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Old 01-01-2017, 04:46 PM
gunslinger78 gunslinger78 is offline
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Sig p220 vs Glock 21 for ONLY .45

If you had to have just ONE .45acp handgun, would you choose the glock 21 or the sig p220 (w. german model)?

I currently own the p220, but have been looking into the G21. However, I don't think I would keep both.

Please help me narrow my choice to one.
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:58 PM
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Tough choice really, I think I would be inclined to keep the SIG.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:02 PM
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The G21 is going to have twice the capacity.

I have the P220 Elite with the Stainless Steel frame and it's the most accurate .45 ACP I own. It's built like a tank. But with all the weight and size, the one thing I dislike about it is that it's 8+1 capacity.

I don't have a G21 but I do own a G20 (10mm) which is identical in size and close in weight and the advantage that the Glocks have for a comparable pistol size is of course capacity... that is if you live where magazine capacity is a none issue.

Some US states have laws restricting magazine capacity so that immediately takes the Glock advantage out of the discussion.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:13 PM
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Glock is easier shooting. Sigs just never grew on me, love the looks, just too much stuff in the way on the left side. Also never really liked DA/SA or the high slide profile. I still consider getting a nice SA version, then I figure out I've got plenty of SA single stacks that do the same thing, 1911's....
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:21 PM
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G21 for me. Magazine capacity takes Sig out of the equation. I dislike the Sig reset and the placement of the slide release.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:24 PM
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Sig for me.

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Old 01-01-2017, 05:26 PM
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I own a G20 and love it. But for 45acp give me a 1911. I can live with 8+1. I carry an extra mag. I personally am MUCH more accurate with my 1911's.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:27 PM
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G21 for me. Magazine capacity takes Sig out of the equation. I dislike the Sig reset and the placement of the slide release.
I actually installed the short reset trigger kit on the p220. Reset is now amazing.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:28 PM
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Whaddya think Gunny Hathcock chose?
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:29 PM
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Can you get the Glock without trading away the Sig and compare them side by side in your hand at your range?
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:35 PM
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I've Never owned a G21 but I carry a G19 everyday trust my life to it. Having owned many examples of the P series Sigs including an Equinox 220 .All I can say is that it was as equally reliable and a fine 45 acp. I sold it a few years ago as I get bored ... Tuff choice really can't go wrong with either . I'd give the Sig the edge for looks my Equinox sure was pretty.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:45 PM
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The Glock will always be easier to maintain, and has about 10 times as many accessories available than the SIG P220. Not sure haw available or expensive SIG mags are, but that may be another concern. I have Glocks 21 and 20, and I have great satisfaction with both. I owned a SIG P220 many years ago, but at that time, preferred the 1911 to it, so no worthy side-by-side comparison to the Glock from me.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:50 PM
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...Not sure how available or expensive SIG mags are, but that may be another concern...
Sig lists them as $46 and out of stock, Midway lists them as $40 and also out of stock.

Meanwhile, Midway has G21 mags in stock for $25 (and they can be had elsewhere for less).
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:53 PM
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That's what I figured. In tough times, the Glock might have the edge for parts and mags.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:58 PM
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That's what I figured. In tough times, the Glock might have the edge for parts and mags.
Yep that's why I panicked a little on Election Day '16 and bought a G19 lol
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:03 PM
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The Sig. Better yet a P227 SAS.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:08 PM
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I will put this gun into the mix a H&K 45C. You may like this one.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:40 PM
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I've owned several of the P220 variations, shot G21s, and maintained G21s for others. Not a thing wrong with the big Glock. I realize the Glocks rule the semi-auto handgun world, are cheaper to buy and parts and magazines are cheaper. I still prefer the P220, especially with the SRT. Just fits me better, no other reason.......ymmv
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:47 PM
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Sig 8-round mags are ammo finicky. Good luck finding factory 230 grain JHPs that will work. If you go with 185 grain loads, less issues. Or stick with the 7-round mags.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:55 PM
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If you had to have just ONE .45acp handgun, would you choose the glock 21 or the sig p220 (w. german model)?

I currently own the p220, but have been looking into the G21. However, I don't think I would keep both.

Please help me narrow my choice to one.
Single stack metal DA/SA gun vs double stack polymer striker. These are as polar semis as they can be. Can you give some ideas about your priorities etc?
How's parts support in Honduras? Why are you looking into the G21?
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:01 PM
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I would keep the Sig. The Glock does not fit me well. No one can answer your question but you because everyone is different. Shoot both and see what one fits you better.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:04 PM
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I had a gen 3 21.....it was HUGE. I have heard that the gen4's are thinner and smaller gripped like the 21 SF or 41.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:34 PM
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If Gunny Hathcock's rec isn't good enough, then go with the one with fewer parts, lower bore axis, no screws, and no roll pins.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:43 PM
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I've owned several Sigs over the years but never a 220, so I can't specifically speak on that model. Given my experience with a G21 and the fact that a monkey can work on Glock pistols, that would be my choice.

If "I" had to choose just ONE 45 acp (that wasn't a 1911), it would be a Glock 36.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:08 PM
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Having had both, I thought the Sig was very accurate but the Glock was close. And I thought the Glock recoil was milder. It pushed back the Sig flipped up. I also liked the G21 trigger better than the Sig probably because I have had a G19 for a while and like it.
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