SIG P226 Navy history

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by machelis, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. machelis

    machelis New Member

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    I picked up my first pistol a few weeks ago and have only put about 100 rounds down range, but I love the thing.

    I was just checking out some websites and I noticed that my P226 has all the tell-tale signs of being a Navy model, except the anchor etching. I was wondering if anyone knows if the pre-2004 models had the stamp or just the newer ones with the rails.

    It has the U ahead of the serial number, the contrast sights, it looks like it has the phosphate internals, but no anchor.

    Anyone have any insight?

    Thanks.
     

  2. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Now you've got me scratching my head. I'm a retired Navy weapons guy who owns a lawn business and still have no idea what phosphate internals are.
     
  3. machelis

    machelis New Member

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    Parkerization. The internals are parkerized since they were made to be near the sea.

    As for pics, it's just a SIGARMS P226 with these 'special features'.

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    Contrast sights:
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  4. f451

    f451 New Member

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    Sig

    The Sig you have may be a P 226 C (combat) Model. Here is the info on them.

    P226 Combat

    Like the P220 Combat before it, the two models, P226 Combat and P226 Combat TB (Threaded Barrel), are available in DA/SA. Their frames are "Flat Dark Earth" in compliance with the Combat Pistol program. The Combat model comes with night sights, a Nitron-finished slide and barrel, fore slide serrations, and a military standard M1913 Picatinny rail as well as phosphate coated internals. The TB model features an extra 0.6 in (1.5 cm) on the barrel, and external threads to accept a suppressor

    I have a first generation P229 in .40 cal and the only gripe I hjave is that its heavy for concealed carry. If you are using a duty concealed carry, you can't beat it unless you go to a .45 cal.. Accuracy is a drop of4 inches at 100 yards and the 185 grain loads are the same as I carry in my Combat Elite, they are just twice as fast, 1500-1700 fps. You can also change the barrel out and use the same mags, springs etc., and drop the .357 sig barrel. 9mm bullet at twice its normal velocity, 1 inch drop at 100 yards.

    By the way, I have my sights set at 50 so this explains the short drop at 100.

    Good luck and If that Sig fits your hand, you are gonna love it!