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cundiff5535
08-12-2012, 6:15 PM
I have seen a few models of 226 Blackwater pistols floating around out there... some read "Blackwater" some read "Blackwater USA" and some then some have an additional set of wood grips. I have noticed that like 80% of the pistols that say "Blackwater USA" have the wood grips but, thats not always the base from what I have seen.

I am going to start keeping my eye out and buy one of the 226's but, I want to make sure I am getting the best one. Can you guys tell me what model is the better one to buy?

When I say that, I guess what I am asking is as a collector, what model is the preferred one, I will shoot this very rarely and want to make sure that the one I get hold up in the resale market.

Thanks for the help here!

Shenaniguns
08-12-2012, 6:31 PM
I don't think they're going to be worth anymore than a comparable P226r with sights. Most firearms are not great investments if you're looking to make a profit off them.

unusedusername
08-12-2012, 6:35 PM
I have a "Blackwater USA" stamped P226 myself.

The price for a regular P226 without night sights + 3 extra factory magazines was more then the "blackwater" model that came with the extra magazines and night sights. It came with wood grips too, so essentially the wood grips were free. These wood grips look nice but they are not good for shooting with as they get slippery really quickly.

I'm at about 6k rounds through it now, so I don't keep it as a safe queen.

They made so many of the "Blackwater" pistols that I doubt that it would hold too much collector value. Also "Blackwater" has changed their name, so I'm not sure what value a pistol with a now-defunct private security company name stamped on it has other then the value of the base gun itself...

The "Gadsden" model or the "platinum elite" would be a better bet I think for a safe queen out of the recent models they have come out. There are far far fewer of them floating around.

ontmark
08-12-2012, 9:34 PM
If you want a P226.
Get the P226 All Stainless.
It will run forever.

JNunez23
08-12-2012, 9:38 PM
They have a Blackwater 226 @ Turners in Reseda. Price tag was somewhere in the $1100's.

Socalmp5
08-12-2012, 10:34 PM
There junk... And I will gladly pay next to nothing for them if u have one to sell.. :D

RECCE556
08-13-2012, 1:18 PM
As far as I know (I'm no SIG expert mind you), there are two BW models. The one with the wood grips is just a base P226R with the wood grips, red/green night sights and a SS guide rod. The second model is the BW "Tactical" which SIG now sells a non-BW marked one call the P226R Tactical Operations. The BW "Tactical" is the one that's more desirable from what I can see. It has a beavertail, forward serrations, short trigger, SRT, Tritium/FO sights, intergrated magwell grip and it came with SCT mags. As you can see, it's way more feature rich then the first model.

BTW, I tried the first BW model and I found those wood grips to be atrocious to put it nicely.

cundiff5535
08-13-2012, 9:58 PM
Thanks for the notes here guys... I didnt mean to say that I thought it would be a collectors item... I own around 30 or 40 handguns and do not shoot them all that often (I have two or three that I shoot regularly). I probably will never sell any of them but, I do like to know that I will get the most of money I have in them back at some point. I was just asking what one would hold value out of the two and what the major differences were.

Anyway, thanks for the info here guys

jessegpresley
08-13-2012, 10:57 PM
I personally wouldn't want one that said Blackwater on it.

Cyc Wid It
08-13-2012, 10:58 PM
1. Buy a plain Sig
2. Send to Bruce Gray
3. Avoid the dubious association with Blackwater, save money, and end up with a better gun.

Fishslayer
08-13-2012, 11:25 PM
3. Avoid the dubious association with Blackwater, save money, and end up with a better gun.

But...but... They're the Elite of the Elite!:D

compulsivegunbuyer
08-14-2012, 8:56 AM
I don't think they're going to be worth anymore than a comparable P226r with sights. Most firearms are not great investments if you're looking to make a profit off them.

You apparently have not been to the for sale forum lately.

Shenaniguns
08-14-2012, 9:00 AM
You apparently have not been to the for sale forum lately.


I guess there's a sucker born every minute...

RECCE556
08-15-2012, 2:19 AM
I guess there's a sucker born every minute...I'm sure you pay for things which would make others say the same thing about you. ;)

Shenaniguns
08-15-2012, 5:39 AM
I'm sure you pay for things which would make others say the same thing about you. ;)


You assume I pay for them, so speak for yourself RECCE556 :D

Paperchasin
08-15-2012, 6:03 AM
If i had choice, given the similar prices...I'd go for a TacOps model via SSE.

RECCE556
08-15-2012, 1:40 PM
You assume I pay for them, so speak for yourself RECCE556 :DAre you using a EBT to buy EBR and EBPs? Damn, why didn't I think of that!?:D

Shenaniguns
08-15-2012, 1:49 PM
LOL

Brassthief
08-16-2012, 1:14 AM
What do you want a water pistol for, black or otherwise?:confused:

jeffrice6
08-16-2012, 1:38 AM
Save the money & get a standard 226 ~ Don't pay for the hype! A 226 is a 226

scglock
08-16-2012, 2:05 AM
Just go for a standard 226.

1000stars
08-16-2012, 2:11 AM
From a true collectors point of view, no added value.
If you want a collectors find an older model Made in Germany.