How about this as a CCW?

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    I really like this as potential carry gun http://sigarms.com/Products/ShowCata...ctDetails.aspx categoryid=7&productid=202#specs. I am thinking about this in a 9mm, its holds 20 rounds. With a spare mag thats 41 rounds of 9mm. I really like the feel of the 226, and getting more confidence of 9mm round day by day. Does anyone know what the 226 SCT was designed for? I can pick one up for about 900 OTD.

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    The 220 SCT was designed to be sold, all they changed was the mag capacity (by giving you a bigger mag) put on a TFO front sight, regular Sig rear night sight and add front cocking serrations . Look at the cost of a regular 226 and see if the cost of a bigger mag is worth it.

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    Hmm strangely enough i also have confidince in the 9mm round . With this being said i also have confidince in a single stack mag that at most holds 8 rounds .

    You sir may not be a troll , but if not your post is not far from trolling . If you truely feel you need that many rounds avalable i suggest you choose another caliber . If you think the 9 will do the job well then mag capacity is a non issue .
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    The 226 is a full size handgun, but from the looks of the 226 SCT it is a larger than full size handgun. Personally, I feel the normal 226 is a little too big to carry, but I know others that do carry that size gun.

    I would see if you can find a range that might have one of these to rent and shoot it before you buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy97 View Post
    The 226 is a full size handgun, but from the looks of the 226 SCT it is a larger than full size handgun. Personally, I feel the normal 226 is a little too big to carry, but I know others that do carry that size gun.

    I would see if you can find a range that might have one of these to rent and shoot it before you buy it.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Except for the magazine it's the 226SCT is the exact same size as a regular 226R, the mag tube of the SCT is just longer. The SCT has the exact same dimensions (without mag) and unloaded weight as a 226R

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    I'm pretty sure all I need is my P-220!
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    lol thumper , as i am sure all i need is my p9 kahr or p7 hk , both single stack 9s .
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    I wasn't sure I had enough with 4 gun trucks, 2 Mk 19s, 2 M2s, 19 various assault rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers, and B1s on station...

    If VegasSig wants more rounds, and is able to carry them, why would we possibly give him grief about it? It's his pistol, his life, his decision... If there is certainly nothing inherently wrong with the platform (and I doubt that there is, considering that it's basically a P226), then why the put downs and why not the constructive replies?
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    I have been carrying my 226 all week, and I haven't had a problem with it. Of course, I don't know that I feel undergunned with 31 rounds of 9mm. If I did, I'd just carry another spare magazine. It seems that you're going to pay about $100 for the extra rounds. Buy the regular 226 and you will have enough money to buy extra magazines and the ammo to fill them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    ...It seems that you're going to pay about $100 for the extra rounds. Buy the regular 226 and you will have enough money to buy extra magazines and the ammo to fill them all.
    Exactly the point I was trying to make.

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    It sure doesnt look very concealable with that mag extension hanging out.
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    You can get 20 round mags for the P226 now and I believe the same mags work for the P228 as well.

    The P226 was my second carry gun, after I carried a revolver for a year. It's really too big to be carried comfortably in any weather and any style of clothing. Winter OWB, great... summer IWB, not so much.

    I now use a P225 for EDC. Smaller, lighter, same round AND it's the same manual of arms as the P226. The P250 which should be out soon has interesting potential as well.

    If 17ds of 9mm can't solve my problem then 35 (or 41) rounds probably won't either and it's time to call for close air support or un@ss the AO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasSIG View Post
    I really like this as potential carry gun http://sigarms.com/Products/ShowCata...ctDetails.aspx categoryid=7&productid=202#specs. I am thinking about this in a 9mm, its holds 20 rounds. With a spare mag thats 41 rounds of 9mm. I really like the feel of the 226, and getting more confidence of 9mm round day by day. Does anyone know what the 226 SCT was designed for? I can pick one up for about 900 OTD.
    Gee, I feel "outdated" as I carry a "sixshooter" off-duty with a 5-Shot J-Frame as a bug. I do carry a reaload for each gun though, bringing my total number of rounds up to 22.

    On-Duty it's a different story. I carry the "bottomfeeder" they issue me and the M4 as well as the Shotgun.

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    20 rounders are nice to have, but the standard 226 will get the job done as is..

    We carried the old model 226's with one 15 rounder in the tube and 2 20 rounders on the belt for years, basically as there was no back up around.

    DEA lab busters use to carry the 226 with 20 rounders as their main issue pistol always look great in photo ops

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