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Old 11-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #11
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Thanks you all for the responds.

I just called Sig again and spoke with another rep.

This particular rep seemed to have extensive product knowledge. I was told that the 9mm caliber exchange kit will work flawlessly on a 226 (.22 platform). The 9mm exchange kit will also work on a 226 (.40 platform) assuming its a newer production firearm.

Apparently the older 226 models (.40 cal) tend to have issues with exchange kit therefore sig product description states "for .22 p226 models only".

The rep mentioned that I can try out the kit and if for any reason there any hiccups, I may return the product within 14 days.

Also, if your register your firearm with Sig, a 20% discount will be applied to all purchases.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #12
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I realize we're discussing a P226 (which I have one of) but for those that want a Sig made for conversion kits, it's the P250.

http://shop.sigsauerguns.com/Accessories/P250-Conversion-Kits_2/

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I have the EFK Firedragon 9mm conversion installed in my Sig P226 .40, match grade stainless barrel had to be slightly honed to fit but it shoots 3 inch groups at 25 yds. Fantastic product.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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Hello -

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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I have both conversion barrels for my 226 originally in 40 cal .one in 9mm and the other in 357Sig the 9 is made by Efi Dragon the 357 is made by Sig Sauer.You can convert down and across but not up.Both barrels are awesome and I highly recommend both you might have to have a gunsmith do a little shaving but for both conversion barrels on my 226 no gunsmithing was necessary.
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I have both conversion barrels for my 226 originally in 40 cal .one in 9mm and the other in 357Sig the 9 is made by Efi Dragon the 357 is made by Sig Sauer.You can convert down and across but not up.Both barrels are awesome and I highly recommend both you might have to have a gunsmith do a little shaving but for both conversion barrels on my 226 no gunsmithing was necessary.
Down and across only? I have a p226 in 9mm and called sig customer service and was told the .40 cal conversion kit was available. It included the slide and barrel and possibly the spring? He was offering for me to purchase it right over the phone. He also said only "newer" models purchased within the last 10 years.
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Ahh but you're now talking a $300+ exchange kit all I have to do is change a barrel @ $150 and a little less a piece.

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Yup, that's what was offered. I'm still considering it but I think I'll just get a whole different gun for that price.

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Yup, that's what was offered. I'm still considering it but I think I'll just get a whole different gun for that price.
That's the reason I went with the 40. 226 all I gotta do is swap out barrels and the cost per barrel is pocket change compared to what they want for the calibre exchange kit.
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Probably would have done the same if I'd known about the conversion capability.

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Probably would have done the same if I'd known about the conversion capability.
I must admit I got lucky and ran into an article about the ability to just swap out barrels just before I bought mine.Otherwise I was gonna buy the Gadsden which I think only came in a 9.Nothing wrong with a 9 I just like the ability to swap out to a different caliber.I definitely like the fact that 9mm is less expensive to run.
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