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Old January 26, 2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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Another concern of mine would be the possible banning of full capacity mags and/or the banning of hollow points. That leads me to recommend the P220 .45. Great gun, loved mine, just couldn't get it to feed SWC's reliably.
I personally do not anticipate any issue with hollow points, aka SD ammunition.
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:43 PM   #27
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I do not think the 357 is a Boutique round, its just not currently top of the charts and may never be, but its both a good one and interesting and a very good range round. If you reload or get into it then its an easy one to reload. Cost is the same as 9mm other than the brass (assuming you have to buy the brass an not get range brass)
I think that it falls into that class, boutique round, because it is not growing in popularity. People are not issuing it as a duty weapon in great numbers. There are some who still us it in mass like the VA state troopers but I personally think its popularity has peaked and it was never really that popular. IMHO YMMV.

To the re loading portion I will take your word for it that it is easy to reload. I remember hearing it was harder than other rounds due to the crimp but I stand corrected....

It is not that is a bad round I just do not think it is or will ever be as well supported as 9mm or 45 ACP. Which in the changing gun climate to me is a consideration when purchasing new defense guns.
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:46 PM   #28
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I carried a p220 as a sidearm all over the world and would not trade it for anything.
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Old January 26, 2013, 10:30 PM   #29
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Well, it's a crazy world out there right now. The opportunity has come and gone and I'm still shy a Sig Sauer.

First of all, the P239 fit my hand well and was a comfortable grip. The P220 was, unfortunately, too large both for my hand and something I could carry; this was impression I came to after trying all 3 for several minutes. The P226 also felt good, although perhaps a bit large I still felt I could deal with it. I did not have a chance to shoot them, and they were close enough that I'd need to do that.

Alas, the opportunity was an auction, and the loonies were out in force today. Prices on everything were sky high and the dealers went home either empty-handed or with just one or two special orders. All three guns were used, in good condition (90-95%). All three went for over $450 each, more than what I was prepared to pay.

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm still in the market but it's going to have to settle down a bit first.
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