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Old 02-17-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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A Sig P226. Just a fun gun to be shooting around. Any one have one? What are your thoughts on it?

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:38 AM   #2
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I got a P228 that I carried for years. Great weapon. Very well built.

*And the rest of this has been deleted because I am a moron...*

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I have a P226 in .40 S&W. I probably have about 6-700 rounds through it so far, and I'm very happy with it. I especially like the weight of it compared to many of the plastic guns. Feels more solid, and I think it manages the recoil better.

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MOS, 2/17/09

I have a number of Sigs (220ST, 245, 228, 239) and have shot the 226. Sigs are reliable and accurate out of the box and should last a lifetime with minimal care. The 226 is the full size so is a great range or house gun, but a little big if you want to carry it. The 228 is the mid size 9mm, the 239 the compact. It is really hard to go wrong with a 226.

Dillinger- I see you mentioned buying a 226 in .45 caliber. I haven't seen them in a .45- mainly the 220's and 245's are both .45's. A 226 in .45 sounds interesting.

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I think ole JD misspoke, happens to the best of us. The P220 is essentially the .45 P226. They are nearly identical except for the single stack magazine of P220 instead of the double-stack 9mm/.40/.357SIG of the P226.

Both are super weapons that have been battle tested with years of service in military & law enforcement. I carried the P220 and prefer the slimmer grip of the single-stack, but I think you will be well pleased if you decide to purchase a P226. My choice would probably be the 9mm because it is the original chambering for the gun, as well as cost and availability of ammunition.

I really like the two-tone because I think it looks sweet. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol used to issue the P220 in two-tone, but went with all black guns when they transitioned to P226 in .357SIG a couple years ago.

Here is a P228 like JD carried, with the two-tone finish (although my 220 and the OHP guns didn't have the sweet wood stocks).

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You are both correct - I got the 226 and the 220 mixed up in a Thera-Flu & Nyquil Induced pre-coma last night.....This year's rash of cubicle spread flu is kicking my ass..... Bad mod, Bad mod....

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The P-220 and P-226 are (IMHO) the best guns Sig ever made. Simple, repiable, accurate, easily maintained.

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Along with this, I've been checking into the Glock 20. I've been watching many videos and getting lots of reviews about this being a pretty nice choice. I remember the sig being compared to the Glock 17 and both being real similar. The only negative was the calibers. Is is a real big difference between a 9mm and a 10mm?

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You are both correct - I got the 226 and the 220 mixed up in a Thera-Flu & Nyquil Induced pre-coma last night.....This year's rash of cubicle spread flu is kicking my ass..... Bad mod, Bad mod....

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