Sig sauer p226?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Sig9mm, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Sig9mm

    Sig9mm New Member

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    Im looking for a good target pistol and while doing research I discovered the p226 in 9mm and all the videos I have watched on the gun seem to be very positive. Let me know if you guys think this would be a good target gun.
     
  2. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    Sig 226 and 229 are fantastic just about everything guns!!! Target, Home defense etc!! I would say Glock 19 and 17 are on par with them. The glocks run $150-$200 cheaper (or more)
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    The 226 is a great gun and you won't be disappointed with it. When you get a minute stop by the intro section and tell everyone a little bit about yourself.
     
  4. drvsafe

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    I just got a 229 E2 with a SRT, love it. 250 rounds through it with not a single issue. My nephew has a 226 and feels the same. I prefer the 226 for the size, it fits my hand like a glove with the new ergo grips.

    I shot about a dozen pistols before settling on the Sig. Even put a few hundred rounds through a Glock 19, great pistol, but not for me. The Sig is better balanced IMO.

    My one complaint is I don't love the Nitron finish, it scratches quite easily. But other than that, I love my Sig

    I bought my 229 brand new for $656, with Sig night sights and the SRT, which I strongly favor over the standard reset trigger. PM me if you're interested, I'll point you in the right direction.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The sigs are good, solid, reliable pistols. Combat accurate, plus. My only complaints are the high bore axis that gives them a bit more flip than some other pistols in the same caliber, and the expense of their mags.
     
  6. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I've shot XDs and M&Ps; compared to those the Sig's bore axis is moderate and IMHO quite manageable. I personally had a serious issue with bore axis on the XDM, I had a great deal on one and passed due to it.

    I personally found the Sig very comfortable in that regard, then again I am not comfortable shooting a Glock which is a nice low bore axis.

    Mags ain't cheap that's the truth...
     
  7. billt

    billt New Member

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    I have a couple of Sig P-226's. A P-226 SCT, and a Stainless Elite. Both are good, accurate, solid running guns. Sig builds a quality weapon for the price. Mine have had several thousand rounds down the pipe, and I honestly can't remember one single FTF or FTE with either of them. They can be a bit pricey, especially the Stainless Elite, but it is a beautiful, well crafted weapon. Some people prefer the P-229 with it's slightly shorter barrel, but I've always prefered a full size gun to the shorter models. As always your mileage may vary.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Very nearly perfect!:p
     
  9. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    The P226 is a great gun. I have one in .357 Sig that is a great shooter.
    However, I would not recommend the P226 in .357 Sig as a target
    pistol. The ammo is just too expensive.
     
  10. eric1229

    eric1229 New Member

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    I have a sig p226 dak in 40 s&w and is a sweet gun. Extremely accurate n eats wutever i wanna feed it. No regrets wutsoever. Shot many a pistols and this is at the top. SIG SAUR: to hell and back reliability!!!
     
  11. eric1229

    eric1229 New Member

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    Also my sig p226 can convert to a 357 sig by swaping the barell too. Uses same mag, must a barell swap, never dun it tho
     
  12. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    The Sig P226 is one of the most reliable, proven handguns ever made. You cannot go wrong with it.
     
  13. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    You just have to wrap your head around the price...
     
  14. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I will wrap my head around the cost of a Sig every time. Quality counts, especially if my or my kids lives are on the line.
     
  15. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    True, I got mine for a great price, had I not I don't think I would have bought one...
     
  16. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    What's a great price? I'm curious if I got a good deal or not on mine
     
  17. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    I buy mine at the LE rate...honestly not sure what a great price is outside of that.
     
  18. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    What's le rate?
     
  19. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    The law enforcement price. I'll have to look at my last receipt to know the exact amount.
     
  20. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    Gotchya. I bought mine new for $750. I cant say it's good or bad but from what I researched online I felt it was a feasible price for a high quality gun