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Old 10-26-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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Experience with American made P226...

Does anyone have any real world experience with an American made P226???

My deal fell through on a couple W. German and German made P226s...I am currently looking at an older American made (from what I can tell) P226 and am wondering how it stacks up...

The one I am looking at is of unknown vintage...current owner has had it since 2003 so it is at least that old...it is original (hasn't been messed with) and has a flat take town lever so that may help with dating it...

It is a UU prefix that the usual date posting says is all American but the serial number (as well as that flat take down lever) show far earlier than those on that list...

Exeter marked with no cartouches or made in Germany anywhere on the frame or the slide...

The newest Navy SeAL Mk25's are made here and most everyone loves them so I ask anyone here if they have experience with the All American made SiG...

I have had a 2005 made P220 Compact that has since moved on but IIRC it had a German made frame and it was 100% in build quality and reliability...I know the guy who owns it now and it has remained so...

I know what the errornet says about near everything American made today but would like to hear from those who have actually owned these American made pistols...

Any help would be appreciated...thanks,

Bill
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I have an all-Exeter P226. It's an E2 so it was produced in 2010. Never had a single problem with it. Runs like a champ. All of my P229s are also all US-made, and I've never had a problem with any of them either. In my opinion, US-made P-series pistols are just as good as the German SIGs.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:52 AM   #3
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X2, maybe even better.
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All of my P229s are also all US-made, and I've never had a problem with any of them either. In my opinion, US-made P-series pistols are just as good as the German SIGs.
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thanks guys...that helps...
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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My Exeter 226 runs great. Bought it this year and haven't had a single problem.
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I have an MK24 made in may of 2011. this is my 4th 226 that i have owned. great weapons platform.

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Yes I have the P226 MK25 and it runs flawlessly. Accuracy is exceptional just what you expect from a Sig. IMO this is a great buy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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Well we worked out a deal...I hope it is at least as nice as I think it is...thanks for your help and feedback...

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Love mine a ton and it goes to the range with me every single time.

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #10
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beautiful pistol...and thanks!

hey SigarmsP228...I see yours has the flat take down lever...is yours a UU prefix frame???...when was yours made and are those aluminum grips??? How do you like those???...

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Mine is i the U627xxx serial number range that I bought as a CPO a few years back. Best I can tell it probably was made around 1999.

I never thought I would like aluminum grips but a couple years ago SIG had a factory blowout clearance on those grips for $65, which was less than half regular price, so I bought a set. I love them! They are noticeable thinner than the factory plastic prips and have a great "grippyness" without being too aggressive for me. I only shoot indoors however. Some say they are uncomfortable when they shoot outside in the colder weather with bare hands.
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excellent...thanks for the information...

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I picked up my brand new all American made P226 on Friday (22LR).

I finally got to the range today and put 300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag. Not a single misfire or malfunction the entire time. Overall, it was as flawless as the 226 9mm's I've shot in the past (including some German ones). I cannot tell the difference between American made and German when it comes to functionality--it was flawless.

I did make sure to really clean it up prior to the range (there were metal shavings in the barrel and the mishmash of oil everywhere). She cleans up nice and I'm looking forward to dropping an x-change kit on it in the near future. It should be fun and from my experience, you should be just fine!
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good to know...hopefully I'll have mine this week...

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According to the paperwork and the original grip plates...June of 1999 is the build date for my 2-Tone All American P226...looks great...can't wait to get her to the range...

Thanks everyone!

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