P226 .40 - conversion kit

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by Ara, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Ara

    Ara New Member

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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

    Thank you,

    Ara





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  2. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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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.
     

  3. Ara

    Ara New Member

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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.

    Thanks.

    Ara
     
  4. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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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.
     
  5. Ara

    Ara New Member

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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 !!!
     
  6. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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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.
     
  7. saejosh

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    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
     
  8. armoredmetal

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    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.
     
  9. Tidalforce79

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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.
     
  10. Clem

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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.
     
  11. Ara

    Ara New Member

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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.

    Ara
     
  12. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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  13. JRSKYGUY

    JRSKYGUY New Member

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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.
     
  14. SigArmored

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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.
     
  15. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    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.
     
  16. SigArmored

    SigArmored New Member

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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.
     
  17. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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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.
     
  18. SigArmored

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    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.
     
  19. capto56

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    Probably would have done the same if I'd known about the conversion capability.
     
  20. SigArmored

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    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.