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Best choice for Sig P226 .40 drop in barrel?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gremlin, Apr 6, 2003.

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  1. gremlin

    gremlin Member

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    I've had my P-226 for over a year now and really love the firearm. It's the most accurate gun in my collection and handles the .357 sig with a minimum of recoil.

    I'd now really like to pick up a .40 cal replacement barrel for it and am trying to get some personal experience on drop-ins. I was thinking about going with a Bar-Sto because replacement barrels seem to be a core-competency of their's. I thought because it's what they do, they'd probably have closer tolerances, etc.

    Of course, I could go back to Sig for a factory barrel or I could go through Midway or Cheaper Than Dirt and buy a generic brand as well. I don't want to send the gun off for a month or two while a smith custom fits it--I'm not that patient.

    I just want the replacement barrel to drop-in whenever I feel like running some .40 at the range--I love the .357 sig caliber and it's the barrel that will remain in the gun 'at rest'.

    Thanks in advance for the feedback. Let me know what you paid for your drop-in barrel while your posting!
     
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    I bought factory bbls for my 226 and 229, both in the same purchase. I think I paid $125 per, getting a bit of break off sticker for the combo purchase. That was abt 3 yrs ago.
     
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    If you don't want to wait for a barrel to be fitted, get a factory drop-in barrel.
     
  5. kidcoltoutlaw

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    have you ran the p226 357 SIG

    rounds across a chronograph yet.the 357 rounds pick up a lot of velocity when you go from a 3.9 to a 4.4 inch barrel,thanks,keith
     
  6. kidcoltoutlaw

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    powder pistol

    and a 125 gold dot get 1419 in a p229 and 1477 in a p226 357 SIG .
     
  7. Rinspeed

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    I would stick with a Sig factory barrel. You are not going to gain much accuracy by going to Bar-Sto although they are excellent barrels. Also the Bar-sto is going to set you back $185 +. I have seen factory Sig barrels as low as $130. Pick up a Gun LIst magazine.

    Rinspeed
     
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