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Old 01-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Picked up my new P220 Carry SAS in SAO. I am really excited to shoot this gun but I'm having troubles finding ammo right now. I'm going to get the 220 cleaned up today and hopefully track some down before next weekend.

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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Just picked up some Golden Sabre amo online at The Sportsman's Guide (never had to order ammo online before). At least I found something to finally shoot.
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golden saber is expensive for practice ammo.

i use 180's
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Congrats on the P220
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golden saber is expensive for practice ammo.

i use 180's
Agreed! My uncle has some bulk Federal that he is going to give me but I didn't want to show up to his range "empty handed." I'm going to gift him a couple of 9 mm boxes to make up for it. I really cannot wait for all the gun control excitement to settle so that I can find some bulk stuff.
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Try this

gun-deals.com - User-Submitted Gun & Ammunition Deals

http://ammoseek.com/?gun=handgun&cal...ds=&sortby=cpr

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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congrats on the 220 , let us know how it goes at the range
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Thanks Popeye!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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Congrats on the 220 I picked up a 220 elite dark for Christmas I love the gun haven't had a problem with it yet put about 500 rounds through it zero FTF's or FTE's
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Your welcome. I like that it adds the shipping and shows cost per round.
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Congrats on your new acquisition!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #13
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Just field stripped and cleaned/oiled the 220 but when I put the upper assembly on the lower assembly and attempt to rack the gun its catching. It seems to be catching near the trigger assembly or where the magazine feeds the barrel. Nothing is bent, everything is assembled correctly, but when attempting to rack the gun its not racking with ease.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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My 220 Dark Elite TB was very "tight" at first. After about 500 rounds it seems to have "worked in", now quite smooth with very little "slop". I would suggest grease as per instructions on this board, and shoot it a lot.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #15
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I think you're right docskeet. I broke it back down and paid a little more attention to the recoil spring/rod and it is a little better. Still not racking with ease; however, maybe I just need to put some rounds through it and then give it another good cleaning/lubrication.

While they are not comparable, my p238 did not have the "tightness" that I'm experiencing with the P220. Anyone else notice this on a brand new P220?
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Range Report: SIG P220 Carry SAS (from Sig Custom Shop for Bud's)

Ergonomics: The gun feels really good in my hand. I also like the de-horning process that this particular version went through. It is incredibly smooth and feels slimmer than I thought it would. Its got a full sized frame but a shorter barrel (3.9 in. I think) making it a great carry .45. The gun is weighted nicely and just feels fantastic.

Looks: They really smoothed this pistol out and its got kind of an updated old school feel to it. The custom shop logo is a nice touch.

Trigger: The trigger is my favorite thing about the pistol. It is SAO and feels scary good. Imagining that it will get better as it breaks in is blowing my mind. It breaks like glass right out of the box and feels better than any trigger I currently own. The reset is a little longer than expected, but I was able to really fire them off.

Accuracy: This gun is a fantastic shooter! Recoil was so much softer than I expected and I was able to get back on target fast. Its going to take a little getting used to, but is very accurate right out of the box. I was shooting four inch groups at seven yards and 5-6 inch groups at ten yards (multiple mags). I was grouping better towards the end and tend to improve with accuracy as I get more familiar with the weapon.

Neat feature: I really like the ambidextrous manual safeties.

Troubles: The gun was "tight" initially and it did not rack easily even after my initial cleaning and lubrication. I put 100 rounds through it at the range and it has loosened up quite a bit; however, it still does not have that smooth as silk feel when racking it that I love about other SIG's I've shot. I gave it another good cleaning after the range and it feels MUCH better and I'm sure that after a few hundred rounds and a few more cleanings that it will improve dramatically.

I have to really put some effort into using the slide release to rack the gun. I haven't had any issues with this on previous pistols and maybe it will get better. My only other SIG (P238) had no issues with function or tightness out of the box.

I had one jam out of 100 rounds I put through the gun; however, I was using three different types of ammo (Blazer that I bought at the range, WWB, and Remington Golden Saber).

Overall, I am extremely pleased with this purchase and I cant wait to take it out for another spin!

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Congratulations on the new SIG!
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Congrats. Bulkammo.com
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Congrats SIGmund! I've got exactly the same gun, from Bud's. This is my 4th SIG, but my 1st .45 and my 1st SAO. My others are all 9mm DA/SA. I didn't like the polymer grips (too slick), so I replaced them with a set of rosewoods. I totally agree with you in regards to the trigger ... sweet. I also felt the slide was difficult to rack, but loosened up a little after 100 rounds. I suspect the stiffness might be because the .45 springs are stiffer than the 9mm springs I am used to. Anyway, I am extremely pleased with the P220. Very accurate and a soft-shooter. And so far, flawless. Regarding ammo: I cannot believe what has happend to the availablity and price of ammo in the last month or so. I bought a case of Fiocchi 230gr FMJ for just under $300 from Dan's Ammo on 12/16.

Here's a pic of mine...


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Old 01-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #20
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I really like the rosewood grips on there, stop enticing me to spend money!

I do think it just needs some rounds and a few good cleanings to loosen up; but man, I can barely use the slide release on this thing. Are you having the same issue?

As for ammo, I feel ya! I hit Walmart almost every day during lunch just hoping to come across a box or two of "bulk."
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