View Full Version : Suggestions? (re: Sig, 1911)
Cyc Wid It
07-19-2010, 1:33 AM
As a preface: I'd like to keep my total number of handguns down at the moment so please no "just add more" etc. please.
My most recent handgun is a Grayguns tuned low mileage P226 in .40 S&W. My favorite handgun is my Colt 1911. I don't have any major complaints with the Sig, in fact I do like the way it looks and feels. That said, I've been trying to improve my performance with the Sig/learn to enjoy it more but I just don't get the same satisfaction out of it.
So I guess my question is what should I do? Thanks in advance.
07-19-2010, 2:03 AM
Question I would ask myself is:
How much do you think you'd get for the sig if you sell it?
What would you be looking to replace it with (if anything)?
Would the money you make from the sig cover the cost of it's replacement?
07-19-2010, 6:41 AM
Get a sig 1911. :)
07-19-2010, 8:04 AM
I just found myself in the same situation as you. Just traded a gun for a P226 40sw, I'm mainly a 1911 guy but wanted to get the P226. My thought was to shoot the P226 for a while and if I don't like the 40sw, I'll pick up a 9mm conversion barrel and shoot it as 9mm.
07-19-2010, 9:35 AM
I've been trying to ... learn to enjoy it more but I just don't get the same satisfaction out of it.
I don't think you can "learn" to enjoy something. You either do or you don't. It's like watching soccer (barf!). :p So if you're not enjoying it, why keep it? Especially if, as you say, you want to keep your number of guns down to a minimum.
My thought was to shoot the P226 for a while and if I don't like the 40sw, I'll pick up a 9mm conversion barrel and shoot it as 9mm.
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have to warn you. Do not... I repeat, DO NOT... buy an EFK Firedragon conversion barrel! Had a bad experience with them (i.e. the company, not necessarily the barrel... yet). Also, I don't know about you, but I tried putting 9mm ammo in all my .40/.357 magazines (EFK claims that the same mag can be used with the P226 conversion barrel), and the 9mm ammo just pops right out. When I find a cheap 9mm P226 magazine--because at this point I'm too upset to invest even $20 more into the conversion for a ProMag--I'll see if the barrel is actually usable or not. FYI - I had to fit the barrel, too; i.e. it's not drop-in.
What's the point of this hobby if you're not going to have fun? Sell it off and get something that makes you giggle!
07-19-2010, 10:21 AM
if you don't like how a GGI 226 runs, you just aren't going to warm up to the platform at all. the GGI 226 is just about the ultimate evolution of the platform. unless your Colt is highly modified, the GGI 226 should be able to shoot rings around it
what is it about it that leaves you cold?
Cyc Wid It
07-19-2010, 6:09 PM
I wouldn't necessarily say I don't like the way it runs, more than I don't love the way it runs. At least not yet. Also, I guess I'm just more accustomed to target style sights rather than combat sights. I'm somewhat surprised at the poll results thus far though.
07-19-2010, 6:15 PM
I sold my P226 for a SIG 1911. I don't regret it a bit.
07-19-2010, 8:29 PM
I'm somewhat surprised at the poll results thus far though.
what surprises you about it?
Cyc Wid It
07-20-2010, 12:14 AM
Well at the time the results were almost all even. I would think more people would've picked option #1.
07-20-2010, 2:09 PM
i never think folks should keep guns they aren't happy with, i think they should sell them to someone who really appreciates them at a deep discount...i have several gunss i've acquired like that
07-20-2010, 3:46 PM
If you don't enjoy the Sig and love shooting 1911s then it's time for an upmarket 1911. Or put the money away in anticipation of shall issue in another year. You'll need a nice CCO sized 1911 for that.
07-20-2010, 3:47 PM
Sell the Sig.
07-20-2010, 4:52 PM
i never think folks should keep guns they aren't happy with, i think they should sell them to someone who really appreciates them at a deep discount
I agree, I would love to have a GGI enhanced 226:D
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