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Posted: 8/9/2017 1:57:48 PM EDT
SO this nice looking west German 226 9MM followed me home today, came with 4 mags, original box, test target, and manual.  It looks pretty sharp!  So whats there to know about it(its my first p226).

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I got dibs if you are selling it.

There is a SN to production year thread on a major other forum devoted to SIG firearms.  Check the pistol area.

Carbon folded slide.  Those are probably zipperback magazines.

A used P226 like that changed pistol shooting for me.  I was a bad shot with my 1911 and BHP, then a 1991 P226 entered my life.  It was love a first sight.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:01:32 PM EDT
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Great pistol, world class combat pistol. What did you pay for it?????
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:03:00 PM EDT
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Back when SIGs were good to go
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:04:04 PM EDT
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650

serial is U 186xxx
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:04:42 PM EDT
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If it has tritium sights the lamps are probably dead
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:04:52 PM EDT
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Awesome pistol. However....one aspect conveniently left out by beretta haters in the m9 trials is that at 5,000 rds the roll pins on the slide must be replaced or risk destroying frame.

I live the classic p226. But its really no better or worse in terms of reliability then its direct competitor.  

If either roll pin starts coming out stop shooting it and replace them.

Oh.....you can no longer find extractors for them. Sig will replace them.....but no one carries them anymore. Maybe $100 on ebay.

Still a great gun.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:05:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:05:43 PM EDT
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Sweet! I picked up one of those (box target etc) a few years ago at Scheels   It is a great gun!
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:06:37 PM EDT
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Mine aren't bright, but they are still easily visible
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:08:22 PM EDT
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looks like 1988, kinda cool my birth year!
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:09:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:10:16 PM EDT
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Gewinnen
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:15:26 PM EDT
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Damn man, nice! My W. German P226 is one of the finest shooting pistols I own, period.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:15:29 PM EDT
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serial does match test target
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:16:47 PM EDT
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I have a 84 West German 226 I won in raffle a few years back for $20.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:20:02 PM EDT
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Beautiful gun!!

I've got a West German P226 on my hip right now
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:24:16 PM EDT
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How's the DA pull? Nice pistola
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:25:57 PM EDT
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It's pretty. I love mine, just keep the slide rails greased. How does the barrel look? As pristine as that thing is, I bet you barely have any smileys on it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:26:13 PM EDT
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This one rode along with me in my survival vest on every mission during Desert Storm A-10, still have it.  U124144 S/N

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Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:26:54 PM EDT
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Good buy
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:29:04 PM EDT
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Good buy OP!  Now shoot the damn thing
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:31:26 PM EDT
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It's pretty. I love mine, just keep the slide rails greased. How does the barrel look? As pristine as that thing is, I bet you barely have any smileys on it.
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honestly not sure lol

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Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:37:18 PM EDT
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Nice score!
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:37:20 PM EDT
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This is mine got for 400 this is a police ttrade-in  put in $700 worth of work into it love it I  put in a new trigger new  sites and paint job and a  New barrel  now I can take 20 round magazine's  it's now a tactical 226
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:37:44 PM EDT
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Very nice. They allowed you to carry personal sidearms?
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:39:11 PM EDT
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Have you dropped it yet?


Great gun, though. Now, go find a 228
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:40:29 PM EDT
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shop also had a P225 right next to it in the case i think also w. german for 450
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Fuck, you better go back and get that one.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:43:59 PM EDT
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Pre 1991 are the ones most sought after.  Like yours.  

I bought the identical setup, yellow box, unfired, etc. back in 04.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:46:03 PM EDT
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lol is it worth going back and getting?
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:49:02 PM EDT
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IMO the best service pistol ever,fantastic guns.
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Where the heck is this magic Sig filled gun store?
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:52:43 PM EDT
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lol not telling so i can wait till after pay day this weekend to go back and get that 225






Link Posted: 8/9/2017 2:53:14 PM EDT
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Make sure you replace the recoil spring as well to avoid a cracked frame.
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Yes, had to be either 9mm or .38 spl.  I had bought this gun a few years earlier while in college.  Before we deployed, first unit to takeoff for the war btw, it was announced that we'd be able to carry personal firearms.  There was a big run on every gunstore in Myrtle Beach by a bunch of pilots.  Kinda funny.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 3:20:15 PM EDT
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I have one a few years younger but in worse external shape. Was my first real pistol. Fits the hand and shoots like a dream. Produced when the Sig name actually meant quality.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 3:39:54 PM EDT
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If it doesn't have a dovetailed front sight, it probably can't have night sights. 
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 3:41:55 PM EDT
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West Germany is Best Germany
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 3:44:45 PM EDT
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no kidding

that's pretty awesome
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 3:47:11 PM EDT
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This.  Not the garbage they are pumping out these days (i.e. P320).  Congrats on a great score.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:11:24 PM EDT
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That's older than 22 yrs. P226 was my first pistol purchase and it came in a grey and black cardboard box.

You should get one, see what they are going for on the internets and negoiate accordingly, but that is a reasonable price.

That's in great shape... Dealer in the Pxxx series is higher than that and they ain't W.German pistols.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:24:35 PM EDT
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That's older than 22 yrs. P226 was my first pistol purchase and it came in a grey and black cardboard box.

You should get one, see what they are going for on the internets and negoiate accordingly, but that is a reasonable price.

That's in great shape... Dealer in the Pxxx series is higher than that and they ain't W.German pistols.
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its an 88, i do think the box is original  Cant wait to go out and shoot it!
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:26:18 PM EDT
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its an 88...shit i wish i was 22 still haha.

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It is. I don't, I had hardly any money at 22
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:31:44 PM EDT
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lol
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:37:29 PM EDT
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1990.   Same red foam box and target.
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Beautiful. Don't ever sell that
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 4:39:25 PM EDT
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looks like 1988, kinda cool my birth year!
There's a code on the chin of the slide, under the proof mark
That will give the date as well


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lol not telling so i can wait till after pay day this weekend to go back and get that 225


I actually like carrying my 225 better than the 226 or 228, even though it's a single stack.

The 225 just feels right in my hand
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