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Old 10-07-2018, 09:05 PM
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I love my big bore Smiths and came across a deal I could not pass up on the nice big and beefy 220 Elite 10mm Camo. It had been sitting at my LGS for some time and I assume the camo is not popular. The gun is very hefty, feel like holding a brick but fits my large hands really great. I love the ergonomics and the overall fit/feel. It has a long reach for the trigger finder and is real grippy too due to the G10s. Front heavy due to beefy 5'' slide but points great. Slide frame fit is very tight and the gun is quite hard to rack due to the strong recoils spring. It's easy to slip off the camo coating and get hurt by the sharp rear sight which rides quite high. The sights are otherwise super, easily and fully adjustable, long bright fiber front, narrow rear gap. Perfect for target and long range work as is the single action only setup. About the Camo...it's kind of different I guess but let's see how it holds up (anyone has any experience with it?).

Took her out yesterday and it's a shooter. I had some HS-6 on hand and with the Nosler recipe 7.9gr 200gr Hornady XTP CCI 350 primer is already laser accurate at 25 yards. Never owned a 10mm but I really like it. It does pack a punch while being spot on and remind me of my 41 magnums the way it shoots. Detailed range report coming...
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:26 PM
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I also have the 220 in 10mm and it is a favorite. Hope to get it’s first deer this year. The camo has had a bad reputation for flaking and it is an off brand pattern so I paid more for the standard blued stainless.
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Lipsey's only had the gold bronze scorpion 10mm in stock but that has no adjustable sights (and cost me at least 200 more). The legion would have run me also at least 500 more with no adjustable sights. Plus the slide to frame fit on this one was so good and the shooting confirms that. It;s really really accurate. The coating will just have to be worn and forgotten...not worried about it. It actually think this may be the only iteration with adjustable sights and long fiber front. It's a great sight setup and I took it, glad I did. Will report back after a few more sessions out of the holster how that camo is holding up.

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I can see why the camo might not have attracted much buyer interest. It's kind of strange, and I would worry about losing the gun if I dropped it in bushes.

But you can't go wrong with SIG, and I'm betting you'll love the pistol.
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I love my big bore Smiths and came across a deal I could not pass up on the nice big and beefy 220 Elite 10mm Camo. It had been sitting at my LGS for some time and I assume the camo is not popular. The gun is very hefty, feel like holding a brick but fits my large hands really great. I love the ergonomics and the overall fit/feel. It has a long reach for the trigger finder and is real grippy too due to the G10s. Front heavy due to beefy 5'' slide but points great. Slide frame fit is very tight and the gun is quite hard to rack due to the strong recoils spring. It's easy to slip off the camo coating and get hurt by the sharp rear sight which rides quite high. The sights are otherwise super, easily and fully adjustable, long bright fiber front, narrow rear gap. Perfect for target and long range work as is the single action only setup. About the Camo...it's kind of different I guess but let's see how it holds up (anyone has any experience with it?).

Took her out yesterday and it's a shooter. I had some HS-6 on hand and with the Nosler recipe 7.9gr 200gr Hornady XTP CCI 350 primer is already laser accurate at 25 yards. Never owned a 10mm but I really like it. It does pack a punch while being spot on and remind me of my 41 magnums the way it shoots. Detailed range report coming...
THIS LOOKS BIG ENOUGH TO TAME THE RECOIL OF THE STOUTEST OF HEAVY HUNTING AMMO......

ITS CAMO FINISH PERFECTLY FITS ITS INTENDED PURPOSE......
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You'll grow to love that pistol even more! The Sig 10mm's are top notch, very accurate, reliable and soak up the 10mm very well. That particular finish doesn't have a good reputation, but if it's a hard use pistol, who cares. I looked a few over that were slightly used and could see the wear flaking/rubbing off at the corners/wear points. Nothing crazy, but surprising they didn't "field test" the finish before offering it up.

Still a fantastic pistol though. I've got the stainless version and it's my full time woods pistol.
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