I'm saving my pennies up to purchase my first handgun, i'm hoping by early spring after tax returns that i'll have the $$ to get one. I've been planning to get the sig 229 equinox but i just saw the 220 equinox also. What's your guys opinions on the two of them. I'd also get my carry permit and most likely have it with me daily. The 229 is .40 cal and either 10-12 round mags while the 220 is a .45 cal but 8-10 round mags, whats the price difference in ammo? Is that 0.05 difference in caliber really any difference? Appearance wise i'm still partial to the stubbier front end on the 229 but i'd like to hear your guys opinions on them.