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I am thinking about selling my HK USP 45 and getting a Sig P220 Elite. Anyone have any good or bad experiences with the Sig? I know the mag capacity is less, but the Sig has fewer problems jamming, even with cheap ammo. I also like that you can attach a Crimson Trace laser, a tactical light and that the grip is bobtailed.
 

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Sigs are awesome weapons
My primary carry when its cool enough for an overshirt is a SP2022 in a shoulder rig. Thousands of rounds through it (mostly cheapo .40 cal whatevers on sale) and I think I've had 1 maybe 2 misfeeds.
It just plain old works!
 

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I have two examples...P226 NSW and a Blackwater Edition...the NSW has a special maritime finish to ward off rust...IMHO, the P 226 is perhaps in the top five of combat 9 mm pistols...the US Army did a "shake and break" test on the Sigs, and because the test was so unrealistic, the Sigs "failed", and the Beretta became the standard issue (what a POS that Beretta is)...anyhoo, I am not fond of Sig's latest offerings...too commercial...but if you can get your hands on a P 226, you will only be happy.;)
 

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It will be for work, so I am only able to get a P220. Say what you will about the Beretta, I have carried one since they replaced my wheel gun in 1992. It has always worked and I shoot well with it. There have been a few instances where the ears on the locking blocks have cracked, though. Not on my pistol, but a few from my department and LAPD. I always make a point of checking it closely when I clean my 92F.

I think I may already have a buyer for my H&K.
 

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I have a P226 also. Bought off my uncle after graduating from the academy. Was his service gun but his department was moving up to 40s so I snatched it up. Like it a hellova lot more then the Glocks I shot in the academy. Not saying Glocks sux, just not for me.
 

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Never been a fan of Glocks myself. Not an issue for me though, since they are not authorized!
 

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I think it is harder to find someone that doesnt like sigs than people that do. I have never heard a bad word about them. I carry a glock21 full of fang faces in the winter and a keltec p32 full of EPR's in the hot summer.
 

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I have found some people that were not fans of the 220 Carry version due to problems with an internal extractor malfunctioning. There was another guy having problems with feeding issues. I am looking at the full size. It does not seem to have those problems. Over all, you are right. Not many complaints or haters.
 

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I think it is harder to find someone that doesnt like sigs than people that do.
You've found him ;) I've had a few and still have a 220, and never took to them. I didn't take to the use of roll pins either. That said they are very well made and just about everyone with them loves them.
 

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Well, I shot a P220, P220 Elite, my H&K USP 45 and a P226 for ****s and giggles. I shot my USP the best, but I am sure that is because I have thousands of rounds through it. I was really impressed with how smooth the triggers were on the Sigs. I liked the P220 Elite the best. It was a surprise everytime the hammer dropped! I liked the P226, too. If I were looking for another 9mm, it would be a no brainer. Maybe my department will see fit to issue them after a few Berettas fail.

I will be ordering a P220 Elite very soon.
 

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do you not like the USP? I almost bought a USP .45 a few months back, but money was really tight so I held off.
 

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I like the USP, but I like the SIG more. The trigger seems smoother to me and I like the quick reset. I like the beaver tail on the grip and it feels a little more natural in my hand, not as bulky. I just bought a SIG P220 Elite today, and I will be picking it up on 8-4. I will post a picture of it then.
 

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Glocks are not authorized for me to use. I dont know why, but they dont like them. One of the reasons I got rid of my H&K was that it has a tendancy to jam if you use dirty ammo or put a lot of rounds through it.
 

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Top Cops use Glocks;)
 

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I guess I will just have to try to not fall in the mud or keep my pistol in the freezer!

Choosy moms choose Jiff. I like Skippy:smokin:
 

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Smart moms like Peter...Peter Pan, that is....;)
 

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Glocks are not authorized for me to use. I dont know why, but they dont like them. One of the reasons I got rid of my H&K was that it has a tendancy to jam if you use dirty ammo or put a lot of rounds through it.
Probably because there is no selective safety. I like the Sigs, but not the big ones. I'm partial to the P239 series. HK's are wonderful guns, I wish I still had my USP compact 9.

I noticed on your first post that one of the things you liked about the 220 was that you could put a laser on it. This is not meant to be mean or anything, but if you are shooting with a laser you are shooting wrong. Front sight focus!!! Do not shoot with a laser, it can be knocked out of alignment, or if you get used to it and it goes dead your muscle memory will not save your life. Plus, it leads a nice path back to you as well, especially in CQ smokey shooting. Just my 2cents here, I'm sure others will have something to say about this.:hide:
 
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