Sig 226

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by DavidB, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    I'm in the market for a sig 226. Gun will be used mostly for target shooting, occasional competition, as well as bedside. I think it's a sound choice and reputable manufacturer but would appreciate any input from people that have owned one. This gun will not be used for concealed carry, as I carry a j-frame, and I'm leaning towards 9mm due to ammo price. Thanks
     
  2. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    That was the first SA pistol that I bought & I've never been sorry. They have been changed a bit since then, but were/are well made, reliable, accurate & dependable. Try handling one if possible to see if the grip feels right & points naturally. If it passes that test, I really doubt that you'll be disappointed.

    {heh, I beat the Glock-boys AND the 1911-boys!! :D}
     

  3. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    Well as far as the glock and 1911 guys, I'm trading a Kimber 1911 for the sig because it's a Kimber, and it's chambered in 9mm. I believe a 1911 should be chambered in .45, and a colt or Springfield. And as far as glock, I think they are great weapons but they don't fit my hand good at all. Much rather have an XD if I was shopping for a plastic gun. But I have nothing against glock other than my grip. Thanks for your thoughts on the sig
     
  4. TGReaper

    TGReaper New Member

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    I have owned a Glock Mod.34, excelent pistol,but it did not fit my hand well.
    I have 3 1911's 1 Colt .45 ,1 STI .45 1 STI 9 mm. All very good pistols and used a lot.
    For the uses that you describe I generally turn to my 226 E2 srt. I have 3 conversions for mine , .22, 9mm, and 40 S&W .
    Other than being ugly to look at this is the ideal ( for me) handgun.
    TGR
     
  5. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    The SIG 226 is my bedside gun.

    I own and enjoy 1911's, XD's, CZ's and a couple of wheel guns.

    The 226 while too thick for me to carry, is the only auto pistol I've owned that has NEVER malfunctioned.

    TACK
     
  6. billt

    billt New Member

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    I bought these 2 Sig 226's a while back. A 226 SCT, and a Stainless Elite. Both have been really good running weapons. The 226 SCT shipped with 4, 20 round magazines. I like the quality Sig builds into their guns.
     
  7. Leathermarshmallow

    Leathermarshmallow New Member

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    about a month ago, I got a P226 that was built in 1995. The finish was a little rough, but I am not worried about that. I have taken it to the range and fired about 400 rounds through it with absolutely no malfunctions. I love Sig handguns and this one is a keeper. I bought a mec gar 18 round mag for it and it works flawlessly. Sigs are the best!!!
     
  8. sweeper22

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    Sig's P226 is great. I've been fortunate enough to shoot a bunch of different metal 9mm service style pistols.
    There are three that I absolutely love:

    Browning Hi-Power
    CZ 75b
    Sig P226 (and 228/229/239 variants)

    If you like the feel of the P226, go for it. I suggest buying used or watching for sales. The average "brand new" prices can be pretty outlandish by comparison. Here's my P226, wearing its "nightstand gun" attire:

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  9. Junior966

    Junior966 New Member

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    Your not kidding on the price tag. The .P220 I just got is 2 tone with siglite night sights that came with a price tag of just over a grand and thats not including the viridian x5l gen 2 light laser combo that added another 400 and another 300 for the .22 conversion kit. I have like 1800 tied up in it. Prior to this 1 the last Sig I bought was in 2005. Was a 229 in .40 with Sig .357 kit and all stainless and paid just over 700 for it so the prices really have jumped over the yrs.
     
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