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Old 06-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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New from Connecticut + Question

Hi Everyone,

Just purchased my first handgun, Sig P226 and I love it. Also, I've acquired some small upgrades I'm excited about:

Mec-Gar 18rd High Cap Flush Fit Mags
Streamlight TLR-4 Compact Light/Laser combo (not shown in pic)

Although, one thing I'm concerned about is the finish on the barrel. I've probably put 500+ rounds through (no problems what so ever) but, the finish on the barrel is showing considerable wear, mostly near the end of barrel. I've heard people talk about the "sig smile" and all that good stuff, but is it normal to see wear this early in the game? I treat this gun like my newborn, so just curious.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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SIG are kind of notorious for the weak finish on the barrels. Don't let it bother you too much, it doesn't impede function in anyway. Adds a bit of character actually.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback, I would agree. I'm still chewing up targets and at the end of the day, that's what counts!
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:00 AM   #4
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Sig Smileys! Yea I think after about 100 rounds with my 229 I was starting to see them.
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Congrats on the new kid! Keep us apprised how well the mag works out i think thats the one hat had problems in the 229
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Sig Smiles?
First I've heard of that. Someone please help me.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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sig smileys, the half moon shaped marks that appear on the barrel as it wears through the black finish.
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Not my photo, but just borrowed it from google when I searched Sig barrel wear.
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