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 Where can I get an add-on picatinny rail for my early Sig P226?
jaynboom  [Member]
7/3/2007 8:27:30 PM
I have an older P226, and I'd like to add a Picatinny rail in front of the trigger guard.

I Googled, but all I could find was a wholesaler named Ali Baba.

Any leads would be great.

Thanks!
jaynboom  [Member]
7/3/2007 9:09:17 PM
Duh, all that searching, and I find one on eBay.

Thanks anyway.

Roy
sfmittels  [Team Member]
7/4/2007 3:23:39 AM
Please, I mean no offense, but why would you want to screw up a beautiful and functional non-rail SIG with a rail? I own five SIGs, two of which have rails (a P226 Equinox and a P229 Elite). I like them a lot - the P229 Elite is my favorite handgun EVER, and that's based on 30 years of owning over 100 firearms. But my 1986-vintage 9mm P226 is special. No rail, no three-dot sights (they're the old "dot the i" sights), nothing fancy. Just 17 + 1 rounds of 9mm that are totally controllable in an elegant, if somewhat worn, package. Anyway, just my 2 cents on the matter.
jaynboom  [Member]
7/4/2007 10:37:38 AM

Originally Posted By sfmittels:
Please, I mean no offense, but why would you want to screw up a beautiful and functional non-rail SIG with a rail? I own five SIGs, two of which have rails (a P226 Equinox and a P229 Elite). I like them a lot - the P229 Elite is my favorite handgun EVER, and that's based on 30 years of owning over 100 firearms. But my 1986-vintage 9mm P226 is special. No rail, no three-dot sights (they're the old "dot the i" sights), nothing fancy. Just 17 + 1 rounds of 9mm that are totally controllable in an elegant, if somewhat worn, package. Anyway, just my 2 cents on the matter.


No offense taken. I love my Sig as well, but this is a well used, and a little abused TOOL. I plan on adding an accessory that will make it a more useful tool.

The rail isn't permanent, it sandwiches on with an allen screw. My other option was to buy another Sig with a rail (used), for $600+. This cost me $53 shipped.

Roy
sfmittels  [Team Member]
7/4/2007 5:10:31 PM
I understand, and I wish you well with it. I'm so hung up on SIGs, IMO, a Glock is a TOOL; a SIG is an heirloom. I own five Glocks in addition to my five SIGs. I think of a Glock like owning a set of Snap-On tools: it's a wonderful tool that is at the top of its respective food chain, but I wouldn't want to display it. A SIG, on the other hand . . . .
Dano523  [Team Member]
7/4/2007 7:47:26 PM

Originally Posted By jaynboom:
I have an older P226, and I'd like to add a Picatinny rail in front of the trigger guard.

I Googled, but all I could find was a wholesaler named Ali Baba.

Any leads would be great.

Thanks!


A better idea since I am in the market for a used german 226 in 9mm for a rebuild/refinshing project anyway, sell me the pistol (as long as there is just surface finish wear with no gouges), and buy a CPO 226R instead.

mactec-militaryarms.com/sigsauer.html
jaynboom  [Member]
7/4/2007 9:15:16 PM

Originally Posted By Dano523:

Originally Posted By jaynboom:
I have an older P226, and I'd like to add a Picatinny rail in front of the trigger guard.

I Googled, but all I could find was a wholesaler named Ali Baba.

Any leads would be great.

Thanks!


A better idea since I am in the market for a used german 226 in 9mm for a rebuild/refinshing project anyway, sell me the pistol (as long as there is just surface finish wear with no gouges), and buy a CPO 226R instead.

mactec-militaryarms.com/sigsauer.html


Mine says "Virginia" on the slide. Thanks for the link. That's the best price I've seen on CPO's.

Roy