Added a "new" Sig to my collection
Lately I have been thinking that I should get a good, quality made higher capacity 9mm to add to my collection. My S&W Sigma has been in this role for years now. I did send it back and Smith made the trigger better, but it still isn't ideal, its okay to shoot, but not spectacular. Still, that pistol gets shot a fair amount.
So the other day I was looking at my favorite gun store's flier online, and saw that they had a batch of police trade in Sig 226's in 9mm going for $450. I've bought other police trade ins through them, and all have been great for me. Some finish wear on the outside usually, but solid shooters without any mechanical problems. So I made a call so they would hold one for me, and drove up to get it a few days back.
And I was very pleasantly surprised with this batch. The one I selected has very little finish wear, but there is some around the front of the slide and muzzle. And one chip in the finish on the rear of the frame under the hammer, and two on the frontstrap where you can see metal. So, a little used, but definitely something I can live with for the price. It is marked "Made in W. Germany" and has the German Nitro proof marks. It also has the pinned breech block of older Sigs, and Trijicon night sights with plenty of life left in them. It also came with two 15 round magazines.
Over the weekend I had the chance to take it to the gun club, and run about 100 rounds through it. As I would expect it had 0 malfunctions, and performed flawlessly. Once I got the trigger down for the first shot, it started shooting very respectable groups at 7 yards. I am actually considering running this pistol in some IDPA this year, and possibly using it for my carry gun when I get more rounds through it. I like shooting it that much.
Pics will get put up later tonight. But, if you have a local store that gets police trade ins, they are usually worth a look, as long as you can deal with the fact that it isn't brand new.