Which Model P226?? - Page 2 - SIG Talk
SIG Talk Gun Forum

Which Model P226??

This is a discussion on Which Model P226?? within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Out of the 2, I'd pick the Legion. But personally, I'd pick a MK25....


Go Back   SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


SIG Sauer Pistols SIG Sauer Pistol Forum: SIG Sauer Pistols - P210, P220, P225, P226, P227, P228, P229, P232, P238, P239, P250, P290, P320, P522, P556, PM400, SP2022, Mosquito,

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2017, 11:01 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 328
Out of the 2, I'd pick the Legion.

But personally, I'd pick a MK25.
sigken is offline  
Register

Welcome to the SIG Talk Forum dedicated to SIG Sauer Pistols and SIG Sauer Rifles.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the SIG Talk Forum!

Old 05-18-2017, 11:26 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Shooter Magavin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 379
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.

EDITED TO ADD:
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.

Last edited by Shooter Magavin; 05-18-2017 at 11:31 AM.
Shooter Magavin is online now  
Old 05-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Flash LB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Gilbert Arizona
Posts: 7,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by sspowr View Post
What were the determining factors? What it just price point?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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.
Flash LB is offline  
 
Old 05-18-2017, 08:20 PM   #19
Member
 
Redline727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: RVA
Posts: 64
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.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
Redline727 is offline  
Old 05-19-2017, 11:57 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Shooter Magavin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redline727 View Post
I have to admit though I drank a little bit of the Legion coolaid too, and I think it is fantastic ...

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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.
Redline727 likes this.
Shooter Magavin is online now  
Old 05-19-2017, 12:35 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
neverenuffsig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 426
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.
neverenuffsig is offline  
Old 05-19-2017, 12:50 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
JimLob65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 364
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.
JimLob65 is online now  
Old 05-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Posts: 115
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)...
flwing is offline  
Old 05-25-2017, 08:22 AM   #24
Member
 
PennyForTheGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by sspowr View Post
Are they hard to find??
I know they are relatively new, I just recently saw one even here in Commiefornia, so probably not if you look around. Might be more difficult to get a good deal on one though.
PennyForTheGuy is offline  
Old 05-25-2017, 08:40 AM   #25
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
RatBikeRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: The Great State of TEXAS
Posts: 945
I have been considering a P226 Legion SAO. However, I hear that on some of these the triggers are not great.
RatBikeRod is offline  
Old 05-25-2017, 08:51 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
JimLob65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatBikeRod View Post
I have been considering a P226 Legion SAO. However, I hear that on some of these the triggers are not great.
In my sample size of one, the trigger is outstanding!
JimLob65 is online now  
Old 05-25-2017, 09:17 AM   #27
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
RatBikeRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: The Great State of TEXAS
Posts: 945
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimLob65 View Post
In my sample size of one, the trigger is outstanding!
I did quite a bit of searching on this after seeing one persons story about ultimately sending his to Robert Burk. His buddy got one and it was perfect out of the box. He bought one and it had a bunch of creep in the trigger.

I found a number of other threads and such that pointed to it being kinda hit and miss.

However, I do think at some point I would like one of the SAO versions. Right now, after having just picked up that P227 SAS I am leaning more toward getting either a P225 or a P320 X-Five.

I had a P226 Tac Ops for a while and really liked it. However, ultimately (and this may keep me from getting one) it is only a range gun for me and I have quite a few of those. And as range guns go the wiz-bang of the X-Five for me right now is pretty high on the list.

The P226 is, however, a great gun no matter which one you pick up. The Tac Ops I mentioned earlier was my very first Sig. Ultimately, due to my OCD, I want to own a P225 and a P226 so I can round out my family. I already have the P227, P228 and P229.
JimLob65 likes this.
RatBikeRod is offline  
Old 05-25-2017, 09:47 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
JimLob65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatBikeRod View Post
I did quite a bit of searching on this after seeing one persons story about ultimately sending his to Robert Burk. His buddy got one and it was perfect out of the box. He bought one and it had a bunch of creep in the trigger.

I found a number of other threads and such that pointed to it being kinda hit and miss.

However, I do think at some point I would like one of the SAO versions. Right now, after having just picked up that P227 SAS I am leaning more toward getting either a P225 or a P320 X-Five.

I had a P226 Tac Ops for a while and really liked it. However, ultimately (and this may keep me from getting one) it is only a range gun for me and I have quite a few of those. And as range guns go the wiz-bang of the X-Five for me right now is pretty high on the list.

The P226 is, however, a great gun no matter which one you pick up. The Tac Ops I mentioned earlier was my very first Sig. Ultimately, due to my OCD, I want to own a P225 and a P226 so I can round out my family. I already have the P227, P228 and P229.

I am familiar with Sterling Archers experiences with his SAO Legion (how awful). Luckily for me there is a SIG Elite store about an hour from my house so I was able to check out my SAO Legion before buying. Having said that I substituted the standard mainsprings on all three of my P226s with a Wolff 17lb one and the triggers are damn good (A SAO Legion, a DA/SA Legion and a RX SAO). I can highly recommend the RX SAO also, the most accurate pistol I own.

I actually just returned from the range where I shot my SAO Legion and my X-5, and the more I shoot the X-5 the more I am impressed with it. Can't recommend the X-5 enough. Very accurate and really quick back on target. IMHO SIG did a great job with the shifting of weight around to create a very well balanced pistol.

Good luck on making your choice. It's a tough one!
JimLob65 is online now  
Old 05-25-2017, 11:48 AM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Derby city
Posts: 35
I was leaning more towards a p229 legion but ultimately picked the p226 legion SAO. I really began shooting on a 1911 platform so I have been used to a thumb safety and SAO trigger and wanted to keep most of my guns manual of arms similar to one another. On the other hand, I am back on the sig train and kinda regret not moving towards DA/SA as my standard manual of arms. If I did it all over again I probably would've gotten the p229 legion in DA/SA or the Mk25.

Don't get me wrong, I love my p226 legion it is such a nice shooter and great range and home defense gun.
Yellowdog is offline  
Reply

  SIG Talk > SIG Sauer Forum > SIG Sauer Pistols


Search tags for this page

which model p226

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar SIG Talk Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So, what's the most accurate sig model? P226 legion? David402 SIG Sauer Pistols 76 03-05-2017 05:20 PM
Value Indication of Used Sig P226 in .40 S&W lamarw SIG Sauer Pistols 22 01-11-2017 09:00 AM
FOUND! WTB: P226 Dark Elite 9mm (or enhanced elite) mbdaughtry Classifieds 11 12-11-2016 10:58 AM
p226 Stainless w Rail Model JohnnyLoco SIG Sauer Pistols 11 10-09-2016 11:57 AM
P226 DA/SA versus P226 SAO Elite opinions desired DCSigCZ SIG Sauer Pistols 18 08-11-2016 11:48 AM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2010 - 2017 SIG Talk. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.SIG Talk is a SIG Sauer Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, NH.