The Sig Sauer P220 is an aesthetically appealing reverse two-tone gun, sporting Hogue grips and a 3-Dot night sights, making it an ideal for someone looking for a classy 45 ACP pistol.
The P220 is a full sized gun chambered for the 45 ACP cartridge. It was initially built for the 9mm and .30 Luger; the gun was then converted to a 45 ACP to make it more appealing to the US market. The Sig P220 has a single stack magazine, which can hold up to eight rounds and one in the chamber. It has shown extreme stability with an array of ammunitions including the hollow points. The reason this is important is because reliability is critical for a defensive handgun.
The standard Sig P220 has a double action/single action trigger pull. The first stroke of the trigger is comparatively long and heavy compared to the follow-up shots, which are relatively faster and lighter. The gun is 3.9 inches, making for a great concealment weapon. The standard bar dot fixed sight can easily be replaced with the night sight; however, it does not feature the new grip but all the standard P220 magazines fit in due to identical grips. The Sig P220 tends to display phenomenal accuracy, more than any combat or defensive handgun, the prolonged use of the gun tends to show no signs of wear and tear, and abrasions.
The SRT trigger is quite efficient, but this pistol may be large for some. The Slide release and the decocker are easy to manipulate even under stressful situations. People who are unfamiliar with the SA/DA pistols should practice before using them at home or personal defense.
The P220's grip height and length are quite identical to that of a full sized 1911. Its thickness is substantially larger than your run of the mill single stack pistols. In this case, the factory panels add a lot to the width. The SIG aluminum panels are the thinnest available but you will need to find one that suits you the best.
To enhance the safety feature of the pistol, the P220 has a decocking lever on the left side of the barrel. By pressing it down slowly with your thumb, the mechanism slowly lowers the hammer, converting the gun into double action mode. Many shooters do not like the single action/ double action mode for a variety of reasons, but the fact remains it does enhance safety and prevents negligent discharges.
A larger gun usually provides increased stability of a full sized grip plus an increased magazine capacity. People who complain about the concealment element of the weapon need to focus on various clothing styles and holster options. For the better part of the century, people have relied on six round revolvers and the P220 adds another round to that. The Sig P220 has proved to be a terrific gun for users across a variety of planes. The SA/DA function will always remain controversial, and the ergonomics will require some flexibility on the shooter's part.