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|04-03-2017, 07:10 PM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Way back in the 80's...
I was elated that I was able to get rid of my Glock without taking a loss
I immediately ran down to the local gun shop and bought a P226 and never looked back.
The Real Steel Sig felt soooo much better than the plasticky Glock
For me, the Sig shot better too
|04-03-2017, 07:10 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2016
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I sure do. Was a 229 in .357 Sig. Read about the deal on some chat site. Guys were going on and on about CDNN having used 229's in .357 Sig for $149 in "fair condition". Called and talked to Steve at CDNN. He said for $5 extra, Ill go down and hand pick you one. I swear with a hand on the bible it came in like new condition. Took it to the range (having never fired a Sig or .357 Sig) and put about the first 10 shots through what seemed to me to be the same hole. I was hooked! Now about a dozen Sigs later (+/-) I have the full blown Signess. And it was all pretty much an accident.
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|04-03-2017, 10:42 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Under the Tonto Rim
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Not excited at all, but was interested. It was a P226, back in the mid '80s, at the NRA Convention. This strange looking pistol, with a stamped slide,etc. was not at all what I was used to. I do recall being impressed at the time with the precise fit of barrel/slide/frame. I knew none of my S&W, Colt or FN/Browning Hi Power pistols were fitted like that. This led to a succession of SIGs for years afterwards. Those German SIGs were 100% reliable and didn't rattle like two American manufactured SIGs purchased more recently. Oh well, the rattle is not too bad, but I still miss the old days and the German SIGs
|04-04-2017, 04:15 AM||#21|
Join Date: Mar 2017
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I can remember because it was a few months ago. I've been a 1911 guy for some time. I developed an interest in the Sig brand and picked up my slightly used P220 by trading in one of my 1911s. It's a great pistol in so many ways and I am excited about getting another. I'm saving for a Legion in 40 cal.
|04-04-2017, 05:13 AM||#23|
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL
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I purchased my first Sig in 1999, and it was a P226. I was excited beyond measure. I bought a Safariland paddle holster and put a set of rubber Hogue grips on it, and I thought I was the ****.
|04-04-2017, 05:41 AM||#24|
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: nc mountains
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I'm sure I was excited when I was legal to buy my own first shotgun and handgun or first car but not over a brand or model ! Take's something far more worth while like getting married , having our children and building our first home after hours . Now those were exciting times .
But a firearm ?? Heck No . Its just a tool . No different from new tires or a new tools to work with or new boots .
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|04-04-2017, 08:28 AM||#27|
Join Date: Mar 2012
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I remember it, but it wasn't my first SIG. That was a P250 and to be honest it wasn't that exciting. Now my second SIG was a P229 and THAT was exciting. The feel and sound of it when I racked the slide was memorable.
|04-04-2017, 08:36 AM||#28|
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Dallas TX
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The first time I handled a Sig? The first several times, at gun shows... I was like "Well, this is nice, sure...but wow, are they proud of them. They're overpriced."
Then on a flier, just before the army contract announcement, actually, I tripped on a great deal on a P320, so I bought it. And I took it to the range. And on an equal whim, I rented their P226 the same day. Shot them both. DANG IT that was expensive... LOL Immediately bought a P226 Stainless elite, and now a 239.... I'm hooked. Expensive? Sure. Worth it? You bet!
|04-04-2017, 12:18 PM||#29|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: South Carolina Lowcountry
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It was not my first, but I was pretty damned excited to find it in a display case.
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