Gun Report

Sig Sauer P226 9mm

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This is a proven design executed with top-notch quality control. The Sigarms TDA trigger, in our mind, sets the standard for this type of action. Downside: The gun is $200 to $400 more than the other guns.

Sig Sauer P226 9mm

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 most accurate pistol in the test also had the most frame-to-slide contact. But as illustrated by the shiny portions of the rails, hardest contact was not always even from front to back.
The P226 is more conventional than the striker-fired pistols, relying on a hammer and mainspring for ignition. This also means mode of fire can be changed from DA to SA manually.

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