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Old 11-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default P226 .40 - conversion kit

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I recently purchased a .40 p226. This is my first sig and I absolutely love it.

I was wondering if there's a kit to convert from .40 to .9mm ?

Has anyone done such a conversion before?

Some at the local ranges mentioned that there are companies that make 9mm conversion barrels and by swapping the barrel only (and getting new 9mm mags), the .40 will be converted to 9 mm

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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They have .22, .40 and 357 s&w conversion kits so one might assume there's a 9mm conversion kit as well.

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I just found out that according to sigs website, a 9mm conversion kit does exist.

http://www.sigsauer.com/SigStore/10-round-centerfire-x-change-kit-432.aspx

However, the description states " FOR USE WITH .22LR CLASSIC PISTOLS ONLY. "

I'm not sure if the kit can be used on the frame / body of a 226 40cal model !

Any thoughts will be appreciated. Curious to know If any p226 (40cal) owners have ever used one of these.

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I don't believe it will work. The best thing to do is call Sig directly. Let us know what you find out.

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I just spoke with customer service at Sig.

I was told that the caliber exchange kit is indeed designed for p226 in .22.

According to Sig, The kit "might" work with a p226 (40cal), but there's no guarantee in performance / functionality.

I guess I answered my own question !!!

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I think the frame is a slightly different size but, I am not sure. If the Sig rep gave you that answer I'd call back and talk to someone else. That's not a very direct response on their part. Good luck.

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I think the frame is a slightly different size but, I am not sure. If the Sig rep gave you that answer I'd call back and talk to someone else. That's not a very direct response on their part. Good luck.
I agree call them and ask if you can talk to a gun smith just to make sure. I would hate to see a failure that causes an injury
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I just spoke with customer service at Sig.

I was told that the caliber exchange kit is indeed designed for p226 in .22.

According to Sig, The kit "might" work with a p226 (40cal), but there's no guarantee in performance / functionality.

I guess I answered my own question !!!
I'm getting my first sig soon (not soon enough) and I had been under the impression that the Xchange kit could be swapped from one P226 to another without any problems... Good thing you checked.
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I have been tempted to pick up a .357 Sig conversion kit for my 226, but I have not been able to justify it to myself yet. My 226 is the defensive gun or the house, and at close range I am very accurate with it.I find however, that at 25 yards I can't shoot it nearly as well as my Beretta 92 or my 1911s.....must just be me.

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I have a stainless 229 in 9mm and a 229 in .40. I have purchased the barrel/slide conversions so I now have .22, 9mm, .357SIG and .40 S&W on both of them. They all work just fine. .357 SIG seems to be the most accurate in both of them. The dark slide on the stainless frame also looks cool.

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