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dawn777
08-22-2012, 10:19 PM
does anybody have extreme? it comes with srt trigger and custom grips etc, looks cool.

which one should i buy?

thanks

glockwise2000
08-22-2012, 10:22 PM
I would buy MK25. Just because this is the same model the Mil uses. And in my understanding, if it passes through military, it already went through rigorous testing before they issue our troops.

BrassCase
08-22-2012, 10:46 PM
I pick up my MK 25 on Thursday, I'll try and report how I like it after it makes a trip to the range.

dawn777
08-22-2012, 10:49 PM
thanks guys,
the only shortcoming of mk25 to me is that the trigger is not srt!!!!

jeffrice6
08-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Neither! A 226 is a 226, don't pay for the hype.

shamu415
08-22-2012, 11:29 PM
You don't need a Beaver tail on a sig. But it looks great! The mk25 just has a layer of anti-corrosion coating , anchor engraving, and a damn UID sticker. Not worth the markup in price. Get a regular sig p226 with a rail, drop a SRT (not the short reach trigger), and more ammo to feed it.

AeroEngi
08-22-2012, 11:35 PM
thanks guys,
the only shortcoming of mk25 to me is that the trigger is not srt!!!!

You can get an SRT for like $50 from midway and install it yourself, no biggie. Don't let the fact that the MK25 doesn't have an SRT stop you from buying it. It's a really good gun.

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unusedusername
08-22-2012, 11:43 PM
I would go with extreme.

Mk25 has different rails then all other Sigs, so some lights and holsters that do fit other Sigs won't fit the mk25.

jessegpresley
08-23-2012, 2:04 AM
Do you think all the professionals that carry Sigs have SRTs installed in their guns?

dawn777
08-23-2012, 6:16 AM
extreme is not on roster of ca gun?


I would go with extreme.

Mk25 has different rails then all other Sigs, so some lights and holsters that do fit other Sigs won't fit the mk25.

Bartin
08-23-2012, 6:28 AM
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dawn777
08-23-2012, 6:29 AM
i have tlr 1s, does it fit the rail of mk25?

I would go with extreme.

Mk25 has different rails then all other Sigs, so some lights and holsters that do fit other Sigs won't fit the mk25.

Bartin
08-23-2012, 6:35 AM
i have tlr 1s, does it fit the rail of mk25?

Yes. The MK25 moved to a standard Picatinny rail which should actually fit more accessories than the previous sig rail which was a proprietary variant of the Picatinny (1913) that not all accessories fit on. To clarify what was mentioned, holsters and other accessories specifically designed for the P226 might not work with the MK25 because of the rail

SA227driver
08-23-2012, 7:54 AM
Neither! A 226 is a 226, don't pay for the hype.

Have you shot a Sig with an SRT before? To me there's not much difference. My older German Sigs shoot great stock. Practice often and use that you would of spent in money parts and labor to buy more ammo.

dawn777
08-23-2012, 5:56 PM
thanks a lot, guys~~~

gorenut
08-24-2012, 9:36 AM
Neither! A 226 is a 226, don't pay for the hype.

Pretty much this. Only P226 I'd really pay extra to get is the all stainless model (and I had 3 of them). Otherwise they're pretty much the same for the most part and you can make the necessary changes yourself to make your P226 more EXTREME if needed. If nothing else.. I'd avoid the Extreme because I think the grips are nasty.. but that's just me. I guess if you want everyone in the range to know how EXTREME you are.. the grips serve that purpose.

I think Sig really has to lay off these dumb marketing runs. Its really killing the brand and making me lose respect for them.

gorenut
08-24-2012, 9:53 AM
A standard rail and internal corrosion resistant coating might be worth an extra hundred bucks or so. extra 300...probably not. What's the price difference on a Mk25 vs a plain 226?

I'm surprised no one posted that thread of the gentleman receiving an MK25 with a rusted spring. It was pretty ironic.. but I guess it was just a bad draw amongst thousands of good ones.

Unless one is carrying it around and using it in humid areas, I think you're better off just saving the money and just taking care of the pistol to prevent any rusting. Not too hard if you maintain your pistol regularly and I'm guessing this pistol isn't going to be for the purpose of being deployed somewhere for lengthy periods.

gorenut
08-24-2012, 10:18 AM
well, i don't know what kind of rail adapter is needed to get a WML onto a standard 226, but if it's like an H&K, the adapter can cost $50-100 bucks alone. May as well spend it on the gun itself if you have to drop that coin anyway

All the newer P226s usually come with a picatinny rail. If anything.. classic Sig enthusiasts actually prefer P226s without rails. They're harder to come by.

greybeard
08-24-2012, 10:50 AM
If you are buying the Mk25 because of the phosphate coating remember the SRT will not be.

nikki#2
08-24-2012, 1:53 PM
If you are buying the Mk25 because of the phosphate coating remember the SRT will not be.

Hmmm... I was considering the SRT upgrade on my MK25 and was told by Sig Support that the p226 SRT components are indeed phosphate coated...
However, I'm not finding that anywhere in writing at the moment. :confused: