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Kodemonkey
04-23-2011, 6:45 PM
...and I obliged. Picked up a beautiful one in 9mm in all stainless at Oaktree. DROSd it today, although it wasn't a surprise to her she is pretty happy. She has come a long way. Never wanted a gun in the house when we met and now she has picked up her second gun in less than 6 months. :D

evidens83
04-23-2011, 6:49 PM
Wow she's a lucky woman good job!

D3lta58
04-23-2011, 6:56 PM
Pics!

PandaLuv
04-23-2011, 6:56 PM
I am not trying to poke fun here, but how do her hands fit the gun?
My gf's hands can barely fit the grip

Kodemonkey
04-23-2011, 7:05 PM
I am not trying to poke fun here, but how do her hands fit the gun?
My gf's hands can barely fit the grip

No offense taken. She has long slender pianist fingers. She actually prefers full size guns. We rented a 226 and she has started to appreciate trigger resets and fell in love with the Sig trigger. The full weight frame made her follow ups faster and more accurate. She just started getting into IDPA and she told me she will "get over" that DA first pull. I believe she will work on it. And she did pretty well on the rental DA pull.

PandaLuv
04-23-2011, 7:12 PM
Nice ! Congrats to you and to her. It's a great fire arm.

Kodemonkey
04-23-2011, 7:41 PM
Pics!

I'm assuming you are talking about the firearm ;)

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6297f327-8dd7-1e65.jpg

Apparently this is an "almost CA only" gun. You don't see it on the website easily, and from what I understand they are somewhat hard to come by. Anyone want to chime in on that?

rareair
04-23-2011, 7:50 PM
The P226 is a great gun. If that's for your girl, what are you shooting? :cool2:

Kodemonkey
04-23-2011, 8:14 PM
The P226 is a great gun. If that's for your girl, what are you shooting? :cool2:

An HK USP and a compact M&P 40 for IDPA. I Thought a 1911 was in my future but this might set me back a little on that quest. But, to be honest, the fact that she is really getting into this holds more worth to me. She said she would let me shoot it whenever I want :eek:

Swift Justice
04-23-2011, 9:43 PM
Wife and gun both = keepers.

PandaLuv
04-23-2011, 9:47 PM
An HK USP and a compact M&P 40 for IDPA. I Thought a 1911 was in my future but this might set me back a little on that quest. But, to be honest, the fact that she is really getting into this holds more worth to me. She said she would let me shoot it whenever I want :eek:

lol win.
you satisfied your wife and yourself.

1nsanity
04-23-2011, 9:57 PM
They are discontinued so will be eventually harder to source unless as an Elite/X5/ X6. The somewhat more rarer p226st/ss would be the earlier run models without the rail.

Great choice btw, the weight helps mitigate the recoil more so, which I am sure your wife will appreciate, on the st variants then standard alloy frame ones...

chadd446
04-23-2011, 10:44 PM
My mom always told me "never buy a women something she can use on you".

CALI SHOT DOC
04-24-2011, 9:30 AM
She's an absolute Keeper and your wife too lol. Great gun and sounds like a great gal.

loose_electron
04-24-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm assuming you are talking about the firearm ;)

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6297f327-8dd7-1e65.jpg

Apparently this is an "almost CA only" gun. You don't see it on the website easily, and from what I understand they are somewhat hard to come by. Anyone want to chime in on that?

Yes that is correct - Sig keeps selling this to CA because its on the list and they have not gotten any of the elite series on the list. (sort of a substitute) They are tough to find, I had one back ordered for several months and finally found a lightly used one here on CGuns.

9mmepiphany
04-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Apparently this is an "almost CA only" gun. You don't see it on the website easily, and from what I understand they are somewhat hard to come by. Anyone want to chime in on that?

Yes it is, Sig keeps the 220ST and 226ST in production for the CA market...the only Elite that has been added to the list is the one with the Nitron finish.

I resisted paying anything close to retail for a Sig for years and finally broke down and got a 9mm 226ST from TX last year. After having it tuned, it has become my primary teaching pistol. It removes the excuse of blaming the gun for a miss. I recently lent it to someone who is going to take it to the Bianchi Cup this year.

I'm sure they won't make a huge deal about it at local IDPA matches, but the ST is too heavy for SSP class...I usually shot mine in ESP. It does however qualify for USPSA Production, the weight just makes it a little slower in target transitions

tbhracing
04-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Nice, the Sig p226 is KING!

mincoda
04-24-2011, 5:39 PM
Your wife definitely has good taste.

TacDriver5five6
04-24-2011, 5:41 PM
She picked a good one.... and so did you by the sound of it.

I unfortunately am probably headed to the COACH store. :toetap05: