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Old 02-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Hikaru Hikaru is offline
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Should I sell my P226?




After shooting glock for years I picked up a Sig 226 9mm about a year and a half ago. Probably has about 1000 rounds through it in all that time. I never really got used to the DA/SA trigger and shooting it was ok I guess. About two months ago I picked up my first 1911 and all I can say is WOW! I absolutely love shooting it and I am much more accurate with it vs my other two pistols. My G19 I will keep because it's a great CC weapon but I can't see myself shooting the Sig very much at all since I got my Kimber. I'd like to keep the Sig just for my budding collection but I'm tempted to just sell it and put the money toward saving for a Baer or Brown. I have no problem picking up the 1911 or Glock and shooting pretty well with it. Should I give the Sig another 1000 rounds to see if my accuracy comes around or should I sell it?
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:02 PM
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I would keep it and mix up your range time with both. Must admit I like my 1911's better than my other guns, but I will not get rid of them unless I have to. Had a hard time getting good with my 92FS until I took a break from it. Shot a lot with my other guns and came back to it, now I do OK with it. Still not as accurate as my 1911 Springer.

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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Keep It.. Funny I'm looking for. A 226 right now..
Great piece keep shooting it..
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:16 PM
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Let me give you some food for thought. While I feel one can never have too many firearms, the caliber of your guns might be cause for consideration. As you probably know, there is a ammunition shortage (my opinion is that it's due to "panic buying", but that's for another time). If one limits the number of guns in their arsenal, to one or two calibers; when the opportunity avails itself to buy some of that ammunition, that ammo can be uses in numerous firearms. Since most of my modest firearm collection is made up of 1911s, 90% of my ammunition is .45ACP. The remainder is a smattering of .38 Super, .38 Special (I have 3 Colts Revolvers in that caliber) and 12 gauge defensive rounds. 95% of my ammunition purchases is .45ACP, and I reload everything except the shotgun shells.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:40 PM
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Anyone else have an opinion?
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:30 PM
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Should I sell my P226?

Yes. To me. For really, really cheap.

Seriously, like you I prefer 1911's. I carry an officers daily. That being said, I will always have at least one Sig P series gun and at least one Ruger revolver in my collection.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:09 PM
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if it dont feel like a 1911..shoot like a 1911..then why own it ?
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:12 PM
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Pick one firearm, stick with it for awhile to really get to know it. 1,000 rounds is not much. Dry fire, practice reloads, etc.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:24 PM
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I would keep it. I've bought and sold many guns, a couple of which I've regretted and bought "replacements" for them later. One of them is the P226. Hold on to it and keep it; you will likely, at some point, wish you still had it if you sell it now.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:28 PM
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The 226 is a great gun, very reliable and has an excellent track record. I own a couple of them. This being said, it's not my favorite gun.

My rule of thumb about selling guns is this. Always make an upgrade if you do. If you can use the money towards a Baer or Brown, do it. You already have a Glock 19 so this takes ammo variation out of the equation. The 226 is here to stay, so if you miss it you can buy one just about anywhere.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:33 PM
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IMO some people natural shoot some guns better then others. If you shoot your glock better then the sig then why would you keep it.

The 1911 is a different gun in a different caliber so IMO not comparable .

I would rather master one or two types of weapon then be ok with 5. JMO
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:46 PM
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Selling Sig 226

My opinion
Having both 1911A1 and a sig 226 scorpion I like both. While I am and have been partial to 1911 the sig 226 is a fine pistol.

Also have a gen 4 glock 19 and each has it advantages and characterize.

I would keep it.

But ask your self do you really like it or dislike it. One distinct advantage I like is the speed in which I can transition from a 22lr to a 9 mmslide with the sig 226.
The 45 cal is simple but take up to a minute to convert. (personal opinion)
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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My P226 is the second handgun I bought. It has been used for everything. Before using H&K for carry it was my EDC. I shot it in competition USPSA Limited 10 (.40 major) and IDPA . For the most part I shoot my own reloads, probably around 12,000 now. There has NEVER been a failure of any sort. I have a .357 Sig barrel for it and a .22 conversion. I could never sell this gun. You could send it to Sig for the SRT (short reset trigger) as I did and it is amazing. A much improved DA and a fantastic SA with naturally and incredible reset. Or you could spend big bucks and send it to Bruce Gray and you will never sell it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:43 AM
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My pistol has the SRT and the SA pulls are great, I just have problems with long heavy 10 lb first pull followed by the very short and light 3-4 lb follow up pulls. Round one shoots fine but rounds 2,3,4 are all over the place.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:33 PM
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My pistol has the SRT and the SA pulls are great, I just have problems with long heavy 10 lb first pull followed by the very short and light 3-4 lb follow up pulls. Round one shoots fine but rounds 2,3,4 are all over the place.
Sounds like a chance to work on your discipline and trigger control. If you can learn this with a DA/SA pistol, then you will be that much better with a SAO pistol. If you're yanking the trigger on a 226 your still going to be yanking on the trigger of a 1911. Though a 1911 does a better job of masking it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 PM
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Don't sell it before you spend more time training to control the trigger. When I shoot my 226, the DA shot is right where I want it. I'm thinking about it, controlling the trigger, etc. The single action, they open up a bit. Faster follow up's, less trigger discipline, etc. I practice a bit, and can shot the snot out of it. Very accurate pistols. I am generally "surprised" by the DA shot, which is kind of want you want. I love shooting it and my 1911's. My Glocks, not so much.
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