I rescued a P226 from being pawned

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  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    A guy I know mentioned to me that he was going to take this Sig P226 to the pawn shop because he needed some quick cash. I couldn't bear to pass it up at what he offered, so I thought I would give it a try.

    It's a Stainless P226. I am unable to find this exact model on Sig's website. Anything you guys can tell me about this gun?

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    This is my first Sig. I like it, but it's a bit bigger and heavier than I am used to in a handgun. Can't wait to take it shooting.
     
  2. Glock30 Guy

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    You wont be sorry. Ive had many Sigs over the years and the 226 has remained by my side throughout. My original was a 9mm now I have it in 40 cal. A pleasure to shoot.
     

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    You are to be commended by your rescue effort. Looks like stainless tactical.
     
  4. Cobra64

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    Congrats! You found a winner!

    A couple of years ago SIG stopped marketing the P226ST to the general public in order to push their, handy, dandy, brandy new, stainless beavertailed Elite for a few hundred more dollars. The P226ST is still in production to satisfy the CA market.

    As for the weight, since it weighs within an ounce of a 1911, there's nothing unusual about the weight. When you shoot it you will appreciate the heft.

    Mine has about 20,000 on the meter, and this old dog is my favorite SIG.

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    About a year ago I invested about $600 in making this one hell of a fine sweet competition pistol that now looks almost identical to the SL that is still in German production.

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  5. Cobra64

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    It was a great rescue! I'm not sure what you mean by stainless tactical though. Almost all SIGs now have tac rails, even their match models.
     
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    OK I'll be THAT guy, How much was the rescue fee !!!!!
     
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    Congrats! I have two P226ST's with consecutive serial numbers. Both are unbelievably accurate, and extremely pleasant to shoot. The weight makes even +P+ rounds seem mild.
     
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    A friend of mine was in a bad position and was going to pawn his Sig 229 (in .40). I told him I'd buy it and he can buy it back at cost whenever he was ready. $400 LN. He actually asked for $2-300 but I told him I'd give him 4 as it was a nice gun and that would be a lot closer to actual value.
     
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    That is absolutely AWESOME! Who did the work?
     
  10. Glockdude1

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    RMT, you did good.

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  11. RMTactical

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    He told me he wanted $500. I wasn't really in the market for anything like this but it seemed like a good deal so I did it. Better me than the pawn shop I figured.

    I've shot plenty of Sigs and I know they are good guns. Never owned one though. Always was (and still am) a Glock guy. Glad I got this in Stainless.

    I like it so far. I have mixed feelings on it though since my pistol philosophy has always been the lighter and smaller, the better. This fits neither of those descriptions.

    We'll see how it works out. It may become my designated bedside pistol. I doubt I will be CCW'ing with it anywhere...
     
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    Bruce Gray, who also builds custom SIGs, most notably the 10mm P220ST and snazzy open class X-FIVEs. He and his crew have developed fixes for less than perfectly designed SIGs, such as redesigned SIG extractors that actually work. :)

    It seems he has a knack with 1911 builds too.

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    Weight never bothered me. I carry my 226ST in three day training classes without issue.

    Then again, I'm 60 years young, tower at 5'8" and 2-1/2 pounds on my 160 pound frame is nothing. :supergrin:


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    OP, that looks like an incredible find! Let me know if you don't like it!
     
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    Cobra64,

    I am sure it will be fine. It's just that from my perspective, I have been shooting and carrying Glocks for my whole adult life. Not just Glocks, but compact and sub compact Glocks. Even my 1911 is a Commander, and it seemed very big to me. This is my first full size pistol ever. It will take me some time to get used to it.
     
  16. Cobra64

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    Based on reading your posts, you strike me as the kind of guy that's willing to grow into a variety of platforms, including one that's a little larger like the 226. Forty one ounces of stainless steel really ain't a problem...


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    I suspect that you may be right.
     
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    "I'll give you like a hundred bucks."

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    Nice rescue.:supergrin:
     
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    Why can't I find deals like this? You stole that thing!
     
  20. Cobra64

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    I just remembered that I had these images from SIG's web site going back to circa 2003.


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    Here's the SL that's still in production in Germany. I love this model. No rails, no tails.

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    Which is what I had Grayguns emulate when he removed the tac rails on my ST.

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