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Old 02-17-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
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SIG Sauer P220 and SIG USA P227

So the P227 holds 10 rounds in a magazine. No big deal, really, because 10 rounds is plenty and is a step up from the capacity of the P220, which is eight rounds.

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I didn't realize that there was only a difference of two rounds between the P220 and p227, the latter of which I was planning to get.

I read that the non - flush, higher - capacity clipazines were funky.

What argument is usually used in favor of the P227?

I guess I'm trying to find out why I should get one or the other.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #2
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I agree that 2 rounds is not a big difference. I have both, and think that both are great guns. The P220 is single stack and with the right grips may fit smaller hands better. Mine has wood grips, and I don't see much difference between the two. If anything the wood grips may make the 220 a little larger. If I had to pick one... I don't know which I would choose.
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I can't speak for anyone other than me, I bought the 227 SAS for capacity over the 220. I knew that I was just delaying the inevitable and I would have both the 220 and 227 in the near future. The decision point is what is 2 rounds worth and what is the plan for the firearm? I do like the slimmer grip of the 220, it may on occasion conceal slightly better than the 227 depending on the shirt.
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2 rounds is not much but a 14 round mag as a reload is pretty sweet. I prefer the 227
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What argument is usually used in favor of the P227?
2 extra rounds.

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I guess I'm trying to find out why I should get one or the other.
The P220 grip is more comfortable.
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I agree that 2 rounds is not a big difference. I have both, and think that both are great guns. The P220 is single stack and with the right grips may fit smaller hands better. Mine has wood grips, and I don't see much difference between the two. If anything the wood grips may make the 220 a little larger. If I had to pick one... I don't know which I would choose.
You should feel the P220 with the slim-fit FDE grips on the P220 Combat. Nice.
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Nothing feels better that the P220 with the checkered aluminum grips on, for me.
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I got the P220 because the P227 is not available in CA. Sent it in for a trigger job and put on the E2 grip. Fits my hands so well, I'm thinking It's a good thing I wasn't able to get the 227.
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I recently got the P227sas. The 2 extra rounds are nice, but to me it is about something else. The dimensions are only slightly bigger in the grip girth and length as compared to a P229, of which I have two (M11a1 and P229sas). The barrel length on P227sas is the same as the P229's, so it's almost like carring a P229 in 45acp.

For me to switch between them is a no-brainer as the slight difference are not as pronounced. If I where to switch to a P220 my brain would definitely register the difference in grip and would probable feel a little foreign to my muscule memory.

I think both are great guns though, and is ultimately up to you to decide
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I recently got the P227sas. The 2 extra rounds are nice, but to me it is about something else. The dimensions are only slightly bigger in the grip girth and length as compared to a P229, of which I have two (M11a1 and P229sas). The barrel length on P227sas is the same as the P229's, so it's almost like carring a P229 in 45acp.

For me to switch between them is a no-brainer as the slight difference are not as pronounced. If I where to switch to a P220 my brain would definitely register the difference in grip and would probable feel a little foreign to my muscule memory.

I think both are great guns though, and is ultimately up to you to decide
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You bring up a good point. I have the P220, my other .45 ACP is a 1911.
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No matter how you slice it, the 227 SAS is bigger than the 229, even if only "a little bigger". And, when it comes to carrying, every little dimension matters, especially if you are cc'ing. Don't get me wrong, I love my 227 SAS, but I'm not carrying it around.
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2 rounds is not much but a 14 round mag as a reload is pretty sweet. I prefer the 227
Are the 14 rd mags reliable? I hear mixed reviews.
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You should feel the P220 with the slim-fit FDE grips on the P220 Combat. Nice.

I have been looking at the black polymer slim fit. Not crazy about the polymer part, but at $24. they may be worth a try.

I would like some black checkered G10's but hate to spend the money without knowing if there is a real difference in grip size.
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I had a 220 and found that the mags were a huge pain to load. The rounds would jam as I was inserting them, and let me just say, I have very strong hands, so that's not the issue. The rounds would just get hung up. Loaders work fine, but I hate using loaders.

The 227 doesn't have this issue at all. The slight side to side stacking of the rounds allows them to insert much more smoothly. Also, the grip of the 227 is closer to the feel of my CZ, so to an earlier poster's point, it helps with my muscle memory from gun to gun.

I don't think the 227 magazines look clunky, and in fact I like the way the base of the mag looks compared to the 220. It's not as thick.
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No matter how you slice it, the 227 SAS is bigger than the 229, even if only "a little bigger". And, when it comes to carrying, every little dimension matters, especially if you are cc'ing. Don't get me wrong, I love my 227 SAS, but I'm not carrying it around.
About 1/10th of an inch difference in height, otherwise the M11 and 227 SAS are identical, dimensionally (according to Sig's website). My OWB leather holster doesn't know the difference, and I carry the two interchangeably, depending on nothing more than mood. They're both fantastic guns.
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