Thinkin' of buying a SIG

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by SamEngel1984, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    I've been seriously considering buying a SIG P226 for use as a service pistol. For those of you who live in the state of FL and have now or at one time worked as a security officer you'll know they only allow you to carry a 9mm or .380 semi auto or a .38 revolver while on duty. That being said I'd have to get it in 9mm. I was wondering if anyone here owns one and what they think of it ?
     
  2. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    P226 is one of the best man. It feels real good while shooting and is top notch reliability. A bit big and heavy but way worth it
     

  3. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    Cool. I've heard a lot of good things. It being big and heavy doesn't bother me, sometimes I carry a Beretta 92FS at work. Believe it or not I use my .357 Desert Eagle as a carry piece :-D
     
  4. I have owned many Sigs over the years and all were excellent guns. Make sure to use either factory or MecGar magazines.
     
  5. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    Are you stuck on the 226? I personally like the 229. Plus the 229 has a proven record with many federal agencies. That's just my 2 cents!
     
  6. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    Yes. I only like bigger guns. Never felt right with a smaller one. I'm a big guy, so the smaller guns don't feel right in my hands. I checked out a coworkers 229 and while I thought it was nice I faced my usual problem of it feeling too small for me. Like I said, I'm a guy who uses a Desert Eagle as a carry piece without being uncomfortable... Haha
     
  7. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    Gotcha man, just throwing it out there! Either way, a 226 is a nice firearm.
     
  8. 66Goat389

    66Goat389 New Member

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    Love my 226.... Best 300 bucks I ever spent.... Good friend sold it to me.

    Came with 2 sets of grips and stippled factory set for practice.
     

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  9. sgtglock

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    I had a g23 that I sold because a thumb injury made it REALLY uncomfortable to shoot. I got a steal on a used 226 (9mm). Funny thing though, within a month I traded the 226 for a G31 357 sig. The recoil of the 357 sig didnt bother my thumb. Must of had something to do with the difference in mid and full size grip shape. Now dont me wrong, the 226 is a FINE pistol, BUT, it ain't a Glock! I'll never carry anything else. FWIW.
     
  10. Donn

    Donn Active Member

    Would love to own a 226, unfortunately there's no deals on them around here. Used ones aren't much cheaper than new. Think TV might have something to do with the price. Pretty much every TV cop carries a 226. Sig's a fine piece, but $200-$400+ better than the equivalent Glock or M&P? Not IMHO.
     
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  11. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    QFT

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  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    That's what I did^^^...I got a used German model P226...this one is from 1988



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  13. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    Fair enough... But personally I've never been impressed with the M&P. I've always kinda seen them as a wannabe Glock, but hey thats me. ;-) I actually just bought the P226 a few weeks ago.
     

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  15. 66Goat389

    66Goat389 New Member

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    I like the way the new factory grips look.... Tried to get that same textured look on my old grips
     
  16. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    New... It came with night sights too.
     
  17. SamEngel1984

    SamEngel1984 New Member

    Me too... I really like the new grips... Someone I knew who works for Miami-Dade PD has an older model... That's what got me interested in the P226 to begin with.
     
  18. Nice bro Sigs are great pistols too and with Siglights FTW! I have a plastic SP2022 .40 tipple serial German model and love it cheers.
     
  19. P35

    P35 New Member

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    Sigs are great pistols, carried a 239 for years..watch out for rust, especially around the magazine release