February 4th, 2006 11:26 PM
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.
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
February 4th, 2006 11:27 PM
February 4th, 2006 11:56 PM
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.
February 5th, 2006 10:00 AM
As soon as I win the Sig 226 I'll let you know how I do with it.
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
February 5th, 2006 10:17 AM
Guess that means you liked it!
Originally Posted by tanksoldier
Most new shooters tend to jerk the trigger...... Work on her trigger control and the improvement will come.
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...
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.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
February 5th, 2006 12:50 PM
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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February 6th, 2006 08:54 AM
Take a look at this; find my post with pics:
A Sig 226 is a shooter!
February 6th, 2006 09:51 AM
February 6th, 2006 12:58 PM
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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