Need help with desicion on new sig

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by jmckinzie, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. jmckinzie

    jmckinzie New Member

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    So I'm in the market for a new sig and while I have wanted a sig p226 in 40 s&w for awhile I was at my local gun shop and they had a 2022 and idk much about them never shot that particular model and it's priced better than the 226 so what if any differences and advantages or disadvantages of both
    P.s it will be used for conceal carry and self defense and also my wife will be shooting it some so which one would be better for that as well
     
  2. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    2 different weapons. I believe the 2022 is a 3.9" barrel and a polymer frame while the 226 is 5" and a steel frame; big difference. Both are great firearms. I'd try them both if you have a chance. Other than that, think about your use; lighter + smaller= easier to carry. And remember that with a lighter weight frame usually comes more felt recoil.

    You can't go wrong with a SIG either way you go.
     

  3. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    I have a 226 and I think it's too large to carry, unless you have baggy clothes and don't mind the weight. I don't know anything about the 2022.
     
  4. jmckinzie

    jmckinzie New Member

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    Well right now I carry around my 1911 it was my wife's grand dads and has that sentimental value to it so the size isn't gonna worry me cuz cuz even tho it's concealed u can still see it some times and lets people no do mess with me lol
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Well the 226 is full sized like the 1911, maybe a tad shorter, but larger capacity.

    If you want something for concealed carry check out the SIG P229 its roughly the Same pistol as a P226 but shorter overall and shorter barrel.
     
  6. capto56

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    My dad has the p229 .40 single stack for carry. He loves it. It's a lot smaller and holds 7+1 I believe.
     
  7. thatguy510

    thatguy510 New Member

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    I have a 2022 in 9mm and it is by far once of the most accurate firearms that I own. It's my everyday carry. For the price, you can't get anything better.
     
  8. dogwalk

    dogwalk New Member

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    Sig 226

    I looked at the 2022 but was not comfortable with it. I have a 229 in 357 Sig Cal. and love it. Just the right size and very nice to shoot and carries well. Had a226 years ago but like the 229 better. Try them both if you can. I carried a 1911 for years but now the Glock is my daily companion. Good luck and safe shooting. Dogwalk
     
  9. jmckoy

    jmckoy New Member

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    The 2022 is a great gun. Comes in a cardboard box, only 1 mag, and not many bells and whistles, but it has the quality you expect with Sig. Can't beat a price point like that on a Sig.
     
  10. P_town

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    IMO the p220 is where its at when it comes to Sigs. Single stack .45 double single action and a decocker. Great handgun
     
  11. jmckinzie

    jmckinzie New Member

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    Well I love the .45 best round IMO but my wife needs to be comfortable with it also not just me if it was up to me I'd be another dirty Harry with my .44mag but that's just not in the cards so to say so I'm lookin at a .40 and I'm leaning towards the 2022 cuz of the price difference but we'll see a buddy of mine owns one in 9mm so I'm gonna see how it shoots
     
  12. Phelenwolf

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    The 229 is not a single stack. You maybe talking about the P239 which is a great CCW pistol as well. I have the 226/229/239 all in 9mm. Looking at getting the P224 and P938 as well. I might get the P238 for a back up, not sure yet.


    One day a LONG time ago, I made the mistake of teaching my wife to shoot. It was a few days after we started dating. I took her out to the range with my Sig P220 .45 and a Taurus Model 92 9mm. She had a good time as did I, but I lost my P220 that day.

    She loved the way it handled and shot. I was surprised that she shot the .45 so well. Especially in such a large pistol.
     
  13. capto56

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    Yep, you got me there. I meant the 239
     
  14. Thebiker

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    Phelenwolf, I feel your pain. Lost my Ruger Mini 30 that way. Finished sighting in the scope at 100 yds, handed it to my wife and told her to shoot at 3 bowling pins at @ 125 yds. 3 shots, 3 pins down and she thanked me for HER new rifle.

    She also likes to drawn :) on targets with my STI 1911 (45acp). If she didn't think it was too heavy to carry, she'd have stolen it too:eek:.

    The upside to this abuse is she is at the range every week with her Sig P238 keeping her rounds primarily with the 9 ring at 7 yds. God help the fool that scares her:D.
     
  15. Phelenwolf

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    Your wife sounds like mine. She is deadly with my Sig P-226/9. She is a nightmare with my P-239. The Range Safety Officer where she works always ask her if she is mad when she shoots. Because her 1st shot is ALWAYS low center and I mean LOW CENTER.

    It makes me laugh until she gets mad then I start thinking.......
     
  16. locutus

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    I love the 220. Shoot it a lot.

    But I carry the 226 or 239 in 9MM daily.
     
  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The recoil of a .40 is actually more unpleasant than a .45.

    I would strongly suggest a 9MM if she has issues with the .45

    And anything you can't stop with a 9MM, you won't stop with a .45 or .40.
     
  18. 4sig

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    I have both a P226 and a P239 in 9mm. Both are great firearms. The 226 is a full size while the 239 I'd a good carry gun. Keep in mind they are not composites so relatively heavy. The weight dampens the recoil so easy to era quire the target for repeat shots. The are also among the easiest to field strip for cleaning. Custom service is great. Also 9mm ammo is among the least expensive.
     
  19. Phelenwolf

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    The P229 is also a great Sig pistol. The extra weight of the pistol also allows for faster follow up shots. I am looking forward to getting the new Sig P224 in 9mm.
     
  20. russ346

    russ346 New Member

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    P229 is a great weapon have one I love it also have P220 45 both are great shooters