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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #51
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OP here. Finally made a decision and picked it up this morning before the news broke. I went back last week and shot in 9mm the CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, FNX, SR9, P226, M&P, and XDM. It was very close between the P226, XDM, FNX, and M&P. But as before, the P226 was just a natural fit in my hand and naturally accurate. Someone else mentioned about going .40 - that was an early consideration, but ammo cost was being considered as well so I went 9mm. However, that P227 Carry will be on the short list of guns to look at next

So here's my P226 Nitron with contrast sights. Was really looking for the night sights, an Extreme or an Elite, but considering I couldn't find a single one in 9mm at multiple stores and online, I'm OK with this, all thing considered today. I can always replace the sights and grips. I was rushed this morning, but had to run a few rounds through it after I picked it up. I was alternating DA/2rds SA, DA/2rds SA. I'm happy! Looking forward to getting back to the range when I have more time to do some failure drills and concentrate more on distance accuracy.

Again, thank's for everyone's input. I'm sure this thread has been helpful to others.

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OP here. Finally made a decision and picked it up this morning before the news broke. I went back last week and shot in 9mm the CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, FNX, SR9, P226, M&P, and XDM. It was very close between the P226, XDM, FNX, and M&P. But as before, the P226 was just a natural fit in my hand and naturally accurate. Someone else mentioned about going .40 - that was an early consideration, but ammo cost was being considered as well so I went 9mm. However, that P227 Carry will be on the short list of guns to look at next

So here's my P226 Nitron with contrast sights. Was really looking for the night sights, an Extreme or an Elite, but considering I couldn't find a single one in 9mm at multiple stores and online, I'm OK with this, all thing considered today. I can always replace the sights and grips. I was rushed this morning, but had to run a few rounds through it after I picked it up. I was alternating DA/2rds SA, DA/2rds SA. I'm happy! Looking forward to getting back to the range when I have more time to do some failure drills and concentrate more on distance accuracy.

Again, thank's for everyone's input. I'm sure this thread has been helpful to others.
Looks nice. Congrats!
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Sig makes a good pistol.

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Very nice. Looks awesome.

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OP here. Finally made a decision and picked it up this morning before the news broke. I went back last week and shot in 9mm the CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, FNX, SR9, P226, M&P, and XDM. It was very close between the P226, XDM, FNX, and M&P. But as before, the P226 was just a natural fit in my hand and naturally accurate. Someone else mentioned about going .40 - that was an early consideration, but ammo cost was being considered as well so I went 9mm. However, that P227 Carry will be on the short list of guns to look at next

So here's my P226 Nitron with contrast sights. Was really looking for the night sights, an Extreme or an Elite, but considering I couldn't find a single one in 9mm at multiple stores and online, I'm OK with this, all thing considered today. I can always replace the sights and grips. I was rushed this morning, but had to run a few rounds through it after I picked it up. I was alternating DA/2rds SA, DA/2rds SA. I'm happy! Looking forward to getting back to the range when I have more time to do some failure drills and concentrate more on distance accuracy.

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I have an XD 9mm Sub-compact that i love my dad is lefty and he likes it aswell.are you seriously interested in CC?or are you more interested in home defense or just a plinker?for CC the XD(M) is a good gun but a little large you might like the subcompact better....for home defense nothing really beats a 12ga pump shotgun.if just a plinker then go to a well stocked range and spend some money renting and shooting different gun until you find that one gun that "just feels right"

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Congratulations -

The P226 is an excellent pistol and should serve you well. I would recommend you purchase a quality kydex holster that accommodates a weapon light, a set of Trijicon tritium sights, a SureFire X300 (the ultra model may be a little too powerful for work inside your house), and 3 or more spare magazines for your new pistol.

While you're at it, make sure you pick up a quality folding knife that complies with your state's laws and a small handheld flashlight like a SureFire EB1.

I realize that the toolset for concealed carry is expensive, but you only have to purchase quality tools once.

After that, pick up a case or two of 9MM and start practicing. If ammunition is hard to come by, pick up some snap caps for dry fire practice. Any trigger time you get is better than no trigger time at all.

On that note, once you get your holster make sure your clothing and carry method work for you. Practice presentations from the holster in various different positions, to include seated, laying on your back on the ground, and in corners.

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If a P226 is what fits you, then it's an outstanding choice. It's a great platform that's unlikely to ever let you down.

I only wish the P226 fit me better. Apart from personal fit, I love absolutely everything about this firearm.

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I'm a huge fan of the Sig 226. I gave my daughter one for a birthday present and you can not pry that thing out of her hands now. It's scary accurate and a pleasure to handle.

I used to own a FNP and really did like it a lot. I'm not really bog on poly guns but it the FNP/FNX are two I'd make an exception for.

If I was choosing between the two I'd lean to the Sig mainly for my history with them. I've never owned or fired one that was not an excellent pistol.

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