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Sig P220 carry....range report(pics)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SVT-ROY, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    Before the critics tear me apart I'm a 9mm Guy, and these targets were at 25 yards. I had fired 200 rounds through a kimber within a month of shooting this. Otherwise Its been 15 years since I fired a 45acp. This is a new pistol with a single box through it. The trigger requires a heavier pull than my broke in Beretta 92 inox. But the trigger was still good just not there yet. After 1k it may get lighter.
    1st magazine, trying to get a feel.
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    2nd magazine
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    3rd magazine
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  2. Tanners Owner

    Tanners Owner Thurston County, WA Member

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    I too have a P220 Carry- Elite model & am very pleased with it. If I do my job right, it performs very well! I replaced the wood grips w/ the alumamin grips & found them to fit my hand much better as they are slimer and have a good checkering.

    Good luck w/ your P220 carry- shoot it & become more proficient with it.
     
  3. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    SVT-ROY what kind of ammo were you using? Pretty good grouping considering it is new to you!
    To all: I just ordered a P220 Carry Elite Dark and looking forward to trying it out. Have folks found a particular ammunition manufacturer that the Sig seems to work best with?
     
  4. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    BI-Mart Mega pack. Not a hiccup.
     
  5. Tanners Owner

    Tanners Owner Thurston County, WA Member

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    same with me- have used some inexpensive bulk BVAC - no porblems
     
  6. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Well, I've put 150 rounds through my P220 carry elite. At 50 feet both I and a pretty good shot I know have trouble hitting paper! Always 7 o'clock and really low. I've adjusted the sights as much as I can. I can get near the inner ring on an 8 inch round target if I aim at the top right corner of the paper. I talked to a Sig dealer and he said call Sig Sauer. I called them and they told me it was me. I could send the gun back but if nothing was wrong it would cost me $110 to get it back. Nice... Any ideas? I'm new to shooting, but at the same distance I can get a .357 with .38 special loads within three inches consistently standing. Any ideas guys? People tell me my stance is OK. Got some suggestions on the grip, but it didn't matter.
     
  7. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Are you left handed?
     
  8. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    No, right handed, but I have had to shoot with my left eye (I keep both open) due to a cataract in my right eye (surgically removed yesterday). I can't shoot for a while until I heal up, which is killing me. But I was shooting the same way with the Ruger. What were you thinking?
     
  9. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Slight tug to the left as you squeeze. But I guess not. Perhaps it is you?
    I'm right handed and tend to pull to the 4 o'clock if on heavy trigger pulls or if I'm just not squeezing directly back like I should be.
     
  10. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Before you ship your gun anywhere, try shooting it supported. 9 out of 10 times I've tried that, its proven its me. Experts say where your finger contacts the trigger can affect your POI. For rt handed person, if hitting left of POA, trigger contact area is too close to the finger tip. Try grabbing a bit more trigger.

    Also, while recovering from your operation, try dry firing your gun every night, about 100 times or more if you can. I dry fire my P229 while taking aim at a 1" red circle stuck to a metal plate I nailed to the back wall of my garage. You will be able to see what the muzzle is doing when the hammer drops. It has definitely improved my shooting, even though I don't do it that often. I strongly recommend a metal plate or something capable of preventing a bullet from going thru a drywall, for safety's sake.

    Sig DA/SA triggers are great, but like with most if not all guns, they need to be broken in, same as the shooter. Dry fining will help with both.
     
  11. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Thanks guys, I'll try that.