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doc540
06-13-2009, 1:11 PM
9mm

Like the difference between a Ford Taurus and a BMW 5 series, this Sig is, by far, the finest handgun I've ever owned.

Typically, it shoots much better than I do.


Put about 300 rounds through it today, double and single action.

(Pardon the LaserLyte laser. It's off our house gun, and I just put it on for spits and giggles.)

The good:
Ergonomics (added a Pachmayr slip-on grip...more about that later) are excellent. Fit my hand like a glove. Wrist torque wasn't bad at all. Slide axis was fine for my purposes (home and self defense)

Accuracy:
See pics. I'm looking forward to shooting this thing 50yds outdoors soon. Not a match gun, but capable of double action heart and head shots out to 15 yds with little practice. I'm no marksman, but this 2022 will quickly build my competence and confidence over time.

The Bad:
Not sure if I'm gonna stay with a gun with mag release, slide release and de-cocker controls. Might eventually look for another Sig with fewer knobs and levers for self defense shooting. Time will tell on this.

VERY happy with my purchase so far!

Old phart w/bad eyesight and a good handgun!
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My carry snubs and the new kid on the block:
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Got a long way to go before I can group accurately, but the gun itself is a confidence builder!

Hans Gruber
06-13-2009, 2:06 PM
Awesome! I definitely have my eye on a 2022. I was in France on vacation a few weeks ago and noted all of the customs police carrying them.

Just out of curiosity, what don't you like about the controls? Seems to be no more or less than any other pistol short of a striker pistol (glock/XD/etc)?

doc540
06-13-2009, 2:16 PM
Awesome! I definitely have my eye on a 2022. I was in France on vacation a few weeks ago and noted all of the customs police carrying them.

Just out of curiosity, what don't you like about the controls? Seems to be no more or less than any other pistol short of a striker pistol (glock/XD/etc)?

In a high stress, self defense situation the Average Joe like me might need only a trigger to operate instead of trigger, de-cocker, slide release, and mag release.

And the Sig controls are grouped pretty closely together.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Sig%20Sauer%202022/SigGrip001-1.jpg

gnome sayin'?

Hopefully, if I keep this thing, I will have practiced enough for every feature to have become second nature.

For instance, a Glock or S&W Stigma only has a trigger and a mag release to operate. At close range in a SD situation, that might be an advantage to a person with limited skills and practice.

I sure do like the way it shoots, though!

Hans Gruber
06-13-2009, 2:41 PM
In a high stress, self defense situation the Average Joe like me might need only a trigger to operate instead of trigger, de-cocker, slide release, and mag release.

And the Sig controls are grouped pretty closely together.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Sig%20Sauer%202022/SigGrip001-1.jpg

gnome sayin'?

Hopefully, if I keep this thing, I will have practiced enough for every feature to have become second nature.

For instance, a Glock or S&W Stigma only has a trigger and a mag release to operate. At close range in a SD situation, that might be an advantage to a person with limited skills and practice.

I sure do like the way it shoots, though!

Ah yes, the eternal "gross motor skills" debate ;) I know it well.

I've pretty much decided to standardize on Sigs for myself, I love having all of the controls in reach. Dropping the slide/mag/hammer are like second nature to me.

Of course, now I'm just kicking myself for blowing a recent "discretionary fund" on new rifle glass and reloading gear :( I should have bitten the bullet on a 2022 :(

mtenenhaus
06-13-2009, 3:50 PM
I've gotten so used to my 2009 that the controls have become second nature to use. Some of my collegues have reversed the mag release and seem to prefer that configuration. I've kept mine as per factory.

Bruce Gray put a fibreoptic sight on for me and refined the trigger. As a result it remains my favorite pistol and has served me well in self defense and competition classes.

You can get different grips for the gun if you prefer. Like you I have large hands and yet the thinner stippled configuration seems to work best for me.

Congratulations on your new gun.

BLC
06-13-2009, 4:19 PM
Nice Shootin'!

Canucky
06-14-2009, 3:38 PM
Thanks for the range report Doc. I bought one 4 months ago. Have only fired maybe 50 rounds through it. I have a question regarding this pistol? Mine seems to have a little play in the slide to frame fit. As well with the magazine. Is this normal? I would ask these questions on the SIG forum but they won't accept hotmail ect email accounts. Anyone else feel free to chime in.

gumby
06-14-2009, 5:03 PM
is normal for this weapon. It's a combat weapon not a safe queen. At least thats what the guys on sigforum told me. Its made to operate in any situation and condition. Mine has yet to fail me at the range. Thats all I can attest to.

J-cat
06-14-2009, 5:13 PM
You installed the grips upsidedown. Nice slip-on's, BTW. I'm gonna get some.

Joe
06-14-2009, 6:19 PM
The 2022, an awesome gun indeed.

The SoCal Gunner
06-14-2009, 6:44 PM
The problem with going with fewer "knobs" on a Sig is that you'll be getting a different trigger system.

All DA/SA Sigs will have the decocker and all models will have a mag release and slide stop, unless you can find an older P220 with the heel release.

If you don't want the decocker then the gun will have the DAK trigger system. The other option is finding a SAO Sig but that would be less the decocker with an added manual thumb safety.

Oldnoob
06-14-2009, 7:16 PM
The whole sig pro line was really under rated. I think due to most Sig fan just old school and wish not to learn the polymer pistol. 2022 is one of my favor polymer. It really is a shame that they discontinue and focus on P250 instead.

yzernie
06-14-2009, 7:35 PM
2022 is one of my favor polymer. It really is a shame that they discontinue and focus on P250 instead.
The 2022 is still available. I have two of them in stock.

Suvorov
06-14-2009, 8:14 PM
I'm a new owner of a SP2022 as well and after two range trips I have to agree that this is a very fine gun. It doesn't feel as solid nor as fine as the P series, but this gun can and will shoot. Despite having a lot more slide to frame play as a P series, this gun is every bit as accurate

With the pistol going for under $500 with night sights and 2 magazines, it really has to be the best pistol deal going right now.

Mine came with the rear sights about 8 inches left at 25 yards but a trip to Tabors and Frank was able to line them perfectly. All of the SP2022s I have seen are coming with the small/medium grips and short trigger. This is my only issue with the pistol as while the grip is rather thick, the trigger pull is very short meaning that my finger needs to bend in more than on a P-Series or Beretta. That said, I have still been able to shoot quite accurately and since this is the pistol my wife will be using for training, the short trigger is an advantage.

I kick myself for not picking up a P6 when they could be had cheep (that would have made the perfect pistol for the wife) so I wasn't about to pass on the SP2022 at this price. Throw in the $50 Sig rebate and it was a no brainer.

Kingofthehill
06-15-2009, 5:22 AM
I love my 2340... Its extremley overlooked in terms of whats out there. It is SUCH a light gun but even my .40 shoots like your average 9mm out there. Crazy accurate.

This is my "GO TO" handgun, even with the controls I have developed enough muscle memory to know that gun inside and out, upside down and backwards. I have SEVERAL guns, but MY gun is my Sig 2340! Can't beat it for the $$$ IMO.

Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the very rare club of "Sig Pro" owners


Me at full distance (12 yards) at my local indoor range
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The SoCal Gunner
06-15-2009, 5:42 AM
One thing that kept me away from the Pro Line was the size/bulk of the guns.

I did try to snatch one up in .357sig but it was gone when I went back to the shop.

natomasboy
02-16-2010, 8:34 AM
Thanks for the range report! I'm a new 2022 user (9mm) and noticed that the gun tends to shoot a bit low. I've had to adjust the sight picture with the front sight slightly higher than the rear sights. Anyone else experience this with their SP2022?

gorenut
02-16-2010, 8:55 AM
Yea, I'm someone who a lot of people might think is backwards. I've been still looking to getting a SP2022 even though I already have a P226 (most people seem to think its pointless for me to get a 2022 based on what I already have). The decocker is definitely something that most Sig owners have become all too familiar with. Admittedly, when I shoot other guns.. sometimes my thumb sweeps around where the decocker is.. only to find it not there. I just look at it as safety-esque device. Important thing is.. its nothing that'll completely stop the gun from going BANG. As far as comparisons.. the SP2022 does indeed feel awesome, but it might be cause I'm too used to the P226.. the decocker feels funny to me. Trigger might actually be slightly better than the Classics though.

Glad you had a BLAST with the 2022. Great shootin.

EDIT: Oh shoot.. didn't realize the original post was put in so long ago.

gumby
02-16-2010, 12:34 PM
I'm strange, I bought my (3) 2022's because of the price and controls--they fit me.

doc540
02-16-2010, 12:53 PM
Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!

Sold the Sig for an HK USPC

HK's ergonomics and controls were more intuitive to me.

Then I sold the HK when I g0t infected with the dreaded 1911 virus.

9mm Custom Combat Commander in the works for an IDPA and range rooster.:chris: