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bondmid003
07-18-2009, 7:16 PM
Bought a 226R .40 today at the Crossroads of the West gun show. Now i just have to wait the 10 long days! I'm excited to say the least

Rekrab
07-18-2009, 7:17 PM
Interesting, my father just bought one in 9mm o.O

nemisis1400
07-18-2009, 7:24 PM
got me a west german p226 in 9mm. It feels as smooth as butter to me, and makes me dream of ammo to shoot.

bondmid003
07-18-2009, 7:58 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting shooting this gun, I've wanted a Sig for a long time

MiguelS
07-18-2009, 8:04 PM
I enjoy mine...I just got it about a month ago..it is a non-railed though.

YZErnie has a P226R 9mm All Stainless for $900, as well as a P220. Nice. I am looking at a P220 Stainless right now. I am just waiting to bid.

bsg
07-18-2009, 11:39 PM
i just picked up a pristine w german [herndon, va.] sig p226 today. "deserves got nothin to do with it."

leitung
07-19-2009, 12:56 AM
Congrats on the buy.. The P226R .40 is my next handgun.

MAC USMC
07-19-2009, 10:18 PM
My 226 is the "Navy" version used by the Seal Team. I had a Robar NP3 finish put on it which makes the action very smooth. Weapon will not rust.
This finish is state-of-the-art technology and worth every cent. Check it out on your computer.

Street Legal
07-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Bought a 226R .40 today at the Crossroads of the West gun show. Now i just have to wait the 10 long days! I'm excited to say the least

I love it.

MarioS
07-19-2009, 10:34 PM
Very nice. They are great.

leelaw
07-19-2009, 10:50 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting shooting this gun, I've wanted a Sig for a long time

Be cautious. The first pistol I bought was a Beretta. After buying a Sig P226R SS, I stopped shooting the Beretta, and eventually sold it.

They're very nice pistols, but they, until recently, lacked in the sub-compact department.

chefdude
07-19-2009, 11:01 PM
Be cautious. The first pistol I bought was a Beretta. After buying a Sig P226R SS, I stopped shooting the Beretta, and eventually sold it.

They're very nice pistols, but they, until recently, lacked in the sub-compact department.

if you need a sig in sub compact get a p232 sl with some nice HD ammo. They are like Butter.....

chefdude
07-19-2009, 11:13 PM
oh good choice on the Sig.....It wont be your last!!!! Check out YZERNIE not only is he a great Calgunner, he holds a FFL and has the LOWEST prices on Sigs anywhere......

ggong5150
07-19-2009, 11:18 PM
Congrats on the purchase!! I have a 226 in .40 and looking to buy a 229 in 9mm. My dad just bought a two tone 226 in .40 a month ago and recently a stainless 226 in 9mm that we are gonna pick up in 7 days!!

thmpr
07-19-2009, 11:20 PM
I would stay away from Sigs as far as you can....they are very addictive...by far worst than any OLL rifles.

leelaw
07-19-2009, 11:23 PM
if you need a sig in sub compact get a p232 sl with some nice HD ammo. They are like Butter.....

Got a P230 coming soon. I wish they had something in 9mm that small. The P239 was, in my opinion, a flop.

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 7:32 PM
Congrats and welcome to the club! My latest acquisition that's going on my 226R. Sorry, disregard the red circle. I was using it to identify to sellers the specific TLR I wanted.:cool2:

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo120/shoupdawg/tlr2laser_enlarged.jpg

thmpr
07-20-2009, 7:37 PM
Congrats and welcome to the club! My latest acquisition that's going on my 226R. Sorry, disregard the red circle. I was using it to identify to sellers the specific TLR I wanted.:cool2:

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo120/shoupdawg/tlr2laser_enlarged.jpg

X400 surefire a good choice?

HowardW56
07-20-2009, 7:39 PM
Bought a 226R .40 today at the Crossroads of the West gun show. Now i just have to wait the 10 long days! I'm excited to say the least

Excellent gun, enjoy it!!

leitung
07-20-2009, 7:56 PM
Congrats and welcome to the club! My latest acquisition that's going on my 226R. Sorry, disregard the red circle. I was using it to identify to sellers the specific TLR I wanted.:cool2:

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo120/shoupdawg/tlr2laser_enlarged.jpg

I am planning on getting a TLR-2 for my P226. Thats a great setup..

bondmid003
07-20-2009, 8:36 PM
My 226 is the "Navy" version used by the Seal Team. I had a Robar NP3 finish put on it which makes the action very smooth. Weapon will not rust.
This finish is state-of-the-art technology and worth every cent. Check it out on your computer.

I wanted .40 that's why I didn't go with the Navy version. If they had offered it in .40 I would have considered it. I also have admired the two tone and stainless versions however I couldn't beat the price SoCal Guns was offering

boink
07-20-2009, 8:40 PM
as soon as I have the means, I'm getting a P226 9mm too ;) congrats! excited for you.

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 9:34 PM
X400 surefire a good choice?

Way too expensive for me. I can get a W. German P6 out the door and still have 75-100 left over. Plus, after reading reviews, I think this fits the bill.

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 9:39 PM
I wanted .40 that's why I didn't go with the Navy version. If they had offered it in .40 I would have considered it. I also have admired the two tone and stainless versions however I couldn't beat the price SoCal Guns was offering

I've posted this a million times, but here it is again...reverse two tone and stainless. I specifically wanted stainless for the 226 because I wanted it to help with the recoil. Oh and get a .357 sig barrel too. I have a P6 so that's why I didn't get the Bar-Sto barrel...but it's basically 3 guns in 1!

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo120/shoupdawg/IMG_0856.jpg

bondmid003
07-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Shoupdawg, thanks for the gun porn :tt1: And who makes the light on your gun?

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 10:33 PM
Shoupdawg, thanks for the gun porn :tt1: And who makes the light on your gun?

Make sure to take pics of your new gun! And that's Sig's tac-light. Comes with a strobe light which is a neat feature, but it eats up batteries quite a bit. TLR will probably cost me 50-60 more but over time, I think I'll do fine with savings on batteries.

bondmid003
07-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Will the STL fit on any handgun with a rail? The reason I ask is that my XDM, P99, and USP all have rails

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 11:15 PM
Will the STL fit on any handgun with a rail? The reason I ask is that my XDM, P99, and USP all have rails

Good question. I don't know, as I only have Sig's and my only sig with a rail is the 226.

-Edit: I did some google research and it will fit some but not all 1913-railed pistols. For example, I found some posters to say that it will fit XD's, but not certain Glocks so YMMV. I like it's compact size. As you can see from my picture, it doesn't extend that much further past the barrel. I also like the strobe feature, and the fact that it's hard plastic vs. metal, as some people have complained that the TLR's and other metal lights have scratched/scuffed their metal rails. But that's okay with me.

Also, unlike other tac lights, the laser is integrated into the light module itself. It's not mounted below or anything like that. Don't know if that helps or hinders, but I think it made zeroing and shooting easier, but I'll compare it to the TLR when I get it.

bondmid003
07-20-2009, 11:25 PM
I just bought one on CheaperThanDirt.com so I'll check it out when it arrives. Out of curiousity how did you do the reverse stainless look, I've only seen the two tone with the slide stainless

shoupdawg
07-20-2009, 11:33 PM
According to the fellas at sigforum, it was a rare run. Some re-seller said he sold these a few years back and was told there were only a few hundred. So I bought it this way.

My buddy has 2 all stainless Sigs and he dislikes two tone, reverse or not.