Sig Sauer Firearms

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Here's a pic of my favorite 9mm...a SIG SAUER P226...made in West Germany in 1988, which I bought used for $400 off a friend whose brother ( deceased ) had carried it alot and shot it little. I just swapped out the original recoil and firing pin springs with a Wollf 15lb (factory standard) package.

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    The P226 was designed for entry into the XM9 Service Pistol Trials (Joint Service Small Arms Program), which were held by the US Army in 1984 on behalf of the US armed forces to find a replacement for the M1911A1. Only the Beretta 92F and the SIG P226 satisfactorily completed the trials. According to a GAO report, Beretta was awarded the M9 contract for the 92F due to better durability during endurance testing and a lower total package price. The P226 cost less per pistol than the 92F, but SIG's package price with magazines and spare parts was higher than Beretta's. The Navy SEALs, however, chose to adopt the P226 later.
     
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  2. 66Goat389

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    $300 on my 226, also german made. The night sights are getting dim, but still love it.

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  3. SHOOTER13

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    What's the date code...?!
     
  4. 66Goat389

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    Where's the date code located? I guess I didn't know there was one.
     
  5. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Active Member

    I have a P220 and a P238. Sig Sauer is a good company.
     

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  6. EvilD

    EvilD New Member

    My next hand gun will most likely be a Sig, as much as I love Glocks, I've always wanted a Sig
     
  7. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Active Member

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    Here is my old Sig dated 1984. I sure do miss her :,(
     
  8. Happysniper1

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    Never had a Sig, but if I ever do, it'll be a P238! Sweet little thang!
     
  9. Ghost23

    Ghost23 New Member

    I've never really been crazy about Sigs. They shoot great, but I'm not a fan of the DA/SA action. The only DA/SA that I like are the FNH .45 Tactical and the HK USP .45. But I'll tell you one thing, that Scorpion they came out with makes for an AWESOME gun. I would love to get my hands on one.
     
  10. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Active Member

    I just gotta say that Sigs trigger on the P226 is the best I have ever felt, both actions.
     
  11. 66Goat389

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    JK date code so that makes it an 89?
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    That is correct...mine was JJ=1988
     
  13. 66Goat389

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    Thanks for the motivation. Just googled it. Didn't realize it was that old... No wonder the sights are getting dimmer. Are the german ones better guns?
     
  14. Donn

    Donn Member

    Interesting. I'd heard the 226 was superior in every way, but the contract went to Beretta because they agreed to build a plant here. By the way Shooter, if you happen upon another 226 for $400, drop old Donn a PM.
     
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    The German built ones are preferred by collectors...but I can't say better.

    OK Donn...you'll be the first to know !
     
  16. american lockpicker

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    German made is better, they have higher standards than exeter has.
     
  17. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    I've shot alot of Sig's, never had a problem with any of them, they just never really tripped my trigger so to speak. Here's the only one I've ever owned.
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  18. 66Goat389

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    So I probably shouldn't have heat stippled the original grips.... I was looking into a set of g10 g mascus grips from houge, but $130 I'll put it off for a while....
     
  19. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Yea...that probably wasn't a good idea. Oh well, live and learn.

    G mascus grips ?!...
     
  20. Hurricane460

    Hurricane460 Glock Doc..

    My Sig...P-6 West Germany 1979 production date.
     

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