SIG Talk Gun Forum

P220 v P227 Differences

This is a discussion on P220 v P227 Differences within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Somebody please point out the main differences in the two guns....


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By bunk22
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 28
P220 v P227 Differences

Somebody please point out the main differences in the two guns.
James Longstreet is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 11-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
Prentice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 582
The thickness of the grip and the capacity are the two biggest differences. Because of the double-stacked magazine in the P227 it has a slightly fatter grip. The grip is nearly identical to that of a P226.
Prentice is offline  
Old 11-14-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
bearone2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 19,113
220/8 rounds, 227/10 rds....so you really don't get a lot more with the 227.
bearone2 is online now  
Old 11-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 88
227 will have 14rd high cap mags. That's really the selling point.
thegreattwizz is offline  
Old 11-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
bearone2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 19,113
but you have to buy them, i'll stick with my g3 g30 & 10+1.

now i could use the 21 mags, which are 13's but that sorta negates carrying a compact with a full size mag.
bearone2 is online now  
Old 11-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Vortec MAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 419
I have both and they are identical from muzzle to the point where the trigger guard starts to flare out to meet the wider grip. I think the P227 has a comfortable grip for a double stack 45, but the P220 has a better grip. I can "point" the P220 more naturally because I can index the position of the muzzle by feeling the flat sides of the grip. The P227 is has a more "round" profile if you were to look at a cross section of the grip. This causes some left to right shift when I "point" the gun without aiming... at least for me.

With my P220, I can hit stuff pretty accurately without even aiming.

Mike

Last edited by Vortec MAX; 11-14-2013 at 05:35 PM.
Vortec MAX is offline  
Old 10-29-2014, 10:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
LeftCoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,025
I hate to dredge up an old thread, but seriously, the only difference between the two are the grips and the capacity?

Looking at the specs on SS, they are practically the exact same pistol. It just seems strange that Sig would make two weapons that are essentially the same, but for a two-round capacity. Would it not be somewhat redundant having both weapons in your stable?

Due to the grip difference, is one better for smaller hands? I'm sorry, but just trying to figure out why they are both available.
LeftCoast is offline  
Old 10-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
KZero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 134
The 220 has been around for a long time and has quite the following. It's grip has pretty much the same dimensions front-to-back as the 227, but is slimmer due to the fact it's made to house a single-stack magazine. It also has the option of coming in a single-action-only configuration, an option that I'm not sure is (or ever will be) available for the 227.

I've handled both several times because I'd like to have one or the other, but I keep going back and forth. Right this minute I'd like to have the 220 in either all stainless or Equinox, with the SAO fire control. But I don't see that configuration on their site, so I may have to get a regular 220 SAO and do my own slide work and buy nickel controls to get what I want.
KZero is offline  
Old 10-29-2014, 11:36 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
LeftCoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by KZero View Post
The 220 has been around for a long time and has quite the following. It's grip has pretty much the same dimensions front-to-back as the 227, but is slimmer due to the fact it's made to house a single-stack magazine. It also has the option of coming in a single-action-only configuration, an option that I'm not sure is (or ever will be) available for the 227.

I've handled both several times because I'd like to have one or the other, but I keep going back and forth. Right this minute I'd like to have the 220 in either all stainless or Equinox, with the SAO fire control. But I don't see that configuration on their site, so I may have to get a regular 220 SAO and do my own slide work and buy nickel controls to get what I want.

Thanks Kenny for your input. I hope you get the weapon you're looking for, even if you need to do some mods on it yourself.

It just seems to me that the entire weapon has the same dimensions, save for the minor grip differences.

I wish I'd handled both prior to the used P220 purchase, but the deal and condition of the gun were too good to pass up, especially considering the 6 factory mags that are included (three still in original factory packaging). The guy hardly used it, as his duty weapon was provided for him, so I think this one sat in the safe for a number of years as well, unfired.

So, bottom-line, I guess getting the P227 will be much lower on my list of Sig priorities, until I fill-in some of my other holes in the lineup. That is, of course, unless I find one in a deal that's too good to pass up.
LeftCoast is offline  
Old 10-30-2014, 12:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
bunk22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Corpus Christi
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by bearone2 View Post
but you have to buy them, i'll stick with my g3 g30 & 10+1.

now i could use the 21 mags, which are 13's but that sorta negates carrying a compact with a full size mag.
Have to buy what? Extra mags? So what, should have multiple mags for any one gun regardless. In addition, the Sig 227 TacOps comes with 4 of the 14 round mags.
apc0204 likes this.
bunk22 is online now  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


Search tags for this page
difference between p220 and p227
,
difference between sig p220 and p227
,
p220 or p227
,

p220 vs p227

,

p227 vs p220

,
sig 220 vs 227
,
sig p220 or p227
,

sig p220 vs p227

,
sig p227 vs 220
,

sig p227 vs p220

,
sig sauer p220 vs p227
,
sig sauer p227 vs p220
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P227 Barrel - P220 Barrel Jet1945 SIG Sauer Pistols 31 12-19-2013 07:39 AM
Basic P226, P220, P227 Passive Retention Holster GoneBallisticInAlabama Gun Gear 1 08-05-2013 07:20 PM
What Are The Differences? sharpshooterassassin SIG Sauer Pistols 24 07-18-2013 05:15 PM
Differences - new v. old 229 Dutch99 SIG Sauer Pistols 38 04-06-2013 07:19 AM
P226 9mm Mag differences? SORNO SIG Sauer Pistols 7 02-19-2013 07:43 AM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2014 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.