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Next gun? SIG 226 Elite



Apparently, they have tweaked the standard 226 trigger an bit

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The new P226 Elite is the next generation P226 and features an ergonomic beavertail grip, front cocking serrations, front strap checkering, custom wood grips and the new Short Reset Trigger or SRT. SIG engineers designed the SRT to provide you the same great safety and smooth action of the SIG DA/SA with a comfortable reset that is 60% shorter for faster trigger return and surgical control during high speed shooting.
Has anyone fired/bought one of these yet?

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Cocobolo grips look awful on that, but other than that the 226 is one of my all time favorites

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Never saw all the fuss about Sig Sauer/Sig Arms. They shoot smooth and are relatively accurate but so are most 1911s, 92FS, Glocks, etc. Why do the Sigs carry an $800-1000 price tag?

It does look like a fine weapon though.

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Never saw all the fuss about Sig Sauer/Sig Arms. They shoot smooth and are relatively accurate but so are most 1911s, 92FS, Glocks, etc. Why do the Sigs carry an $800-1000 price tag?

It does look like a fine weapon though.
Porsche Boxsters and BMW M3s are relatively quick and pretty smooth, but then again so are Mustangs and WRXs. Do you really wonder why the price tag is higher on those?

The Sigs I've shot were all very high quality, solid feeling pieces. Much in the way a BMW just feels higher quality than Chevy Cobalt. My only problem with them has always been the shitty DA/SA trigger. Heavy pull, tons of overtravel, long reset. This Elite model seems as though it might be better, which is why I ask about it. A good trigger is fundamentally important to real world accuracy.

I'd take a Sig over the Beretta 9 any day. Not so sure about taking a Sig over a Glock (have one) or a 1911 (have one).

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I get the German car analogy and that makes sense. But you kind of made my point for me with your last sentence, if you're not sure if you'd buy this $1,000 Sig over a $400 Glock then what's the appeal. As I said, it looks nice, I like the cocobola grips and half rail, it looks like a fine tactical weapon, but if it were my $1000 it would be on a 1911 or an HK.

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I get the German car analogy and that makes sense. But you kind of made my point for me with your last sentence, if you're not sure if you'd buy this $1,000 Sig over a $400 Glock then what's the appeal. As I said, it looks nice, I like the cocobola grips and half rail, it looks like a fine tactical weapon, but if it were my $1000 it would be on a 1911 or an HK.
Oh, we're on the same page my friend. I already have all of the above, which I bought well before I considered purchasing Sig. I love my Glock, but only after I sunk about $300 more into in sights, barrel and trigger work. So in reality it's a $700 gun to get it how I like it. Not only that, I managed to snap a frame rail on it. Glock replaced the frame free of charge, but my confidence in the little chintzy metal-tab-embedded-in-plastic design is significantly eroded. (I should note the thing fired an unknown number of rounds flawlessly with the busted rail, I didn't notice the break until i disassembled it)
Same goes for the 1911. Bought it, then replaced all the crappy MIM internals with high grade tool steel parts. The HK I spent more on initially, but all it needed was a set of Heinie Straight-8's on the HK match trigger kit.
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Oh, we're on the same page my friend. I already have all of the above, which I bought well before I considered purchasing Sig. I love my Glock, but only after I sunk about $300 more into in sights, barrel and trigger work. So in reality it's a $700 gun to get it how I like it. Not only that, I managed to snap a frame rail on it. Glock replaced the frame free of charge, but my confidence in the little chintzy metal-tab-embedded-in-plastic design is significantly eroded. (I should note the thing fired an unknown number of rounds flawlessly with the busted rail, I didn't notice the break until i disassembled it)
Same goes for the 1911. Bought it, then replaced all the crappy MIM internals with high grade tool steel parts. The HK I spent more on initially, but all it needed was a set of Heinie Straight-8's on the HK match trigger kit.
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What did the internals on the 1911 run you? What model did you start with? I've been debating picking up Taurus PT1911 and going the same route, they come from the factory pretty well put together but I'm not sure about the insides.

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What did the internals on the 1911 run you? What model did you start with? I've been debating picking up Taurus PT1911 and going the same route, they come from the factory pretty well put together but I'm not sure about the insides.
I started out with a Kimber Classic, pre-series II. I installed Wilson combat internals with a Cylinder and Slide Sear spring, and a STI Ti hammer strut, Wolf springs throughout.

check out 1911forum.com, or even the 1911 specific forum on glocktalk.com There's some very good info. From what little I rembember, the Taurus might not be the best starting point.

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I wonder if I should do anything to my stock Beretta 92fs. And who should I bring it to? I'd like to have the trigger worked on.
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