jusy put a sig 226 on layaway


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glock_17_4U
November 24, 2008, 06:04 PM
I am a gun noob and really new to sigs, but from what i hear, they are fantastic, so I decided to get 1,this 1 is about 90-95%, but again im a noob, so I cant be certain, they had it marked $400, and these are guys who sell new glock 19, with regular sights for $544.99, so I am kind of worrried with the cheap pricetag,But I looked it over as best i could, didn't field strip(should have) but the barrel looked great, the finish has held up, but you can tell it's been shot enough for the finish to wear off in those certain spots.But My question is, can you send a gun you bought used back to sig for some tlc and a tech check-up for minimal cost?,And how many rounds can these beauties take,cause i wopuld really like to keep this gun along time.

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1911 guy
November 24, 2008, 06:17 PM
Sig Saur P226? For $400? You done good.

The fact that it is used is actually a good thing, considering it's a Sig. If it's held up long enough to show some wear, it'll hold up for a while longer. I never found them entirely comfortable to shoot, but if I took my time they were extremely accurate.

Check the magazines over. If they appear damaged (not worn, damaged) replace them with Mec-Gar mags. They are the supplier for Sig, without the Sig label and price tag. If they are unmarked aftermarket, use them until you can afford to replace them.

Replace the recoil spring with a Wolff. Will only run you a couple bucks, less than $20, including shipping.

Other than that, shoot the snot out of it. Somebody probably just traded it in for something lighter or more concealable. A lot of folks don't seem to hang onto handguns anymore. They change 'em almost as often as socks.

CZF
November 24, 2008, 07:41 PM
I hope you like your P226. I just never could shoot one worth
a darn.



I seen a nice used P226 at the local Gunshow on Sat.
Brought back some memories.

Mine was one of the first 226s into the country.
K-Kote finish peeled off around the muzzle and
slide within 500 rounds.

Although I tried. I could never hit a darn thing with it.

Traded it a few months later for a then newly introduced
P220 American.

Luckily, I also picked up a CZ75 (rare back then) and found
auto-loader nirvana:)

Compared to a CZ/
SIGs seem big and blocky to me.

People rave about SIG accuracy, but have probably never shot a CZ75.

I also think the Beretta 92FS is a bit big and blocky, but accuracy is also top notch.

rbernie
November 24, 2008, 07:57 PM
I have a bunch of CZ75s and an equal number (literally) of Sig P226s. I love both, equally but differently.

However - if I had to charge into the unknown with only a single pistol as my Defense Against The Dark Arts, I would without hesitation take a Sig P226.

Four hundred dollars is a good deal, but not irrational. I have never paid more that $450 for any of my Sigs, including any of my P220s.

glock_17_4U
November 24, 2008, 08:34 PM
What lb would you reccomend I get,if I decide to buy another recoil spring, and the guy traded it for a para ordinance,didn't ask which model, but from what I hear, thats downgrading.

rbernie
November 24, 2008, 10:09 PM
The factory multi-strand spring is superior to any other option:

http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-factory-recoil-spring_p226-9mm-orange.html

1KPerDay
November 24, 2008, 11:30 PM
the guy traded it for a para ordinance,didn't ask which model, but from what I hear, thats downgrading.
Depends on what you like. I have both. If I had to pick one autoloader, though, it would be the Sig. Mine is astoundingly accurate.

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