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Old 09-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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The Tactical Pistol Thread

I'm thinking of getting a pistol.

My starting point is the Sig 226.

The 226 variants (X-Five, Elite, Extreme, etc) - are they worth the extra price?

I like a larger framed pistol (fits my meathooks better) and concealment's not a concern.

9mm (or should I consider .40 cal)?

Discuss...
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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We already have a number of gun threads.

Why not a strategic pistol?
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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There's a rifle thread...and a revolver thread...
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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Buy a standard 226 and a shit ton of ammunition.

Practice.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Buy a standard 226 and a shit ton of ammunition.

Practice.
That's my inclination, but I wanted to confirm there isn't a 226 variant that offers good value in terms of some features without adding a lot of cost.

Also, how's Sig build quality now? I recall reading somewhere they got away from the QC standards they used to have...
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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That's my inclination, but I wanted to confirm there isn't a 226 variant that offers good value in terms of some features without adding a lot of cost.

Also, how's Sig build quality now? I recall reading somewhere they got away from the QC standards they used to have...
I have a 220 and a 228. They are older guns. I have carried both on and off duty as a police officer. I have never had an issue with either pistol and I've fired them in all kinds of conditions with different ammunition. One of my co-workers just traded a Beretta .40 for a 226. I checked the 226 over and it looks good. We are going to shoot it this weekend (weather permitting).
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #7
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I'd get the standard P226 or maybe the MK25 is you want the Navy version. The regular P226 has SIG's E2 grips which are really slim and more ergonomic. They are a lot better then the regular grips like on the MK25. Though the regular grips aren't bad. Just not as ergonomic. Wish they were still making them with the folded steel slides though. They tend to balance better then the stainless steel slides they use now.

If you find the trigger pull stiff, you might consider a lighter hammer spring. Wolff Springs makes a nice set. This will make the SA trigger a lit lighter and the SA smoother. Mecgar makes the OEM magazines as well as some aftermarket. They have a 18 flush mounted and a 20 extended for the P226 if you get a 9mm. I like the 9mm's for availability and cost.
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How well can you personally shoot?

While I have no doubt that my HK USP is a fine gun, I know that I always shoot much tighter groups with the 226. Both .40. I thinking they are making it again and calling it a P226 Stainless, but when I got it 7-8 years ago, I don't think it had a name. Anyway, maybe it's the additional weight that makes a difference.

I can see appeal to buying the more specialized models, as in you know the gun shoots tighter, and therefore, it's you not the gun, but I think I'd do better personally with more practice. Which is real money now with ammo prices. My old IDPA/steel practices were 200 rounds a couple of times a week. No way now.

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Gun thread. Yay!





Don't suppose you want to chat about motorsickles instead?
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #10
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Don't suppose you want to chat about motorsickles instead?

Nope. Murdercycles is dangerous.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:54 PM   #12
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If ammo is roughly the same price, .40 has a lot going for it in terms of energy. That and here isn't much difference in mag capacity.
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Have you shot one yet? Go with the 9mm. If you are going to pay the premium for .40 you might as well get .45.
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I have an X-Five and it is by far my second favorite handgun.
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That's my inclination, but I wanted to confirm there isn't a 226 variant that offers good value in terms of some features without adding a lot of cost.

Also, how's Sig build quality now? I recall reading somewhere they got away from the QC standards they used to have...
has anyone tried the new sig p320?

polymer, striker fired. might end up being a good value if you want two different calibers (9 and .45 obviously ) because the same receiver will accommodate different slides.
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