New SIG!

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    New SIG!

    I pick up my new Sig P226 on Thursday! Now that I have had my CHL for about 2 weeks as a reward I thought a new gun would be nice also. This is a West German made P226 from 1996, completely gone thru and re certified by a Sig Sauer gunsmith. To say I can't wait to shoot it is an understatement. I now have the delima of a CHL IWB holster and leaning to something easy like a Remora. I would like to hear any thoughts or comments on the p226 as a EDC gun and the Remora holster too.
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    First let me say that the Sig P226 is one of the classic firearms. Known for their reliabilty and accuracy with a large capacity.

    For me, it's too large for carry and the stock is quite large. If you are a large person and have big hands this shouldn't be a problem for you. If not, then I think there are better choices for edc..... Just my opinion.

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    Great pistol you did the right thing. Nothing is to big to carry IWB. What was your post panic price that you paid?

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    congrats on the new sig 226 I have two one in 40 s&w and an older one in 9mm. I bought the new e2 conversion kit for both. one or the other is always with me.

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    Can't speak to the holster question but I have and routinely carry "KA" vintage P220 and P226. I think you made an excellent choice.
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    I'm 6'-3" and 200 lbs with a 34" waist. I feel carrying iwb wont be too bad with the right holster. The gun cost me $650

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    My son gave me a 226 (M25 model) and it is a sweet shooter. I've shot some of his other Sigs also. I've just never been able to justify spending that much money, being the cheapskate that I am.
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    Congrats on a fine purchase! I've carried and used the P226 on duty before and it is a FINE sidearm for certain. I hope it serves you well, but I hope you never are in a position that you HAVE to use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Congrats on a fine purchase! I've carried and used the P226 on duty before and it is a FINE sidearm for certain. I hope it serves you well, but I hope you never are in a position that you HAVE to use it!
    Right on brother! May we all never need them.

    Congrats on the P226! I have been coveting this one for a while. I just have to arrange funds and deal with model choices. The two I am leaning toward are the P226 Elite for its fast reset trigger and P226 SCT for its 20rd mags and nice profile.

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    The gun turned out even better than first thought. It's a 1992 model and matching serial numbers on the frame, slide, and barrel. Yes even matching barrel serial number, thats perfect!

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    P226 as EDC is a GREAT choice. Remora holster is more of a unique, special-purpose holster for me. There are a BUNCH of more conventional, tried & true holster designs & manufacturers dedicated to the effective carry of a Sig P226. IMHO, go more "mainstream" for your primary IWB holster & then, if you find you ALSO need a Remora, go spend the $25 to get one.
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    Good for you now you MUST post some pics

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    Congrats on a great new gun!
    I use Remora holsters for my Sig P238, Springfield XD's and full size 1911's and find them to be comfortable and versatile, carrying at 2:00 while out and about and 11:00 ( cross draw ) while driving.

    Keep us posted and share some pictures!



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    I have a new P226 Combat model and the P226 is a great home defense and range gun. I bought it because it is the duty gun for the Seals and a few LE agencies. I never would have considered it for CCW with the smaller P228/229, P239 and P938 available but hope it works out for you. I did as you are doing when I got my ccw license and it did not take me long to learn that my friends who told me they carry a full sized gun meant that they only carried it when the risk outweighed the discomfort, which was rarely. I just got tired of my hip hurting and trying to conceal that big grip but hope it works out for you. It is a great gun no matter how it ends up. Most end up with a home defense gun and a smaller gun to carry. Believe me, after you carry for a long time and never need the gun you do start to wonder if it is worth it to be uncomfortable all your life or to just live it and carry a small 9mm. :)
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