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Old 09-17-2013, 7:37 AM
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Default Sig P226 Elite SAO

Hey guys. I DROSed a Sig P226 Elite SAO last week and am picking it up this weekend. I kind of just jumped on it considering I wanted to get some Off Roster guns before SSE was gone. I tried doing some research on the gun but was hard pressed finding anything useful considering the gun is pretty new.
All I've found was that it's very similar to the Sig X5, some complained the safety was too stiff, and one complained that the safety was too soft (I thought it felt fine). I've read that people loved the P220 SAO when it came out so I'm pretty hopeful. I like SAO with my 1911s but don't mind the DA/SA either. I think it'll be nice having a SAO Sig.
Anyone have experience with the new P226 Elite SAO? Any suggestions on necessary work that should be done? I'm assuming some trigger work will be necessary considering it's not an X5.
Oh, and it's a 9mm. Please don't hate on the caliber. I have my fair share of 45s in the safe and don't care to hear the "get a real man's gun" comments.
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Old 09-17-2013, 8:03 AM
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Congrats on the acquisition man...you can do much worse than a sig sao trigger. While I don't have the p226 sao elite, I can comment based on the 45 counterpart. Great gun...the trigger can use a little honing to get to the x5/x6 level (a good smith can do this easily). The only thing that bugs me with all elites and x5/x6 really is the dang beavertail. I guess the 1911's got me biased a bit. Great solid gun man and congrats again. Andy
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Old 09-17-2013, 8:54 AM
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Congrats on the acquisition man...you can do much worse than a sig sao trigger. While I don't have the p226 sao elite, I can comment based on the 45 counterpart. Great gun...the trigger can use a little honing to get to the x5/x6 level (a good smith can do this easily). The only thing that bugs me with all elites and x5/x6 really is the dang beavertail. I guess the 1911's got me biased a bit. Great solid gun man and congrats again. Andy
Thanks Andy. Funny you say that about the Beaver tails... that's actually one of the things I love about the Elites! Haha

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I picked one up last week but haven't shot it yet. Been too busy.
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Old 09-17-2013, 1:22 PM
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I picked one up last week but haven't shot it yet. Been too busy.
Go shoot it! I need a range report ASAP

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:26 PM
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Got mine. The trigger is pretty nice and breaks really clean.

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I want one but little too $$$ for me...nice....very nice..
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Who's doing the SSE?
I like the looks of it more than the SIG 1911 elite.
It may be my next purchase.
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Old 09-18-2013, 5:07 AM
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Who's doing the SSE?
I like the looks of it more than the SIG 1911 elite.
It may be my next purchase.
DAS. They always have a bunch of Off Roster guns in stock.

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I got mine through Island View Enterprises in Ventura. They too have a lot of off-roster handguns in stock.
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Anyone else with any experience with this gun?

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I just picked up a P226 EE 9mm. But obviously it's a DA/SA. Shoots great (points easy, accurate as hell, and very quick on the follow-up) and knock yourself out on the double tap - quick and sharp.
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Can't speak for the 226, but I have a P220 Compact Carry SAO that has the beavertail - and it is one of my all-time favorites. Trigger is crisp, and while the safety is not as nice as a 1911's, it is fine with some practice.

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I just picked up a P226 EE 9mm. But obviously it's a DA/SA. Shoots great (points easy, accurate as hell, and very quick on the follow-up) and knock yourself out on the double tap - quick and sharp.
I owned one of those until I got into financial trouble. Great gun. I'm going the SAO is something more than a novelty for me.

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Can't speak for the 226, but I have a P220 Compact Carry SAO that has the beavertail - and it is one of my all-time favorites. Trigger is crisp, and while the safety is not as nice as a 1911's, it is fine with some practice.

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I find that the SAO trigger is awesome. I have the 226 Enchanced Elite and enjoy shooting it, but I'm getting into competition shooting, so the SAO is alot nicer for that. The manual safety isn't too bad. I have a 1911, Beretta, and a few polymers with safeties and I would say that it's about equivalent as my 1911's safety, in terms of stiffness and operability. The trigger is constant and crisp. The recoil is very light, though my caliber of choice is 45acp. I don't recall using the reset much, as I haven't had too much range time with the SAO, yet. I have a Dark Elite 220, but if it were SAO, I might as well buy a 1911. All in all, I would say that it's my favorite 9mm.
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Old 09-20-2013, 6:30 AM
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I find that the SAO trigger is awesome. I have the 226 Enchanced Elite and enjoy shooting it, but I'm getting into competition shooting, so the SAO is alot nicer for that. The manual safety isn't too bad. I have a 1911, Beretta, and a few polymers with safeties and I would say that it's about equivalent as my 1911's safety, in terms of stiffness and operability. The trigger is constant and crisp. The recoil is very light, though my caliber of choice is 45acp. I don't recall using the reset much, as I haven't had too much range time with the SAO, yet. I have a Dark Elite 220, but if it were SAO, I might as well buy a 1911. All in all, I would say that it's my favorite 9mm.
I always thought that my 1911s would be the only SAOs I'd own but I guess not. Funny you mention the Dark Elite 220. I'm actually in the works of trying to buy one of those from a fellow CGer ; )

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Congrats! Need me one also but need $$$ to do so!
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I have a Sig P220 Elite Carry SAO that had the Gray Guns trigger work done. (bought it this way) LOVE it. I had a regular Sig P220R SAO that I sold to fund this Elite Carry SAO/Grays. The trigger on the P220R SAO was nice like any other Sig, but needed the SRT. I'm pretty biased towards the Sig SAO, kinda prefer them over the regular DA/SA's. But I discovered that the Sig SAO's are NOT very popular here on CGN. Dunno why.


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I find that the SAO trigger is awesome. I have the 226 Enchanced Elite and enjoy shooting it, but I'm getting into competition shooting, so the SAO is alot nicer for that. The manual safety isn't too bad. I have a 1911, Beretta, and a few polymers with safeties and I would say that it's about equivalent as my 1911's safety, in terms of stiffness and operability. The trigger is constant and crisp. The recoil is very light, though my caliber of choice is 45acp. I don't recall using the reset much, as I haven't had too much range time with the SAO, yet. I have a Dark Elite 220, but if it were SAO, I might as well buy a 1911. All in all, I would say that it's my favorite 9mm.
Also, only gripe I have about the SAO would be the grips. I like the Dark Elite and E2 grips. I'm not a big fan of the polymer grips and will probably end up oredering the Hogue Extreme G10 grips for the SAO.
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These are made in the U.S.?
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