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Sig P226

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    Sig P226

    I'm lusting after one of these in 9mm.

    Does anybody carry one? {I know they ain't small!}

    Good guns? Never owned a Sig Sauer product..........

    Any experiences, good or bad, would be helpful.


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    Great gun.
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    great gun...it was my first gun I purchased after college....P226 9mm with "Made in W. Germany" stamped on the side. Put 25K rounds through it without any problems. Carried it IWB for a while with a sweatshirt or jacket over it. Unfortunately, it was stolen about 6 years later (residential burglary).

    SIG has a reputation of building solid guns. Check out SIGforum.com --A discussion forum for SIG enthusiasts You can find some deals there.

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    I often carry a 226 in 40 S&W

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    Sort of large

    I've had a Sig P226 in 9mm for about 10 years. At one time I bought a holster and experimented with carrying the gun. I found it to be somewhat large for carry, especially in the grip area. The slide is also fairly wide.

    Recently I got a Sig P239 in 9mm, which is very compact compared to the P226 and conceals much easier. It carries 8+1 rounds, many fewer than the P226 but adequate for my needs. So that is what I use now for 9mm carry.

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    Sigs are very fine handguns. I've shot some borrowed, but don't own one (yet). In my limited experience, they seem to be consistently solid performers and quite reliable. I'm not a big fan of a the double/single trigger set-up. But at least the SIG's doens't suck as bad as some...

    For an easy entry, try a look at a 225 from Dan's in Pennsylvania.

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    SIGs are great guns, and the 226 is great. If you can carry a 1911, you can sure carry a 226, although I think most folks would go for a 239 or 229 as a carry SIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahrcarrier View Post
    I'm lusting after one of these in 9mm.

    Does anybody carry one? {I know they ain't small!}

    Good guns? Never owned a Sig Sauer product..........

    Any experiences, good or bad, would be helpful.
    I carry a P226 SCT as my MDC (most day carry), with an occasional pocket outing by my M&P 9c.

    The 226 is exceptionally accurate, and has been 100% reliable from the first round. It's my IDPA gun, so it gets a workout frequently, and I never ever worry about it going click when I want bang.

    I'd recommend one without even the slightest hesitation.

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    Excellent weapon, and I see no problem carrying it IWB.
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    A 9mm 226 is one of if not the finest combat guns you can buy.
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    I've got one available if you want it.

    PM me if interested.

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    I don't own a 226, but I do own a 229 that is my EDC and I bought a 232 for my wife. They have a great "feel" to them and they are amazingly accurate. With the 229 in .40 I have shot out the center of a target with one cloverleaf.

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    The 226 is a excellent handgun... have I carried it? No. Would I carry? No. It's a little too big for me, and a bit too heavy for me. I own the 226 .40S&W version, but I have never had one problem (FTF or FTE) EVER!!! I would love to own the 226 9mm now that I'm shooting a lot more 9mm. Yes, I can get an after market conversion barrel, but it's not the same.
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    Over 30k in mine no problems, and Its my duty sidearm.
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    Great!

    Thanks!

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