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Old 09-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #21
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If it's a carry piece I'd go for a P228 or P229.

My P228 - old and carried a lot

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I'd also go for a 9mm over a .40 - I do not care for .40 cal.

I like 9 mm or if you need something bigger a .45 - both calibers shoot better than .40 IMHO

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Own the P226 in 9mm and love it. Have shot the 226 in .40 as well, just never cared for that caliber....but that's a personal preference.

As to everyday carry, I carried mine concealed daily for a couple of years (now carry a 1911 stainless commander). Comes down to the rig you use. I carry my P226 in a Crossbreed IWB clipped onto a double-layer full grain belt (mine happens to be an Ariat, yes the boot people) that both holster & leather companies make. Don't skimp on the belt or the holster and anything within REASON can be comfortably carried. JMHO YMMV
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I had a 228 in 9mm and a 229 in 357 sig. My former PD issued 226's in 9mm and the State Police here use the 40 version. They are smooth, accurate, reliable, simple, and tough. They are also bulky and heavy.
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I'm currently thinking of buying a 226 as well. I was looking at a Sig 1911 Carry Scorpion that I really like but, I want a 9mm because the ammo is a lot cheaper then .40 (I currently shoot a Glock 23). I also saw they make a 226 and 229 Scorpion.
So, I could get the 1911 and convert my Glock to 9mm for $175, or get the 226 Scorpion in 9mm.

Also, I was researching a bit, and maybe I'm missing something but, the 226 is around $800-$900, and a .22 conversion is around $300, for a total of $1100-1200.

A 226 Classic .22 is around $550 and a 9mm conversion is $300, for a total of $850.

It's the same gun correct? I couldn't get the Scorpion model if I go with the Classic .22 but I end up with the same gun with both barrels for $400 less. Am I missing something?
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I'm thinking about getting the sig p226 in a 40. For both me and my mom I checked one out today and held it and it felt amazing smooth and clean thinking about making it a home defense weapon and my mom will carry hers what do you guys think?
The 226 is an excellent pistol. It was on my short list when I went hunting for a 9mm.
As a HD/SD pistol, I suspect it will do nicely for you.
For carry, the 226 is a bit much, IMHO. It's a full sized service pistol that was never intended for concealed carry. While it can be CC'd if needed, there are much better options for CC pistols just in the just in Sig Sauer family (P229 & P239 come immediately to mind.)

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We have both shot 40. And love that caliber it has more stoping power than a 9 and were more comfortable with the 40.
Stopping power (9 vs. .40) is a never ending debate that I refuse to delve into, other than to say the differences are more theoretical than tangible.
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I have a MK25. It fits my hand perfectly when I reach for it in the holster.(ergonomics) It can be easily concealed, you just have to dress around the gun. I find it more comfortable to carry than a fullsize 1911. A very good shooter also.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #27
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Default Sig 226 is not for conealed carry

I have several 226's; they are my favorite semi-
However they are full sized, heavy autos and are not in my opinion good candidates for concealed carry.
If you are partial to Sig weapons perhaps you might consider the smaller Sig 239 or even the micro- P 938.
In Texas we are not allowed to carry externally. During summer I often have the P 928 in a pocket holster and during winter carry the 239 in a IWB holster.
There are a multitude of good carry candiates that you and your mother should consider; as much as I like Sigs I would offer that the 226 should not make your list.
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Here's my Sig P239

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I will never get rid of my 229 .40!
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I have been CCW carrying my 226 357Sig forever, well since they came out. I love it.
I also CCW carry my 226 9mm. I understand why some people might think it's pretty big to carry, but it depends on the body type of the carrier. I also carry a full size 1911, and while it may be noticeably thinner than the 226, it is also noticeably heavier. At 6'3", 250lbs. I can slip my 226 into a Crossbreed SuperTuck, and carry it all day without ever feeling uncomfortable or failing to conceal. I think what you can carry comfortably depends on how much of yourself you're already carrying comfortably. :-)
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