Sig P220 X- Opinions

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Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Patrick Wheatley on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:34 pm

Does anyone have a Sig P220 X-Five or X-Six?

How are they for competition?

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Jon Eulette on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:49 pm

I've gunsmithed on the 9 millimeter version and also shot it, not a user friendly bullseye gun. Save your money and invest it wisely in a real BE wadgun. They're also surprisingly heavy.
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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by LenV on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:04 pm

I looked it up in the cmp rules just now. If your looking at it as a EIC pistol they allow the 220 match and 220 super match in 45ACP but no other calibers. If you go to the 226 you have more caliber choices but .45 isn't one of them. That's why I find it interesting. Another FYI if you are interested (or anyone else) in the 226 there is a neat set of Karl Nills on ebay right now. NFI

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182015280429?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by BE Mike on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:45 am

Jon Eulette wrote:I've gunsmithed on the 9 millimeter version and also shot it, not a user friendly bullseye gun. Save your money and invest it wisely in a real BE wadgun. They're also surprisingly heavy.
Jon
I definitely agree with the above. To the OP: Listen to the voices of experience. Unless you already own one of those pistols, stick with what has worked for over many decades (an accurized 1911).

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Patrick Wheatley on Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:38 am

BE Mike wrote:
Jon Eulette wrote:I've gunsmithed on the 9 millimeter version and also shot it, not a user friendly bullseye gun. Save your money and invest it wisely in a real BE wadgun. They're also surprisingly heavy.
Jon
I definitely agree with the above. To the OP: Listen to the voices of experience. Unless you already own one of those pistols, stick with what has worked for over many decades (an accurized 1911).


Well, that's why I'm here. Forums are great.


I have been a big fan of -- and have been shooting 1911s since about 1971; although, I've never owned an accurized one. Mine have been defensive pistols with fixed sights.

I've been thinking about a Les Baer the last few years -- not sure which model. But I heard from a couple people that his quality is not what it used to be. Someone said he was surprised that fit and finish were not what he expected. I don't know. It's hard when you don't have one to check out before you buy. That is somewhat of an advantage with 1911s though. It's not like going to something totally unfamiliar.

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Wobbley on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:58 am

Forget Les Baer.  Of you want an off the shelf pistol go with a Springfield Range Officer.  It has the advantage that it will do out of the box for an EIC gun.  Then scour the ads here and online for an all-up wad gun. If it is old you might need to send it off for a tuneup and perhaps a rebarrel but that's about all.

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Patrick Wheatley on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:02 pm

Wobbley wrote:Forget Les Baer.  Of you want an off the shelf pistol go with a Springfield Range Officer.  It has the advantage that it will do out of the box for an EIC gun.  Then scour the ads here and online for an all-up wad gun. If it is old you might need to send it off for a tuneup and perhaps a rebarrel but that's about all.
Okay -- I've been strictly a self-defense type shooter -- no actual competition. So please excuse my ignorance regarding some of the terms here. What is EIC?     wad gun?

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Wobbley on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:34 pm

EIC means "Excellence in Competition" or colloquially as "Leg matches".  You have to shoot a "service pistol" and jacketed ammunition.  If you place in the top ten percent AND scor 250 points or more you get points towards the Distinguished Pistol Shot badge.  

Wad guns are 45s that are setup for shooting wadcutter match ammunition.  They may have ribs and scopes and such.

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Re: Sig P220 X- Opinions

Post by Patrick Wheatley on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:52 pm

I am planning to shoot some IDPA matches with my son. He shoots a S&W model 65. I'm going use my 65. I think I'll also do some pistol matches with my Para LDA. I don't know if I'll ever do any bullseye matches, but I do want to at least practice it by myself. I'm not sure I'd want to use a scope -- just good 'ole iron sights. I have to admit, I also want a few high-end guns... just because now I finally can. I'm picking up a new Pardini GT9 this Tuesday.


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