At SHOT Show, I took a look at the new SIG 224. And I’ll be honest. I didn’t like it.
It’s standard SIG, the way we prefer our SIG’s. Alloy frame, DA/SA with a Rebounding Hammer. Add some night sights, and controls that were tweaked to still be used when made tiny… and you have a real SIG and not… well… not a P250.
After playing around with it… it’s grown on me. A lot. The gun is a serious Pinky Dangler, but thanks to the shape, texture, you can still get a solid hold on the pistol.
Which is good, because it’s a .40 cal. I like that. And I like the P224.
But it’s not the gun that I want. I want something different.
This is my Holy SIG Grail. A P220 Compact SAS. If you guys want to chip in and by me a birthday present… this is it. I’ve wanted one of these for 20 years, when I first read of guys spending big bucks chopping down standard P220’s. And we have one now at the Gun Store I work at. 999.99. Oh man… And there is nothing I can do about it thanks to the Bride’s new Expedition.
The SIG P220 Compact SAS. It’s all I want for Christmas… just this…
In all seriousness, I’ve always wanted a compact P220 and have never had one. My respect for the P220 goes so far that I could almost forgo the companionship of 1911’s, in favor of the P220’s. I’ve had several full sized SIG P220’s. One was a duty weapon for me in Richmond, VA. Fantastic gun. However back then, compacts were just not around. If you wanted one and were flush with coin, there were a couple top level gunsmiths that could do a chop job and make you one. It was the stuff of dreams. Then there was the P245, a factory cut down. I don’t know the difference between the P245 and the P220 Compact, if there is any. But it’s still the gun I’ve always wanted and never had. Looking back at the Custom versions from gunsmiths… they featured melting and trigger work and all that. One I saw was about 2500 bucks into the work. And now here is a Compact, Melted/Dehorned, with an even better trigger… from the factory.