This is a discussion on 1911 vs 226 within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Originally Posted by MABUSTH Hey all! New to this forum here! Thought I could use some insight on my next purchase. I currently own a ...
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|04-17-2017, 06:47 AM||#16|
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Honestly the 226 and 1911 are two platforms every handgun enthusiast should own... two of the best feeling pistols in your hand at any cost.
So maybe just pick the caliber you want and buy that first.
The Kimber you refer to is a 4" aluminum frame carry model whereas the Emperor Scorpion is a 4.2" (carry) or 5" both steel frame and is everything you'd ever want in a full size 1911. I own the ES full-sized 5".
The P226 SAO or DA/SA needs no further explanation only that the SAO trigger is as good or perhaps better than a 1911 if you want cocked/locked capability.
|04-17-2017, 08:42 AM||#17|
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|04-17-2017, 10:32 AM||#18|
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The 1911 platform is the one I have been used to since the 60's. Once I fired a number of rounds through a 226, the 1911s rest in the safe.
In addition to all of the positives of the 226 mentioned in this thread, I would add the simplicity of disassembly/assembly.
The 1911 is a fine gun, the P Series Sigs are just more modern and offer a number of advantages.
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|04-17-2017, 10:37 AM||#19|
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It's hard to be the feel of a 1911, but if any gun can it would be the Sig P226, for me. I have a Springfield Armory GI model 1911 on layaway as we speak, but I am definitely going to be getting a P226 in the future. I would get the one you like most now, and get the other one on down the road.
|04-17-2017, 10:55 AM||#20|
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Just want you to know that that may make *you* smile, you young whippersnapper, it makes ME smile even more!!
I try to stay active, though a tractor accident 5 years ago came back to haunt me, putting me TU (that's short for dang near recliner bound) for the last year. Feb 2, back surgery has me back in action, riding my bicycles again, gaining back muscle mass and lost weight, so all will be better soon - I hope!
In deference to the back surgery, have been using a Galco Miami Classic shoulder holster for the P229.
|04-17-2017, 11:55 AM||#23|
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|04-17-2017, 04:46 PM||#25|
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Look up and left. I rest my case!
|04-17-2017, 06:26 PM||#29|
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