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What kind of ammo do you feed your SIG P226?

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by 86brick, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. 86brick

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    I recently purchased a new SIG P226 in 9mm and was wondering what kind of ammo people are using for the range and for self defense?? So far I have put 200 rounds through the gun using Federal 115gr. FMJ, Remmington UMC 115gr. FMJ, and PMC 115gr. FMJ without any issues. When I had my G19 I was using some of the RWS ammo that is steel core (124gr. FMJ) from Walmart and had good luck with it as well, but was a little worried about how it might affect the barrel because it is steel core. Has anyone used the RWS or similar steel core ammo with their SIG?

    Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. pisc1024

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    I think you'll be fine with running steel core ammo as long as it has the copper jacket on it. I run any fmj I can find for practice in my 226. If I have a choice I try and find the 124gr fmj's. As for SD, I like the Speer GD 124gr +p.
     

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  3. 86brick

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    Yeah, I like the 124gr FMJ also, that is what I usually ran in my G19. I have a couple of boxes of the RWS that I will try to use up, although the indoor ranges around here usually don't allow it because it sparks of the back stop. Thanks for the response.
     
  4. pisc1024

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    Yea I run the same stuff through my g17 as I do my sig. Sig can take it.
     
  5. 86brick

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    Cool, that's good to hear. Thanks.
     
  6. backbore

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    I run whatever standard pressure stuff I get on sale through it. Sigs reliably feed whatever you buy. I prefer to run 115 or 124 grain slugs as my 228 groups best with them just like my old 226 did (don't have that one anymore).
     
  7. Ranger talon 124 gr +p+ for defense and whatever I find a good deal on for range.
     
  8. CU4X4N

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    The range ammo I use in my 226 is Blazer Brass 115g

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    Defense ammo is Hornady TAP LE 9mm 124gr CQ

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  9. South Fla

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    Duh...
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Ya think? You should do a little research on Sig Sauer.
     
  11. SPIN2010

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    I second the heavier round. :supergrin:
     
  12. pisc1024

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    What am I running through my glock that I shouldn't be running through my sig?? Is a sig 9mm only rated for standard pressure ammo? Maybe you could shed a little light on the subject for me?
     
  13. South Fla

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    Duh...
    I'm interested in the reasoning behind this too.
     
  14. 86brick

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    Please tell us about what you found through your research.
     
  15. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Sig Sauer and its affiliated companies such as J.P. Sauer & Sohn have been manufacturing combat pistols before Gaston Glock was born.

    The Sig P226 9mm (NATO round) was approved by the United States military in 1984 as a standard issue sidearm.

    The United States Navy SEALs are issued the P226.

    The P229 was specifically engineered, designed and manufactured to accommodate .40 S&W and .357 Sig pressures. The United States Air Marshalls and Secret Service have been issued the P229 in .357 Sig.

    Sigs do not have a reputation for exploding chambers, whereas Glocks have been known to have these issues in .40 S&W.

    Knowing this, it never ceases to amaze me when people question whether a Sig can handle the same loads as exploding Glocks.

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    My P229ST in .40 S&W

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    Believe it or not, firearms existed before the advent of the Glock G17 in 1985.
     
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  16. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    See my previous response. I did my research most likely before you were born and have since acquired a modest Sig collection based on Swiss and German engineering.


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    The precursor to the P230/P232 was was the Sauer 38H designed in 1938 and used by officers in Nazi Germany from 1939 through 1945 (World War II for those who are history deficient).
     
  17. 86brick

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    Thanks for your response, I was born in 1983 so you're probably right. You certainly have a very nice collection of SIGs as shown in your pics. I was not aware of the Glocks having the issue with the exploding chambers on the .40 S&W, however, I did know that SIGs have been around much longer than the Glocks. My original intention with this thread was to find out what others were using for the range and SD as well as to see if anybody had used the steel core ammo such as the RWS which I had previously used in my G19 before I traded it in favor of the P226. I still have about 100 rounds left that I purchased from Walmart that I might just keep for self defense seeing how I can no longer use it in the indoor range as they have banned it and I don't have access to an outdoor range. I did a little research on the RWS ammo and found that the RWS 9mm round is produced for and used by the majority of NATO pact countries in Eastern Europe. RWS is used by SIG SAUER for firearms function testing as well which makes sense because RWS ammo is made in Switzerland.
     
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  18. South Fla

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    Duh...
    You still haven't answered the question that was asked...
    I was born in 1960. You did your research in the 1950's with .40s S&W, .357 Sig and 9mm NATO rounds? Amazing. I want to ride in your time machine some time. lol
     
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