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Old 05-18-2017, 05:53 AM   #1
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Which Model P226??

Hi all,

I have come down to the following two guns and unfortunately I can only buy one

-Enhanced Elite Full Size
or
-Legion Full Size

Which would you buy and why? It will be for the range , in 9mm and 10rd mag

If this matters at all, it's my first sig. I currently have a G17, M&P9 and a PPQ M2

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:56 AM   #2
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You say you've narrowed it down to two models, but don't tell us which ones.
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You say you've narrowed it down to two models, but don't tell us which ones.


I know! So excited and I forgot to add that detail! I have edited the post now to show the two in question


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If it helps, the difference in price where I am is $325


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Well, I would be inclined to buy an original Sig P226 to start with. These guns are extremely well balanced and shoot superbly, and I think it is the best place from which to start this journey. They all shoot differently to me, but they're all great guns. My next choice would be either a Legion or MK25.
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Hi all,

I have come down to the following two guns and unfortunately I can only buy one

-Enhanced Elite Full Size
or
-Legion Full Size
Just for future reference, the P226 only comes in "full size," so that is a given. Of the two I would go with the Legion, but the question is which one fits you better?
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Just for future reference, the P226 only comes in "full size," so that is a given. Of the two I would go with the Legion, but the question is which one fits you better?


Thanks for the tip not down with all the models of sig just yet

I don't notice much of a difference when I hold them. They both feel great which makes this decision so difficult


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Thanks for the tip not down with all the models of sig just yet

I don't notice much of a difference when I hold them. They both feel great which makes this decision so difficult


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No worries! Good luck with your decision!
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I did this decision personally a few months back.

Enhanced Elite was my choice.

Based on my experience with the Enhanced Elite to this point, if I had to do it again I wouldn't even consider the Legion.
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I did this decision personally a few months back.



Enhanced Elite was my choice.


What were the determining factors? What it just price point?


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sspowr, as GCBHM stated, they are all full size. Since it's going to be a strictly range toy, for punching holes in paper, you could go any direction. Because of the fact you hail out of Canada, I would suggest a "Plain Jane" version, and the money you save, buy more ammunition. If you were here, I'd say the same version, and send it to one of the "Master" Armorers, for some trigger work. I'm not familiar, but there may be a Canadian Sig Armorer, of the same caliber as Bruce Gray, or Robert Burke, that can do wonders with the factory OEM, or make reasonable substitutions.

The same can be said, of even the sights. For a range toy, night sights are an unneeded additional expense, where as Adjustable sights with fiber optics could be more beneficial.

The ultimate decision is yours... the "Legion" model would be more of a "Status Symbol" complete with "Challenge Coin"... it's your hard earned money, spend it the way you wish! Good Luck!!!
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FWIW, several years ago Sig went through some changes in leadership, and they hired the CEO from another company who came in and added a lot of models to their current line up. The Enhanced Elite was on of these. It, like some of the other newer models, has met with mixed reviews on quality, which is why a lot of your older Siggers stick with the original German made guns. It is also why I suggested you consider one of these as your first Sig so that you can learn about these guns from the beginning.

The Legions are a good quality gun, but they are not without blemish. Some issues with wear have surfaced with the coating rusting and wearing soon, but I liked the 229 I had. These guns really grip my hand nicely, but as I think about it, and I have gone through the process of narrowing three guns down recently, I think I would go with an original version, a Legion and then a MK25 in that order. Although the MK25 was produced well before the Legion, the Legion just fits my hand a little better, but I love everything about the MK25. I encourage you to have a look at these guns before you make a decision.
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I would go with the Extreme if you can find it. Basically all the upgrades the Legion has except for the finish and the Legion logo/engravings.
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I would go with the Extreme if you can find it. Basically all the upgrades the Legion has except for the finish and the Legion logo/engravings.


Are they hard to find??


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