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I already have a P220 SAO Carry two tone, P220 SAO two tone, P220 SAO Dark Elite, P220 SAO Legion, P220 SAO Match and a P220 SAO Super Match. With what is currently available, the P220 SAO Legion would be my first choice.
 

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I already have a P220 SAO Carry two tone, P220 SAO two tone, P220 SAO Dark Elite, P220 SAO Legion, P220 SAO Match and a P220 SAO Super Match. With what is currently available, the P220 SAO Legion would be my first choice.
You would go for a 220 SAO over DA/SA? .45 or 10mm?
 

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I have a three of Sig P220s to include a Dark Elite. Along with those I have four other 45acp 1911s. I prefer the P220 for reasons stated above for ease of disassembly for cleaning etc. They are two distinct animals other than the commonality of caliber.
 

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The only change/improvements I made on any of my P series Sigs were flat triggers on curved trigger models and #10 Trijicon rear sights on the Legion .45 and 10mm as I don't like a combat hold. All that didn.t have the more aggressive G10 grips also got those from Hogue.
 

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Since the heading question was about .45 ACP, I limited it to that. I also have a P220 SAO Elite 10mm and a P220 SAO Legion in 10mm. As you can probably tell, the P220 SAO is my favorite in either caliber.
I have several P226 DA/SAO P226, Having one manual of arms, in moving to a P220 .45 does the SAO P220 .45 have any advantage?
 

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I think that the Sig P 220 is an evolutionary development from the 1911.
The only thing the P220 and 1911 share in common is caliber. There is no comparison between the two in terms of format and function. It’s beyond a stretch to call that an “evolution”…they are different animals.
 

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The only thing the P220 and 1911 share in common is caliber. There is no comparison between the two in terms of format and function. It’s beyond a stretch to call that an “evolution”…they are different animals.
Thank you, that is the answer that I was looking for!
 

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Okay, I'll be honest .... I own and like them both.
Have a older P220 and 2 Sig 1911's, one is my EDC (it's alloy frame is lighter than a P220)
But I think I have 11 Sig Sauer guns altogether. Heck I dunno.
 

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I think a CZ 97B might be a closer comparison in manual of arms at least to a 1911 since it has a manual safety and not a decocker like a DA/SA P220. I have a P220, Dan Wesson Specialist Commander sized 1911, and a CZ 97B. Of the three the CZ 97 is my favorite by a good bit. It's just so much smoother than the other two and I think I can shoot it more accurately. Oddly enough I paid less than half for it than I did the Dan Wesson and it might have been a touch cheaper than the P220.
 

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Which models would you find comparable ? And why?
Both are fine weapons and it really depends on you! When I say that, I'm referring to which grip accommodates you best! If you have a smaller hand, you may have more difficulty getting a controlling grip on a P220. The 1911 platform has a more adaptable grip, for the most people.

With a P220 SAO, due to design, you will have a small amount of "take up", that can be eliminated with a 1911 design. If you understand, and accept these minor differences, then actually trying them out first, may help make the right decision.
 

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I own an older P220 and it is a fine and very accurate handgun.
However, I have about a half dozen 1911s, plus a 2011, from sub compacts to full size, in 9MM, 45ACP and 40 S&W.
So, while I like both designs, I like the 1911 design more. You just can't beat a well tuned 1911 trigger.
 
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