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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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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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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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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
 

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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....
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?
 

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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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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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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 ...now 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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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.
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 
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