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Sig P226 Legion or Sig P226 bi-tone W German

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Post by ml1209 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:10 pm

Which would you rather have? The Legion version, or old-school P226 in stamped nickel slide/black alloy frame?


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Post by oljames3 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:07 pm

Is "neither" an option?
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Post by Liberty » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:37 pm

I've been curious about the Legion, but I wouldn't mind owning either. The truth is though I would never spend that kind of money for a hand gun. The cheaper guns I own are quality enough for me and they cost half as much.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:48 pm

I’ll take the Legion model for $20. Where and when can we meet, and are you including spare mags for it? :lol:
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Post by MaduroBU » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:56 pm

I finally got my dream gun, a P226 X5 in .40 S&W. With a Bar-Sto 5.7" 357 Sig threaded barrel, it will push a 147 grain bullet at 1400 FPS or 125 grain bullets at 1550. Whenever I see a P226, my opinion is that it's a great design, but if you're going to drop that much money, get the real thing.

Sometimes I shoot twice at 25m and worry that I am suddenly somehow off paper. Angy and confused, I walk out only to find that both bullets cut out the black middle of my orange target stickers (which are 1" in diameter). I thought it was just some strange coincidence until it happened for the third time.

IMHO, the P226 is the finest evolution of what the Hi-Power was built to be. The X5 and X6 are the pinnacle of that design, and are an absolute joy to shoot. If you plan to spend $1400 on a gun, spend $2500 instead and get a used X5.

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Post by carlson1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:07 pm

Old School P226 W. German.
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Post by Lena » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:43 pm

This is what mine is
Old School P226 W. German.

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Post by Liberty » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:29 am

It used to be we took pride in "Made in America" are the German made guns superior? I don't mean to be judgemental, just curious if the We are making inferior products to what the Germans are making.


I have tried to make all my gun and ammo purchases American, even if some happen to have some European name. I have some Italian made magazines but I take no pride in that, it's just what happens to work.
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Post by Scott B. » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:30 am

ml1209 wrote:Which would you rather have? The Legion version, or old-school P226 in stamped nickel slide/black alloy frame?


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Of the two, I'd take the Legion because that's the SAO version of the 226...and they're very tasty. I'd want a cleaner example of the W. German 226. You could always send it off for refinishing.

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Post by LDB415 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am

Nothing looks as good as nickel. Maybe not the deciding factor but hard to beat.
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Post by MechAg94 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 am

I have the Rex Zero 1. That is close enough for me.

The Legion picture looks pretty nice. I just have mixed history with Sig pistols.


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Liberty wrote:It used to be we took pride in "Made in America" are the German made guns superior? I don't mean to be judgemental, just curious if the We are making inferior products to what the Germans are making.


I have tried to make all my gun and ammo purchases American, even if some happen to have some European name. I have some Italian made magazines but I take no pride in that, it's just what happens to work.
I think there are a lot of good gun makers all over the world. There are some American made guns that are very good. Dan Wesson's come to mind. That said, I really like both Walther and Sig. They make extremely accurate and reliable weapons, in general. If you stack the best American made guns against the best foreign made guns, I would take the American made product, hands down. We are talking about custom 1911's and the like. For production guns in the $500's or less retail, I think CZ gives the best bang for the buck. But I do like the S&W Shield line.

To answer your question directly, some American made guns are inferior to what the German's are making, and some are superior.
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