SIG-Sauer P220 Thin Stocks
A few years ago I bought a SIG-Sauer P220 .45 ACP SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) sporting their proprietary DAK (Double-Action Kellerman) trigger-action. This is without question one of the lightest and smoothest actions I’ve tried on any double-action handgun, be it semiautomatic or revolver and measures just under 8-lbs. For those interested in my initial range report with this pistol, look here:
The factory fancy checkered wood stocks that came on the pistol looked darned good in my opinion and fit very well indeed. They were a bit thicker than I would have preferred if given a choice, but they didn’t impede shooting the pistol satisfactorily. Still, I thought something a little thinner would be more comfortable and might allow just a bit more trigger-finger to comfortably meet the smooth trigger-face for a slightly easier double-action pull. I replaced the pretty wooden grips with the standard polymer factory ones having a “pebbled” texture. To me, they were slightly “better’ and I thought no more about it.
I recently noticed that SIG-Sauer introduced “thin stocks” for the SIG-Sauer P220, both conventional DA/SA as well as DAK providing that the mainspring seat is the current black plastic one and not its steel predecessor.
The new SIG-Sauer “thin” stocks for the P220 will not fit the ‘90’s vintage pistol on the left. In the picture on the right, we see that they do fit those with the current plastic mainspring seat. The metal seat is tall enough to prevent the thin stocks from lining up with the grip screw holes in the frame. (Visible on the front straps of both pistols is a strip of anti-skid tape for extra purchase.)
On the left is the SIG-Sauer thin stock for the P220 and on the right, the standard polymer one. The thin stock has a rougher texture which I do prefer. On the gun, the thin stocks measure 1.219” wide at the P220 marking. The standards measure 1.255” at the same point, while the original wooden ones measure 1.37” across. The thin stock measures 1.965” front-to-rear above the bottom screw hole and the standard, 2.075”. These differences may seem insignificant, but to me, they provide a very different feel for the P220.
A thin grip panel is on the near side of the frame while the standard is on the opposite. You can see the slightly different profiles. The standard offers more “arch” on the rear and extends below the bottom of the frame. The thin stocks do not allow for the use of a lanyard ring as do the standard ones.
From the bottom, we see the somewhat “oval” shape of the thin stocks as well as a fit that I consider below SIG-Sauer standards. While it does not affect function whatsoever, it looks cheap in my opinion. I have to say that I normally expect more from this company and am disappointed in how these stocks fit. (I ordered two sets and both fit the same so they are sadly consistent in this area of concern.
I appreciate the rougher texture on the thin stocks’ sides and rear. I just wish that they didn’t have the gaps that these do. That said, these grip panels are not loose-fitting.
Standard grip screws and washers are used on the thin stocks.
I bought my thin grips from “Top Gun Supply”. I suspect they can be purchased elsewhere as well.
Here is the P220 SAS DAK .45 ACP with the SIG-Sauer factory thin stocks. They do have the cut-out for the hammer drop lever present on the conventional DA/SA P220’s. I find these stocks very comfortable.
To me, these stocks make the P220 feel more like the 1911-style pistols which is not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion. Will they feel better to you? That I cannot say. How something looks or feels is subjective. I have tried to offer as much comparison as I can, but in the end, only you can decide what feels best for you. When I purchased these, the cost was around fifteen-dollars or so.
In the end, I do appreciate their texture and really like their feel but remain disappointed in how they fit but for now, they will remain on the pistol.