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Old 11-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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New to me P226R in 40

Hello all. I bought this police trade in p226 and wanted to post some pics and get some feedback from you all. This thread will be thread and question intensive, so I apologize in advance. It is a police trad in with a Nov 2006 manufacture date. I got it for a little less than half what a new one is around me. First question. What kind of slide to frame fit do you all have on yours? This one is not really loose but it is not wobble free. If I take out the magazine and give some really sharp and fast shakes you can hear it knocking. If you grab the slide in the rear you can push back and forth. Not bad but noticeable. Also if you pinch the the frame and the slide together in the vertical it compresses and clicks. The barrel locks up good in the slide.

Here she is after an extensive cleaning:


Barrel looked good:

2nd Question. I didn't realize it at the time but when I scrubbed my barrel out I accidentally used my 45 caliber brush. It shouldn't have caused any problems right? I figure it went through the barrel fine so it obviously was compressed to fit the barrel.

Rails:

3rd question. The circled spots you can see there is some silver shining through. Is this pattern of wear normal?

4th question. Pic inside the magwell looking down. Circled spot is worn down area. Kinda feels sharp. Normal?


5th question. Last picture is of the breechblock face area. Circled spots are where there is some dings on the surface. Really not sure what could have caused them. Is this an issue? No other handguns I have had or any gun has had this before.


So all of you sig fans, how'd did I do on this purchase. Any problems with anything? Really the only other blemishes are in the magwell where it looks like the previous user angled the mags to much on insertion and took some finish off from the mag rubbing. It has a 3 day return period. I am at the end of the day one. I will shoot it tomorrow. I have no gunsmith that can look at this in that short amount time so I am trying to get some feedback to see if all looks good. Thanks everyone.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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many have a "no fire" in that 3 day acceptance period.

is this the best one they had to choose from?

welcome from az.
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I ordered it online. Had no chose from what I would get. I was told they are all roughly in the same condition.

Here is another picture of the breechblock face:


What is this hole for?


Picture of magwell where mags were rubbing when inserted at angle:
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many have a "no fire" in that 3 day acceptance period.

is this the best one they had to choose from?

welcome from az.
Judging by your response, I guess it could be better Any body have any other insight to my questions/concerns?
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Based on some of the LE trade-ins I've seen, this one looks ok.

At the top of the forum, you'll see Flork's thread about inspecting your SIG and it covers the rail colors.

Based on what he's written, you'll need to make sure this thing stays lubed for the remainder of the gun's life, since it is worn a fair amount in those areas.

I'm not certain what the dings are, most likely from jams, I'd guess. You can send it back and see what you get for the next one.
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it's one of the highest mileage le trade-ins i've ever seen.
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Rode hard and put away..... dry. Lube it up good.
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it's one of the highest mileage le trade-ins i've ever seen.
Agree with bearone2. I dunno - I'd gamble and trade it back with em' - give your vendor one more try.

I'm going through a similar situation with a police Trade-in on a S&W 6906. It arrived with a fractured frame and a "jacked up" Decocker process. It was worn out beyond the very reasonable price I paid. Shipped it back yesterday.

What bugs me the most about this police trade in "racket" is it's a luck of the draw and the guy who doesn't know how to inspect metal, and mechanics, will at best get ripped off, and worst be the victim of an unsafe firearm that could cause a maiming.
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it's one of the highest mileage le trade-ins i've ever seen.
You should see some of the ones the LE turn in up my way.

I didn't think this was a CPO and based on what I've seen of non-CPO turn-ins, I wouldn't buy it. Some people just abuse the hell out of their guns. Not sure if they just don't know how to keep them up or if they are just lazy.
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Well he doesn't have anymore so I either get a refund or pay the difference for a new one. My dreams of owning a sig look like they will be dragged out longer
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I found my 229 on Armslist.com. Did real decent on the price, and was able to look it over, as it was local. 226s are on there very often.
I have bought and sold many times on there, both local, and long distance, with no problems at all. In my signaure, the only one that was not Armslist was the Kahr.
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Well he doesn't have anymore so I either get a refund or pay the difference for a new one. My dreams of owning a sig look like they will be dragged out longer
What kind of price did you get? The other websites listed are solid and if you want a CPO (which I think can be a great choice), I'd suggest just searching for a P226 Certified Pre Owned.

I know Bud's has quite a few, but you won't know if you'll get a railed version or not (not sure if that is important to you). The prices for a CPO P226 are usually around $520-570.

After seeing some of LE trade-ins that weren't CPO's in my area (like seriously beat to hell and a few looked like they doubled as sledge hammers or were dropped at least 5 times a day) I think I'll stick with CPO's over regular trade-ins unless I find one at a shop that is exceptional.

Best of luck and keep us posted!
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I will keep everyone posted. I got it for 450. Are the Cert Pre-Owned good to go?
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If anyone can find a website selling CPOs let me know. I have a limited window where my wife is ok with this. She ok'd the initial purchase but that will wear off soon. hahahah
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This site will usually give you updates for a few sights that have them.

Sig Sauer CPO P226 9mm 4.4" barrel 15 Rnds - $579 shipped | Slickguns

They do have a .357SIG and a 9MM CPO. However, that would require you pick up a slide conversion kit. While the .40's are sometimes plentiful, it seems there is a run on them lately (post election hysteria).

Sig Sauer *Preowned* 15 + 1 Round 9MM w/Blue Finish $579.00 SHIPS FREE

Otherwise, I'm seeing some new ones out there for roughly $750-780.

Wait, just came up with this!

SIG P226 .40 at Bud's

Good luck!!!
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