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Sig Elite or Regular Ol' 226?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Fremmer, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. Fremmer

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    For those of you who have actually shot the Sig 226 Elite and the plain-jane Sig 226:

    I notice that the Elite is about $200 more than the regular 226. Here's the question: is the shorter trigger re-set (or any other feature) of the Elite worth paying the extra money? How does the Elite compare to the regular 226 in terms of how well (accuracy, reliability, etc.) the gun performs? If I shoot the regular 226 well, is it worth paying the extra cash for the Elite?
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

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    only you can decide it the SRT (short reset trigger), beavertail, front slide serration and steel frame are worth it to you...part of it might be what you're going to use it for

    if i wanted to shoot it in IDPA or USPSA, i'd go with the regular 226. it's more lively and you're going to eventually want trigger work anyway
     
  3. PeteF

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    The elite frame is much more beefy than the standard. The elite is pretty heavy for a carry piece but if it's just a range/HD gun the weight is no big deal.

    My elite feels "tighter" than the standard 226 I shot (which was a range gun so take that for what it's worth).

    Bottom line if I had to do it over I would buy the elite again. I am happy with it.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    i would think so...as the Elite models was introduced as a planned replacement for the ST models
     
  5. CPshooter

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    I'm in the same boat, except with a P229. I actually prefer the look of a plain jane P229, so I don't know if i should get one and then think about the SRT upgrade later on, or if I should just get the Elite since it already has it...

    A few questions for you Sig guys:

    If I want the SRT retrofitted, how much does it cost after shipping to send in the pistol to Sig? Do they modify the old parts and basically do a trigger job, or do they simply replace certain components with new ones? Lastly, are there any cosmetic differences between a new Sig w/ the SRT or one that has been retrofitted?

    For those of you that have gone from the regular DA/SA to the SRT, do you like it and is it worth the hassle of upgrading?
     
  6. CPshooter

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    anyone?
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    the Sig SRT is a parts exchange proceedure, if you'd like your action cleaned up or tuned, that would be at an additional cost...i don't know what they charge now, but it's listed on the web site. you can't tell a SRT equiped Sig by just looking at it.

    i prefer a reduced reset modification from an outside vendor to the factory installed SRT and action clean up. i thought it was worth it, but it isn't appreciated by or a benefit to all shooters
     
  8. cmgred

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    To me the heavier frame is worth it. I absolutely love .357 Sig and they tend to abuse the frame more then the .40 (according to a well known expert).

    Th SRT is nice but I probably am not experienced enough for it to add any value to my shooting.
     
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