220 carry SAS Gen 2 Nitron. Super excited about it and just wanted to share.
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    Currently have a Blackhawk Serpa and a 10rd mag in addition to the out of the box pieces. Waiting a little bit to find a more concealable holster for it. Hoping to hit the range for the first time with it tomorrow.
    Its the second gun I've bought, its joining my Walther PPQ M2
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice.
    Keep in mind the old saying "Never sell a Sig"
     
  3. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    I have a feeling it will be my first of many... I think next will be a 226 chambered in .357 Sig.. Maybe in a year or so when I can get a super good deal again.
     
  4. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Viers! :s0004:

    I've not owned a Sig, but that one looks great!
     
  5. Creep

    Creep Portland Member

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    First time shooting a new .45? You're gonna have a good time, I bet.
     
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  6. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    I'm excited, similar in size to my PPQ which is my current EDC so It'll be nice to pick up a carry holster.
    I've shot a friends XDs .45 and a 1911.
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a new in box Sig 232 that the original owner shot a round through the plastic box the gun came in.
    He inserted a fully loaded mag into his new toy, then jacked a round into the pistol, removed the magazine
    and pulled the trigger thinking it was somehow empty once the mag was removed.
    Shot a hole right through the box, the instruction manuals and the safety warning brochures and his kitchen table.
    His wife made him sell the gun the same day. I got a super great deal and it's a real pleasure to shoot.
     
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  8. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    I bought Sig direct.. (I work at Sportco, perks are great). $732 out the door.
     
  9. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Nice piece. You'll have a 1911 before you know it! ;)
     
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  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    My next .45 is going to be a G21

    Kudos on the new tool!
     
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  11. twowheels

    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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    Nice piece, I love my sigs and recently let 2 go to my regret. But there are always more around the corner!
     
  12. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Very nice pistol and of course the .45 is a plus. For many years I have ignored Sig's pistols because of my own stubbornness. They refused to put the decock on the right side (I am a lefty) so I would pass them by in the gun shop or on deals. I fired the M11 while in the service (had to qualify with it to teach others) and always shot it very well; but never embraced it.

    Well that was stupid! A couple of weeks ago I picked up a Sig P227 SAS in trade. Sig's custom shop did a great job taking the sharp points off this gun (one of my gripes about the M11) and the decock is actually in the perfect place for my trigger finger (as is the mag release on most auto loaders). What is not to love about this particular pistol. It is of approximate size to a Commander and has 11 rounds of .45 on board. Keeper!

    The high points as I see it of this one:
    Great ergonomics
    Good capacity
    Night sights from factory
    De-horn done
    Very accurate
    Outstanding reliability
    Top shelf build quality.
     
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  13. 156256Hunter

    156256Hunter Fairview-ish Active Member

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    Great price. A P220 SAS carry is my favorite non-1911 .45. You'll empty mags fast with the Sig's short reset trigger. To control muzzle flip even more, you could put in a stainless steel guide rod.
     
  14. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    other than the guide rod (a must imho on any sig) don't change a thing, any 220 is a great pistol.

    not as great as a 1911, but close. Given to John Moses Browning by God, to smite thine enemies.
     
  15. Vierings

    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    As I said, perks are great where I work.;)
    A 1911 will be in my future, I want to pick up a few other calibers before I start going for duplicates (I'm weird that way). And when I do get a 1911 I want to do it right and get the .45. I'll look into the guide rod, thanks for the tip.
     
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    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    Any suggestions on a particular stainless guide rod?
     
  17. 156256Hunter

    156256Hunter Fairview-ish Active Member

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    Either a Bedair, or Gray's Guns.
     
  18. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    I love all of my Sigs. Every one of them. I don't think you can go wrong with a Sig .45. I am very excited for the Sig 227 Tacops , and have been trying to get my hands on one to play with it.
     
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    Vierings Tacoma Member

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    What's the part number? I'll see if we have one on order..
     
  20. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Great pick-up. The .45 ACP is the caliber of Champions ;)
     
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