what are your thoughts on a sig p6 225 ,226


February 17, 2009, 01:48 AM
decide that next gun i buy is going to be a sig and the choices are a p6 225 or a 226 . what is the good the bad and the ugly of these guns . how is sigs customer service ? which gun would you choose :confused: .the 226 is going to be a referb

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Jed Carter
February 17, 2009, 04:53 AM
Personally I'm sold on the p226, I currently own Sig p239, 2- p226's, p232 and Sig 556 rifle. I have the p226 in 9mm and my favorite a .40 S&W with the .357 Sig drop in barrel, like having another Sig for $165. The p226 works flawlessly, never ever a single malfunction, I bought my .40 in 2000 and have run at least 100 rounds thru it every month since, mostly .40 but have shot the .357 quite a bit also. It is worth the added cost to purchase the tritium nite sights. I have just started shooting the 9mm more lately due to the increased cost of .40 cal ammo. About the only bad thing I could say about the p226 " The dang things sure are expensive ", worth every dime.

It should be obvious that I have never used Sig's customer service.
Mexican Bandit: "Customer service"? "We don't need no stinking customer service".

February 17, 2009, 06:45 AM
I have a Sig 226 in 9mm and it is one of my favorite range gun's.

I don't use it for CCW because it is to heavy for me, both of my CCW's are Walther P99's, they are so much lighter and every bit as reliable.


February 17, 2009, 09:50 AM
I have a number of P226s in 9mm and 40S&W, and a couple/three P6s. I think very highly of them all and would be perfectly happy with any one of them as my only pistol.

They are well made, easily rebuildable, and will last longer than any of us. They are also reasonably accurate and mine have all been quite reliable.

February 17, 2009, 09:54 AM
My ccw gun is a p226 in 9mm. The gun works without hiccup with just about any ammo I have put through it. My only complaint about this gun is the decocking lever is awkward for me. Perhaps I have small hands but it just seems to be a little off.

February 17, 2009, 12:53 PM
I have a 225 (not P6) on my hip right now, and every day.

It is an excellent carry gun for me. It is on the big side for a daily carry gun. A good holster is crucial. I use a Milt Sparks VMII.

Be aware that some of the older manufacture P6s have barrels that were designed with ball ammo in mind. Some of them might not function well with hollowpoints. I think this is a small number of pistols... the guys on sigforum could probably tell you how to discern this from the guns markings.

You can have the barrel ramp adjusted by a qualified gunsmith, or NIB 225 barrels are available.

The 225 and the 226 feel completely different in the hand. Honestly, the 226 feels a lot better to me. I have large hands and I like the feel of doublestack guns. I carry a 225 because I still shoot it well, and it is a lot lighter and a little smaller than a 226. The 228 would probably be ideal for me, but I am well setup with the 225 so here I stay.

My 225 has been 100% reliable with no failures to feed or extract or fire. However, I did experience one completely catastrophic failure at the range. The trigger bar spring in my gun broke. The gun was a total paperweight. If it had happened in a gunfight I would have been screwed.

I have several parts kits and replace springs at regular intervals now. The spring breaking was probably a freak occurrance.

Accuracy with my 225 is outstanding.

February 17, 2009, 02:58 PM
what is the price on a sig 225 new

Jed Carter
February 17, 2009, 07:07 PM
budsgunshop.com has both refurbs and new P226 from $529 to $904 depending on sights and number of mags.

February 17, 2009, 11:28 PM
just looked at buds guns found the 226 for a good price

February 18, 2009, 02:01 PM
I own 2 P226s and love em. IF I were going to rely on a 9mm, I'd just stick with my P228.

To me, in 9mm, the P228 is the perfect 9mm. Capacity , accuracy, and balance, I don't think the P228 can be beat.

I've owned Sigs along with other makes for going on 20 years and the Sig is the one constant in my collection.


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