My First and New Sig... P226


May 30, 2010, 12:30 AM
just picked up my new sig p226! its the 9mm version. excellent weapon. the wife's mosquito will definately make for good practice. picked up the sig with night sights, 2 mags, the stl900 all for $785. i'll make sure i give range reports.

the only thing i think is kinda weird about it is the top of the reciever isnt matte black like the rest of the firearm. is that normal? not that i think it would detract from any kind of tactical situation or that i'm going to take it into one, just seemed like an interesting decision on the part of sig.

eye candy below

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May 30, 2010, 12:57 AM
am i missing something, we can't see the top of the receiver with the slide in place...are you referring to the slide or the frame?

the slide is stainless steel. in a couple of your pictures, your gun looks like a two-tone and in the last one it looks like it was coated with Nitron. you frame looks like the normal hard anodized aluminum

May 30, 2010, 01:12 AM
the sig 226 is indeed a fine pistol. as for the difference in color, my sig 226 was black on the frame and greyish black on the slide so i think it is normal for there to be a slight color difference in the nitron models with stainless slides. i no longer have that sig. it was a great pistol, i just shoot the glock better! you did well on price for all you got. congratulations, and here's to never having to use it other than for fun at the range!

May 30, 2010, 01:38 AM
thanks all

its just the nitron finish, i think the camera flash plays on that differently than the frame to make the color look different. looks all black in person. the discoloration i'm talking about is in picture three there, right on top of the chamber, dont know why i typed reciever. again, i'm thrilled, just wondering why sig chose to do it that way.

i had to sell my glock 19 to cover the funds for this, but the sig just points better for me, and the trigger is no comparison. on that note, i plan on another glock someday

thanks again!

May 30, 2010, 02:43 AM're talking about the polished top of the chamber of the barrel...yup, Sigs have always been like that

May 30, 2010, 03:38 AM
Ahhhhh, this brings back memories ... I started out with a 1911 and Sig 226.

I loved my Sig 226. Compared to my Mil spec 1911, it was an engineering masterpiece. I sold it because I kept getting faster match stage times with my Glock 17/22. Now I wish I kept it. :(

Enjoy it! :D

May 30, 2010, 07:53 PM
well, as previously stated, i am new to pistol shooting, but here are the sig's first two groups, at 12yds. i was really happy with how it shot, miles better for me than the glock. trigger is outstanding. by the end of the day i was doing better than i've ever done with a pistol. the two pictures are the first and second groups.

oh and the wifes mosquito was excellent. first 75 rounds, not a hiccup. great value i say. really great to see her shoot a gun she picked and enjoys.


May 30, 2010, 07:56 PM
oh, one thing i didn't enjoy. my thumbs freakin hurt. does anyone know of a mag loader that would work good for these?

May 30, 2010, 08:00 PM
Glad you like the 226. I like mine a lot and they are great shooting pistols. Don't fret too much about loosing the Glock because you definitely traded up.

May 30, 2010, 08:02 PM
oh, one thing i didn't enjoy. my thumbs freakin hurt. does anyone know of a mag loader that would work good for these?

This is what I use...

May 30, 2010, 08:29 PM
Get an UpLULA ( - the, hands down best mag loader and most useful range accessory you will ever buy :D

And I love my P226 9mm (I have one or the original, 2007, design Blackwater editions). Congrats.

May 30, 2010, 08:36 PM
Very good choice my friend. SIGS are great guns as I myself have 2 (latest edition P226 Blackwater Tactical and a P226 X-Five Comp). Their customer service is beyond satisfactory. Rest assured that that gun can, when the time comes, be handed to your kids and still be at great working condition.

May 30, 2010, 10:43 PM
another recommendation for the UpLULA. the best thing is that one loader works with both single and double stack mags

May 31, 2010, 04:04 PM

Congrats on the new semi-two-tone.. ;)

Hint: once you get your mags fully loaded, leave them that way, takes about 2 weeks for the mag springs to relax and become fully-hand-loadable..



June 1, 2010, 12:28 PM
If it is anywhere near as accurate as my 229 .40 and P6 you will be hard pressed to ever sell it but will also be hard pressed not to buy more.

June 1, 2010, 10:33 PM
I have a 9 mm P-226 that I bought back in the early 90's, it is one of my favorite handguns. You'll be very happy with yours.

June 3, 2010, 10:51 PM
thanks for the words everybody!

can anyone recommend an owb clip on type holster for the mosquito, if they make such a thing? for the 226 i'm looking at high noon's bare asset.

thanks for any advice

June 4, 2010, 03:04 PM
+ 1 for the Uplula. I have a 228 and think the world of it as well! Carried it as a duty weapon for several years before the Glock change over.
I bout the Uplula about two or three years ago and really like it. In fact, shortly after I bought my first one, I bought a second one (just in case the first one broke). I've used the first Uplula to load about 15,000 rounds to date and it hasn't broken. One of the few items out there that actually works as advertised.

June 5, 2010, 09:11 AM
I've own several sigs and are very happy with them. They feed well with any ammo and are always accurate. I think you'll be happy with yours.

June 5, 2010, 09:30 AM
nice. congrats.

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