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SIG P226 Elite SAO

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JJNA, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member


    Does anyone have any idea when these would be available? I always liked the SIG pistols (had a P229 once and have a P225 now), but never cared for their long double-action triggers.

    A P226 in SAO would be much welcome (yes, I know there are other SAO pistols like P220 SAO and the X-series).
  2. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    No one knows?
  3. chrisb507

    chrisb507 Well-Known Member

    Try googling the item number: E26R-9-BSE-SAO. Looks like several places have it available for pre-order.
  4. CNobbe

    CNobbe Well-Known Member

    Been trying to locate various Sigs for a while now, hit or miss out of their warehouse lately.
  5. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Has it been released yet?
  6. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    What's the advantage (or difference other than cosmetic) of getting an elite Sao over a non-elite Sao model? Is there a different Sao set up in the elite?
  7. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    I don't know that there IS a "non elite" P226 SAO.
    What does the catalog say?
  8. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    True, I'm thinking p220, but will the elite have a different Sao system (might be too early to answer that)
  9. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    I'd be fine with a "non-Elite" SAO P226, but there is no creature I can find. Since the "Elite" SAO P226 is still considerably less costly than the X-series SAO in 9mm, I'll take what I can get.

    I really like the new CZ system of interchangeable decocker/safety setup and the H&K/FN-style all-in-one safety-decocker combo that allow "cocked-and-locked" mode of carry and wish all the other pistol makers adopted that setup.
  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Have you looked into the X5 Tactical? Its considerably less than some of their other X models... (1500-1600 on Gun Broker right now)
  11. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    That's still about $500 more than P226 Elite SAO, meaning about 50% higher cost than the latter. Since I am not a professional gunslinger, I doubt paying $500 more will make a difference in my case, as I am likely incapably of deriving the accuracy benefit of the X-5 Tactical.

    I DO, however, shoot SAO guns better than DA/SA guns.
  12. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Have you considered a Hi Power? Better ergonomics, thinner and SAO
  13. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Yes and I have one already (Mk II).
  14. 3GunEric

    3GunEric Well-Known Member

    Why SAO instead of DA/SA?
    Love my new P226 Elite Dark
  15. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    It's just what I am used to and shoot well. I like the consistent trigger pull from the all-important first shot to the subsequent shots. I like having a manual safety. I also prefer the typically lighter trigger pull. Just comes down to personal preference and experience, I guess.

    Funny enough, the handgun I shot absolutely the best was Beretta 92 Centurion despite the fact that it handled like a brick and I do not have big hands. Once the sights were regulated, I was able to nail the bullseye at 25 yards and get pretty good groups. BUT that was in "target" shooting context when I had all the time in the world. When I shot the Beretta "practical" style, I was awful at it and did much better with a CZ-75 or an H&K 40C (used in the "cocked and locked" mode).

    I suppose with enough training and dedication, I can learn to handle the DA/SA trigger well, but I am too lazy. :)

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