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.40Cal
02-28-2010, 9:08 AM
Hey guys,

I was bidding on a Sig 226R, just found that I won it for $800 Shipped (with night sights). First, is that a good price?

Secondly, I have the choice to choose between a 9mm or a .40 cal. What do you suggest I get. (not trying to start a 9mm vs 40 debate). But I feel 40 is more gun for the money. Also with 40, I would have option of putting on a 9mm barrel to shoot cheaper ammo...

BUT I REALLY need HELP Quickly... Thanks!!!!

cineski
02-28-2010, 9:11 AM
40 ammo seems to be more avail (as I've seen). Although, it's hard to beat buying 1000 rounds of 9mm for pretty cheap when it becomes avail (which is often). Good 9mm HP's work great. Congrats on the 226. One of SIG's finest.

greenpea76
02-28-2010, 9:19 AM
Do the .40! Just like your question I responded to in the other thread. More bang for the buck! That's why I got my 229R in .40.

Remember to just keep 10 rounds in if you can use the original magazines!;)
You'll see what I mean.

greenpea76
02-28-2010, 9:21 AM
Umm.......

I just realized, I think your username says it all:D

AJAX22
02-28-2010, 9:30 AM
I paid 600 for mine used, (without night sites)

so 800 new doesn't sound bad.

I prefer 9mm but thats because I try to keep all my autos as either 9's or .45's

I don't trust .40's

Blackhawk556
02-28-2010, 9:36 AM
If you can afford it buy the 40. Just remember that any time you head out the range it will cost you more. If it was me I would go with 9mm just because of ammo prices. Also, with the 40 you can later buy the 9mm barrel

SJgunguy24
02-28-2010, 10:46 AM
The 40 caliber tends to beat up guns faster then the same thing in a 9mm. The 40 is just a 10mm cut down.

gorenut
02-28-2010, 10:55 AM
I had to make the same decision as well. I weighed out with the fact that we're living in CA and went with .40. If I were in any other state, I would have went 9mm no questions asked.. where its easy to just legally have hi-cap mags to practice in ranges + carry around, etc. As far as saving money at ranges, I just got a .22lr conversion kit. 40 just seemed the best considering having a 10 rd cap for the average Joe.

vengerltc
02-28-2010, 12:36 PM
Target go 9mm defense .40. Depends if you want more bang. I just bought a P226x5 and specifically wanted 9 for shot speed and min recoil. This is ca so you are limited to 10 rounds anyway so capacity becomes less of an issue. Can't go wrong either way. Traditionally P226 were 9mm

tbhracing
02-28-2010, 12:41 PM
I love 9mm and the P226 shoots it like a dream. Do you plan on shooting a lot? And remember, ammo prices are n-o-t going down.

Noobert
02-28-2010, 12:42 PM
P226 for .40, P228 for 9mm

tbhracing
02-28-2010, 1:23 PM
9mm is the new 40. :)

Low-Pressure
02-28-2010, 1:41 PM
i would get the .40 , like some one said, we're limited to a 10 round magazine anyways.

cineski
02-28-2010, 5:11 PM
:D

9mm is the new 40. :)

After 2nd thought, go for the 9mm. I've always wanted a 9mm German made 226 with a ton of miles on her.

tbhracing
02-28-2010, 6:43 PM
After 2nd thought, go for the 9mm. I've always wanted a 9mm German made 226 with a ton of miles on her.


I have that exact one for sale if youre serious. Please PM me for pictures.

AJAX22
02-28-2010, 6:50 PM
P226 for .40, P228 for 9mm

Why would you want two different (but very similar appearing) magazines which do not interchange between guns?

If you grab one and its the wrong one you'll have problems.

socalsniper
02-28-2010, 6:54 PM
i would get the .40

Mstnpete
02-28-2010, 6:57 PM
I would get the 40S&W.

tbhracing
02-28-2010, 6:59 PM
Why would you want two different (but very similar appearing) magazines which do not interchange between guns?

If you grab one and its the wrong one you'll have problems.

Very smart advice again. Good stuff!

.40Cal
02-28-2010, 7:24 PM
I see more people leaning toward .40 cal. Nobody has any experience/knowlege about changing from 40 cal to 9mm (for cheaper practice)???

Also, please let me know if that's a good price in your opinion too. It's $770 + shipping = $800. I'll just have to pay DROS, and transfer fee ($40) locally. So, $865 (in my hand).

Thanks for the replies.......................Keep 'em coming guys................:)

skale240
03-01-2010, 12:46 AM
I have a sig p226r in stainless and wanted to chime in on which to buy,40 or 9mm, i say 40. 40 because if you want to get .357sig you can do that by just changing the barrel and dropping it into the .40 slide. You cannot put the a 40 or 357sig barrel in a 9mm slide. Also, you can buy an aftermarket drop-in barrel in 9mm (bar-sto makes one) that will fit in the 40 slide. So right there you can have 3 guns in one by just changing the barrels.

gorenut
03-01-2010, 7:35 AM
I have a sig p226r in stainless and wanted to chime in on which to buy,40 or 9mm, i say 40. 40 because if you want to get .357sig you can do that by just changing the barrel and dropping it into the .40 slide. You cannot put the a 40 or 357sig barrel in a 9mm slide. Also, you can buy an aftermarket drop-in barrel in 9mm (bar-sto makes one) that will fit in the 40 slide. So right there you can have 3 guns in one by just changing the barrels.

What I was thinking. Although I already have a .22LR conversion kit, I was still thinking of possibly getting a 9mm drop in barrel for my .40

skale240
03-01-2010, 1:09 PM
What I was thinking. Although I already have a .22LR conversion kit, I was still thinking of possibly getting a 9mm drop in barrel for my .40

I got the bar-sto barrel but it needed some fitting. I got lazy to send it in so I ended up just getting a complete 9mm slide off someone here for like 350 with 2 mags. Even though the slide was from a west german 226 it was too good of a deal to pass up. Later on down the road last year I ended up getting the 22lr kit, so far I think its junk since it only takes good, expensive ammo. Mine only shoots cci mini mags reliably, anything else has ftf or fte!

gorenut
03-01-2010, 1:23 PM
I got the bar-sto barrel but it needed some fitting. I got lazy to send it in so I ended up just getting a complete 9mm slide off someone here for like 350 with 2 mags. Even though the slide was from a west german 226 it was too good of a deal to pass up. Later on down the road last year I ended up getting the 22lr kit, so far I think its junk since it only takes good, expensive ammo. Mine only shoots cci mini mags reliably, anything else has ftf or fte!

Wow, thats good. I paid about 10 bucks less than you did for .22lr conversion kit but with 3 mags. Damn, kind of puts things into perspective... I should have considered the 9mm barrel and slide instead.

Still though.. no matter how you weigh it out.. getting Minimags is still cheaper than shooting 9mm. It still comes out to being 3x or more cheaper than 9mm and I heard Federal Bulk ammo works almost as good.. so that makes it even cheaper. Problem is... its impossible to find Minimags these days....

Dr P
03-01-2010, 1:30 PM
Seems a bit late to worry about the price you bid. If you like and use the gun, the price will be forgotten. Sig is a quality product. You need to send a few rounds downrange to see how it fits/works for you.
I would get the .40 S&W, especially in a restricted capacity state like CA. Nothing wrong w/9mm. I just prefer calibers that begin with a 4 in my handguns. YMMV.

skale240
03-01-2010, 3:15 PM
Wow, thats good. I paid about 10 bucks less than you did for .22lr conversion kit but with 3 mags. Damn, kind of puts things into perspective... I should have considered the 9mm barrel and slide instead.

Still though.. no matter how you weigh it out.. getting Minimags is still cheaper than shooting 9mm. It still comes out to being 3x or more cheaper than 9mm and I heard Federal Bulk ammo works almost as good.. so that makes it even cheaper. Problem is... its impossible to find Minimags these days....

Fed bulk works ok but it still jams up. I found some mini mags on GB but it was priced fairly high. You're right though, it is still cheaper than shooting 9mm or 40!

Beee Ceee
03-01-2010, 9:27 PM
Congrats on the auction win. Getting the P226r in the .40 S&W provides you with other options if you decide that caliber wasn't for you in the P226r..OR...just to have fun shooting 357 SIG or 9mm all in one gun.

Personally, I like 9mm. Good luck with your choice.

.40Cal
03-01-2010, 10:11 PM
^^ As some of you've mentioned that I can use a 9mm ammo with just a barrel change in a 40 cal - this brings up another question to mind. ...wouldn't the magazine, slide, and case ejector be NOT compatible with 9mm? I was thinking even with the change of a barrel, how can you use a 40 cal magazine to put it 9mm cartridges, and the ejector has to be the right size if you dont want any jams...

Theoratically, it doesn't seem right!

skale240
03-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Your going to have to get the 9mm mags, sorry i left that out.

aplinker
03-01-2010, 10:13 PM
I see no reason to own a .40 unless you want to pay more for ammo, have more snappy recoil, and have lower capacity.

Hope you have a reasonably priced transfer dealer.

famas619
03-02-2010, 4:57 AM
I dont trust any caliber, they all hurt if they hit you...lol :rofl:

tbhracing
03-02-2010, 7:58 AM
I see no reason to own a .40 unless you want to pay more for ammo, have more snappy recoil, and have lower capacity.

Hope you have a reasonably priced transfer dealer.


I agree. I like 9mm, stick with it and know it will work. Seen it work too.

ilvwhtgrls
03-02-2010, 9:02 AM
I see no reason to own a .40 unless you want to pay more for ammo, have more snappy recoil, and have lower capacity.

Hope you have a reasonably priced transfer dealer.

I actually prefer the recoil on a 40 compared to a 9. IMO, the recoil on a 9 is usually too snappy as opposed to a heavier 40 which has more of a push. Different strokes for different folks. Regarding capacity, we're all limited to 10 rounds.

nn3453
03-02-2010, 9:06 AM
I actually prefer the recoil on a 40 compared to a 9. IMO, the recoil on a 9 is usually too snappy as opposed to a heavier 40 which has more of a push. Different strokes for different folks. Regarding capacity, we're all limited to 10 rounds.

Try subsonic 147gr loads sometime ;)

Moto4Fun
03-03-2010, 2:41 PM
I see no reason to own a 9mm unless you want to pay a couple cents less per round, have less energy rounds, and have lsmaller holes in your target. (all for the same capacity)

Hope you have a reasonably priced transfer dealer.

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