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Anyone own one of these yet? I'm thinking of getting one as my first pistol. Please make a review if you've shot or own one. Thank you!
 

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I think this is just the current version of the old 220. I have a Browning marked 220 with the European style mag release and it is a very decent gun. It is comparable to a full size 1911 in size which makes it on the big end as a carry gun. I would carry mine except for the mag release and I find the weight and size to be more than I like. A good holster makes for easier carry but I max out with the wide body Officer sized gun I used to carry; it weighed a lot but it did carry 13 rounds of .45 ACP. I also find it much easier to conceal a smaller gun under the shorts and t-shirt I wear in the summer, a full sized gun is much harder to conceal inside the waistband in this attire. I do think the 220 would make a good first gun and home defense pistol, as a concealed carry gun there may be better choices, at least for me.
 

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I'm actually thinking of the 220 carry pistol (not the full size). They are just coming out. (link:Sig 220 Carry) I think April was when the first of the series started to come out.
 

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I must have pulled up an older sight as that model was not listed nor as I recall was their 1911 model. I have not seen one and a SIG rep I talked to late last April at a Gander Mountain Grand Opening made no mention of it after talking about my wanting a different concealed carry .45 ACP so i wonder if they have been released yet. The 220 Carry appears to be a Commander sized gun and would be similar for carry. The specs look like it is mainly a standard 220 with a 1/2" shorter barrel and corresponding slide, not enough to be significant in my eyes. Therefore, my opinion is still the same. For a non-concealed carry gun I would stick with the standard 220 as it would likely be cheaper and often used police turn ins with added options like night sights can be found for very reasonable. For concealed use, something else a bit lighter and smaller might be a better option, at least for me. There appears to be nothing wrong with this model but I prefer a full sized gun in the home and a compact outside. Mid-size guns seem best in a duty or belt holster. Just my outlook, flawed as it may be.
 

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No no, that makes sense. I'm actually not looking for a carry gun to actually carry out in public. I am just wanting a firearm that I can put maybe keep in my vehicle while I'm driving or I when I'm at a motel that isn't the safest. The tried and true full size 220 will probably fit the bill. Plus you get that extra round in the magazine.
 

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The 220 Carry is available in 6 models now ( 5 of them are the 220 Carry R ( a two tone, a plain one, a DAK, a SAO and an Equinox ) and one is a 220 Carry SAS.

They are all 0.6 of an inch shorter than the reg 220 - same height and same width - so most of the difference is in the barrel ( where they are 3.9" vs 4.4" ) They are all around 30oz so there isn't much difference in the old 220 / the 220 Stainless is a little heavier at 38oz ......

I've fired the 220 Carry SAS and it's a pretty nice gun. I wouldn't have any trouble recommending them. Sig has so many models now - you have to really keep a catalog around to keep them straight...
 

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It is a fantastic firearm IMO, easy to strip down, and reliable. They have a great feel for the hand, plenty of power. Probably one of the most accurate pistols out of the box.
 
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