SIG Sauer P220 Hunter 10mm Auto
Earlier this year we needed a 10mm pistol to use on “Handguns & Defensive Weapons” television, and I turned to SIG Sauer’s P220 Hunter, a 2015 addition to the company’s stable of P220 variants.
Unlike the rest of its stablemates, the P220 Hunter is a single-action-only semiautomatic. As the name suggests, it’s purpose-built for hunting, and there’s no bigger tip-off to this than the Kryptek Highlander camo-dip finish on the stainless steel slide and frame. Kryptek has become a top choice when companies are shopping for patterns that will make their guns stand out, and the Highlander pattern used on the P220 Hunter looks sharp.
The slide and the frame are both stainless steel. The former features serrations at the rear only, and inside you’ll find a five-inch barrel (other 220 barrels are 4.4 inches) along with a captured guide rod encircled by a 22-pound braided-wire recoil spring.
The pistol features Hogue G10 grips that provide great control—no small matter with the hard-recoiling 10mm—and the butt is semi-rounded, which is a nice aesthetic touch.
The frame has an accessory rail at the front and a squared-off, serrated trigger guard. It features a semi-rounded butt. I’m not sure how practical that is for a gun not meant for concealed carry, but it looks good and is comfortable to shoot. The frontstrap is checkered at 25 lpi. The mag well is not beveled.
The camo finish is nicely complemented by a set of Hogue Extreme G10 grips. They’re aggressively textured, which is handy for controlling the gun during recoil. However, the fitting on the left panel resulted in a sharp edge that bit the web of my firing hand during extended firing sessions. A fine file or sandpaper would make