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This is a discussion on What Should Be My 2nd Sig? within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Originally Posted by rmak You don't sound simpletonish. A quick question. Since 229s are smaller and you carry your Legion, why did you choose the ...


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Old 04-28-2017, 02:57 AM   #31
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You don't sound simpletonish.
A quick question. Since 229s are smaller and you carry your Legion, why did you choose the 226? Does its size present any conceal carry difficulties?
If you get a good IWB holster and belt...any full size pistol melts to you. The size difference between the 229 / 226 is negligible in a VM II or similar holster. Less than an inch in specs.

Now OWB.... different story. Any large pistol Feels and looks big to me.

It's all personal preference. People should get what they want, when they can afford it. Or when they "need it".... did I need a Sig? Nope. I "Needed" them. Glad I did.
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FINANCIAL ADVICE.

Pay off your VISA.
After paying it, continue your personal monthy payments to your SIG account (empty plastic Sig P220 box).
When you have enough, then buy as many SIGs as you want in CASH.
Meanwhile enjoy that P-220 you have.

BTW I do not charge for advice. It is FREE.
There I fixed it for you.
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I think you ought to consider getting a classic Sig P226 made in Germany. You can find them for a relative bargain, and it would be a nice addition to your P220. Just stay away from the models with the infamous mud rails.
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:57 AM   #35
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I agree with most here. P229 is a great option. It's the do it all pistol of the classic line.
If you're into 1911 stuff, Look into the P938. They have come down tremendously in price in the last month or so and they are GREAT little pistols.
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Told my son's. Save and buy a junker, make new car payments to your savings account until you have enough to buy the car you want for cash....
I wish I had done that. The Stingray I want wouldn't be parked in my damned gun safe.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:13 AM   #37
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Actually, I say grab a 226 SAO Legion.
Those seem to be the beez kneez.....
Have one and it is..

As to the OP, it depends on what you want.
For 9MM, the M11-A1 or 229 are good and solid.
For 40ACP, the 226 or 229 are fan favorites.
45.. I am always keeping my eye out for a 227 as I have fired one and it is soooo sweet.
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I think you ought to consider getting a classic Sig P226 made in Germany. You can find them for a relative bargain, and it would be a nice addition to your P220. Just stay away from the models with the infamous mud rails.

From an "I want a German one" point of view, yup. But keep in mind that those have a folded carbon steel slide with a pinned in breech block insert.

When the P229 was designed for the more powerful 40 S&W, for reliability it required more strength than was to be had with the sheet metal slide design. For this, the slide was instead milled from one piece of stainless steel bar. This technology transferred over to the P226 when frames were German and sent to the US to be finished, mated with their SS slides for both the 40 and 9.

From a durability and maintenance standpoint, the advantage goes to the SS slide version, IMO. My preference being for the short extractor, legacy slide versions for either P226 or P229.

The herd move from 40 to 9 seems to be slowing (though this is just from the number of ex-LEO guns I see on the market and not any sort of poll). There are still great deals on ex-LEO's and 40's in general. 40 being my preference, that's great! If you like 357 Sig or 9, the 40's are easily converted to shoot either with a conversion barrel for 357 or with that or full slide for 9.
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Good job on the P220. Great guns.





https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ARRY+NS+3+15RD


My second Sig was this P226 ^^^^^


Warning: found out after receiving it that it does not have the SRT as advertised. Getting that issue resolved at the moment, but I really like the other features of the gun....basically a basic Nitron Sig P226 with night sights, sweet G10 grips and no rail. I wanted this as a carry gun and will be using an IWB leather holster...along the lines of a Milt Sparks Criterion or similar and had no need for the rail.


Hard to beat all these features for the price. One way or another I'll get the SRT installed.
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This thread is just more proof that SIGNESS is very real.........



You guys are a bunch of sickos !!!!!!
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Another possibility would be a SP2022 in either 9mm, .40S&W or .357SIG.
It's a polymer frame DA/SA pistol that you can get new for less than $500.
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A big thanks to all. This was a fun thread for me. I investigated every pistol that was suggested and I learned a lot about the different models. I have a list of my top four, and frankly, I'd be happy with any of them. I'm still looking forward to other opinions and support for those that were already given.

I sat down and figured out a plan to get rid of that pesky Visa balance too, so that was an added benefit and something I needed to hear.

I can't guarantee that I will have the Visa on $0 when I get another firearm, but I won't be using the Visa to buy it.

Any guesses what my four top choices are? Here's a clue: The numbers start with a "2".
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From an "I want a German one" point of view, yup. But keep in mind that those have a folded carbon steel slide with a pinned in breech block insert.

When the P229 was designed for the more powerful 40 S&W, for reliability it required more strength than was to be had with the sheet metal slide design. For this, the slide was instead milled from one piece of stainless steel bar. This technology transferred over to the P226 when frames were German and sent to the US to be finished, mated with their SS slides for both the 40 and 9.

From a durability and maintenance standpoint, the advantage goes to the SS slide version, IMO. My preference being for the short extractor, legacy slide versions for either P226 or P229.

The herd move from 40 to 9 seems to be slowing (though this is just from the number of ex-LEO guns I see on the market and not any sort of poll). There are still great deals on ex-LEO's and 40's in general. 40 being my preference, that's great! If you like 357 Sig or 9, the 40's are easily converted to shoot either with a conversion barrel for 357 or with that or full slide for 9.
I know all this, but the original P226 was more than adequate for its intended uses. Granted, the carbon steal slide was problematic for the SEALs, but they took care of that and used the guns for years before the SS models were made. If you make sure to properly maintain them, they will function for years. Today, the P226 used by the SEALs is a phosphate coated SS model that is a lot less maintenance ladened.
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M11-a1 would be a nice choice. Nice size for carry considering it doesn't have the rail.
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M11-a1 would be a nice choice. Nice size for carry considering it doesn't have the rail.
Thanks! That's a sweet firearm too. OK, four of my five favorite guns start with "2" and one with an "M".
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