New Sig 226 Enhanced Elite. Breakin?

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    New Sig 226 Enhanced Elite. Breakin?

    So i just took delivery of my new P226 tonight and plan to head to the range tomorrow. What prep should I do prior to going? And is there a prescribed break in procedure? I could find nothing in the manual about either.


    And what is the T shaped tool it came with, again no mention in the manual?
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    With all new guns you should field strip and give it a good clean and lube per Sigs recommendations.
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    The T-shaped tool is needed if you ever need to remove the grips.

    I almost bought a P226 Enhanced Elite but the old saying "you snooze you lose" comes into play here...so I got the P229 EE 9mm. It's an awesome pistol.

    Just lube up the rails with that TW25b that came with the gun and shoot the crap out of it. That gun comes standard with the SRT (short reset trigger) which is a great addition and makes double taps a breeze. Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    With all new guns you should field strip and give it a good clean and lube per Sigs recommendations.
    Yup! that has worked for all my Sigs. Never had a problem with any of the guns.

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    I'd do as mentioned above and include rapidly racking the slide 50 or so times...
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    None of my Sigs have ever shown there was a need for any "break-in", other than pre-range cleaning....
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    Where are the pictures ?

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    Congrats:) Make sure to get you a can of High Temp Grease from autozone or wherever, and hit it up.

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    Guess i should have mentioned that it will be converted to frog lube after today. I have 100 rds to run today to verify is operating properly. Then I will convert to FL tonight.

    I just didn't know if it would need a shoot and clean process every few rounds like a precision target rifle does to copper load the barrel.

    Thanks for the tip on the T tool for the grips. Never would have guessed. They should put that in the manual.

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    Guess I forgot. Clean, then pictures. Check.

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    Here ya go. Brand spanking new Sig P226 Enhanced Elite. Virgin, never been fired.
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    Nice. I used to have a 226 Stainless Elite 9mm, and was it a shooter!

    But it was also a cannonball, and tried to drop my britches for me everywhere I went. So it morphed into a Gen 4 19, many mags, a Sparks SSII, and a lot of ammo.

    Wish I had bought the EE like yours. Would probably still have it.

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    I am on my 7th Sig. I just clean them, grease them and head for the range. They just work all the time but like to be wet. I use the same grease that Sig includes with their new guns. I like it and use it for all my guns. Oil tends to evaporate too fast but grease stays put much longer. No need to break in a Sig in my experience. Never had a problem with one except for my P238 and that was fixed with their new magazine design.

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