Post By Shipwreck
New Sig 220!
Well, I picked up a new Sig 220 Dark Elite. Yesterday, we went down to Seabrooke (south of Houston) and stayed in a hotel, and then chartered a sailboat this morning. But on the way yesterday - I swung by the Brown Convention Center and went thru the gun show there...
Not really many 220s at the entire show. I really went to see some various models to see which grips I liked the best. I found this one with the Hogue aluminum grips... Kept going back to it - And, just decided to buy it at the show instead of ordering one online later...
Just finished cleaning and oiling it. Range here is actually closed for Father's Day - but I hope to go shoot it next Saturday...
Ok, got to shoot t today - shot 100%. Whenever I shot a 45, the first shot always surprise me at the recoil - I don't get that in 9mm, for whatever reason...
Anyway, I like the gun. I shot it as well as any of my other guns. I have a pic of a target below - that was 5 rounds, all in 1 whole. That wasn't too bad. For a guy who has slight tremors in his left hand, I never shoot as well as I wish I could. But today, I was probably the best shooter on the range, whatever that's worth (not much).
Now, I did get rounds in the center of the target, so the sights aren't off. I just posted this particular target because all the holes in the paper were touching. As I got used to the gun, I got it more centered. The rear sight notch isn't as wide as I prefer it to be. So, it's easy to accidentally tilt the gun slightly, which is what I did in that target I posted.
I do like the gun a lot. I shot some hydrashoks thru it to test the gun, and i plan to keep it loaded with those rounds....
I did take my fullsize Dan Wesson Valor 1911 to compare to the 220, and shot a few mags thru it. I shoot the Valor better than any handgun I own. A big part of that is the 2 dot sights. It's MUCH easier to shoot tight groups with the 2 dots than the 3 dots, IMHO. And, I never even liked 2 dot sights until I got this Valor.
I would get straight 8 sights for the Sig 220 - but the official Heine brand doesn't have a white ring around the front tritium insert.
That is my preference - and other brands that copied that design use white around the front dot. My Glock 17 is my 2nd most accurate gun (just barely, barely better grops than my Beretta 92), and it's because of the same style of sights. It didn't shoot nearly as well for me until I got rid of the factory sights and got 2 dot Warren Sevigny sights. There are no "copy brands" of straight 8s for the Sig 220, though.... Nor do they may them for the Beretta 92.
Anyway, gun is a keeper.
Very nice. It will outlive you probably. They are that good.
NIce dark elite--enjoy
Originally Posted by Shipwreck
Since my P226 9mm is a dark elite I'm going for the stainless elite in the 220. I like the grips you've chosen. Very nice.
Love my Valor too. Along with my Walther PPQ & CZ75 SA, my most accurate & definitely my favorite. My P226 SA is not far behind. I think it's more me than the gun though. Something about those SA's!
Considering the P220, glad you're enjoying it.
Great choice brother! I am a sig freak at heart and my 220 is the full size Equinox with srt, truglo tfo's, lighter main spring and hogue rubber finger grips. Put a viridian x5l w green laser. It's an awesome gun and my bedside defense.
Enjoy brother......it's gets better as you break it in!
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