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Sig P226 models??

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by SG85, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    I have started my homework on my next purchase and I'm pretty lined in on the P226 but there are WAY to many options. Can any one tell me what the difference in a P226, P226 Elite and a P226 scorpion besides some triggers and paint?? I want something a little more high end like the scorpion but not sure what you get for the money. Sigs website gives a lame description of the scorpion.
     
  2. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Another big difference between them (to me) is the grip, the elite dark has metal grips which makes the grip quite slimmer (and better feeling in the hand to me) than the polymer grips. If you're not stuck on a particular caliber, you may also want to consider the P220, amazing feel in the hand, but single stack magazine.
    Oh, just remembered, another difference is the sights, night sights or not, and whether the rear ones are adjustable for windage/elevation.
    It seems at least from their website that the top of the line is the elite dark.
    Another thing is the beaver tail on the guns, non-elite models don't have them.
     
  3. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    P226 stainless elite is a bit heavier which i like, i switched out the bulkywood grips for the one piece e2 grips fits my hand the best.

    P226 is a great gun, the p229 is also a good gun too same as the 226 but a bit shorter barrel.
     
  4. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    For some reason I also felt that the grip of the P229 is chunkier than the P226.
     
  5. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    I have both with e2 grips installed, and the p229 feels less chunkier than the p226. The length of pull is shorter on the p229 for me.
     
  6. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    I know they added the new trigger on the elite models but what about barrel?
     
  7. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The ultimate P226 are the X5/X6. Adjustable SAO trigger, frame safety, adjustable sights, nill grips.

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  8. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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    I have been lucky to pick up a couple sigs in the past few weeks.226 .40 enhanced elite,220 elite dark tb,both of them are beautiful weapons.I havent taken them to the range yet but I am sure I wont be diaspointed.I think any sig you get you will be happy with.
     
  9. SG85

    SG85 503 Member

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    I appreciate all the feed back. Going to the range soon with a friends 226 elite to see how it feels. I did shoot the USP tactical on Sunday and I gotta say pretty dang nice but the safety is kinda backwards.