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Question on Sig P226 Navy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by silent_killer, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. silent_killer

    silent_killer Member

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    As some of you may have seen, I purchased a Sig P226 Navy, I have a post below title My New Christmas Present (or something like that) anyways here is my question.

    I know there was a limited run of the NSW Navy P226. Did this gun ever release with the Serial Numbers NSW*** *** ?? My Navy just has the standard U *** *** .

    Can anyone verify what the difference in that particular run of Navy models was other than the serial?
     
  2. ewayte

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    The NSW prefix was a limited run of 2,000. The NSW guns also didn't have the rail that the later U prefix models come with.
     
  3. PO2Hammer

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    Just adding to what ewayte said, the first run of 'NSW' pistols included a $50 donation to a Spec Ops relief fund for their spouses.

    'U' series (like mine) have rails and the frames were made in Germany.

    'UU' series have USA made frames.

    Don't let it become a safe queen, the Navy pistols are real shooters!
     
  4. silent_killer

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    This is going to be my new carry gun, dont worry about it being a safe queen, I will buy another if I want to do that with it. :)

    Thanks for the info fellas!
     
  5. mikeone

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    Im glad this post came up I just bought a "u" SERIAL Navy with no rail today.

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    I bought it quite cheap with one mag and no box or papers.

    It was a consignment gun.
     
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    Nice mikeone, very nice. They look so much better without the rail.
     
  7. ewayte

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    ...and without the beavertail!
     
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    Im not a huge fan of a HUGE picitinny on the bottom. I dont know why I

    havent had a sig before. Probbably $800-900 why. The ergos are awesome

    and since ive been shooting the crap out of my S&W 625JM I don't mind the

    DA first shot. Probbably the best $450 ive spent in a long time.

    Mike
     
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    Yup.
     
  10. Chem Geek

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    1st: NSW *** *** Limited edition run with $100k being given to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. All came with phophated internals and a certificate of authenticity.

    2nd: U *** *** These were supposedly contract overrun pistols Sig had made for the Navy that they released to the civilian market. Non-railed frame, phosphated internals.

    3rd: UU *** *** These are railed Navy models sporting American made frames.

    4th: U *** *** These are railed Navy models (currently being sold) sporting German made frames.

    All models are supposed to have phosphated internals like the original NSW pistols. It seems that only the NSW pistols were supposed to have certificates of authenticity, although other production run Navy's have had them as well for whatever reason. They come with 3 mags typically, which may or may not be phosphated.

    When it comes down to it, unless you're in a saltwater environment, it funcitons "just" like a Sig P226R with a gold anchor on the slide. And by "just" I mean, it's an awesome shooter that I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy! :cool:
     
  11. ewayte

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    The NSW Navy models came with 2 10 round magazines. What did the others come with?
     
  12. silent_killer

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    Mine came with 3 15rd mags.
     
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    My 'U' series came with 3 15 round parkerized mec gar mags.
     
  14. FiremanJim

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    Hey if your bored with it by now, I'll buy it. :p
     
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