New Sig 229 & 226 E2 at SHOT Show

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  1. Hokie1911

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    The E2 Enhanced Ergonomics P226 & P229 build on the successful components of the P226 & P229. The newly designed one-piece modular grip with improved texture reduces area in the back strap and overall circumference, providing a better fit over a wider range of hand sizes. The modular grip snaps securely in place eliminating the need for grip screws. A lanyard loop is standard. E2 models feature the innovative Short Reset Trigger (SRT) system providing a 60% reduction in trigger reset.

    E2 models also include a reduced reach trigger, providing an even better fit for shooters with smaller hands. A redesigned decocking lever can be combined with an optional ergonomic slide catch lever for a reduced profile; ideal for high two-hand grip techniques. Both models feature a frame machined from 7075-T6 aircraft grade aluminum with a black hard coat anodize finish, and integral accessory rail for tactical accessories.

    The E2 Enhanced Ergonomics P226 & P229 build on the successful components of the P226 & P229.

    Slides are machined from a stainless steel billet and coated with a proprietary Nitron finish for long lasting durability and corrosion resistance. The E2 version of the P229 adds even more features. Updated slide design replicates the classic look and feel of the P226 and P228 with a robust new external extractor that enhances reliability and durability. A new magazine design increases 9mm capacity to 15-rounds in a flush-fit profile – that’s two more rounds more than the standard P229, and the same capacity as the P226.

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    Larger pic...

    MSRP of $1,149.00 :wow:

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    That's not a SIG. This is a SIG...

    P226ST - solid stainless steel frame & slide - no rails - no beavertail...


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    so as far as ergo's go, they are ok with just screwing everyone that liked the feel of the old style? I liked sig because it was a bigger heavier pistol. I like polymer too, but some pistols are just meant to be big pieces of metal that weigh like a brick.

    I can see reintroducing the 228 like this, but drastically changing the look and feel of the 226/229, odd.
     
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    couldn't agree more
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    That sure is purdy.
     
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    Thanks! It started out like this:

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    Two things to keep in mind:

    1) These are only additions to Sig's P-Series lineup (i.e. they don't replace current offerings).

    2) The MSRP sounds a bit high but considering they have night sights and come with 3 magazines, their price is not too far off the current models.
     
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    The new grips look better than the old ones, IMO.
     
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    Why the crazy high price?
     
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    At this point, the only news I want to hear from Exeter is that they moved all design and production to Germany.

    Only these clowns could butcher the 226. Unbelievable.
     
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    Exeter should import the SL models.
     
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    That is awful. I miss the old Sig company when they only produced a few basic combat guns. :crying:
     
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    And they worked.

    No MIM extractors snapping off.
     
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    Thats something else , 50rds from a new DARK and the extractor gone
    (sigforum right) . Wish they would send Kimbers trash packing to Brazil and go back to making basic combat pistols , not the golden chicken and the blue smurf cannon and lets not for get the rainbow worrior pocket 380 .
     
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    A REAL SIG-Sauer has a stamped slide like this and originated in W. Germany:

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    Yup. You've been doin' yer homework boy! :)
     
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    All of mine are made from solid stainless steel and precision machined to close tolerances.

    Coming from the world of steel with dozens of customers running machine shops employing CNC machines, I've never been a fan of the old fold, bend, twist, weld and grind technology.
     
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    Spoke in depth with a SIG rep @ SHOT. The triggers, SRT sears and grips will retrofit to later model pistols. The grip is CZ75ish in feel. The trigger system is too sweet and is a worthwhile upgrade.
     
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    Not on the DAKs.