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Old 05-16-2019, 5:12 PM
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Default I Get It Now . . . Sig P226 MK25 Range Report (Photos)

I've always admired Sig Sauer pistols. I bought my first one new in 1993, a P220 (West German). The next one was a P229 .40 S&W in 1995 (one of my favorite pistols). It took a long time before I purchased any more Sig pistols, but in the past two years I've bought three (3). The first in the second wave of Sigs was a P220R made in 2012, followed by a P229R DAK .40 S&W made in 2005, and then a P220R3 (Carry) made in 2017, all in pristine condition (LNIB). I hate the LCI and magazine cut-off, so I figured I was pretty much done with purchasing more Sigs.

I've never been a huge fan of 9mm pistols, although I do own and shoot a few. So the P226 had never been a big draw for me. That changed a few weeks ago. I spotted a P226 MK25-10 (NAVY) NIB (unfired) at a dealer who takes consignments. Some folks may not know about the MK25-10, but it is a regular/standard P226 NAVY model, but instead of 15rd magazines, it comes with three (3) 10rd magazines. You wont find it mentioned on the Sig Sauer website, but they have been making it for awhile (per SigTalk and Sig Forum). Anyway, I could not resist, so I purchased it. Unlike a regular/standard NAVY model, there were no 15rd magazines to be removed before the seller could sell it here in California. Being that it's a non-roster pistol it was not cheap, but still the price was pretty good, not much more than list on a CA model purchased new direct from a dealer.

I've had it out to the range a couple of times, and wow! It functions flawlessly, shoots great, and shoots straight. I get it now, why so many guys seem to really like the P226.





First Trip to the Range . . .



Second Trip to the Range . . .



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Old 05-16-2019, 5:20 PM
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That's good, but push it out to 25 yards, bro. That's where the grown ups shoot groups.

Here's a target and print up.

http://10-8forums.com/targets/10-8bullseye.pdf
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Old 05-16-2019, 5:24 PM
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You should try the Sig Mastershop pistols like the P226 X5, P226 X6 or P210’s. I do admit the new P210A Target made in the US is pretty damn nice.
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Old 05-16-2019, 5:32 PM
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If my memory doesn't fail me, there was a time when the P226 Navy was not identified by SKU on the roster so it didn't need all that silly stuff the 226's have now. I

I see the UID sticker is still intact.

Mighty nice and well done sir!!
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Old 05-16-2019, 6:09 PM
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If my memory doesn't fail me, there was a time when the P226 Navy was not identified by SKU on the roster so it didn't need all that silly stuff the 226's have now. I

I see the UID sticker is still intact.

Mighty nice and well done sir!!
haha! give it time and that will disappear. My Wife's and mine fell off after couple of cleaning.
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If my memory doesn't fail me, there was a time when the P226 Navy was not identified by SKU on the roster so it didn't need all that silly stuff the 226's have now. I

I see the UID sticker is still intact.

Mighty nice and well done sir!!
Yup.. it was just P226 Navy. I imported several under SSE back in the day.
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That's good, but push it out to 25 yards, bro. That's where the grown ups shoot groups.

Here's a target and print up.

http://10-8forums.com/targets/10-8bullseye.pdf
Look here youngster.... I cant see that far! LOL

I picked up an 226 Extreme a month or so ago... I love it

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I shot my buddies better than I shot my USP9.. Love my 220 though!
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My P226 & P220 are the pistols that do all my heavy lifting..Sig makes a great pistol.
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Old 05-23-2019, 1:34 PM
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Wish I had bought one of these when SSE was still a thing, at least I have a West German P226 that I enjoy shooting.
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I have one in FDE, got it while single shot exemption was a thing. I've got probably 20-30k rounds through it but not really counting. It feels even better in the hand now that it legally accepts those 15 and 18 round magazines from Freedom Week. Great gun.


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Old 05-23-2019, 2:27 PM
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Very nice and congrats with a nice buy. I also have a p226 and that is my laser pistol I have also recently scooped up a 220 and love it almost as much.

Happy shooting
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Agree, bought my 1st SIG 226 in 1994.
Will never sell it. Have had several.
229, 225, 245, 210-6 with matching ,22 conv. slide. etc.
Shot for the 1st time today my / new to me / now discontinued 220 SSS.
Which is now my favorite Sig range toy. Has factory AEP and SRT.
Your next mission, an all SS 220.
And congrats! Seems like it was just yesterday
when the one you purchased was released.

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My West German P226 and P228 are my favorite Sigs. Something about that rolled steel sheet slide just says Sig to me....
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In most cases, it is the indian not the arrow. If you can shoot, you could pretty much get the same results with any modern (and some not so modern) hand guns.
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nice buy.

like you, i bought my first sig (P226) in the early 90s (92).
i really wanted a P229, but had a daughter and decided no more guns just to have them until she graduated college and it was paid for in full.
that time came a couple years ago and i bought that P229 i wanted so badly (i put a non-ca slide on it), and even splurged for an off roster P226 Legion.
and then emma got into graduate school.
once that is paid for, i want a P210 if i can get one via ppt.
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I’d like to find a 226 SAO.
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I see the UID sticker is still intact.
Always wondered...what’s the significance of that?

Looks like it helps you retrieve BitCoin or something.
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Put the 31 rd fun stick that they made for the 226. U want it pm with a standard mag too
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