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Old 01-01-2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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SIG P226 SAO Question

This question may sound silly.
But I have never contemplated the modularity of a handgun.

First of all this is my first SIG.

All pervious handguns have been the 1911 platform of the Super Carry Pro or Raptor lines of Kimber.

A close friend of mine drew me to the SIG line.

I wanted a 9mm but could not bring myself to purchase another 1911 in 9mm.
Thus enters SIG.

Specifically the P226 Legion 9mm SAO.
I must say it was love at first sight.
And the SOA safety mechanism was automatic with previous 1911 platforms.

Now it is my limited understanding that the P226 was originally designed as a 9mm; the eventually evolved with .357 SIG or .40mm added later.

Where as the P229 was designed around the .40mm; and the .375 SIG and 9mm evolved from that design.

I absolutely love the entire setup of the P226 SAO.

Question: Is it possible to purchase a different slide and barrel from SIG to transform the 9 to a .357 or .40 and fit and function properly on a P226 SAO frame.
Thus the Possibility of 3 guns in 1 with the single action only battery of arms.

If so would the frame stand up to the pounding of an increased charge of a .357 or .40 round?

Would SIG sell a .357 or .40 slide with the Legion features for such a possibility?

All this is probably too much to hope for.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'd suggest that You check out the Sig Site and look at the Exchange/Conversion Kits.
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Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Came to same conclusion!

Best bet call the Factory.
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To get a "conversion" with Legion slide features will probably be impossible.

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I'm not familiar with the SAO guns but I would think it would work. It definitely works on DA/SA guns. I think the SAO mechanism is strictly in the frame, so changing the slides shouldn't make a difference.

You could easily get a normal slide to do this, but trying to get a Legion slide will set you back a bunch. Take a look at eBay and you'll see what I mean.
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Sig Sauer P226 Legion Slide and Case with Coin | eBay
This is exactly what I'm looking for.
Provided it will work with a P226 SAO frame
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Sig Sauer P226 Legion Slide and Case with Coin | eBay
This is exactly what I'm looking for.
Provided it will work with a P226 SAO frame
A normal complete slide is $400 brand new from SIG, but they don't sell Legion slides. Thus eBay is your only option. They typically sell in the $700-$800 range--for that price might you might as well just buy a new gun.
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Very true!
But again trying to maintain S.A.O. feature.
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Questions About P226 Legion SAO in .357 SIG or .40mm


My recommendation works for SAO, DA/SA, DAK or DAO. Trigger mechanism matters not.
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