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Posted: 12/10/2001 4:34:29 PM EST

Who owns one and what do you think of it? (Caution: dumb question follows...) Has any one had any problems with it? What is a good price for one new in box or good condition at an FFL or gun show? I like the .40 S&W because ammo is cheaper and I think the self-defense rounds are better, is there any one who likes the .357sig better? Thanx, just making up conversation.

Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:47:21 PM EST
I carry one in 9mm at work and I've not had any problems with it. I have found it to be very accurate and very reliable with most ammo I've put through it. A good NIB in .40 should run you about $750-800. If you look around, you may be able to get a pretty good deal on a police trade in for several hundred less than new. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 10:03:02 AM EST
Had a pre ban P226 in 9mm. LOVED IT. Kick myself every day for getting rid of it. Have a .40 P226 now and love it as well. Had one before and got rid of it like an idiot for something else and promptly got another one.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 4:04:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2001 3:57:46 AM EST by bsbg]
You can't beat a 226 in my opinion. I have had a 9mm for several years and just got a .357 and a .40 bbl. New pricing is in the $700 range. For used guns, 9 mm's can be found from $400 for well worn police trade-ins on up. If you look around you will probably find a good deal on a used one in .40 or .357. A buddy of mine paid $600 for one in 98% with both barrels. I paid about the same including a holster and some extra 10 rd mags. The deals are out there, especially now as used guns don't sell during the month before Christmas.

As far as .357 vs. .40, I like them both. .40 ammo is cheaper and more widely available. There are more actual street results with .40 if you believe in that school of thought. The .357 has a certain coolness factor to it with the Secret Service carrying it and all, plus it makes a really loud bang .

The easiest solution is to get the barrel for the other caliber - the mags are the same, and for $125 or so it's like getting a second gun.
Link Posted: 12/21/2001 10:12:30 PM EST
I've had my 226 9mm for 7 years and this remains to be my most reliable gun of all. Never had a problem with this gun.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:47:08 AM EST
The P-226 is the model that put Sig on the map, IMO. The only down side that I can see is the full-size would restrict the means of carrying concealed for some folks. Other than that, buy it & shoot it!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 10:01:45 AM EST
I have one in 9mm and one in .40S&W. The .40 is relatively new and has the forged slide, while the 9mm is circa 1986 with the stamped steel slide.

Both have been completely reliable and accurate.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 12:19:15 PM EST
You just can't go wrong with a Sig! If you're leaning toward a .40, you might give the SP2340 a look-see. They cost around $499 in this area and you can add a second barrel (.357) for about $160. You get two grips, also.

Accuracy and dependability are givens!
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 2:36:22 AM EST
I have had virtually no problems with mine, the only thing I noticed was a failure to lock the slide open on the last round when using ONE of my mags. The follower seems to be just a tad lower on that mag, and the slide locks open if I insert the empty mag and rack the slide. I wonder if they sell replacement followers/ springs. Other than that, it has been totally reliable and ACCURATE!

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