226 Range Report

226 Range Report

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    226 Range Report

    Shot my new-to-me Sig 226 9mm today.

    Just 100 rnds WWB. Only had one factory 15rds mag... the Mec-Gars haven't arrived yet. No FT-anythings, and the gun is a real tack-driver and fun to shoot. I plan to try and get about 500 rounds thru next weekend. I'll post a more in-depth report then.

    On a related note, my wife went shooting for the first time ever today. She shot 2 mags from the 226 just for fun. I can say in all honesty that all the rounds went generally South... but we could have saved money on a target. No matter, she'll certainly get better with experience. The important thing is she wants go again next weekend.

    She wants to shoot my Speed Six, so we'll take a few boxes of .38 wadcutters and the 500 9mm and see how it goes.
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    Sounds like a fun time

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    Thumbs up

    My 226's are for me the 2 most accurate and consistant in matching trigger pulls than any other pair of pistols I've owned.

    Barrel to slide lock up is very tight as well.


    I don't know if you ever have done so but you may want to try some long range shooting with your Sig. It's not all that hard to get 50yd hits on a IPSC type silhouette target.

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    As soon as I win the Sig 226 I'll let you know how I do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanksoldier
    Shot my new-to-me Sig 226 9mm today.

    Just 100 rnds WWB. Only had one factory 15rds mag... the Mec-Gars haven't arrived yet. No FT-anythings, and the gun is a real tack-driver and fun to shoot. I plan to try and get about 500 rounds thru next weekend. I'll post a more in-depth report then.
    Guess that means you liked it!

    On a related note, my wife went shooting for the first time ever today. She shot 2 mags from the 226 just for fun. I can say in all honesty that all the rounds went generally South...
    Most new shooters tend to jerk the trigger...... Work on her trigger control and the improvement will come.

    The only "warning" I can think of for a 226 is a friend of mine said he had problems with hydrashock (sp?) ammo........ The only thing that ever gave him any problems.
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    Good to know Robb - but also pretty much what I would hope for and expect.

    For me the SIG's are pretty much the most enjoyable semi's to shoot and the 226 in particular. Keep up the ''wife training'' - bet it will not be long before she is well on the paper. Get her to do some dry fire practice and include some ball & dummy too - that'll straighten how out pretty quick.
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    Tanksoldier,

    Take a look at this; find my post with pics:

    http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...?t=6747&page=7

    A Sig 226 is a shooter!

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    Thumbs up Thanks Tank

    Nice little thread.
    Look forward to getting those MecGar mags.
    Sure makes shooting a bit more fun w/ a couple of extra mags.
    You know that WWB is usually not the most consistent ammo ever produced & so the good news is that your pistol is probably even more of a tack driver than you think it is.

    Great that the "better half" is now shooting.
    Remember to keep the shooting sessions just "fun shooting" her first few times out.
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    Tank, remember two things,,SIG's run better a little wet, if your shooting a hell of a lot, lube heavy, the trw25 stuff works wonders,
    and never ever clean from the muzzle, or use any stainless steel brushes on them.

    I have carried and shot the hell out of SIG's for better than 30 years, they are a great handgun

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