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felix1023
05-03-2011, 2:22 PM
Hi All,
I'm just pickup my new SIG P226 BTFO 9mm, and found out my P226 made in Exeter USA and not in Germany. it's any quality and other issues between this two origins?? Please Help!!!!!

gatdammit
05-03-2011, 2:36 PM
From what I've seen on forums many people prefer the German made guns... West German made guns. For some reason they think Exeter is ****.

I've seen many write that the tolerances may be too tight on the USA made ones and they are more finicky? Don't know though. I'm sure some Sigxperts will chime in.

Bulleh
05-03-2011, 2:38 PM
Should be fine. German guns are more consistently good (never actually heard of one having problems), there are a few lemons for the ones in the USA, but sig will definitely take care of you if thats the case. Don't worry about it, just go and shoot the hell out of it.

Joe
05-03-2011, 2:39 PM
Hi All,
I'm just pickup my new SIG P226 BTFO 9mm, and found out my P226 made in Exeter USA and not in Germany. it's any quality and other issues between this two origins?? Please Help!!!!!

Its essentially worthless. I'd be happy to take it off your hands for $100.

Just kidding :P The USA made ones are still great guns and yours will work perfectly.

gorenut
05-03-2011, 2:42 PM
People seem to hate the USA made ones. Personally, I think the quality issue is overstated. I've never had any issues after the break-in period. Worst case scenario, you have a lifetime warranty that you can take advantage of.

9mmepiphany
05-03-2011, 3:06 PM
There really isn't a whole lot of difference. Us old-timers just prefer the older folded carbon slides over the newer mill stainless slides...I do like the "W" before "Germany" on mine...also like the "flat" in front of the ejection port

Be sure to lube your rails with grease instead of oil to help them last longer

sigfan91
05-03-2011, 4:20 PM
Hi All,
I'm just pickup my new SIG P226 BTFO 9mm, and found out my P226 made in Exeter USA and not in Germany. it's any quality and other issues between this two origins?? Please Help!!!!!

Sigs like to run "wet." Grease the frame rails with Slide Glide or Weapon Shield. Thin layer is enough, but a thicker layer won't hurt. The pistol will push out any excess that it doesn't need.

Shoot, load, repeat a few thousand times, and try not to grin too hard. :)

If you do find issues with your US made P226, send it back to Sig and it will be fixed.

erik18
05-03-2011, 5:02 PM
I carry a US made p229r e2 everyday. It is extremely accurate and never had a failure of any kind. I also have 2 other sigs that have US made slides and again, never had any problems. My 226 has over 3,000 rounds through it with no issues. It is my duty weapon. I truly feel that the US vs. Germany debate is blown waaaay out of proportion.

bsg
05-03-2011, 6:02 PM
congratulations on your new Sig.

welcome to the forum.

Black Majik
05-03-2011, 6:05 PM
Hi All,
I'm just pickup my new SIG P226 BTFO 9mm, and found out my P226 made in Exeter USA and not in Germany. it's any quality and other issues between this two origins?? Please Help!!!!!

I would advise you try your new SIG out before freaking out! :willy_nilly: :D

Newshooter
05-03-2011, 8:28 PM
I just got to shoot my buddies new Sig P229 and it is friggin' awesome. There was one failure to fire in his first 500 rounds and not a hickup since. I plan on getting a P226 soon so please don't freak me out :eek:

SIGSHOOTR
05-04-2011, 12:22 PM
I would advise you try your new SIG out before freaking out! :willy_nilly: :D

+1. I've put over a 1000 rounds thru my Exeter Navy with no issues whatsoever. Fit/finish are outstanding IMO.

jermzzzzzzz
05-04-2011, 12:35 PM
:useless:

felix1023
05-04-2011, 2:35 PM
thanks for all, I will enjoy my new P226. ^.^