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Old December 21, 2001, 05:05 PM   #1
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Best Ammo for Sig Sauer P220

Any Sig owners out there that have recommendations for an ammo that is pretty good for accuracy in the Sig Sauer .45?

What are your thoughts on the Sig vs the Glock?


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Old December 21, 2001, 05:30 PM   #2
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Homemade .45 acp, filled with win 231.

Thoughts on sig vs. glock.... shot a glock didn't like it too much but still printed well, shot a sig printed well and loved the trigger. When I got the chance I got a sig.

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Old December 21, 2001, 05:51 PM   #3
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I have had pretty good luck with Winchester 185 gr. flat point. I also fired some American Eagle that was okay but I didn't like it as well. Speer Lawman are also pretty good.

I am now shooting reloads with 200 gr plated Rainier SWC and flat point bullets with WW231. They are even better.

I had a similar experience. Shot a Glock and liked it pretty good. Later I shot a Sig 245 and there was just no comparison. I bought a Sig right then. Both are great guns but I liked the trigger on the Sig better and preferred the traditional DA/SA with decocker.
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Old December 21, 2001, 06:30 PM   #4
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my default load (accurate HD when i can't find anything else) is the federal 185gr jhp (i always have a few boxes on hand because it always feeds, has moderate recoil and hits close to POA in every colt and sig)

i'm sorta old fashioned, my default in 9mm is the 9BP 115gr jhp

my current carry in my p220 is the federal 165gr hydra-shok personal defense because i mostly work in a crowded building

i found the glock .45 a bit big for my hand (but i still want to try the g-36) but the sig was almost as comfortable as the 1911. the sig trigger can also be tuned very nicely (remember to smooth and round the face of the trigger at the same time)
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Old December 22, 2001, 05:19 AM   #5
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As for comparing Sig's to Glock's; there's enough opinions
that we could fill volumes of book's, for use in a public
library. Both are extremely fine weapon's; well made
and stone cold reliable. The Glock has a composite
frame; whereas the Sig "Classic" P series has an
aluminum frame. Glock's have a "Safe Action" firing
system; as opposed to Sig's DA/SA trigger. Both
are fairly light weight, and comfortable for all day
carry piece's. Glock wins the durability award with
its "Tennifer" process. Sig takes home the prize
in the accuracy department. Both are quality
made weapon's; therefore a bit expensive. Its
a choice that each individual user must answer
for themselve's; "which is better"? My answer
is, for me Glock's work good; Sig's work great,
and I've owned P220's, a P226, a P228, and a
P229. My current CCW piece is a West German
manufactured and assembled P220 in .45 ACP.
My favorite ammo is Federal's 230 grain Hydra
Shok JHP's.

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Old December 22, 2001, 05:46 PM   #6
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.45 Ammo

I tend to shoot 230 gr FMJ ammo in my SIG, out of nostalgia for GI use of an M1911A1 and because it costs less than most other loads. I've been buying MagTech for $9.95 per box from Four Seasons ( it's made in Brazil, shoots well, and is nicely made. I also buy Winchester 230 gr FMJ at Sports Authority for $10.99 per box.
Accuracy with this pistol is exceptional, and the trigger pull is silky smooth, though not the lowest.

When I had a Colt Gold Cup, I usually shot 185 gr semi wadcutters. They have noticably less recoil and are thus easier to shoot. So that's my choice for optimal paper punching.

Some people worry about "defense" rounds but based on experience of two world wars and several insurrections, doesn't appear you can go wrong with the 230 gr FMJ.
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Old December 23, 2001, 12:14 AM   #7
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i like magtech in 45acp. i shoot a bunch thru both of my p220s. brass is really good for reloading also. carry ammo is still the hydra-shok 230gr.
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Old December 23, 2001, 12:40 AM   #8
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My carry load in my P220 is Remington's 185gr. Golden Saber, standard pressure. Utterly reliable, very accurate.

As soon as I accumulate 200 rounds of the +P version, I plan to test that load for possible carry.
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Old December 23, 2001, 09:59 PM   #9
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Another vote for the Federal Hydra-Shok 230grn load.

As far as the Glock 45ACP pistols vs Sig P220 is considered, I'd have to agree with what Ala Dan wrote. However, I would add that the Glock 21 is easier to shoot fast and equal in accuracy with loads it likes. The P220 I had was more accurate with a wider variety of loads, but my G21 was just as accurate with certain loads.

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