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Old 03-22-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Question 357 or 45 ACP

I am thinking about buying a P220 Classic 22LR and down the road I would like to buy a conversion kit to either 45ACP or 357. I already have the M11 A1 9mm so if you have any suggestions or advice I will appreciate it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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you need a 45 slide/barrel assembly & no way to add a 357 exchange kit to the 45 frame.

you could add a 40 exchange kit to the m11-a1, then buy a 357sig barrel.
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I did not know that.... this is why I like this forum, so much knowledge for so little effort. thanks a bunch...
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You say I can put a 357 kit on the M11 A1 frame, now can I also put a 22LR kit on this frame??
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the 220/45 & m11-a1 frames aren't compatible for the 22 swap.
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.45 will be cheaper to shoot and easier to find ammo.
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So, if I want to have a 22 in my collection I would need to get the P220 and the 45 or 357 caliber exchange kit. The next thing is some of these kits appear to not be available in NYS. Not sure what that is all about!!!
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So, if I want to have a 22 in my collection I would need to get the P220 and the 45 or 357 caliber exchange kit. The next thing is some of these kits appear to not be available in NYS. Not sure what that is all about!!!
The 220/.22 has 10 round mags. The mags are not NYS legal.
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The 220/.22 has 10 round mags. The mags are not NYS legal.
At this moment the 10 rd. mags are still legal, at least till April 15 as well as in this years budget agreement there may be an ammendment allowing ownership of the 10 rd. You can load it to capacity at home and at the range. Anytime else only seven allowed. Just two weeks ago I bought an M11 A1 and it came with three 10 rd. mags.
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So, if I want to have a 22 in my collection I would need to get the P220 and the 45 or 357 caliber exchange kit. The next thing is some of these kits appear to not be available in NYS. Not sure what that is all about!!!
if you get the 220/22, the 357 exchange kit isn't compatible with the 220 frame, so you can't mix & match.
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Now I am totally confused because the Sig website says the P220 has exchange kits available for it to go to other larger calibers. I guess I will have to go to the gun shop and pick their brains.
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Now I am totally confused because the Sig website says the P220 has exchange kits available for it to go to other larger calibers. I guess I will have to go to the gun shop and pick their brains.
Just call Sig and go over it with them.
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Now I am totally confused because the Sig website says the P220 has exchange kits available for it to go to other larger calibers. I guess I will have to go to the gun shop and pick their brains.
can you post a link or where this comment is made please because this is straight from the sig website, nothing about cross dressing a 45 & a 357sig?

The new SIG SAUER® X-CHANGE Kit™ is the perfect accessory for your SIG SAUER Classic .22 rimfire pistols. Now shooters can add SIG SAUER centerfire performance with just the change out of the slide assembly, barrel, recoil system, and magazine to any of the standard production pistol calibers; 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG, or .45ACP (availability varies by model). Exchanging components does not alter the reliability or accuracy of either assembly. Each SIG SAUER X-CHANGE Kit features SIGLITE Night Sights, one magazine*, and a hard carry case.
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can you post a link or where this comment is made please because this is straight from the sig website, nothing about cross dressing a 45 & a 357sig?

The new SIG SAUER® X-CHANGE Kit™ is the perfect accessory for your SIG SAUER Classic .22 rimfire pistols. Now shooters can add SIG SAUER centerfire performance with just the change out of the slide assembly, barrel, recoil system, and magazine to any of the standard production pistol calibers; 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG, or .45ACP (availability varies by model). Exchanging components does not alter the reliability or accuracy of either assembly. Each SIG SAUER X-CHANGE Kit features SIGLITE Night Sights, one magazine*, and a hard carry case.
Doesn't this accomplish what I originally wanted? Buy the P220 and add an x-change kit to a larger caliber such as 357 or 45?
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