Sig P226 Issues.

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ArmedVet, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. ArmedVet

    ArmedVet New Member

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    Does anyone have poor accuracy from their p226? My shoots where all over the place. This was using 115gr federal ball ammo from a rest. Someone told that they had the same problem until they changed to 124gr ammo. Does anyone know if there's any truth to that.... Looking for any input.
     
  2. Thebiker

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    I've had a P226 for a couple of years and never had any accuracy issues (that weren't caused by me). I have shot PMC, Remington and Federal 115g FMJ with no problems.

    I also reload and use 115g Ranier bullets with no issues. Obviously YMMV.

    My self-defense rounds are 124g Gold Sabers, also no problems.
     

  3. CipsterX

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    Sigs have combat sights and your sight picture should be as follows

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    Own a 229 and it's dead on every time
     
  4. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    How experienced are you at handgun firing, do you get good accuracy with other pistols?
     
  5. tacticalfun

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    Also have one in the house and would put my family in its hands every time
     
  6. ArmedVet

    ArmedVet New Member

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    With my Kimber TLE I don't have any issues. Nor with my Glocks, XDs, or M&Ps. Only with this Sig.
     
  7. ArmedVet

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    I even used a rest. I'm gonna let my gunsmith shoot it tomorrow and see what he thinks.
     
  8. RustyShackleford101

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    So you've only used one load
     
  9. niteglock

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    I have the elite dark 226 9mm and I am on the money from about 20 feet but after that, my shots are all over the place. I took off the adjustable sights and put the original sig sights on and gonna see how it does from longer ranges with those. I had the TFO sights on it but they didn't fit that model right. Sucked because I loved those sights. So I sold em. I do have a G21 and a M9 that I am very accurate with up to 75 feet. The M9 shoots like a dream. And I think I'm better with the 21 because it's a heavier bullet. ???? But yeah, I'm in the same boat as u. Still trying to master the sig because I can't sell it, I love and always wanted a sig. Huh, as long as I can get a head shot from short range I'm content with it.
     
  10. capto56

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    Yea :) I love those tfo sights. Thanks. I can't shoot that great yet but it's my first handgun so give me a little break. A p226. Feels great in my hand though.
     
  11. Tackleberry1

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    At what distance?

    I've had my 226 .40 since 04 with no issues and impeccable accuracy, however, it is a handgun, so if your rest shooting it 100 yards don't be surprised that your not getting clover leaf shot groups.

    Personally, any pisto that will ring a 6" steel plate at 25 yards consistently is plenty accurate enough.

    Tack
     
  12. niteglock

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    Your welcome. That's the reason I like this forum, cool people to talk and help out.
     
  13. bigrock44

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    That is usually the issue with accuracy most shooters experience. Most time shooting take place no more than 25 feet away. So for the most part we as shooters will practice at "normal" distances. But a lot of time shooters will approach longer ranged pistol shots the same way they approach normal distanced shots. Even the types of ammo we use reacts differently at longer distances.
     
  14. Tackleberry1

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    Exactly...sounds like the guy who watched "Lethal Weapon" when he was 8 years old and now thinks his new M9 is defective because he can't shoot a perfect smiley :) face at 25 yards like Mel Gibson did?:rolleyes:

    Tack
     
  15. nickel1911

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    I'm very interested in this thread. I'm looking to add a sig to my collection too. Hopefully it's just shooter error that can be corrected with a little guidance and practice
     
  16. CipsterX

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    image-4010180686.jpg

    Federal American Eagle 124 grain 9mm para sig229 from 25 yards this is my best target so far with this pistol from that distance.
     
  17. RustyShackleford101

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    I've been shooting sigs for a while, I've never had issues. I usually use hand loaded rounds.
     
  18. niteglock

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    Wasn't sayin I was trying to re enact a movie scene. I just said I was very accurate with it. ALL shots in movies are fake.
     
  19. RustyShackleford101

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    What about my home movies, I use live ammo
     
  20. Overkill0084

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    I would definitely try different brands and bullet weights. FWIW, I've found that Wal-Mart Federal (9mm & .45 acp) isn't particularly accurate compared to any number of other brands. WWB & PMC grouped noticeably better for me with my pistols.
    I've been told that many European pistols are optimized for use with 124 gr ammo. Whether it's true, I couldn't say. No harm in experimenting.