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Well, I took my first step over to the dark side, beginning the process of carrying an auto instead of a revolver. I bought the P226 today (pics below). It will be a while before I actually start carrying it, I need to fire a few hundred rounds thru it at least.

It has some holster wear and the internals show noticable wear, so I figure the break-in period for this gun has been met, but I still need to get used to the feel and manual of arms.

That's the hilt of my NCO sword sneaking into the pics.
 

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Welcome to the world of Sigs. They are a very good firearm in my opinion.

Congratulations, enjoy shooting it.
-Scott-
 

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I hope (and think) you will like it.

Despite the prob phase I had with mine last year, which was not the gun's fault - I just go on liking mine more and more.

A bit of practice with decocker in particular and setting slide lock will soon have you familiar - then it's just a case of enough shooting to register the feel of DA and SA. I do a lot of draw and fire two shots - thus DA, then SA. Decock hammer - repeat!

Two shots usually not as close as double SA but - with practice the discrepancy gets smaller and not enough to matter.

Let us know how it performs for you.
 

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GOT YA SELF A FINE SHOOTIN IRON THERE!! Hope to see a range report soon !!
 

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Congrats I think you'll like it. Like Chris said, work with the "controls", most of it is very intuitive. The only folks I've ever heard having any problems are lefthanded folks.
 

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Excellent choice. They're one of the absolute best on the market IMO. They kick the crap out of Beretta that's for sure.
 

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Hey I have 3 Berettas and thay all work great .I also picked up an h&k usp 40 today which I also started carrying .merlin45kout
 

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rstickle said:
Congrats I think you'll like it. Like Chris said, work with the "controls", most of it is very intuitive. The only folks I've ever heard having any problems are lefthanded folks.
<waving hands> heyyyyyyyyyyy I'm a Lefty..........BUT I shoot Righty LOL :danceban:
 

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As a rightly, I've tested out Sig's controls left-handed and don't think it's a big deal. It's not hard to hit the decocker with your left index finger. It would be nice if the slide stop were ambi, but not a real big deal on a combat pistol.
 

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Well, I'm right handed and I just can't get the Sig controls into memory. I'm mostly a 1911 shooter and the Sig's decock and slide release screw me up EVERY TIME! It's a damned shame because I love the feel of the 229 and a 220 would be really nice (love that ACP). Seriously, I fumble with the controls every time I pick one up in the gunshop ... not a good omen for what would happen under stress in a life threatening situation! Sadly, I think that rules out the Sigs for me.

Tank, how about some detail pics of that sabre?
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Roadrunner said:
As a rightly, I've tested out Sig's controls left-handed and don't think it's a big deal. It's not hard to hit the decocker with your left index finger. It would be nice if the slide stop were ambi, but not a real big deal on a combat pistol.
Ive tried one out left handed even owned one still didnt work for me and i am left handed to bad to
 

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Well, I'm right handed and I just can't get the Sig controls into memory. I'm mostly a 1911 shooter and the Sig's decock and slide release screw me up EVERY TIME! It's a damned shame because I love the feel of the 229 and a 220 would be really nice (love that ACP).
Interesting. I used the 1911 for a 20 years in the military, but had no real problems with my SIGs. Still thumb the slide release, and now thumb the decocker too! :image035:
 

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<waving hands> heyyyyyyyyyyy I'm a Lefty..........BUT I shoot Righty LOL :danceban:
So much for you being entirely in your "right" mind. :rofl:
 

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Yeah, I'm sure them Sig's are great for the people that like all them little levers,switches,and control buttons. What's that one just above that one that is to the immediate right of the little........never mind. Do the weapons come with schematic drawings?? BTW have you Sig guys seen the P239 SAS and the P229 SAS ?? Seems that they would make a good CC weapon. They're even "cleaner" than my Kimber. ----------
 

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rstickle said:
Interesting. I used the 1911 for a 20 years in the military, but had no real problems with my SIGs. Still thumb the slide release, and now thumb the decocker too! :image035:

It's not so much what controls are there but rather where they're positioned (opposite of the 1911 config). Every time I try to hit the decocker, I hit the slide release instead. Never had a problem with any of my other autos: Beretta, Ruger, etc ... only the Sigs. Really ticks me off too as a 220 w/ nightsights (or 245 for that matter) would be right up my alley.
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