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ChiefWPD
03-03-2012, 20:34
Kind of a long story. A million years ago (late 1980s) I served as a lieutenant in the NYPD’s Firearms and Tactics Section. Among my responsibilities was research and testing (it was a tough job, but someone had to do it). Anyway, SIG sent us a bunch of handguns to evaluate. As I recall there were some 230s (standard weight and airweight versions) and a couple of SIG 220s. All the SIGs performed flawlessly and we (I had several firearms instructors under my supervision) put many rounds through them. When it was time to send them back SIG didn’t really want them so offered them to us at a Very Good Price. So, I picked up one of the 220s (super reliable and darn accurate) plus an extra half dozen mags for it.

My carry guns over the last +twenty years has been Glock semi-autos or an assortment of revolvers, so the SIG has been a safe queen except on rare occasions when I’d give her some exercise (I know she doesn't look it, but she's had around 1,000 rounds run thru her over the years).

Anyway, this model has a fixed front sight, no rail (as is obvious from the photos) and is an older version of the design. Can anyone tell me which variant I own and where it falls among the SIG 220 line?

Thanks!

Oh, one last thing. Approximate value of the gun and all those magazines?

:wavey:


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2032_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2033_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

Never bothered to unwrap four of the magazines.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2034_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

Foxtrotx1
03-03-2012, 20:53
Friggen sweet.

bac1023
03-03-2012, 21:54
A good one :cool:

southernshooter
03-04-2012, 03:50
My 94 model has the rounded hammer that came out in about mid 93. They also had a bit of green paint on the recoil spring to notate that they were beefed up for +p ammo. Yours was made pre 93. They are great guns. Mine shoots better groups with any ammo than any of my other guns.

silversport
03-04-2012, 05:18
looks to me to be a SiGARMS imported, Tysons Corner marked, mid to late 1980's West German made SiG Sauer P220 with standard SiG Blue finish and stock sights...should be quite nice but then you already know that...with mags I'd think close to $500 or so...maybe a bit more for someone looking for this particular type P220 (among the best in my experience)

Bill

ChiefWPD
03-04-2012, 08:12
Silversport, thanks for the info. Is this the first model of the 220 that came out or were there earlier variations?

silversport
03-05-2012, 05:16
there are some earlier versions if you count those imported by other than SiGARMS but Tysons Corner is the first home of SiGARMS (IIRC)...they were imported by Hawes, Interarms and Browning as the BDA back before SiGARMS was formed...at that time SiGARMS just imported them and did not make any of them...

Bill

dmaynor
03-05-2012, 05:28
I don't think Sig had the same "million model lines" back then that the do now. Back then a 220 was a 220. Not like today where I own a 220 Rail, a 220 Scorpion, a 220 Equinox, and a 220 Elite Dark.

Unless I am mistaken it's marked Tyson's Corner, VA. If that's right it would have been made between 1985 and 1987 which means its a full size 220 with no variant.

Disclaimer: I am not a historian, just a Sig fan.

ChiefWPD
03-05-2012, 10:45
...Unless I am mistaken it's marked Tyson's Corner, VA. ...

Correct, that's what is marked on the slide.

LDNN
03-14-2012, 21:30
That's one handsome weapon!

tim12232
03-15-2012, 20:51
I like that 220! Its like a euro version 1911! Classy, well built and metal!

fowler
03-16-2012, 05:07
$500 is about right,used Sig mags about $25 for blue and more for stainless Sig made only.

Rinspeed
03-24-2012, 11:31
If you look under the front of the slide there should be a two letter date code. This will tell you what year it was made in.

A B C D E F G H J K
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

arnold ziffle
03-26-2012, 11:12
bought this new in 1977. http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad190/arnoldziffle/3128544b.jpg

notjustanothermini
03-26-2012, 17:53
i dunno it looks like a standar sig p220.

ca survivor
04-22-2012, 11:43
bought this new in 1977. http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad190/arnoldziffle/3128544b.jpg
I'm so glad you posted that picture, going to show it to the owner of my LGS, he don't believe Browning had those out, I had one about the same time as yours, didn't like because of the mag release.

JasonC8301
04-23-2012, 00:24
Not sure about the gun but I bet some of the guys you worked with at FTS are still there. Some guys still have that round senior instructor patch.

barth
05-10-2012, 00:56
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo26/da/ae/b1f86eb16682__1326570082000.jpg
Three mags of Winchester Ranger T-Series 230 gr .45
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo36/63/fd/e57d50c109a3__1329951359000.jpg

TxGlock9
05-22-2012, 12:41
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo26/da/ae/b1f86eb16682__1326570082000.jpg
Three mags of Winchester Ranger T-Series 230 gr .45
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo36/63/fd/e57d50c109a3__1329951359000.jpg

Hey Barth. I just bought a P220 Carry. What accessories and stuff should I buy for it?

silversport
05-23-2012, 04:02
bullets and magazines...:D...

Bill

barth
05-30-2012, 17:44
Hey Barth. I just bought a P220 Carry. What accessories and stuff should I buy for it?

XS Systems 24/7 Express Big Dot sights,
Hogue wrap around finger groove grips,
BedAir Stainless Steel guide rod.

I've also got;
Professional trigger job,
Short Reset Trigger kit,
P220 Sport 5.47" Barrel and mags.

Actually have a Bar Sto 4.4" barrel,
two OEM 4.4" barrels
and just got a Storm Lake 5.10" dual ported barrel - LOL!

I'm probably leaving something out?

Honestly,
A good holster and gun belt come first.
Then a third mag and dual mag pouch.
And finally the Hogue grips rule
and are the best and cheap upgrade for you IMHO.

The rest is just icing on the cake.
And this cake tastes fine without the icing - LOL!

TxGlock9
05-30-2012, 18:34
Haha. I feel you on that. I already have a great belt and holster so I guess the rest is just ammo and stuff. For now I think I'm going to get the Hogue Aluminum grips.

barth
05-30-2012, 18:53
Haha. I feel you on that. I already have a great belt and holster so I guess the rest is just ammo and stuff. For now I think I'm going to get the Hogue Aluminum grips.

Grips, sights, holsters... All personal choices.
I totally love Winchester Ranger T-Series ammo.
Near match accurate, and expands like crazy.

That's my best tip.
http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/P220ammo_files/image022.jpg

TxGlock9
05-30-2012, 19:24
Love at first sight bro.

owl6roll
05-30-2012, 23:48
Sweet!!!

barth
06-01-2012, 21:26
1998 Standard stamped steel slide nickel plated two tone.
With P220 Sport barrel/mags. SRT kit and trigger job.
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/thumbnail/photo41/b4/a0/d328fabb22a2__1338606526000.jpg?tw=0&th=720&s=true&rs=false[/IMG
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/thumbnail/photo24/41/be/0bfe532a8fbb__1338590443000.jpeg?tw=0&th=720&s=true&rs=false

Deputy
06-20-2012, 10:04
Just got my P220 Combat TB 2 weeks ago. Still haven't gotten out to the range yet. Photo is from the SIG website. My camera has a dead battery. :supergrin:

http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/P220-Dark-CombatTB-Detail-L.jpg

Rinspeed
06-20-2012, 10:27
Photo is from the SIG website. My camera has a dead battery. :supergrin:




Sure it does. :upeyes:










:tongueout:

Glockdude1
06-20-2012, 10:44
Kind of a long story. A million years ago (late 1980s) I served as a lieutenant in the NYPDís Firearms and Tactics Section. Among my responsibilities was research and testing (it was a tough job, but someone had to do it). Anyway, SIG sent us a bunch of handguns to evaluate. As I recall there were some 230s (standard weight and airweight versions) and a couple of SIG 220s. All the SIGs performed flawlessly and we (I had several firearms instructors under my supervision) put many rounds through them. When it was time to send them back SIG didnít really want them so offered them to us at a Very Good Price. So, I picked up one of the 220s (super reliable and darn accurate) plus an extra half dozen mags for it.

My carry guns over the last +twenty years has been Glock semi-autos or an assortment of revolvers, so the SIG has been a safe queen except on rare occasions when Iíd give her some exercise (I know she doesn't look it, but she's had around 1,000 rounds run thru her over the years).

Anyway, this model has a fixed front sight, no rail (as is obvious from the photos) and is an older version of the design. Can anyone tell me which variant I own and where it falls among the SIG 220 line?

Thanks!

Oh, one last thing. Approximate value of the gun and all those magazines?

:wavey:


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2032_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2033_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

Never bothered to unwrap four of the magazines.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/RichCapeCod/Firearms/IMG_2034_SIG22045ACP_01-09-11.jpg

:wow:

A Sig I would love to have!!

Deputy
06-20-2012, 13:22
Sure it does. :upeyes:










:tongueout:

Would your nickname be "Doubting Thomas" by any chance?:upeyes:

At any rate, battery is charged up and here is the pic:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u40/Deputy_photos/SIGP220.jpg

rfd339
07-05-2012, 01:10
P220/dak- cpo
http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/rfd339/Sig%20pistols%20220/sig220r056.jpg

and P220/carry elite
http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/rfd339/Sig%20pistols%20220/sig220r088.jpg