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Sig P226 Review and Operation
This weapon is pretty straightforward. It is chambered in 9mm NATO (9mm x 19). It can fire from double action and from single action. It is blowback operated.
So far I have shot about 800 rounds through this pistol. I don't have anything bad to say about it, other than it might seem a little heavy. However, that soaks up the recoil when you shoot, and makes it smooth. It has never jammed, and has shot Wolf (the ammunition), Brown Bear (the ammunition), and Winchester White Box.
I am using Mec-Gar magazines. They hold 18 rounds each, and have EXCELLENT quality. I like them better than the factory magazines. The magazines that came with the pistol are from the Clinton years, and can only hold 10 rounds.
The sights are adjustable, but require the proper tools to do so. It's shooting about 6 inches right at 25 yards right now so I will need to get them adjusted before too long. The sights also have tritium in them, so they glow at night. Not that I ever shoot at night, but it could be a useful feature to have.
It will pull about 6 inch groups at 25 yards with me just lazily shooting it. It could probably do better, but it is perfectly fine for me.
This gun does not come with a safety, HOWEVER the hammer will not contact the firing pin unless the trigger is held down. That means if it's loaded and cocked and you bump it on something, it's not going to fire. IT WILL FIRE however, if it's loaded, cocked, and you are playing with the trigger.
Supposedly this is the pistol used by the Navy SEALS, however I wouldn't know because I have obviously never been a part of the SEALS, (unlike some of the keyboard commando's I have met ;)
Overall I am going to give this pistol 4 out of 5 zombie heads:
It does it's job. It never jams, and it puts the bullets where you want them. How much more can you ask?
Notice the decocker lever. It is located in front of the slide release. This will allow you to safely decock the hammer while the gun is loaded.
Remove magazine, lock slide back, and make sure the chamber is clear.
Rotate the lever shown in the picture.
Hit the slide release and ease the slide off of the frame.
Push down on recoil spring, and remove from the slide.
Grab the breech of the barrel and remove it from the slide.
Completed teardown should look like this:
Picture showing where the decocking lever is.
Picture showing how to manually **** the pistol.
An example of the sight picture:
Thanks for reading.
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Does it have a anchor on it just forward of the ejection port on the left side or in the center forward of the
rear sight, Sig sells a standard P226 and a P226 Navy, the Navy has different grips, sights and Mag
capacity that's my personal daily carry (the Navy), this is the caddy of 9mm's should have scored a 5 of 5
IMO, nice review though
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