New addition - Sig P226 SCT in 9mm

New addition - Sig P226 SCT in 9mm

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    New addition - Sig P226 SCT in 9mm

    Took the plunge today and brought home a brand new (built 9/25/07) Sig P226 SCT.

    Until I can get my own pics, I'll steal Sig's:



    Have to wait until tomorrow to hit the range with it, though. Stripped it, cleaned it and lubed it. Now, it's mocking me from the safe.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    Now, it's mocking me from the safe.....
    I hate it when they do that!

    I'm torn between the 229 SCT and 229 Elite, I can't figure our which is better, getting the SRT from the get go, or getting for higher cap mags and doing the SRT myself....

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    Congrats. Great high quality firearm. Ultra reliable and accurate.
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    The P226 is an excellent gun... I'm sure you will have many years together.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
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    Nice gun.

    Now that I have one Sig, I want more. They're like crack.

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    Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    Nice gun.

    Now that I have one Sig, I want more. They're like crack.
    That's the nice thing about Sigs...they don't crack ;-)

    I have a P230, a P226(40), a P228, and a P220.

    The 228 is a very smooth shooting pistol as is the 220, which is my CCW gun most of the time.

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    Nice purchase Matt - I'll stick my neck out and say that you have a pleasurable shoot session ahead

    My 226 ST is EDC, the 228 gets much use for practice and the 220 is a very good .45 platform for me. Love em all.
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    Well, the 226 stopped mocking me from the safe this morning.... :)

    Went to the range with an assortment of ammo - 250 rounds of Remingtion / UMC 115gr ball, some Federal HST 124gr +p JHP and some HST 147gr JHP.

    Feeding / firing / extraction / ejection was utterly boring. Every single time the trigger was pulled, the gun went bang, the brass went flying, and the next round went into the chamber with no fuss. Exactly what I like to see a pistol do. And pretty much what I expected from a Sig.

    It will take me some time to get used to the DA/SA transition again. I spent some time practicing DA shots, and it is coming along.

    The TruGlo TFO front sight is quite nice. Just enough overhead light in the shooting booth to make it pop nicely against the target. Very easy to acquire for follow-up shots.

    The 20 round magazines are nice, but I think I'll snag a flush fit for carry with a 20 rounder on the belt.

    The pistol was quite accurate. Easily printed two full 20 round magazines inside a 3" circle at 21 feet. Shot a touch up and right at first, adjusted my grip a bit and sorted that right out.

    A couple issues did crop up, both of which are shooter related:

    1. Need to get used to the trigger reset. It is a bit longer than the reset on my M&P, and I short-stroked the trigger a couple times during rapid fire. No worries here, just need to shoot it some more. Oh, hurt me.

    2. I have a tendency to ride the slide release. Just force of habit from the 1911 - the thumb just wants to sneak up there of it's own volition. Again, the cure would seem to be to shoot it some more.

    Breakdown on the Sigs is very easy. Clear the pistol, lock the slide back, re-check for clear, rotate the takedown lever down, ease the slide forward and off the gun. Remove the spring and guide, and pull the barrel out. Piece of cake.

    Going to devote some time to dry-fire practice this evening, and might hit the range again tomorrow.

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    There ya go Matt - painless eh

    True enough, the manual of arms takes a wee bit of familiarization - practice does that as I think you're finding already.

    Trigger reset - yep - another thing to accomodate and ... the DA/SA aspect - I put in a lot of practice with mine on DA initially - shoot one, decock - shoot again etc. Then progress to double taps - so that DA to SA transition can be aquired.

    These days I don't find I notice that a whole lot any more but am not surprised if my first shot goes a tad high and left ... not enough to worry about tho for me.

    Take down - yeah, that's a breeze
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    OK, I don't have to rely on Sig's pics anymore.

    The new addition, with a few targets from yesterday:


    Added the Hogue rubber grips, and they help keep my thumb off the slide release. The rubber grips are just a touch wider just below the release, and my thumb seems content there.


    This was 20 rounds (in 2 mags of 10). The two low hits were the DA shots. Still need to work on that. Target was ~25 feet downrange.


    10 rounds SA, about 25 feet downrange.


    10 rounds all DA, same distance.

    I think I might have to adjust the sights slightly to move the groups to the left a tad. I want to shoot it some more before I do that, though, to make sure it's not just a getting used to the gun issue.

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    You got to love Sig quality.
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    Absolutely. Getting used to the DA/SA transition for quick pairs. MTAC is in the mail.

    Overall, I'm quite happy with the purchase. I like the TruGlo front sight - very nice with some overhead light at the range.

    I'm not quite ready to carry it yet - but another couple range sessions and I think I'll be there. Want to get the DA/SA transition committed to muscle memory a bit more solidly first.

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    Congrats Matt! You'll like it more and more as you shoot it.

    I just ordered a Sig 220 Nitron Carry w/DA/SA yesterday; it should be in tomorrow. I had to think long and hard about the DAK version. I have a 226 and 229 with DAKs and they've about spoiled me. But I also like having the option of firing DA or cocking and firing SA.

    I think you'll discover as I have the DA to SA thing isn't the monster some would have us believe. I'm bettin' you'll master it quickly.
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    Got my order of paper IDPA practice targets in, and took a few to the range for some practice today.

    Shooting 2 to the body, one to the head, decock and return to ready (range won't let people shoot from holsters normally) at 7 yards.

    Got nice and smooth, and did ten repetitions. Ended up zero down.

    Gotta love that.

    Shot some off-hand and one handed doubles at 7 yards. 2 down out of 20 rounds.

    Gonna shoot a practice match tomorrow night, and then a small local on Thursday (which will be my first actual match).

    Should be fun.

    Loving the 226. Just a great pistol. Accurate and boringly reliable.

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