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Posted: 2/20/2010 9:19:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2010 9:21:40 AM EDT by cantgrowup]
I just bought a new P226R .22LR pistol for $475.  It came with a "coupon" for a $399.95 "upgrade kit" to either 9mm, 40S&W, or .357SIG (complete slide/barrel assembly and I assume a magazine).  I really like the pistol as a dedicated .22LR, but is $400 a good price on the upgrade kit?
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 9:26:18 AM EDT
Guess it would just depend on how u feel about paying $875 for what is essentially 2 guns.
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 9:34:19 AM EDT
Yeah, I was looking at it that way, too.  What does a complete P226 in .40S&W go for?
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 9:45:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2010 9:47:18 AM EDT by mauiwowie]
Originally Posted By cantgrowup:
Yeah, I was looking at it that way, too.  What does a complete P226 in .40S&W go for?


NEW they are around $800-$850
It is way worth it
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 12:33:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2010 12:33:23 PM EDT by cantgrowup]
Originally Posted By mauiwowie:
Originally Posted By cantgrowup:
Yeah, I was looking at it that way, too.  What does a complete P226 in .40S&W go for?


NEW they are around $800-$850
It is way worth it


So, with my original price of $475 plus the upgrade kit of $400, then my converted P226 .40S&W would only slightly more than a regular P226 .40S&W.  The net result will mean that I would have in effect bought the .22LR upper and magazine for less than $100!

Yep, that sounds like a pretty good deal.  I think I'll go for it.
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 4:07:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 4:23:34 PM EDT
Good luck getting them from Sig.  I have a 229 .22 and tried to order a 9mm assembly and sig told my dealer it would be June before any of the caliber exchange components would be available.
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 8:06:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2tired2run:
Good luck getting them from Sig.  I have a 229 .22 and tried to order a 9mm assembly and sig told my dealer it would be June before any of the caliber exchange components would be available.


I'm not very pleased with Sig service.  You try to call their service dept. and get put on hold for upwards of 45 min.  So, your story is not very encouraging for this "upgrade offer."  They get $400 of your money (check or money order)  up front and 6 months later, they might send you the upgrade?  
Link Posted: 2/20/2010 10:16:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2010 10:17:57 PM EDT by 2tired2run]
Originally Posted By cantgrowup:
Originally Posted By 2tired2run:
Good luck getting them from Sig.  I have a 229 .22 and tried to order a 9mm assembly and sig told my dealer it would be June before any of the caliber exchange components would be available.


I'm not very pleased with Sig service.  You try to call their service dept. and get put on hold for upwards of 45 min.  So, your story is not very encouraging for this "upgrade offer."  They get $400 of your money (check or money order)  up front and 6 months later, they might send you the upgrade?  


I didn't send them any money.  I just asked my dealer if she could get them and Sig's response was June.


ETA: They're website has been showing out of stock for a few months now.

Link Posted: 2/24/2010 6:25:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 2tired2run:
I didn't send them any money.  I just asked my dealer if she could get them and Sig's response was June.

ETA: They're website has been showing out of stock for a few months now.


Okay... I sent off my coupon and check for $399.95 today for a .40S&W upgrade kit.  The coupon said please allow "5 to 6 weeks for deliver" so we'll see.  Maybe the fact that they will have my money, and because it's part of an official Sig Sauer promotional offer MAYBE I'll get my kit before June.  But then again, this is Sig we're talking about and their customer service is less than stellar in my past experience.  My fingers are crossed.  
Link Posted: 2/24/2010 8:04:23 PM EDT
Should just have gotten a 220 in .45. My local Bass Pro has .22lr conversion kits for $350 :p
Link Posted: 2/25/2010 5:40:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2010 5:40:55 AM EDT by cantgrowup]
Originally Posted By Soulever:
Should just have gotten a 220 in .45. My local Bass Pro has .22lr conversion kits for $350 :p


Ah... but buying a P220 for $800 and then $350 for the .22LR upgrade, I'd have spent $1150 for 1 1/2 guns.  By buying the $475 P226 in .22LR and then buying the .40 upgrade for $400, I'll have 1 1/2 guns for only $875.      But of course I won't have a 220 .45, which I do covet.
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 4:21:23 PM EDT
I just got my upgrade in the mail today, only took me about 4 weeks
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 9:51:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mkusmc:
I just got my upgrade in the mail today, only took me about 4 weeks


What'd you order?
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 3:23:29 PM EDT
9mm for my 226, just got an email they as instock at top gun supply.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 12:53:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mkusmc:
9mm for my 226, just got an email they as instock at top gun supply.


And they sold out nearly the same day.  I got the email the kits were in on the 2nd and when I opened the email on the 4th they were already sold out.  Wow.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 2:39:09 PM EDT
I guess I just got lucky going through Sig.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 5:54:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2010 7:26:13 AM EDT by joedsh]
I wish this was going on when I got mine.  Instead, I bought a Mosquito, and later on bought a P226.

Pricewise, it seems like I would come out ahead if I sold both and got the P226 in .22 and ordered the caliber X-change kit.  Hmmm...
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