Sig p226

This is a discussion on Sig p226 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a new P226 enroute, and I wonder how you folks carry yours. This is my first pistol, since I started carrying full time, ...

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    Sig p226

    I have a new P226 enroute, and I wonder how you folks carry yours. This is my first pistol, since I started carrying full time, with a hammer. Do most of you carry cocked and locked, or do you carry with the hammer down.
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    Unless there is a variant out of which I am unaware, you may want to do a little more research. The P226 is a traditional DA/SA with a decocker and no manual safety. The proper way to carry that gun is loaded, chambered and de-cocked.

    To my knowledge there is no way to carry it "C & L" as there is no safety with which to "Lock" it.
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    Thanks for the reply. That answers my question. I guess you can tell that I am new to SIGs.

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    The classic Sig is a wonderful handgun. It is more accurate that most who shoot them. They are generally reliable and easy to maintain.

    You should be happy with it. Just practice that DA to SA transition.

    Oh, and be sure to get a good, stiff gunbelt. That is a fairy heavy gun and requires some decent support to carry comfortably all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Unless there is a variant out of which I am unaware, you may want to do a little more research. The P226 is a traditional DA/SA with a decocker and no manual safety. The proper way to carry that gun is loaded, chambered and de-cocked.

    To my knowledge there is no way to carry it "C & L" as there is no safety with which to "Lock" it.
    The Sig P220 SAO and the P238 are the only variants I am aware of that can be carried C&L'd

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    Yes, I have a pretty good belt, but I really need to get a better one. I have been carrying Glocks, full size S&W M&Ps and Walthers for a while now. The only one that causes a problem is the Glock 20, but it is a big gun. My belt is the "double duty" from Cabela's.

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    Well Done on your new sig!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Yes, I have a pretty good belt, but I really need to get a better one. I have been carrying Glocks, full size S&W M&Ps and Walthers for a while now. The only one that causes a problem is the Glock 20, but it is a big gun. My belt is the "double duty" from Cabela's.
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    The P226 was my first handgun as well. It's a very fine firearm. It's accurate, reliable, and quite sturdy. That said, mine has been relegated to home defense duty. It's simply too much handgun for concealed carry (for me). I find the G19 easier to tote around with the same number of rounds and the same caliber with at least the same reliability. I will also carry my Kimber Ultra or a S&W 642 snubbie depending on circumstances, weather, and dress.

    I will carry the P226 on occasion, but those occasions are few and far between for me now.

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    There are a couple of 226 variants with C&L capability, but they're pricey and probably now what the OP is talking about, but as a general FYI....

    P226 X-Five


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    The X5 Tactical has often intrigued me, and the Short & Smart would be mine if I ever felt like paying $3K for a Sig

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    great great gun. a bit I a horse though. heavy and thick. it'll take some getting use to.

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    congrats on the sig
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    the manual is on line

    time spent with it ( is time lost from DC but....) while you are waiting for
    delivery of the gun may be useful.
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    Great gun. Chambered and de-cocked for carry.

    Practice that double action pull. Dry fire the snot out of it to get used to it. It's a little bit of a learning curve coming from Glocks etc... Once you get used to it, you'll love that gun. Congrats

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    Excellent choice. I have an older 226 that serves as a range and practice gun. As kb said above, dry-fire it a lot to get used to that DA pull. What I also do a lot at the range is draw or come up to the ready position, fire a DA shot, decock, and repeat. Since after the first shot it goes to SA, I don't think people practice the first DA shot enough.

    Many people seem to have issues with the transition from DA to SA. I have never had a problem with it. Just practice and you should find it to be a great shooter.
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