Well the only options for Sig in .45 is the 220 family, the 220 Carry and 220 Compact are on the smaller side.
Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and was hoping someone could give me some advice. I was at a local gunshop the other day and just for shiggles asked to see the Sig Mosquito. I was surprised at how good it felt in my hand. This thing felt like it was growing out of my wrist naturally.
I would like something in a higher caliber than a .22lr. I must have held every other gun in the store but just couldn't get the magic to happen again. Anyone have an idea of a gun similar in size and feel but in a higher caliber? Preferrably a .45?
I'm definitely attracted to the 220. It's going to be my first semi so I want to be sure I make the right decision that I'll be happy with. It doesn't necessarily have to be a .45. I held a nine that seemed okay as well.
There's more options in 9mm, the 226, 229, and 239 etc.
This thread covers the different models and package options available from Sig.
Sig Model Reference Guide - End of 2009
First you need some facts. The Mosquito is 70% the size of the P226. If it felt good in your hands, then the P226 may not be very comfortable for you. The P220 is a single stack compared to the P226/P228/P229's which are double stacks. It may be a better fit for you transitioning from the Mosquito in .22LR to .45.
Best advice would be to find a place or someone that has one for you to test drive before you buy. Short of that, you'll never really know how it'll feel in your hands when a round is fired. That goes for ANY handgun. Frankly, without knowing, you are guessing. The best decisions are made by gathering the most information available BEFORE making the decision. You are off to a good start by asking questions and getting your mitts on prospects.
If you are looking for a good cheap sig look into the Sig Pro SP2022, its dirt cheap right now through CDNN, it has the SA/DA trigger, a pair of 15 round clips, tridium night sights and you can pick it up for $400 shipped. Thats a steal for a Sig. I have one and I love it. Its not a gun that I would use for a CCW but its a great range gun, a good gun for around the house or a side holster weapon.
Thanks a lot for the info, guys. I went to academy on my lunch break and held the 220. It felt pretty nice but I couldn't get a real feel on it because they have those trigger guards on them. The only other gun I own is a S&W 686 and this is going to be my first semi so I want to make sure it's a good one. One of the things I really like about the 220 is the decocker. This being my first semi, I don't want to be the first idiot that ends up shooting himself in an accident. I'll probably be heading to the range in the next week or two to test fire one. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again for the help.
As far as the trigger not being smooth, it's one of the smoothest I've shot. But it is the longest. You can remove a fair portion of that with the short trigger.
[QUOTE=VAMarine;203146]You know, one of these days I'm going to remember that the 250 exists.
LOL!! You are not alone.
Have you ever shot one?
The interesting thing on the DAO Sig is you have to get use to pulling the trigger 3/4 of the way back while lining up your shot then using the remaining 1/4 for the squeeze. The initial pull is long but very smooth on mine.
Knowing you only have to pick it up, aim and pull the trigger makes your response time faster for home defense IMO. I'm left handed so flipping the decocker on the left side of the gun is a little more time consuming.
Being left handed myself I have learned to deal with controls on the "wrong" side. I actually like the mag release sut up for RH over LH