Gun Report

Sig Sauer P226 .357 Sig/.40 S&W

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If you do not have to work to make this gun fit your hand, we think you will be satisfied with either caliber. But we think you will have more luck finding both a practice round and a defense load to your liking in .40 S&W.

Sig Sauer P226 .357 Sig/.40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The two barrels supplied with our certified pre-owned P226 showed subtle differences on the outside. Note the difference in machine points in front of the barrel hoods (arrows) on the .40 S&W barrel, left, and the .357 Sig on the right.
The P226 may be too large for some hands. We have tried the Sigarms short trigger, but found it put our trigger finger out of position for single action. Another option is TJ’s Sig Custom Trigger, $75 from This trigger’s rounded and polished surface can help smaller hands purchase the trigger and smooth the trigger stroke.

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