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Old 05-04-2013, 20:19   #1
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Sweet shootin' Sigs....

I just had to stop and make a post touting the most excellent craftsmanship of the Sig P226 handgun. I went shooting today, though it was freezing cold, and continue to be most impressed with these guns.

Mine is a P226 in .40SW, although I also have one in 9mm, but the one I took out today was the .40. I'm generally not a fan of the .40 because of its harsh recoil in smaller guns but the Sig tames it right down to "most pleasurable" status.

In addition, although not generally a fan of the DA/SA transition guns, these Sigs are the exception. I can transition these things fast and accurate, simply due to the excellent triggers they come with. Of course, mine have about a thousand dry fires to boot which helps but Sig does an excellent job with the P-series, particularly the 226 and 229's.

Sig fans speak up. Let's see what ya have !

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Old 05-04-2013, 20:39   #2
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I love my Sigs

Here are my 9mm West German service models (P226, P220, P228, and P225)


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Here they are accompanied by my P210s, X-Five, two tone P220, SP2022, and P232.


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Old 05-04-2013, 20:44   #3
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Ahh, those are just go-jeous. Yummy...
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Old 05-04-2013, 20:53   #4
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I recall the day back in the early 90's when I had a West German 226 with plum hammer similar to yours Brian. It was immaculate. I really wasn't that proficient as a shooter then and was trading guns, trying to find the one that made up for my lack of skill, hence it was traded.

Oh the things we do that make us want to kick ourselves...
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Old 05-04-2013, 20:59   #5
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Yeah, I just recently picked up that West German P226. It was built in 1985. I love it.


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My absolute favorite Sig is the P210, which is why I own several. Here is my -1 model from 1954.


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Old 05-04-2013, 21:04   #6
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That 210 finish is beautiful but that 226 is crying my name.
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:08   #7
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That 210 finish is beautiful but that 226 is crying my name.
The P210 is quite a bit different than the Sig Sauer service pistols.

They are two different breeds. Of course, the P210 was designed decades before Sauer had anything to do with Sig.
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I'm not up to speed on the 210 model. It looks like a very well crafted piece and probably highly accurate.
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:36   #9
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I'm not up to speed on the 210 model. It looks like a very well crafted piece and probably highly accurate.
Oh, without a doubt, Doc. Its one of the most accurate pistols ever built. The slides and frames were cut from solid blocks of carbon steel and all fit my hand. The slide rides inside the frame, not over it.

The Swiss army generally didn't break out the long guns until the target was over 100 yards away.


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Old 05-04-2013, 21:41   #10
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:42   #11
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Oh, without a doubt, Doc. Its one of the most accurate pistols ever built. The slides and frames were cut from solid blocks of carbon steel and all fit my hand. The slide rides inside the frame, not over it.

The Swiss army generally didn't break out the long guns until the target was over 100 yards away.
So the 210 was a .mil sidearm ? Wow. I can see the lanyard loop which is a tell-tale but it looks too refined for a field piece.

The Swiss did 'em up right I guess. LOL. I can also see the reverse rails, which probably influenced other chassis like the CZ and similar. It is a proven design.
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:47   #13
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Beautiful Morgo.
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So the 210 was a .mil sidearm ? Wow. I can see the lanyard loop which is a tell-tale but it looks too refined for a field piece.
Yep, it started life as a military sidearm, which is very impressive.

The -2, -3, and -4 models were the versions used as army and police pistols. The -1 was the early commercial pistol with the polished blue finish. In its later years, the -5, and -6 guns were the target models, with lighter trigger pulls, and in many cases, target sights.

Regardless of the version, they are all exceptionally accurate handguns.

Swiss production stopped about 10 years ago, but the P210 was reintroduced as a German pistol in 2010. While its a bit different than the Swiss models, its still an awesome pistol.


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Nice guys, i love WG P226, i also have P229 357 Sig.




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Yep, it started life as a military sidearm, which is very impressive.

The -2, -3, and -4 models were the versions used as army and police pistols. The -1 was the early commercial pistol with the polished blue finish. In its later years, the -5, and -6 guns were the target models, with lighter trigger pulls, and in many cases, target sights.

Regardless of the version, they are all exceptionally accurate handguns.

Swiss production stopped about 10 years ago, but the P210 was reintroduced as a German pistol in 2010. While its a bit different than the Swiss models, its still an awesome pistol.


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God that is beautiful. Is the Legend as accurate as the older Swiss versions?
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:46   #19
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:54   #20
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Glad someone is out shooting their Sig. This ammo shortage has me looking at pictures. I refuse to shoot my stock ammo for recreation until it can be replaced.

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Very nice Willie

Yeah, the ammo situation is not good.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:30   #22
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P226 W. Germany is one of my favorites as well. But I like them all a lot.
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P239s, 9mm on left 40/357 on right.

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Old 05-05-2013, 17:59   #24
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IMHO it is the best made pistol available today, i prefer DA/SA.
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God that is beautiful. Is the Legend as accurate as the older Swiss versions?
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I would venture to say the German version is just as accurate.

It doesn't have the old world craftsmanship of the Swiss models, but it is machine built to absolute perfection. I think the German models are a bargain for what you get, even at over $2000.
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