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Old 04-22-2017, 09:10 AM   #76
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I'm leaning towards the SAO first, and then possibly a 1911 in the near future! Just need to find a decent deal on one.
I think that is an excellent choice! That Legion SAO is awesome!
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:14 AM   #77
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2. The bold part is YOUR words, not mine.


4. The M1 carbine was indeed declared to be the most battle proven gun in military history, by General George Patton. I think he can be considered an expert.
As to your point #2, my responses that you quoted were in regards to another forum member saying the 1911 was the most battle proven gun in history. It turned out he was referring to pistols, not all guns, but no, they were not my words. It was your implication that because those two soldiers carried a 1911, that made it the most battle proven gun in history. If that wasn't your goal, then I don't know why you even mentioned it.

Your point #4...Gen. Patton's quote about the M1, "Greatest battle implement ever devised", was about the M1 Garand, not the M1 Carbine... If you're going to sound condescending in your posts, better do a fact check first or its embarrassing.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:42 PM   #78
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Of all my guns my first 226 will be the last to go. However I like a 1911 a lot. I would say go with the controls you are most used to. Some 1911s can be finicky also. All the 226s I've ever had have eaten every round (all factory loads) that I have ever put through them. I will also add that I have a Sig 1911 STX that has given me problems; however, I haven't been able to part with it either.
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Listen!!!! NO Sig ever did this!


So there.....nanny nanny boo boo!
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:30 AM   #80
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That's what I love about Sigtalk. We are free to veer way off topic and nobody comes in to beech about it like a little girl! Ok so now that OP said this gun will be occasional and a range toy, I'm gonna say get the 1911 all the way. I recently got my first 1911 and opted for the Colt Stainless Commander. I got it just because I always wanted one. It is by far the "coolest" handgun I own! I ain't tweekin nothin, well except the gold cup grips I put on it. This gun is accurate as craap and a blast to shoot.
you're so right about Sig Talk, I was banned for life from the S&W forum, the OP was sending this Shield back, complaining of shells marks on the ejection port and powder burns, a member warned him that S&W had a 6 weeks delay on repairs, that's when I wrote "if people stop sending guns in, that don't need repairs maybe it wouldn't be so behind, to the OP don't fire that gun anymore" was banned from been rude and other things that can't remember
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you're so right about Sig Talk, I was banned for life from the S&W forum, the OP was sending this Shield back, complaining of shells marks on the ejection port and powder burns, a member warned him that S&W had a 6 weeks delay on repairs, that's when I wrote "if people stop sending guns in, that don't need repairs maybe it wouldn't be so behind, to the OP don't fire that gun anymore" was banned from been rude and other things that can't remember
Yeh your response maybe could have been a little more polite but, certainly doesn't sound like the punishment fit the crime.
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Hey all,

Good news, I picked out a handgun! I'm going with a Sig Legion after i shot it for a while! Any ideas of who may have a better price, or a trustworthy website?


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Wish I could help with the SAO 226 legion but pricing seems to be north of 1200.00 on most, I have been looking at these also.
The DA/SA both 226 and 229 legions seem to be running 1100-1200 OTD, locally.
If I may suggest 2 1911s to seriously look at are the Dan Wesson Heritage
Or the Colt Wiley Clapp Govt both full size 1911s.
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However, since I can probably get more information from you guys the trying to decipher all the specs online, I have one last comparison question about the 226's. I hear a lot of people recommending the Legion... I was looking at the 226 MK-25-D... Big similarities and differences between the two?


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Did you ever get a response from the differences? I'm interested too
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Care to explain the bolded? No other gun design has been carried as much, as long, is as battle proven and worked as well as the 1911. I think over 100 years is pretty much a decent amount of time for it to have proven itself?
Exactly. Which is part of the reason I want a 1911.
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Did you ever get a response from the differences? I'm interested too


Not 100%, but I was able to get some basic info. Of course, the legion offers the Single Action Only and the SA/Da; MK25 only SA/DA. Next are the sights. The legion offers a higher quality day/night Sight. Then there is the color of course, legion is gray and MK is FDE. Following would be the safety feature... Legion SAO has the thumb safety, whereas the SA/DA version and the MK have the decocker. The grips are different as well, with the legion have the "better" grips. Then we move onto the beavertail, legion has a longer beavertail. Lastly, the trigger, SAO has the intermediate trigger, more of a straight trigger compared to the curved. Also, legion has the short reset trigger. There may be more info that I missed out on, but those helped me in my decision on which P226 to get!


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Not 100%, but I was able to get some basic info. Of course, the legion offers the Single Action Only and the SA/Da; MK25 only SA/DA. Next are the sights. The legion offers a higher quality day/night Sight. Then there is the color of course, legion is gray and MK is FDE. Following would be the safety feature... Legion SAO has the thumb safety, whereas the SA/DA version and the MK have the decocker. The grips are different as well, with the legion have the "better" grips. Then we move onto the beavertail, legion has a longer beavertail. Lastly, the trigger, SAO has the intermediate trigger, more of a straight trigger compared to the curved. Also, legion has the short reset trigger. There may be more info that I missed out on, but those helped me in my decision on which P226 to get!


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Offhand the only things you missed are:
1 MK25 has phosphate coated internals
2 MK25 has chrome lined barrel
3 MK25 (and this is a biggie IMHO) it has true m1913 rail.
4 MK25 is I believe available in black/nitron
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Offhand the only things you missed are:
1 MK25 has phosphate coated internals
2 MK25 has chrome lined barrel
3 MK25 (and this is a biggie IMHO) it has true m1913 rail.
4 MK25 is I believe available in black/nitron

Good observations. A Mk. 25 is on my short list, and might be my next pistol. As for the barrel, the phosphate coating is a take it or leave it for me...most of my SIG's have Nitron coated barrels and my Combat has the Phosphate. Phosphate is not as durable a finish IMHO as Ionbond/ Nitron, and yet SIG market the heck out of it since it's what the "real SEALs use". I don't get hung up on finishes, as I don't expect my guns to be safe queens, I just think it's funny how proud SIG are of the inferior finish on the Mk25 and Combat barrel. The chrome lining is nice, I'll give them that.
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Offhand the only things you missed are:

1 MK25 has phosphate coated internals

2 MK25 has chrome lined barrel

3 MK25 (and this is a biggie IMHO) it has true m1913 rail.

4 MK25 is I believe available in black/nitron


Does the mk25 and scorpion hv the same features?
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Does the mk25 and scorpion hv the same features?
I can't help about the Scorpion, but the "Combat" is the exact same pistol as the Mk25, except for the FDE anodized frame instead of black. All other options are identical as far as I know.

Edited to add: sorry, the Combat has the thin trigger and the Mk25 does not, so that is another difference.
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1913 rails are really nice, if you want a rail. That's the main reason I bought this special configuration P229! I wanted one with a rail and tail, although I've never mounted anything to it!
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