Almost like a 1911?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Tarpon Hunter, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Tarpon Hunter

    Tarpon Hunter Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2018
    The 1st .45 I ever bought was a Sig P220. I didn't like the trigger itself along with it being DA/SA. I sold it and began my 1911 addiction. Sig now has several models that were only
    available in DA/SA, available as SAO. I was looking at a SAO P226 in a shop last week and have to say the trigger was impressive along with the Xray Night Sights. Being it has a 15 round capacity I was sort of interested but would probably go with the smaller P229. Do any of you guys have one or heard much about them?
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  2. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I have the 226 SAO Legion and like it very much. It is a great platform for the 9mm and the X-ray sights are a big improvement over standard night sights. I would like to handle at 229 as well.
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  3. Oily_Boogie

    Oily_Boogie Member

    May 29, 2018
    I've owned two P229 in 40S&W. One was DAK and the other DA/SA. Both were very accurate, but the aluminum frame/steel slide combination made them feel top heavy.

    I'm tempted to get the newer Legion 229 in 9x19. It must be a pussycat to shoot.

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  4. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Why stop with one ? 226 , 220 , 229 . They're all good .
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  5. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I also have a P239 in 9mm. Perhaps someday a P 220 in 10mm.
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  6. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Yes I have one of the L1 model X-Fives with the adj trigger and SAO ...and all stainless 226's ...and a pair of 239's...

    I like Sigs SAO guns / and Sigs in general....but even in SAO, the trigger is still hinged from a pin, so it moves thru an arc --- obviously very different from a 1911 trigger that floats in frame and moves straight back and straight forward...( not thru an arc, like any trigger hinged from a pin...)...

    But yes, there are a number of Sigs that are worth a serious look ... but they're still not 1911's....
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  7. Sapper

    Sapper Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 25, 2014
    Does anyone know when the 229 SAO will be getting to market?
  8. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    I have a 226 and 229 legions both in 9 mm. They are DA/SA. Exceptional. I carry the 229 legion along with a 1911 and 2011
  9. skipper49

    skipper49 Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    The SIG 226 & 229 are wonderful guns, but if part of the allure of the 1911 to you is the fantastic fit to your hand, you’ll miss that with the SIG.
    Purely subjective on my part of course.
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  10. Shocker2000

    Shocker2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    A Sig P210, would probably be most like a 1911 for accuracy and trigger pull.
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  11. Tarpon Hunter

    Tarpon Hunter Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2018
    I have a P320 Compact RX. For a striker trigger it's not bad, but I don't seem to shoot it as well as the 1911's, especially in quick follow up shots. I blame it on the trigger. Does the 320 trigger also move through an arc?
  12. Tarpon Hunter

    Tarpon Hunter Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2018
    Yes, I wasn't thrilled with the grip on the P220. Another reason to sell it. But when I tried the 226, it didn't seem as bad but couldn't do a direct comparison. I'll try that next time at the store
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  13. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    The original X-Five L1 model is not a 320...its a 226 derivative .../... but yes, they have a hinged trigger - that still moves thru an arc. ...all the 320 series triggers are hinged as well on a pin ( and move thru an arc )...

    The original XFive L1 model - all stainless, SAO, adjustable trigger from 2.0 to 4 lbs, about 55 oz with a full mag..made in 9mm & .40 S&W ( they had 3 other models without adj triggers).....they went out of production a few yrs ago Sig is using the XFive name again in 320 series ...but there is no comparison to the 2 guns. ( mine is in .40 S&W ...they were primarily designed to be " heavy - full fledged race guns".

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  14. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    I have a P220 Scorpion. I actually like the SRT DA/SA. It's not a 1911, but I find the DA smooth and the SA nice and crisp.

    I don't own any SAO Sigs, but I've heard nothing but good things. I'd love to get my hands on a P226 Legion.
  15. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    p220 10mm --the perfect caliber for this beast
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  16. Richard B

    Richard B New Member

    Nov 13, 2018
    SAO P220 mag is just like 1911
  17. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Some here know that I am a bit of a SIG guy. If truth be know not only am I a hard core SIG guy but I have done some writing on the topic.

    I have owned both the P226 and P220 (multiple versions) in SAO. While they are fantastic, I did not care for the P220 8 round mags. The P226 was a Legion and had a great trigger, feel wise, but I am not a fan of straight triggers. SIG is brining out the P229 Legion in SAO soon and I want to give it a try.

    Now, all that said, I own a few P320’s which are the manual safety version. Essentially, making them the same MOA as my 1911’s. Now, the triggers are good but not as good as the other P-series SRT triggers. But they are good. My primary carry is a P320 in 9mm with the full carry grip frame which holds 17+1 9mm. I have a 45 ACP Compact version which gives me 9+1 and it is easily converted to carry where I can get 10+1 45 ACP. Additionally, the 45 shoots easier (softer) than my 1911’s.

    Here is my two primary carry guns;

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  18. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    A SIG P220 SAO shares the caliber and action classification of a 1911. That's about it.

    I was a SIG fanboy for a while. Then I got frustrated with their quality control. To be fair, SIG has always made things right in the end. Still, it's frustrating to have to go through the warranty process.

    I don't see the advantage of a P220 SAO over a quality made 1911. Where the classic P series really shines is as a DA/SA gun. If you're committed to DA/SA for carry/defense, then the classic P series pistols are the best out there IMHO.
  19. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    I have a number of Sig P Series guns and I must say the new SAO Legion guns are the closest in terms of trigger pull and reset to a good 1911. I have the P226 Legion SAO and the P220 10mm and the trigger is so much better on the Legion. They have included a new SRT in the Legion (and a few other SAO guns that have been produced lately), but have yet to release it as an aftermarket part.

    Now I also have a M11 with both a Gray guns trigger and spring kit, and that gun has an amazing double and single action trigger pull.
  20. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    I have a Sig P220 10mm Single Action. It's a "Gun Talk" special edition. Came with 3 single stack 8 round mags. Shoots very well.



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