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ncmavtgun
01-01-2010, 11:31 AM
My Christmas gift to myself:
* a set of Sig Digital Desert Camo grips
* Insight M3 weapons light
* Sig carbon metal guide rod (replaced the cheap plastic part)
What do you guys think?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4232912748_123de2098d_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4232142767_bbc3d74bd1_b.jpg

thmpr
01-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Just need to Durakote it in FDE...

gwl
01-01-2010, 11:35 AM
Looks nice. Interesting contrasting colors.

vta
01-01-2010, 11:36 AM
where the matching ar?

ncmavtgun
01-01-2010, 11:39 AM
where the matching ar?

Great Question!
Hmmm, my birthday is coming up.
I should hint to my wife about that.
Or maybe a matching Sig556?

crackerman
01-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Well its clearly defective, it wont even lie flat on the table. Send it to me and I'll take it off your hands.

Seriously though the grips look good.

thmpr
01-01-2010, 12:02 PM
A SIG 556 would match up well... Also any FDE AR!

ccandgc
01-01-2010, 12:07 PM
I agree! Nice contrast in colors! Me Likey!!!

cgmoe
01-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Beautiful SIG!

battleship
01-01-2010, 12:15 PM
Heres mine though i cannot take credit for the paint job, love the camo look on Sigs.
This gun has become my standard range pistol and the scheme gets allot of attention.
I think yours is on its way.
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo338/battleship67/Picture056.jpg
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo338/battleship67/Picture055.jpg
Sig P229 elite carry with-
Some rose grips, pretty but not so practical out in the field, ive seen them crack on the back strap due to being to delicate.
Unless your getting an Elite that comes with them, your better off saving your money for something more robust.
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo338/battleship67/Picture059.jpg
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo338/battleship67/Picture058.jpg
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo338/battleship67/Picture062.jpg

Saym14
01-01-2010, 12:25 PM
nice! you need a desert tan knife now.

bballwizard05
01-01-2010, 12:43 PM
wow i need to change my pants. maybe the best looking handgun I've ever seen. Ok well second best behind the original GI 1911 (my favorite weapon since birth) :) but very cool looking sig

West coast
01-01-2010, 1:53 PM
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lazr111
01-01-2010, 1:53 PM
If the light had the same cammo pattern as the grips it would be perfect. And a matching 556 would be the only way to compliment it.:D

Foriegn power
01-01-2010, 8:00 PM
nice sigs!

pontiacpratt
01-01-2010, 8:35 PM
I find the Made in West Germany to be the coolest part of that Sig.... Cold War Era.:D

Shawn L
01-01-2010, 9:38 PM
Good looking Sig's but I love my Nill's
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/102_0089.jpg

Napalm Bulldog
01-01-2010, 9:50 PM
To the OP that is one nice sig! Its amazing how you can customize them in so many different ways and colors. Just when I thought the wood looked great I saw this.

ncmavtgun
01-02-2010, 12:26 AM
To the OP that is one nice sig! Its amazing how you can customize them in so many different ways and colors. Just when I thought the wood looked great I saw this.


Thank you and everyone else with the positive compliments.
I actually really wanted the rose wood sig elite grips, but they are way too expensive.


I'm also looking for the digital camo grips for my S&W 1911, but i can't seem to find any companies that make them except for Nighthawk. I think a S&W1911 would look funny with a Nighthawk logos on the grips.

fullrearview
01-02-2010, 1:01 AM
I want my Sig back:(:(

sytfu_RR
01-02-2010, 8:58 AM
Nice Sig OP!, that camo grip looks good.

nav195
01-02-2010, 9:02 AM
Where can get a set of those 226 grips?

socomIInato
01-02-2010, 12:43 PM
Love Sigs, my first sig is so old it a Browning BDA in 45acp! (AKA Sig 220) Love those grips.

ncmavtgun
01-02-2010, 4:08 PM
Where can get a set of those 226 grips?

I purchased it from top gun supply online. Only $10 for the set.
Can't find them anywhere else, not even on sig's website.

MarioS
01-02-2010, 4:12 PM
OP, I like it.

dellgsg5
01-02-2010, 4:14 PM
Nice sig.

bsg
01-03-2010, 8:45 AM
nice acquisition.

tbhracing
01-03-2010, 8:54 AM
ncmavtgun- I really like that and it's original. Good stuff!

PS- Is that P226 in 9mm or For-tay?

ncmavtgun
01-03-2010, 12:56 PM
ncmavtgun- I really like that and it's original. Good stuff!

PS- Is that P226 in 9mm or For-tay?

Thank you... It's a 9mm.

kduly
01-03-2010, 3:11 PM
I purchased it from top gun supply online. Only $10 for the set.
Can't find them anywhere else, not even on sig's website.

Where can get a set of those 226 grips?

Very Nice OP. Just ordered a set. $10 for set!!:eek:
Can't beat that but shipping is just a tad on the highside ($10). Can't wait to get them. thanks for the pics.

ncmavtgun
01-04-2010, 7:25 AM
Very Nice OP. Just ordered a set. $10 for set!!:eek:
Can't beat that but shipping is just a tad on the highside ($10). Can't wait to get them. thanks for the pics.

Yes, shipping was a little high. I think it's a flat rate of $10, because i ordered the grips, guide rod, m3 light, and a magazine and the shipping was $10.

Also, they ship out very fast.
I ordered Monday and got it on Thursday.

BLC
01-04-2010, 7:30 AM
Where did you guys find the camo grips?

ncmavtgun
01-04-2010, 8:12 AM
Where did you guys find the camo grips?

Top Gun Supply
It's an online store out of Ohio.
$10 for the set.


Damn, what have i started?
Now everyone is going to have these digital camo grips.:D

BLC
01-04-2010, 8:14 AM
Thanks for the info, I love Top Gun, those guys are great.

tbhracing
01-04-2010, 5:16 PM
OP- Have you been happy with the aftermarket guide rod and can you tell a difference?

ncmavtgun
01-04-2010, 6:57 PM
OP- Have you been happy with the aftermarket guide rod and can you tell a difference?

i just put it in last week and still have not fired it yet.
i doubt i'll feel any difference but i'm sure it will be better then plastic.

kduly
01-04-2010, 7:05 PM
+1 for TGS....ordered on Thursday and they were waiting for me when I got home!!! Ordered more recoil springs for the future & also to offset the shipping (in my mind ..LOL)

Ventura_Yak'r
01-08-2010, 5:22 AM
Thanks NCMavtgun... those grips looked so good, I ordered a set on Monday the 4th and just recieved them thurs the 7th. I'll post pix once my 226 gets out of prison! Christmas in January! :santa:

richie-104
01-13-2010, 5:41 AM
Nice touch with the matching streamlight accessory. I'm getting some great ideas to "desertize" some pieces

Black Majik
01-13-2010, 8:44 AM
That's a fantastic looking P226R, great picture as well. The second photo is sweet. :thumbsup:

ncmavtgun
01-13-2010, 9:04 AM
That's a fantastic looking P226R, great picture as well. The second photo is sweet. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the compliments.:D
I was in a hurry to take some pictures to put up on Flickr and I didn't even think about background or lighting and it turned out really nice.

Echidin
01-13-2010, 3:35 PM
Looks nice!

Noxx
01-13-2010, 4:07 PM
The Rosewoods may not be field practical, but they make for a hell of a BBQ gun!

jrau13
01-13-2010, 5:55 PM
Great looking Sig! TGS is a great vendor!

bondmid003
01-13-2010, 8:20 PM
Great Question!
Hmmm, my birthday is coming up.
I should hint to my wife about that.
Or maybe a matching Sig556?

I've got a matching SIG556 to go with my 226 :43:

rorschach
01-13-2010, 8:26 PM
I love those desert grips, I may just have to get a set for my 226/40.

MarioS
01-14-2010, 7:00 PM
The Rosewoods may not be field practical, but they make for a hell of a BBQ gun!

Gotta love a nice BBQ gun. It's one of those things that just makes you feel warm and happy. :)

5150bronco
01-14-2010, 8:17 PM
i like the idea. mine is just old black.

tbhracing
01-15-2010, 7:49 AM
i just put it in last week and still have not fired it yet.
i doubt i'll feel any difference but i'm sure it will be better then plastic.

Thanks for the feedback. Please let us know after the first test run.

I keep coming back to this thread as I just love the look of the P226 and those grips!

OP- Good job!

cineski
01-15-2010, 7:55 AM
Just a thought: What's the use of camo grips or frame when the slide's black? I've seen AR's decked out in digicam only to have the mags or some other part of the gun that's flat black. Stands out like a soar thumb. Although if you're in a situation in the desert and you dropped your fully desert tan gun or rifle, I can imagine it might just disappear!

tbhracing
01-15-2010, 8:24 AM
Just a thought: What's the use of camo grips or frame when the slide's black? I've seen AR's decked out in digicam only to have the mags or some other part of the gun that's flat black. Stands out like a soar thumb. Although if you're in a situation in the desert and you dropped your fully desert tan gun or rifle, I can imagine it might just disappear!

I am not an expert, but I am thinking that the pistol is holstered most of the time so the slide may not show. Also, the grips being camo is better than not if you were in some outside operations, right?

Ventura_Yak'r
01-24-2010, 7:08 AM
Liked the OP's grips so much, I had to try them on my P226 Combat...

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr177/ruwako/Sig%20P226%20Combat/100_4493.jpg
with standard "Combat" grips

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr177/ruwako/Sig%20P226%20Combat/100_4488.jpg
with the Desert Camo grips

tbhracing
01-24-2010, 9:42 AM
Sweet- I love those front serations on the P226s.

zman
01-24-2010, 10:01 AM
Hey OP, isn't the rail a little short for the light? My Walther P99 with an Insight SSL-1 looks similar and I can't stand it :o

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4232912748_123de2098d_b.jpg