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Old 05-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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Default P226 vs P226 MK-25

I'm looking at the P226 and the P226 MK-25 (CA compliant model).

Besides the anti-rust coating on some parts on the MK-25, are there any other differences that I'm missing?

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:32 PM
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I'm looking at the P226 and the P226 MK-25 (CA compliant model).

Besides the anti-rust coating on some parts on the MK-25, are there any other differences that I'm missing?

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Other than what you noted, I believe they're exactly the same.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:40 PM
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Default MK25 Rail has a true Picatinny Rail

The rails are different. If you look at the standard rail on P226 it is rounded even the P226 navy has standard rail. MK25 is true picatinny rail. Not many holsters are available. But Raven Concealment has one.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:47 PM
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The rails are different. If you look at the standard rail on P226 it is rounded even the P226 navy has standard rail. MK25 is true picatinny rail. Not many holsters are available. But Raven Concealment has one.
Oh ya, and what he said lol

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I forgot, it also comes with a barcode sticker with serial number on the frame.
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OP: The MK come with night sights. I'm told by some that the night sights do not glow as bright as what they did 20 years ago. If anyone else can confirm that would be interesting.

Depending on the price of the day and how good of a deal you find. A regular 226R without night sights may be close to the MK in price, enough to make the MK the better deal. The cheap bar code sticker will fall off so take care of it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:55 AM
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The mk25 may come with a STR but not sure my 226 combat feels like it dose or it can be they moded it just a tad
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Will let y'all know... I have a 226 Mk25 in jail right now, pickup in another 5 days.

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I have the MK25 and yes it comes with night sights, 1913 picatinny rail, phosphate coated internals, and mine came with standard sig trigger (not the SRT), laser engraved navy anchor and UID sticker, which does fall off after 1000-1500 rounds. I've heard it has a chrome lined barrel as well but don't quote me because I have not verified that (may be a standard on all P226s??). Also comes with 3 mags, which makes the extra $$ even more worth it IMO. Try to get one that comes with MECGAR mags, although i have not had issues with my 10 rnd checkmates.

Anyway, if you want something not as common with a little extra cool factor, go with the MK25. If not just get the standard p226.

I love mine by the way, plan to have it as long as my lungs keep pumping

Edit: Regarding the holster, IMI Defense makes 2 models for the MK25

http://www.imidefense.com/black-poly...IMI-Z1500.html
http://www.imidefense.com/black-poly...IMI-Z1390.html
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I've been searching high and low for an MK-25 that isn't marked up an extra $300 like the ones in our marketplace.

Since the MK-25 is on the CA DOJ approved roster of handguns, does that mean we can get the non-CA version without going through an SSE? Quite honestly, I think the CA model is hideous.
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Since the MK-25 is on the CA DOJ approved roster of handguns, does that mean we can get the non-CA version without going through an SSE? Quite honestly, I think the CA model is hideous.
Nope - only the model on the roster is allowed unless its a PPT or SSE.
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Nope - only the model on the roster is allowed unless its a PPT or SSE.
That's what I was wondering though, the DOJ roster model does not say "CA" anywhere but on Sig Sauer's site it's listed as "MK-25-CA".

DOJ has it listed as:
P226 MK-25 Navy Version ( Black) / Stainless Steel; Alloy

Link to DOJ roster:
http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/safeguns_resp.asp
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Old 05-09-2013, 9:07 AM
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Dont forget- the MK-25 comes with an ANCHOR!
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Some ffls dont care about the ca complaint one because it does not say ca complaint on the doj list. I just got my non ca comp mk25 with out doing SSE
so ask your local ffl.
And the mk25 shoots amazing
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That's what I was wondering though, the DOJ roster model does not say "CA" anywhere but on Sig Sauer's site it's listed as "MK-25-CA".

DOJ has it listed as:
P226 MK-25 Navy Version ( Black) / Stainless Steel; Alloy

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http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/safeguns_resp.asp
Depends on your ffl. Still need 10 round mags though
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The ONLY reason to pick the MK25 over the standard 226 is the extractor... MK25's still come with the SHORT external extractor which has been 100% from day one.
New "regular" 226's have that god awful long extractor that likes to break.
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The mk25 may come with a STR but not sure my 226 combat feels like it dose or it can be they moded it just a tad
MK-25 does not come with SRT.... SEALs didn't want it.
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It does not come with an SRT, I don't like the stock trigger. As far as nightsights, they are the three dot white type that glow a little in the dark. I have one.
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Dont forget- the MK-25 comes with an ANCHOR!
Plus the cool UID sticker... until it rubs off!

No idea if this post is true, but a MK25 could be especially difficult to locate if so: http://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comment...production_of/


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Plus the cool UID sticker... until it rubs off!

No idea if this post is true, but a MK25 could be especially difficult to locate if so: http://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comment...production_of/


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MK-25 does not come with SRT.... SEALs didn't want it.
Why wouldn't the SEALS want the SRT? I think most everyone agrees this makes the trigger much better, I've heard arguments for its not necessary but never worse. Was it just not presented to the SEALS as an option? Or is there something undesirable about it like less reliability/durability?
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Are the SRT components phosphate finished? e.g., if I add SRT to my MK25, am I putting non-phosphate finished components into my gun?
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I have the MK25 and yes it comes with night sights, 1913 picatinny rail, phosphate coated internals, and mine came with standard sig trigger (not the SRT), laser engraved navy anchor and UID sticker, which does fall off after 1000-1500 rounds. I've heard it has a chrome lined barrel as well but don't quote me because I have not verified that (may be a standard on all P226s??). Also comes with 3 mags, which makes the extra $$ even more worth it IMO. Try to get one that comes with MECGAR mags, although i have not had issues with my 10 rnd checkmates.
All above is true.

All the Mk 25s I've had my hands one have had chrome lined barrels. I've had other models that come standard with CL barrels that did not have them. One feature that is also present the slide is a lightened version of a standard P226, this is the same as the USN Mk 25s.

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Are the SRT components phosphate finished? e.g., if I add SRT to my MK25, am I putting non-phosphate finished components into my gun?
Yes you are, it is not an issue.
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All above is true.

Yes you are, it is not an issue.
I'll assume the SRT components are not phosphate finished.

I live on the beach and everything here rusts. One of the ways I convinced myself I needed the MK25 was because;

"... a phosphate finish applied to all internal components, providing corrosion resistance in even the harshest of saltwater environments."

The SRT Kit includes a new sear, plus other internal components, right? Couldn't one augue that putting non-phosphate finished components into the MK25
diminishes it's corrosion resistance in harsh saltwater environments ??

If that's the case, I can live without SRT.
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You guys have been extremely helpful as usual. Many thanks!
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Some ffls dont care about the ca complaint one because it does not say ca complaint on the doj list. I just got my non ca comp mk25 with out doing SSE
so ask your local ffl.
And the mk25 shoots amazing
Second that. Bought mine at www.topgunsupply.com. My local FFL dealer had no issues accepting it since the roster specifically states MK-25 without -CA .
Just gotta make sure TopGun switches the mags to 10rd and call before you order to see if 10rd are in stock. They will switch mags at no extra charge.

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All above is true.

All the Mk 25s I've had my hands one have had chrome lined barrels. I've had other models that come standard with CL barrels that did not have them. One feature that is also present the slide is a lightened version of a standard P226, this is the same as the USN Mk 25s.



Yes you are, it is not an issue.
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I'll assume the SRT components are not phosphate finished.

I live on the beach and everything here rusts. One of the ways I convinced myself I needed the MK25 was because;

"... a phosphate finish applied to all internal components, providing corrosion resistance in even the harshest of saltwater environments."

The SRT Kit includes a new sear, plus other internal components, right? Couldn't one augue that putting non-phosphate finished components into the MK25
diminishes it's corrosion resistance in harsh saltwater environments ??

If that's the case, I can live without SRT.
By saltwater environments, those parts are meant for subsurface saltwater environments. The SRT kit is a new sear and safety bar. Proper application of oil and you will not have a rust issue. If the fact of having non-phosphated parts in your pistol is that much of an issue, bring your Mk25 to me and I will phosophate an SRT kit and install it.
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