Anybody heard of a Sig P220? Yes? Pls stop in for a moment.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by bluesea112, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    I have been the proud owner of a full size Sig P220 .45 auto for many years. This morning, I was looking at some threads on another gun forum, and I read something about a P220 chambered in 9mm. Does Sig offer a P220 in 9mm now? If so, how long has this been the case? I guess I was a little shocked to read that. Just typing "P220" and "9mm" in the same sentence makes me feel dirty. I think I will go take a shower now, with the hope that somebody can give me a few more details about this apparent atrocitybefore I get back.
    Thanks, in advance, for sharing your P220 knowledge.

    Bluesea112
     
  2. Blue, according to Sig's website, the P 220 is only offered in .45 ACP. You may be thinking of the P 226, which is of very similar design, but is offered in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 Sig.
     

  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    When SIG first came to the US in the mid 1970s, the P220 was introduced in the .45ACP format. Once it started to gain a following, it was also brought here in 9mm and 38 super. The P220 was also manufactured in 7.65mm Luger in Europe, but there was no interest in that caliber here in the states. The 9mm has long since been discontinued, and the 38 super, more recently bit the dust. As Pistolenschutzen said, the P220 is only offered in .45ACP today.

    Law enforcement wanted a higher capacity 9mm pistol, which resulted in the P220 getting reworked into the P226 as a double stack 15 round handgun. The P226 as well as the P220, continue today, as a pair of the best quality firearms, in their format. Well, in my opinion anyway. ;) :D :D

    Sorry, hope you enjoyed your shower.
     
  4. You sure got that right, Pick. It doesn't get much better than the Sig. :D
     
  5. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    Back then, in the US it was known as the Brownning BDA.
     
  6. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  7. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    565
    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Maybe the Sig 210? The most expensive Sig.
     
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