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Sig 220 Vs. SW 1911 PD
This is a discussion on Sig 220 Vs. SW 1911 PD within the Firearms forums, part of the Hardware category; I just picked up my SW1911PD on friday from FS. I was talking to my buddy (bloodhound) and we got ...
04-16-2006, 11:35 PM #1
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Sig 220 Vs. SW 1911 PD
I just picked up my SW1911PD on friday from FS. I was talking to my buddy (bloodhound) and we got into a debate on which gun he should buy next the Sig 220 or the SW1911.
I have never shot the Sig 220 so i could not give any input on it. I know that all Sigs are great guns and i hear its one of the most accurate .45's out of the box.
I should also add that the Sig would not be a main carry piece. More of a gun just to own and shoot down at the range.
Just wondering if anyone has ANY input on either of these pistols.
Last edited by BigRich06; 04-17-2006 at 01:16 AM.
04-16-2006, 11:44 PM #2
I know nothing about Sigs but I wonder how it could be any better than the SW1911.US Army Security Agency 1967-1971
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04-16-2006, 11:45 PM #3
My favorite piece is my Sig P220 TT. Easily the most accurate pistol I own. If I take a trip to the sand box, I'm finding a way to take it with me. That's the best endorsement I can give.
I'm just an amateur, though. I'm sure a pro will be along shortly to tell you I'm full of crap.
04-17-2006, 12:26 AM #4
They're both excellent guns but IMO comparing the two head on is
kinda strange, given that they involve totally separate modes of
Not to mention they're not even in the same weight class.
A full blown 1911 is about 38+ ounces, unless he gets a scandium job.
A P220 (standard) is like prolly low 30s. Almost a half pound difference.
I guess another consideration would be wether or not he's going to use
it as a defense weapon. If he's not well versed in running an SA gun, the
P220 is probably the better choice for that.
If he's only going to use it as a range toy or for gun gaming... there's no
comparison... the 1911 is better for that hands down, given that the trigger
can be easily massaged by a competent smith down into the 3 lb area. 1911 mags
are also generally cheaper, even for good quality ones.
I own both a 1911 ('97 Kimber CCT) and a P220 alloy w/german. Both have earned a spot in
Last edited by drgrant; 04-17-2006 at 12:32 AM.
04-17-2006, 07:37 AM #5
Sigs are great firearms and I own a few and like them.
That being said, I traded my P220 for a S&W 1911SC (small billboard) and have never looked back. Of all the Sigs I have owned, the P220 was the only one which I could not warm up to. The best way I can put it is that it just did not feel comfortable in my hand. It was a personal preference, nothing more.
I now own two S&W 1911's, the SC-Commander and a full-sized SS 1911 and like them.
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04-17-2006, 09:37 AM #6
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I have a 2 year old Sig Sauer P220 and a 1 year old 1911 S&W. I can't agree more with drgrant. If you only want some thing just for the range go with the 1911 the trigger alone will make you more accurate. The trigger pull on a new S&W 1911 would be fine for most people.
While the Sig rates right up there with the best because of features as a carry gun it would take a little practice and time to be as good with it as a new S&W 1911 right out the box.
Even though I own both and have carried both, I perfer to use a S&W TDA 457 as a carry gun gun.
04-17-2006, 09:46 AM #7
I have a simple answer to these type of questions.
04-17-2006, 07:09 PM #8
I think it all comes down to feel. I had a 1911 (series 80) Colt that just never felt right. Traded it for a 220, and I love the 220. I use it on the range and for carry. That said, my next handgun may very well be a 1911. I am not exactly sure why.
04-17-2006, 07:28 PM #9
I have both the 220, and a few S&W 1911s. Ever since I bought my first S&W, the 220 hasn't found her way out of the safe.
I won't be selling the 220 anytime soon, but when I come back to her again, I probably won't ever feel the same about her as I used to."We arm folks and supply cases of ammo to the landed gentry!"
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04-17-2006, 07:30 PM #10
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