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    Default Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    Anyone have both a P220 and a P220 Carry? Is there really a significant difference between the two with regards to everyday carry?

    I want a P220 of some variety. I just can't decide which version to get. I may carry it, which is why I'm looking at the Carry version; but it doesn't seem that much smaller/lighter than the standard.

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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    I just bought a P220 carry. The P220 slide is about 1/2" longer in front of the rail. That's about the only real difference that I could see when I handled them, but I thought that extra 1/2" might make it a little more uncomfortable while driving/sitting, so I went with the Carry.
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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    Had both, and the only advantage I found with the Carry was while carrying IWB. It was a bit more comfortable when seated/driving for long periods. Otherwise I generally prefer the regular P220. I ended up trading the Carry model for another regular P220 in the end. On a side note, if you are looking to get a P220, make sure to get an older German one or the newest version with external extractor. My Carry(s) had the interim U.S. internal extractor and suffered from the last-round failure to feed that alot of that vintage P220 series suffered from. The newest external extractor versions seem to run 100% these days.

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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    I have the 220 carry , awesome gun, flatter than a G30 , but carries 2 rounds less, very smooth recoil due to the European type mainspring , Mine has the internal extractor but no failure as yet , if i can find a flat lightweight holster for it i would use uit to carry. Nice Gun,

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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    If you're looking for something "different" in a P220, consider the P220 SAO. Identical in size to the regular P220. I bought one a couple of months ago.

    It's frighteningly accurate and easy to shoot -- it's easily as accurate (if not moreso) than my Nighthawk Talon. And when I say accurate, I mean accurate like I've shot 3 shot cloverleaf groups at 15 yards, offhand.

    Not difficult to carry or conceal, either -- certainly easier than a 1911, and it seems to recoil less (fatter grip, I suppose). Really, really reliable, too. I haven't found a brand of ammo it doesn't love.

    If I ever get around to hitting Master in SSP in IDPA I'm going to switch and use it for carry and CDP class.
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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    yup 220 carry has the same grip length of the 220, but the slide is the same length (roughly) as the p229.

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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    If your hands aren't too big, look for a P245. The slide is the same length as a P220 but the grip is shorter (takes 6 round mags) and it the magical old stamped slide design.
    They can generally be found in the $500 - $550 price range.


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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    Quote Originally Posted by 1blindref View Post
    If your hands aren't too big, look for a P245. The slide is the same length as a P220 but the grip is shorter (takes 6 round mags) and it the magical old stamped slide design.
    They can generally be found in the $500 - $550 price range.
    I'd love one of those (or its successor, the P220 Compact), in SAO, but they've yet to offer it. Kind of a bummer.
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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    Quote Originally Posted by 1blindref View Post
    If your hands aren't too big, look for a P245. The slide is the same length as a P220 but the grip is shorter (takes 6 round mags) and it the magical old stamped slide design.
    They can generally be found in the $500 - $550 price range.
    I do have large hands but the P245 and the P220 Compact fit me just fine. I just want the extra rounds I get with the P220.

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    Default Re: Sig P220 Carry vs P220

    P220 (with slim grips)



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