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Old 09-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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more rounds downrange: 220 Compact

Hey All,
took the 220 Compact out for it's second range trip today.
Just a short visit, only 100 rounds before some people came to shoot rifles, which meant that I would have had to move back to the 25 yd line...and I did, but not for long.

My primary mission today was to continue getting used to drawing from my holster and putting rounds on target quickly and accurately.

At times, I was super accurate today, but I noticed that many of my shots were hitting low (still in "torso", but more like stomach...)

When you hit low, does that mean that you are "milking" the grip with your pinkie? Anticipating recoil and squeezing my grip as I pull trigger?

No malfunctions, just hard hitting 230 gr ball action!

This pistol handles recoil SO well! You really don't notice what caliber it is, just front sight on target and getting good hits. In order to hit POA, you must "bury" the target under the sight. In other words, put front sight right on what you want to hit (not under, like many sight pictures call for)

At times, I wonder if the sight might be a bit too short....many of my hits are slightly low....or would that be too tall??

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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have you seen this chart?
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks!
I was hoping someone would post that!

It was one of those days...too much anticipating of recoil or....you'll have those days.

It's not like I was missing the torso area of target, but still, us Airborne Infantry dudes like to place em where we aim em!

Considering I only have about 300 rounds total through the Sig, I am happy.
I'll get more consistent with more trigger time.
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certainly, after you make the pic larger, right click "save as".

does yours have the custom shop logo on the right side of the slide?
someone posted their sas didn't have the logo.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:45 AM   #5
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bearone2,
yes, logo is there....but I would be happy without it! I like my guns to be as low key as possible!
the logo is actually engraved into the slide, and then painted? The paint will probably come off in time....but the actual engraving or roll mark looks nice and clean.

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thanks, good pics
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #7
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Put another 200 rounds downrange after work today!
Had some friends with me, and with 4 different shooters, some rookies, NO malfunctions at all!
That makes over 500 rounds (i think...) through this 220 Compact with ZERO malfunctions!
While that may not sound like a big deal to some...my Gen4 Glock 26 had numerous malfunctions for the first 300 rounds....(got rid of it)

Love this Sig, love the 45 ACP round, and carrying this gun is not a problem.

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In regards to shooting low,sig sights are set to push the target, Front post cover your point of impact. Is not my choice or druthers but that is the way they are. Who am I to question the correctness?
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In regards to shooting low,sig sights are set to push the target, Front post cover your point of impact. Is not my choice or druthers but that is the way they are. Who am I to question the correctness?
Thanks for the feedback.....I get the Sig sight picture, having owned a couple in the past, but this 220 was shooting low that day.
My range time yesterday proved to be fine, with the Sig shooting mostly right on....seems like I still need to hold a bit higher than I like.
When I draw and shoot and move, in defensive type scenarios, I am nailing a whole magazine full of 230gr ammo dead-center of mass!
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Food for thought,you mention that when you draw,shoot,move, shoot etc, you are dead on. Maybe the natural grip,and point characteristcs of the gun are helping you. Slow shots you are "talking your self" out of a good shot.
Myself I have a problem of 2 hand shooting og pulling to 5 oclock. Singe hand shoot dead on all day. All of this is what the challange is about Sorta like golf, GOLF, I didn't say that did I/
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Good advice Sgt Ed. That target/chart thingy is great, too, bearone. I saved it for future reference as well. And excellent pics, SigsT7. I've been debating getting a P220 Compact myself, but I was unsure of how well such a small .45 shoots. I'm also not sure how I feel about having only six rounds in my mag. Either way your range report is very helpful.
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Good advice Sgt Ed. That target/chart thingy is great, too, bearone. I saved it for future reference as well. And excellent pics, SigsT7. I've been debating getting a P220 Compact myself, but I was unsure of how well such a small .45 shoots. I'm also not sure how I feel about having only six rounds in my mag. Either way your range report is very helpful.
The six round mags do empty rather quickly!
I carry with 7 rounds, and keep a 6 rounder in my off-side front pocket...so I guess I am feeling secure with 13 rounds of 45 ACP on hand?

After a stint with Glock (which I still admire for their many outstanding qualities), I am so happy to be carrying a Sig.
The Glock is lightweight....................................... ..
The Sig is ergonomically superior (in my hand, at least), the Sig trigger is SUPER nice, ZERO malfunctions (which Glock USED to brag about) and the fit and finish of the P series Sigs are several notches above many of it's contemporaries.

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what distance was this target?

how many were da?
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what distance was this target?

how many were da?
Literally the very first 6 shots fired from my 220 Compact
Target was about 7-10yds
aimed fire, but semi-rapid (less than a second between shots)
The first shot was DA, the rest SA....love the short reset trigger!

I wasn't planning on snapping a pic of my target, but I was so pleased with the results....i took my camera out of my backpack and took the pic!
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I've never shot a P220 but your pics make it look like it would be really fun to shoot. Looks like it would fit me well.
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