What was your first SIG and when?

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November 09, 2021, 06:26 PM
What was your first SIG and when?
Given the name of this terrific place to hang out I thought this topic would be interesting. What was your first SIG, when did you purchase it, and do you still own it?

My infatuation with SIGs began while I was in high school. I purchased a P226 a few years later in 1993 and I do still own it.
November 09, 2021, 06:32 PM
First one that I purchased, I had shot several previously, was a first Gen SIG P220ST. Still have it and had it out earlier this year.

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November 09, 2021, 06:40 PM
Still own it.
Bought in the later 90's
A P220-9mm, PW Arms import.
Took a little while to find Sigforum but I've been here since.

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November 09, 2021, 06:42 PM
SIG P2022 in 357SIG. Sold it because I couldn't afford to feed it. Plus 45Call and I worked up a 135gr 40S&W load that matched all the important numbers.

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November 09, 2021, 06:48 PM
A used P239 in 9mm found on this forum.
purchased in2006
Still in EDC rotation today.
November 09, 2021, 06:56 PM
Michael J. Shannon
January 1986, P220 .45ACP when I retired from U.S.
Secret Service. For most of my USSS 28 year career
I had carried my issued S&W Model 19 2.5 inch .357
magnum. Washington DC agents had just began going
to Sigs, and I wanted to own a Sig just for grins!
USSS policy didn't allow us to purchase our issued
weapons upon retirement. I've accumulated a number
of Sigs ever since!
November 09, 2021, 07:04 PM
My first Sig was a P239 9mm. I bought it as soon as they were available in 1996 and I still have it.

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November 09, 2021, 07:04 PM
A 1994 'KE' W.German P226 Cool

I purchased it not long after Congress passed the 1994 'Crime Bill'....I still have it, and I will NEVER part with it!


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November 09, 2021, 07:05 PM
Early 90's. A P-220/.45. Sold this particular P-220 a couple of years ago, to fund my P-220 Legion.

It was love at first shot. The rest, well the rest is history.

The P-220 platform has served me well over the years. I do shoot my American P-220/.38 Super better than the .45.

Niech Zyje P-220

November 09, 2021, 07:13 PM
First experience was my dad's .40 P239, bought new in '96
Then my wife's boss' P220ST

Joined here for info on the P250, which I ended up not buying.

Bought my P320C a few years ago. Started as a 9mm & swapped with a member here for a 357Sig upper/mags.

Planning on getting the wife a 365 when we can find one to try out.

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November 09, 2021, 07:15 PM
January 2000, SP2340 in 40 S&W.

Bought a complete slide with 357 SIG barrel on EBay and later a Barsto 9mm conversion barrel.

2nd was a first Gen P220ST
November 09, 2021, 07:19 PM
Sig 220. West German. Yup, still have it.
November 09, 2021, 07:41 PM
Sixteen years ago, Christmas, 2005, my wife gifted me my very first Sig:

Along with a Milt Sparks VM2 in which to carry it:

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November 09, 2021, 07:50 PM
Bob RI
P228 KF two tone 21 years ago
November 09, 2021, 08:06 PM
I joined this forum to help me decide on my first Sig. I was on here for about six or seven months before I decided to buy a P229 in .40S&W.

I had owned it for a few years and then sold it to upgraydd to a railed model. You know, two d’s for a double dose of pimping. I’m sad to say, that I regret selling that pistol.
November 09, 2021, 08:12 PM
First was a new P226 bought in 85 or 86. Much later, I replaced it with a P226 SCT.

Oldest I still own is a P220 in .45, also bought in the 80’s.
November 09, 2021, 08:20 PM
W. German P220 .45 in 1994. Paid $650 even back then. It was my second duty weapon.

I no longer own it. I sold it to a co-worker and later tried to buy it back. He lost it and I never got it back.

Yeah, that happened...
November 09, 2021, 08:23 PM
P228 from a member here in the forum. Think it was 2002. Still have it, still fits my hand like a glove. Smile

November 09, 2021, 08:24 PM
Sig P226R/9mm alloy framed, with the large beaver tail.

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November 09, 2021, 08:24 PM
A 229 .40 on my 21st birthday in 2001.

Drove from college in VA back to PA just to buy the gun. Parents thought I was coming home to be with them on my birthday. LOL Wink

Yes, still have the gun.


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