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Ordered a new Sig 226 9mm today from CDNN, now what?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by orangeninja, Jan 31, 2005.

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What would you do?

  1. Sig 226 in .40

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  2. Sig 226 in 9mm

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  3. Sig 226 in 9mm with MAK

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  4. Sig 226 in .40 with MAK

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  5. Sig 239 in .40

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  6. Nothing...save your money. You'll never wear out the first Sig 226

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  1. orangeninja

    orangeninja Member

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    Okay guys I am limiting myself to one, that's ONE more pistola' until I get completely out of debt, several months from now.

    I intend fully to attend courses at Tac Pro and possibly TPA. I would like to finish the "masters" or "advanced" courses offered by both in pistols. Next year will be shotties.

    So here is my situation.

    1.) I have 2x Sig 229 in .40 which covers me for work (have to carry a Sig 229 .40) and should meet training needs HOWEVER, 1000 rounds of .40 in quality ammo starts gettig expensive in training and maintaining ability.

    2.) I have 2x Sig 228 in 9mm....I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a gun so fast and so hard. 15+1 rounds in a mid compact. This will most likely be the kind of gun I train with.

    3.) Just ordered a Sig 226 in 9mm. 17+1 is hard to argue with and I will use this as my commute gun to and from work since I hate packing spare mags. (pulls down my stylishly baggy pants). I have had no trouble packing a full size Glock 17, so I think I can pack one of these. I may also use this weapon as a training pistol due to the majority of my Officers carrying this weapon and I would be able to pass the training on to them.

    so here is my question:

    Should I double up and get another Sig 226 in 9mm or get a Sig 226 in .40, my officers carry .40 but I do not shoot either of my 229's that much. Maybe once every month or two put 100 rounds or so out of it. 9mm is much more fun and inexpensive. Therefore I may not shoot a 226 in .40 much at all.

    OR

    Sig 239 in .40 for the once in a blue moon, "can't take your pistol to a party or social gathering" so you sneak a little bitty one IWB on your way out the door. (I always pack, even when I can't I do....Even when I don't, I do. :D )

    OR get a MAK for the once in a blue moon stuff and get another 226. Technically that would make two guns, but MAK's for $150 I think I can hide at least one. Just put off the steak house for a couple of weeks.
     
  2. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

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    I would just get a Mak to join all the others.
     
  3. Mulliga

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    Buy ammo. If you're set on getting a gun, the 239 is a good choice, too. Don't quite see the utility in another 226 - unless you want to shoot them "John Woo" style. :p
     
  4. Ala Dan

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    Save Your Money :D

    Cuz you won't ever wear out your first SIG P226 :D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  5. orangeninja

    orangeninja Member

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    "Save Your Money

    Cuz you won't ever wear out your first SIG P226"

    Doggone.........you guys just ain't know fun.....I think I have an addiction. I haven't recieved my FIRST 226 and I'm already Jonesing for the 2nd.... :eek:
     
  6. NMshooter

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    Get a P239. Then give me your Glocks. And any other non SIG pistols you have. I promise to keep good care of them. Honest. ;)




    :D
     
  7. Pointman1776

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    You'll never wear out your P226.

    I highly recommend getting something that you don't have, something different. Like a P220ST, or a regular P220R, or a GSR. Not sure if you have P226 or P226R, and not sure if you need a rail, but something to consider.

    Expand your horizons...looks like you got all your CCW and duty/carry needs met, and met well at that, so go for something different.

    But definitely a Sig. :D

    'course, you might also be interested in a CZ-P01 (also a 9mm...so ammo is easy on the wallet). The CZ is an inexpensive and amazing little pistol...not as smooth as a Sig, but even with a light trigger action job, it will still go toe-to-toe with a Sig for about 2/3 the cost.

    To ramble...expand your horizons and have fun doing so!
     
  8. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Member

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    Nah, he's getting rid of a minty PCR in the morning :D He doesn't need a P01.


    Go ahead and get the new 226 in .40 S&W. Then get another trade-in 226 in 9mm next paycheck.

    Just remember how nice my 229 in 357sig shot, though.
    For social work, you can get the 239 or a triplet of Maks. I'd advise that at least one get the Stephen Camp treatment with Novaks mounted on it.

    Or, you could get a 239 AND an assortment of Maks. You're made of money, right?

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  9. orangeninja

    orangeninja Member

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    Hmmm....

    I had a 239 in 9mm and didn't care for it. Nice to carry, didn't like shooting it.
    I am definantly getting a MAK or two.

    Now as for a Sig 226....maybe one in .40.....I gotta flip a coin though, I rarely shoot .40 except at work.
     
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