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Old 09-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #31
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After the last 2 weekend competitions it rained right after the each match ended so I didn't get to do the back-to-back accuracy testing and barrel-swap to see if the P226 Legion was truly significantly less accurate than the P226 TACOPS. In any event, I decided to sell it because my confidence in it is rocked a bit and there are other shiny toys I want so why not?

Shot the TACOPS in a USPSA match today and just loved it. I can't believe how short the sight radius is with the factory-installed Truglo TFO front sight (even shorter than the sight radius on a 4" barrel Walther PPQ with Truglo TFX sights), and the gun is laser accurate - putting rounds exactly where I want them to go as long as I do my part.

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:44 PM   #32
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Sorry to hear about your troubles with the Legion - I loved shooting mine in USPSA and IDPA matches this last few weeks.

I've heard of issues with sights in the past, I bought my own sight tool and adjust them to my liking for all my blasters.

When your confidence is rocked, time to buy a new toy!

BTW, GREAT SHOOTING!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:05 PM   #33
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Thanks. The sights are actually aligned well and the windage is perfect. Unfortunately, the elevation is what is to high. Holding the same sight pictures, with the center tip of the front blade is the impact point, the TACOPS with its factory-installed TruGlo Tritium Fiber Optic front sight (and what I assume is a rear "Siglite" night sight) hits dead on with 124gr and 147gr loads making 130-135 power factor, while the Legion and its factory installed X-Ray sights is hitting consistently 2-3 inches high.

I need to measure the front and rear heights and see if a replacement TruGlo #8 or #6 might do the trick. But that still doesn't address the relatively inaccuracy compared to the TACOPS, which by all reasonable accounts should be identical.
I called Sig CS yesterday regarding my 226 legion. Gun is shooting 4" high consistently. They said I could send it back to them and someone will give it a test run. I am more worried of the shipping company losing my gun in transit than my gun Shooting high. I'm a little frustrated with the way my p226 Legion SAO is shooting also. Been on the fence about selling my pistol. I have less than 200 rounds fired and not sure what is a fair price to ask. Any input would help. Thanks.

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Old 09-21-2016, 05:09 PM   #34
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I called Sig CS yesterday regarding my 226 legion. Gun is shooting 4" high consistently. They said I could send it back to them and someone will give it a test run. I am more worried of the shipping company losing my gun in transit than my gun Shooting high. I'm a little frustrated with the way my p226 Legion SAO is shooting also. Been on the fence about selling my pistol. I have less than 200 rounds fired and not sure what is a fair price to ask. Any input would help. Thanks.

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At what distance are you shooting it at.


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At what distance are you shooting it at.


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I was shooting from a rested position at 25 yards. Gun shoots consistent for sure but high. I need to hold at the bottom of an 8 inch target to hit the center. The point of aim is off the top of the front blade.

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I was shooting from a rested position at 25 yards. Gun shoots consistent for sure but high. I need to hold at the bottom of an 8 inch target to hit the center. The point of aim is off the top of the front blade.

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I was thinking maybe its just due to the bullet arc.

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I was thinking maybe its just due to the bullet arc.

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That could be a good call there. I did not try any other brand of ammo except AE 115 9mm ball. I do need to try different brand and different weight bullets for sure.

On a side note the trigger on the SAO is really sweet. Very nice. I want to like this gun. But at the same time kind of regretting buying it at full price. I am looking for a trade for either a P220 or a P229. That may also be swaying my perception of this pistol.
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I'd like to make a point -- hopefully representing all the average schleps out there (like me) that aren't combat trained or competitive shooters.

I am a good shot, but certainly no where near the top shooters. I can probably hold my own against the next schlep on either side of me. However, I DO have an appreciation for really good triggers, short resets, zero creep, zero grit, etc. Also good sights. I find that whenever I make an upgrade to my guns (handguns or rifles) with one of the above, I can definitely claim my groupings get noticeably better.

So -- I appreciate these discussions here as I learn a lot. Please be aware though that there are a lot of us peeking in on these discussions so go easy on us.

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I realize this is an older thread, but I ran across this article about sig sights.

SIG Sauer Sight Heights and Sight Numbers - Real Gun Reviews

And I have seen a couple of threads mentioning the legion guns not shooting to where the owner expects it to. So, why not call sig and see if they will swap the front sight?

Pretty basic thing to do. heck, to make the gun shoot where I want it, a $75 "cost" to buy the next size front sight wouldn't be all that bad. I do agree that sig should swap it once under warranty.
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I am a good shot, but certainly no where near the top shooters. I can probably hold my own against the next schlep on either side of me. However, I DO have an appreciation for really good triggers, short resets, zero creep, zero grit, etc. Also good sights. I find that whenever I make an upgrade to my guns (handguns or rifles) with one of the above, I can definitely claim my groupings get noticeably better. .
Speaking as Curly or Moe in the lanes next to you, I totally agree. Being realistic our guns probably out perform 90% of us.
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