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Range report: Sig P6 for my brithday (pics)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thernlund, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Thernlund

    Thernlund Member

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    My birthday was last week. My lovely wife wanted to get me a P6 that I've been talking about for months. However, not being gun-buying-savvy, she opted to give me four crisp $100 bills with which I could buy my own pistol.

    After a bit of perusing I determined that I would buy my P6 from J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ. I took the day off work and my wife and I drove up to Prescott. Seeing as how my wife drives a hybrid, it was only about $5 in gas round trip. Far cheaper than $29 to ship it. And it's a nice drive anyway.[​IMG]

    J&G was great. The salesman brought out several P6's for me to look at and choose from. They have two different grades of P6's, "Good" and "Very Good", with the VG grade being $20 more. I examined several pistols in both grades and saw little to no difference between the two. So I opted for a pistol rated as "Good".

    Then something came over me. Why buy one when you can have two for twice the price? So I picked out a second one rated "Good" and said, "I'll take 'em both!" :D

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    For an extra $20 each I picked up a couple Sig factory P6 mags. Final price out the door: $606.

    They both have holster wear and have obviously been carried. But for 25+ year old service guns, they're in pretty good shape I think.

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    Much of the wear is nothing that couldn't be remedied with a nice refinish, or even a home blueing kit (which I might do).

    Today I finally got these pistols to the range and I must say, I was not disappointed. These pistols shot great. Both were very accurate and shot exactly how one would expect a Sig to shoot.

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    First, a couple targets at 10 yards. These were the very first rounds through these pistols.

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    Both of these targets were shot from 10 yards, about one round every two seconds. And they both do have eight hits. These pistols were accurate enough that I was putting rounds in the same holes! I was rather pleased with myself. :D

    The following targets were shot at 25 yards off the bench.

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    The second target was actually shot first. It took me a few shots to get on target. The three in the rings were the last three in the mag, so I don't think it was the pistol but rather it was me getting a feel for the distance. I rarely if ever shoot pistols at this distance. Once I got a feel for it though they seemed to shoot as accurate as ever, as seen in the first target. Later groups were similarly tight for both pistols.

    These pistols are simply awesome, and I highly recommend picking one a more up if you have the means. Surplus P6's are the best deal going today. Everyone should take advantage before they either go up in price or they're gone all together.

    I can recommend J&G Sales without hesitation. Also, all the pistols I got to inspect were in pretty good shape regardless of grade. I don't want to take money from their pockets or anything, but my recommendation is to forgo the $20 fee for VG grade and just go with Good. Of course your mileage may vary, but based on what I saw, I see no reason to pay the fee. One of mine even came with a white-dotted rear sight, which isn't typical in my experience.

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    Finally, as a last little note, these pistols are rollmarked "Made in W. Germany". Being a history buff, I think that's kinda cool as it marks a point in our history. Of course, post-cold war Sigs are rollmarked "Made in Germany". Just one of those cool little things. :cool:

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    So there's that. Carry on.


    -T.
     
  2. minh

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    "why buy one when you can have two for twice the price"

    lol dunno why but i think thats funny
     
  3. Kind of Blued

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    They're gorgeous. I don't have a Sig anymore (sold it off), but I might buy a surplus P6 just to fill that little void.
     
  4. Eyesac

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    Man, I don't have anybody locally here that sells surplus cop guns, but if I did I would have cheap pistols ductaped everywhere!
     
  5. Creature

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    Keep in mind that the P6 was designed for ball ammo. Do not carry JHP unless you are certain that your examples feed them RELIABLY.

    I carry mine with loaded up with Pow"RBall.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Mine feeds everything I have tried in it, including the floor sweepings from under the reloading bench!

    The later made ones like mine (11/97 slide date) seem ultra reliable with any type of ammo.

    rcmodel
     
  7. magiccarpetrides

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    Very nice...thanks for the range report...I picked up one awhile back and cant decide if I want to shoot it, shelf it (its super minty), or sell it. (I got mine from AIM back when they had some handpicks available for only $10 extra)...mines dated 1999 :-D
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  8. Pilot

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    Nice!!! They are GREAT deals. If I didn't already have a P228, I'd get one.
     
  9. sloo50

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    Love mine
     
  10. Snoogens

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    Just got a P6 for myself for Christmas, came with orig case, extra mag, spare spring and custom trigger work; all for $399....presently own a sweet shooting 3rd generation S&W model 908 which I love, and a Ruger 10/22 rifle for plinking, but I have always wanted to own a Sig Sauer pistol, and this deal makes it possible. Can't wait to pick it up and start making holes in holes at the range.
     
  11. MagnumDweeb

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    Since I sold my old Arcus 94C to my cousin after she got her CWP I've been missing the 9mm caliber and was actually considering getting one of the P6 surpluses to fill the plinking and instructing void. Thanks for the report, I'm definetly on the hunt for one now.
     
  12. RonE

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    I have had one for about a year now and it is exactly as you describe yours. Mine wasn't hand picked but it looked brand new, no visible wear and it shoots great! I have put at least 500 rounds through mine withour a hiccup. I have two P7's and am looking for a deal on a P5.
     
  13. evan price

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    I liked my P6's so much I bought them by the case. I carry a 1984 dated one that was apparantly just fully overhauled by the German armourer. This was possibly the best deal in surplus handguns to ever come along at $259 with two mags.
     
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    It's funny because we can relate. It's the battle-cry of the gun addict.
     
  15. geojap

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    Good job getting OEM mags while you could. I got one of these from AIM for $259 with 2 mags, but couldn't find any other OEM mags to save my life. I finally found one guy in Utah selling some on Gunbroker, called him up, and bought all of them.

    This is a terrific pistol.
     
  16. Coronach

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    It's a paraphrase from Contact. It's funny in this context, and in the original one (the spending logic of governments).

    I consider the P6 to be a great training gun for newbies. It eats cheap ammo, has low recoil, is accurate, the finish is pre-worn, has double- and single-action settings and a visible hammer (great for getting the trainee to visualize what is happening when the trigger is pulled), and it "looks like Jack Bauer's gun", which is frivolous, but is apparently a plus for some novice shooters (after being told this several times, I am forced to admit that it does make an impression on people, for whatever reason).

    Mike
     
  17. Newguy1

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    Who makes holsters for it?
     
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    I got an OWB Don Hume holster for it that I really like and is easy to conceal with a shirt untucked.
     
  19. M203Sniper

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    Thanks for the Notice about J&G. I've been contemplating the road trip for a while, I saw the P6's in the Shotgun News but thought I should buy the kids gifts first...

    my wife just loathes my glock, she'll never use it. I thought the Sig might be a good idea for her range gun but she thinks 9mm is for gangsters :rolleyes:

    i might just get one for me, and stick her with the .38 super. :)
     
  20. CoLJ

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    I thinking about picking up one or two of these for in-vehicle. Other than J&G Sales, can someone recommend another good mail order outfit that sells them?
     
  21. FMJMIKE

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    Excellent range report....Thanks!!!
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  22. Hoppy590

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    anyone who has a Sig p225 holster. (its the same gun)
    supposedly Sig 228 holsters will work too. (slight dif in barrel length)

    i just picked up a Sig 220. old sigs rule!
     
  23. Girodin

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    I've been considering one of these mag prices and availability are the thing keeping me from purchasing one. The one i looked at only came with one mag and by the time i drop $40 a pop for a few extra mags the deal loses some of its sweetness. I may still get it yet.
     
  24. Snoogens

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    P6 Range Report

    Finally got my Christmas P6 to the "Range"....This is the first mag through that beauty at 7 yards: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/herdoyuy/P1010125.jpg....shooting one shot approx every 2 seconds....no jams or problems firing about 100 rounds of S&B FMJ and some Fiocchi JHP...This made in West Germany classic shot way better than I am able to right now, but I am going to enjoy working on that problem with this fun shooter....This weapon definately was a pleasure to shoot, in fact, it was all I expected it to be and more.....If I see another one in this kind of condition, I will jump all over it!!! http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/herdoyuy/P1010127.jpg ....what a gorgeous piece! http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/herdoyuy/P1010128.jpg
     
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  25. AK103K

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    Mine fit fine in my P220/226 holsters.
     
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