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Anyone carry a Sig 226

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Spartacus100, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Spartacus100


    Oct 14, 2011
    Allen TX
    if so, how does it carry? I am thinking of putting my Glock 19 up for trade for a Sig 226 but need to know if its practical for concealed carry or is it too bulky? I currently carry the Glock 19 or a Sig Scorpion.
  2. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    I sometimes carry my p226 and I don't find it too bulky(I normally carry an xdm 3.8 .40 or an xd45) I am 5'9 and around 136. I don't carry it more often because I don't have night-sights on it and I don't have an extra mag carrier for it.

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  3. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    A little too bulky for me in the warmer months. In the cooler months when I'm wearing a sweatshirt no problems.
  4. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    I can carry my P226 IWB with no problem, I'm 6'3", 265. The only gun I don't carry IWB is my 1911 and only because all my 1911 holsters are OWB.
  5. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Apr 22, 2007
    North Idaho
    I carry a 229 daily, which is close in size and weight, a good belt for IWB and my Remora holster are the ticket for me. I love it. The 226 is a bit fatter if you get the Hogues on it though. I would slap some G10 grips on her and you'd be good to go.
  6. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    I carry my P226R IWB. But, I'm kind of big, too. 6'3" and about 240. I understand somebody who is 5'7" and 135 pounds might not like it as much. :supergrin:
  7. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I have successfully carried a P226 but there are smaller pistols that may be a bit easier to carry. I think an even swap of a G19 for P226 would be a realy good deal for the guy on the P226 recieving end presuming decent condition.
  8. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    It is not a premier option for concealed carry simply due to its bulk. I have recently started carrying one though in a Galco Concealed Carry open top holster (CON248B) and find it works well. I have other guns {Glock 19, Smith 908) that carry easier and that I can conceal better but the SIG P226R is a nice gun and I still enjoy carrying it.
  9. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    The P226 is a great gun, but its a big heavy gun for CCW in light clothing. I carry one as a duty gun, but I usually carry my P239 off duty.

    In cool weather with a good cover garment and belt it can be done comfortably. Its not happening under a t-shirt or polo.
  10. moonwilson


    Jan 22, 2013
    I suppose one could concealed carry a P226 if one tried really hard and was prepared to be uncomfortable while doing so. But the question is- why? Why would you want to haul that boat anchor around and try to hide it when there are so many other options out there that will do basically the same thing, and do so much more easily? Unless a P226 was the only gun you had. Honestly, my 226 is about the last handgun I'd try to carry concealed. Open carry, no sweat. It was designed for military use, to be carried in an duty holster.
  11. Spartacus100


    Oct 14, 2011
    Allen TX
    after looking at the sigs on their website, i was wrong about the 226 for carry as alot of you pointed out. It is too big. I also think they are a little to pricey for me right now so i will look at other options to replace the G19. but I am open to suggestions as to what some of you carry? I may go back to just the .45 even though it cost more since i can find it alot easier than i can the 9mm
  12. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    I carried a P226 for awhile.......

    It was huge and heavy.

    No comparison between a G19 and a P226 for carrying.
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I carry mine in a Thunderwear rig. No problem.
  14. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Apr 22, 2007
    North Idaho
    Tough to find deals online or MSRP on anything these days. I found my 229 at Cabela's of all places for $799, which was a good deal for a P229R E2 model with night sights. I cruised through there this week and the .40 model, same otherwise was at $949 already.

    If I had my druthers, I'd grab a M11-A1, but am considering a smaller summer carry option such as the P239. I can conceal my 229 easily with shorts and a polo, but I am no metro dude so I can hide it.
  15. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Basically, because in a gunfight, based on all my years of shooting, using, and carrying pistols, the P226 is the one I want in my hand.
  16. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Great iconic pistol for sure, but its too big and bulky for me to conceal comfortably.
  17. My P226-9 is a great shooter and is my favorite handgun. I tried to carry it for a while but found it to be just too heavy and bulky. I now carry my PM9 year around and the 226 is strictly for home defense and fun shooting.
  18. TxGlock9


    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
    Definitely too large for carry...
  19. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Nov 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I carried my P226 once for about 8 hours. That was enough to tell me it was not ideal for me...too bulky.
  20. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    I carry a 229 in .40, which is close in size and weight, I'm 6'0' 170 lb.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013