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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by KiloBravo, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    Okay, since I just picked up a PF-9, I can now scratch that one off of the wish list. In sticking with the outstanding 9MM cartridge, I figured my next one should be what else but a Sig P226??? :supergrin:

    I just recently either shot the 229 or 226 chambered in 9 and I thought the DA to SA transition was great and a LOT of fun to shoot. I am not really too certain though between the differences are on the 226 vs. the 229?

    I am looking to buy new, so if there is anything specifically I should check out on one of these weapons before purchase? FWIW, I have large, gorilla like hands. I was not sure if the grip dimensions were completely different between the two of them or not. All I know is, that one I shot of my friend's fit my hand like a GLOVE. I have never held another pistol that felt like it was made just for my hand only.

    Any input is most appreciated.
     
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    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    I too have large hands. I own a 226 and like it. However if your not sure which model I would go to the gun store and try them both
     

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    I have the 226 and have recently put Hogue panel grips on it. I think that this set up would definately fit the largest of hands.

    If you are buying new, then there isn't too much to look for. Buying used can be a good deal as Sig's are quite durable. Look for wear on the frame rails and the internals of the slide. Also I always look for wear on the magwell because it can give you an idea how many times mags have been loaded/unloaded from the gun. Minimal wear=minimal usage. One other thing I look for is how spongy the mag springs are. If they are pretty loose/spongy then it has probably been fired alot. external holster wear doesn't indicate much usage other than the previous owner liked practicing his draw alot.
     
  4. KiloBravo

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    That is exactly the type of response I was looking for. Somebody who has larger hands I mean. I think the one I liked so much was also a 226, but will have to call my buddy up to verify. I will also do as you suggested and check one or two of each out at the local shop.

    Thanks!
     
  5. KiloBravo

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    Very great advice. Thanks a lot and I will keep those things in mind when checking a few over. :wavey:
     
  6. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    Well, I don't know what you consider BIG hands but this is me with a G26 awhile back.:whistling: Plus as you can see my hand isn't flat it is kinda curved holding the pistol.

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    Anyway, that said I do like the 226 but by all means go look at several to be sure.
     
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    The P226 is an outstanding pistol.
     
  8. KiloBravo

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    I would have to agree with you on that one bud. I had a terrific time shooting my friend's the other day. It was way more accurate than me and I actually kind of like the exposed hammer with manual de-cocker.
     
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    I have smaller hands so I vote 229, but like others said try both and buy your pick.