Shot a Sig P226 this afternoon...

Shot a Sig P226 this afternoon...

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    Shot a Sig P226 this afternoon...

    ...holy smokes! What a pistol. Though full size, it is quite light. I don't have a lot of experience shooting full size pistols, a lot of N frame Smiths and Rugers (single and double) though. Darn near zero recoil, accuracy....well, let's just say it made me look like I really knew what I was doing. Amazing...almost effortless. Too bad the thing is the size of a Pacific Rim SUV :) Seems like a perfect house/range pistol.

    Curious...how does it match up to a P229?


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    The 226 is an awesome firearm. I shot the P226 Elite and when I'm a big girl, I will have one. I loved it. Right now I'm considering the P239 for my first purchase. It will be much easier to conceal.
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    229 is awesome!! I can shoot them both the same, and the 229 conceals way better!!
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    Thanks...are the ergos the same for both pistols? I tried locating a 229 locally but could get my paws on one.

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    Eh, I love Sig. My EDC is a P220, or the P226. They need the right holster and setup though to carry.
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    P226 carry is very doable. I was able to conceal it under a regular t-shirt with my Pure Kustom Black Ops holster. It's easily one of my favorite guns.
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    226, 229, or 239, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. It's just what you are most comfortable with. See if you can find a place to rent and try them all (You might want to try them in .40 also). And while you are at it see if you can fire a 220 SAO, that has the smoothest trigger out of the box I think I've ever used.

    All can be concealed, it's just easier with the slightly smaller or single stack models.

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    ive had my sig 226 for 15 yrs, love it!

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    The P226 in 9 mil is my favorite pistol to shoot (1911 comes in a close second). I had a short reset trigger installed in mine and can now shoot four rapid fire shots in a two inch group at 25 feet. Beautifully designed pistol.

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    I carry a P228 occasionally and it is very doable...the same as a P229. Love it, and it also makes me look like a match shooter.
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    For the longest time I carried a P226 or P220 very comfortably in a Milt Sparks VMII or occasionally in the cool weather a Galco Maimi shoulder holster.

    Sigs are stone cold reliable. My P226 has over 10,000 rounds with the only failure one of my handloads (no powder).
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    It is a large handgun, but I carry my 226 from time to time, so it can be done............

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    Congrats, I have a P229 that I love. I am trying to talk a friend out of one of his 3 all German made P226s, but not having much luck.

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    If I'm not mistaken the SEAL Teams still the carry the P226 chambered in 9mm Luger.

    Don't have a clue what the "Dark Side" Tier One guy's carry though.
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    I have a 226 in .40s&w and have carried both IWB and OWB without issue, and I'm a thin guy. It isn't one of my regular carry guns, as I sit most of the day at a desk and it does get a liitle uncomfrtable in that case. It is by far my favorite auto to shoot.

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