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Old 05-18-2017, 11:01 AM   #16
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Out of the 2, I'd pick the Legion.

But personally, I'd pick a MK25.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:26 AM   #17
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I just looked at Sig's site to see exactly what the Enhanced Elite has.
They refer to it as 'Enhanced Elite FULL SIZE' like there is a Mid-sized one

Anyway, it appears to me the only difference is the grips, the finish and maybe the giude rod. The legion has the black stainless guide rod and the Gray Guns adjustable intermediate trigger, and of course, the Legion logo.

So if you want the G10 grips and dark gray finish, get the Legion. Otherwise, get the EE full size.

I do not like the E2 grips. Took them off my P229. So the Legion would be my choice (and was my choice )

This was really quick research into the EE, so correct me if I'm mistaken about the standard features.

Found this From forum Member Russ, back in Feb 2016

"The Legion has a modified Beavertail. the Elite has a full Beavertail.
The Legion has the X5 undercut underneath the Trigger Guard. The Elite is standard.
The Legion has the new Xray Sites. The Elite has the standard Sig Nite Sites.
The Legion has the G10 Grips. The Elite has standard Grips or E2 Grips.
The Legion has the Gray Guns Custom Adjustable Trigger. The Elite has the standard or short reach trigger.
Then there's the finish or gun coating. "

So yeah, lots of differences. I Still like the Legion more though.

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Old 05-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #18
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What were the determining factors? What it just price point?

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The legion also had a SRT, but it's a slightly different one than the Enhanced Elite has. I had both guns side by side, try one reset, then try the other one.

The difference was only apparent when you had the guns side by side as it was very slight.

So, it essentially came down to cosmetic differences and the "status" or snobbery of owning a Legion.

I don't believe in status and I'm not a snob with respect to anything, so I bought the Elite.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:20 PM   #19
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My buddy has an Elite, it is a great firearm and was looking to purchase one before I ended up with my Legion. How I ended up with the Legion was due to the SAO variant, I have to admit though I drank a little bit of the Legion coolaid too, and I think it is fantastic looking compared to a Legacy or Elite, or any other hand in it's class for that matter.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:57 AM   #20
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I have to admit though I drank a little bit of the Legion coolaid too, and I think it is fantastic ...

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They have Legion Kool-aid now??? All I got was the case and a challenge coin. No refreshments were offered when I bought mine.

Wow..Sig's marketing department is pulling out all the stops now.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:35 PM   #21
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CDNN has the P226 Elite, with 3 15 round magazines for 650 brand new. It's in 40sw, I'd be all over it, but I've too many guns recently and have to resist lol.
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Not quite answering your question, but if I had to choose one P226, especially a range gun, it would be a SAO RX. Almost all the Legion upgrades on the frame with a more durable finish, an exceptional trigger and the ROMEO1 sight. Other than that I would suggest a SAO Legion.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #23
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Before all of the 'variants' appeared, people were more than satisfied with a basic P226 - now it seems "those" models aren't good enough.

Buy what you need, but don't spend for frills that won't make a difference in functionality, reliability and durability. Just my U.S. 2 worth (2.72 Canadian penny's worth)...
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