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Posted: 9/7/2005 10:23:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 10:36:17 PM EDT by mtechgunman]
obvious answer is the p226, but i am looking at the used ones, so the cost is roughly the same.

I have owned a pro in .40, and the next one will be a 9mm.

i'm stuck here. I can pick up the pro for about 400 with two grips and two 15 round mags.
I can get the p226 for about 479 I lied, it is 369 with two mags, used, but certified and checked by sig.

so what do i do?????

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:26:01 PM EDT
I've heard bad things about the Pro, but don't know if they're form liable sources.

The P226 is a solid gun, and gets my recommendation.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:30:55 PM EDT
does anyone have any personal experience with the used p226's?????

I just feel kinda skeptical, not knowing exactly what shape (finish wise) the gun will be in. That is my main concern.

I liked my pro, but that is the only sig i have had any experience with.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:42:27 PM EDT
Yeah whats not to like about the Pro?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:47:18 PM EDT
Not to like about the pro:
polymer frame----- i am a little so-so on that.
and i have already had one.

I liked it alot, so this is more a question on is the used 226 worth it or not i guess.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:51:54 PM EDT
So you're thinking of getting one from CDNN or something, right?

what I've heard is that the guns from them are in excellent mechanical operation, and the finish might have some holster wear (THE HORROR!)

They do have an option to hand-select one for you for a couple bucks, I'd go for it.

I've been thinking of getting a used P239 from CDNN for a while..
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:43:18 AM EDT

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:09:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 8:10:37 AM EDT by AcidGambit]
Go with the P226 in 9mm... They are GTG. I have heard very bad things about the SigPro from many people I trust.

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
does anyone have any personal experience with the used p226's?????

The ones from CDNN are GTG... The original ones offered were police trade-ins and had holster wear. The ones they are offering now are factory refurbished and look new.
I just got one for my best friend, the pistol looks nicer than my 226 when it was new.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:10:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:17:15 AM EDT
+1 on the 226

I have a SIG PRO in .357 SIG and like it well enough, but it sure sucks not having a take down lever like a traditional SIG.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:17:17 AM EDT
I have aP226 and a Sigpro. If I could only choose one it would be...

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:17:38 AM EDT
I had a Pro and they are good guns
Go with the 226. I had my own out this past weekend and it shoots like a dream.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:20:55 AM EDT
P226 would be my choice.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:26:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 8:27:14 AM EDT by Q3131A]

Originally Posted By kbi:



Not even a choice. IMO the 226 is a much better firearm. When I worked sales, 226s outsold pros 2 to 1. The 226 had better used resale as well.

ETA: But why not go to a 220?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:26:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 8:34:12 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:
does anyone have any personal experience with the used p226's?????

I bougt a used (PD trade-in) P226. While it doesn't fit my girly-man hands as comfortably as I would like (and I've tried several different grips ), I absolutely cannot fault it in terms of reliability or condition. Heck, other than some very slight holster-wear, my finish even looks good.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:33:01 AM EDT
if you go polymer, get a glock

otherwise get a 226, hey, its good enough for the navy seals
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:48:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 10:49:21 AM EDT by Manic_Moran]
I have absolutely no complaints about my Pro (Both .40 and 357SIG barrels), but I certainly respect the 226 and seem to shoot better with it.

Maybe I just haven't seen the light, but I don't really consider the lack of a takedown lever on the Pro to be particularly much of a disadvantage. At least, I've certainly never had any difficulty in either taking mine apart or putting it back together.

WRT "If you want a Polymer, get a Glock", it's not that valid. Just as I respect Glocks as being fine weapons, I don't like them. I don't like their balance, I don't like their safety features, and I don't like the way they feel in my hand. SIGPro has merits that Glock doesn't, just as Glock has merits that SIG doesn't. It's a case of user choice. Would you prefer BMW or Audi? Entirely different characters.

226 or Pro is a common question on Sigforum.com, the almost universal answer is 'both are equally good, one is just less expensive: Try them both, and see which you prefer'

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:41:50 PM EDT
1911 A-1
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:43:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtechgunman:

I can get the p226 for about 479 I lied, it is 369 with two mags, used, but certified and checked by sig.

so what do i do?????

226 all the way, I bought a used, certified 229 Sig and aside from some wear it functions flawlessly and shoots tight groups. With there being so many used Sigs on the market right now it would be almost foolish to buy a new one.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 3:06:31 PM EDT
Mos def 226.

You won't be sorry.
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