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View Poll Results: Which Sig p226 to buy?
Plain Jane 226 4 40.00%
Dark Elite TB 6 60.00%
Combat TB 0 0%
other explain 0 0%
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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About to buy my 1st pistol- Sig p226

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I went shooting today and shot a bunch of pistols trying to decide what I liked best. I shot a glock 17, sw mp pro, sig p226, sw 1911 45. My favorite were the sw mp pro and the sig p226 and leaning more towards the sig. Now I am trying to decide which sig version to get. I know price wise the sig is much more than the glock and mp pro. However, I want to get my favorite/best 1st time and just suck up the extra cost.


Now on to the fun part of deciding which damn version of the p226 to buy lol. I am leaning towards the p226 combat w/ threaded barrel.(not to hard to buy a can in MD surprisingly since were such a gay state) and figured its worth paying a little more upfront for it. I like the 2 tone color scheme on the combat but I also really like the dark elite. The grips seem to be a little different and trying to weigh out the other differences as well between to two and if these models are worth the little extra premium over the basic 226.

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Cliffs: What damn model p226 should I buy.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Plain Jane. The premiums are NOT worth it. Sig's QC has been iffy lately.
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I'd have to vote for the Elite Dark. It has four features that I consider to be very desireable- light rail, night sights, extended bearvertail, and the SRT. The SRT, or short reset trigger, is a necessity in my opinion. You really can't go wrong with any model, but the more custom you get, the more unique it is and the more varied the usage and capability.

However, even if you get a plain jane P226, do yourself a favor and get a pistol with a light rail. You can get factory reconditioned P226s for a little over $500, but they don't have the light rails.
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Since it looks like you prefer the Sig....I am not much of a fan of the 226, but that is just me.......buy what you can afford and you like...as far as features and color finish. That is a personal decision. I would make that for myself. You are buying the gun so get what you like and fits in the budget. Only stainless steel gun I have is the Kimber. It is not my carry weapon. Sig does make some good weapons though, nice choice.

EDIT: Also a threaded barrel is nice, but a silencer can cost you more than the gun. I think the ATF tax stamp is $200. They are nice for shooting in the woods alone but at the range...with other people shooting, kind of pointless. With a threaded barrel, you can buy a adapter to run a fake silencer though. Pretty much for looks and more weight on the front. Got me one to screw around with on my little Walther P22.
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Great choice with the Sig, you'll love it.

My model vote goes to the standard p226R. IMO the SRT is gritty and does not provide enough benefit to outweigh the disadvantage.

They also make an all steel version, which in 9mm had almost zero felt recoil.
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Get either the combat or DE.

I'd highly recommend picking up Hogue aluminum grips for it too. They are seemingly pricey, but well worth it once you grip it for the first time. Pure secks.
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Get either the combat or DE.

I'd highly recommend picking up Hogue aluminum grips for it too. They are seemingly pricey, but well worth it once you grip it for the first time. Pure secks.
Leaning towards a threaded dark elite little under 1k but they also come with aluminum grips too. Then I can always add a suppressor without having to change the barrel


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Older 226's were awesome. Love that trigger.
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My buddy has an early 2000's P226, fun to shoot but something about the factory grips on the Sig's I didn't like. He put some Hogue's on which I liked better.
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I'd have to vote for the Elite Dark. It has four features that I consider to be very desireable- light rail, night sights, extended bearvertail, and the SRT. The SRT, or short reset trigger, is a necessity in my opinion. You really can't go wrong with any model, but the more custom you get, the more unique it is and the more varied the usage and capability.

However, even if you get a plain jane P226, do yourself a favor and get a pistol with a light rail. You can get factory reconditioned P226s for a little over $500, but they don't have the light rails.
Agree on all points re: the Elite Dark. If you want to spend a bit more, you may even want to track down and shoot an X5 Tactical.

^^ you can get 226Rs through the refurb program now- I know guys that have bought them.
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Ordered the Elite Dark today with a threaded barrel now just have to wait for it to come in. Said about 5-6 weeks
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Ordered the Elite Dark today with a threaded barrel now just have to wait for it to come in. Said about 5-6 weeks
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Ordered the Elite Dark today with a threaded barrel now just have to wait for it to come in. Said about 5-6 weeks
Where'd you order from? Sig directly?
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Gun shop that sponsors a local shooting forum I joined. I paid 980 it was an extra 50 for the threaded barrel. Then taxes and state police fee.


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Just got the phone call gun arrived in the shop today gotta go there monday(next day off) and fill out the paperwork then the damn 1 week wait begins
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nice, 5-6 weeks seemed like an overly long time just to get it in.
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Yeah but thats what sig had quoted him. Hes been waiting since feb for 2 stainless elite p226. I can't wait to get it.

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