Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Charlie9, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Charlie9

    Charlie9 New Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    If so could you "please" tell me how you like it???? Accuracy, easy to take apart and put back togethor??? etc etc. Iam seriously looking at the Sig Sauer P-226 Platnum Elite in 9mm. It looks awesome, but I would love to hear from anyone that owns one and if there are any drawbacks. I would carry it concealed. THANK YOU.
  2. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Southwest Michigan
    I have a 226 DAK that I installed XS Express Tritium Sights on. It is temporary being owned by a buddies wife right now to learn how to shoot and get her CCW with. It is the first semi auto that I recommend to any new shooter wanting a semi auto. Sigs are the most reliable semi autos I have ever used. Years ago I used to shoot combat compition with a 9mm 226R and even minor rating they give them I did very good against the major class guns. I have a P-6 German trade in that is just awesome and very accurate for a gun it's size. If someone has not messed with it I'm sure you will be happy with it.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Good gun, very accurate. I had one. The key word is had, it was the older version with the mud rails which cracked and split from the frame. Sig told me it was beyond its service life and did nothing for me. (sig has a ego to fill now) Field stripping is easy. overall teardown can be confusing.
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Have had one for years. Love it. Accuracy is not a problem,
    neither is field stripping for cleaning. Never had any
    problem, after thousands of rounds.

    There is only one handgun that I can not sell or trade off.
    This is the one. (the wife said so) She loves it too, and is
    deadly accurate with it.
  5. Virginia58

    Virginia58 New Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    One of my favorites. I have a P226 TAC OPS with both .40SW and .357SIG barrels. Only gun I like better is my P229. Next one will be the 220 Elite.
  6. djjoshuad

    djjoshuad New Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Corinth, TX
    I also have a P226R with .357 sig barrel, and a .40 barrel (which I ordered - it works fine and is made by sig... just didn't come with the gun). It came with tritium night sights, which work great. I actually had to clear my house the other night after some noises and the rear floods coming on (and staying on). The night sights were awesome, and at 2am the comfortable, familiar grip was very confidence-inspiring.

    I have large hands (I'm 6'6") and the gun fits me perfectly. It was already the most comfortably shooting weapon I own, and now it has Hogue rubber grips on it. Not the slip-on, but factory replacement grips... it's like shooting a cloud that goes bang ;)

    field stripping is very easy. My Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm is the only gun I own that's easier than the P226R, and it's only slightly so. I generally take my time cleaning, but I'd say it's one of the quicker guns to clean, based on what I own.

    The Sig P226R is an awesome pistol. My only gripe is that .357sig is a hard caliber to find good deals on. Hell, it's a hard caliber to find at all. I shoot .357 when I can find it, but usually the .40 works well for cheap range practice. It stay loaded with .357 Speer Gold Dots right next to the bed.
  7. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    No P226, but I have a P228 and it is my favorite handgun. Shoots great, very smooth. Reliable and rugged, easy to strip and clean. I don't think you will go wrong with a Sig.
  8. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Southwest Michigan
    Sandman, that 228 is something to hang on to a real nice gun. Did you know it will accept a 226 magazine.
  9. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    I have a P226R. It's 1 of 1776 made to commemorate the Tea Party movement. I've had it right at 2 months and have yet to fire it. I can't speak to the accuracy because everytime I think I'm going to shoot it the weather turns bad or something else comes up that prevents me from getting to the range. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a sign that I shouldn't shoot it. :rolleyes:

    Here's some pics. You may have already seen it in another thread.




  10. djjoshuad

    djjoshuad New Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Corinth, TX
    I *almost* bought that version, and I still might grab one. nice gun!
  11. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I don't have one currently, but will again soon. I love most anything Sig although I'm not big on their new "line". I have currently a P220, P229, P238 (Carrie's), Mosquito. Previously had P226, P6 and Sig556. My hands prefer the Sig over a 1911, so even though I love the look of a 1911, I just can't handle one as well as my P220. I shoot a 1911 about 50% of the time at the range and still can't get comfortable enough with them.
  12. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    My only exception to "Buy American"


    Blue aluminum grips are from Hogue.

    Awesome gun in every way.
    Easy to clean
    Easy on the recoil.
  13. cutter

    cutter New Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    I have a newer version in 9 mm. I like it almost as much as my 1911's!! Everything about them is easy. Sig's are great guns. I also bought a couple of there P238's. I have had no trouble with any of them and they will out shoot me!! ( but then that's not hard to do!)
  14. curulz

    curulz New Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    West Palm

    i have a 226, 220 and 238.
  15. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Yep. It came with one magazine, and I couldn't find another P228 mag, so for a second magazine I got the P226 version.
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