Last edited by NightTrain EX; 02-27-2012 at 10:26 PM.
The P226 you have is very nearly a copy of the Blackwater "Tactical" P226R. They had a normal Blackwater model which had some nice black-wood grips etc. The Blackwater Tactical model was basically the absolute max-loaded P226R model.
It had all of the features of the various models: The SRT, The Elite, and the other comp model...all crammed into one gun.
When I got my BWT model it was about $950 but came with 5x 20-Rnd magazines.
It was a great gun, but honestly it was just way too big to be of real use. The P226 in general is a pretty decent sized handgun, the extended grips etc made it even more-so. I only regret selling it because of the Blackwater grips and logos etc. It would have become a serious collectible item at some point.
...In the transition from Blackwater to Tac Ops, Sig went with a different magazine manufacturer (cheaper). Yours appeared to have been made by Mec Gar, the 4 that came with mine were the new sh!tty ones (the chance of the slide locking back after the last round was about 50/50). I rectified the problem by buying Mec Gar's and have not encountered any issue since.
I wasn't a big fan of the DA/SA though and won't go back to it unless really forced. The P226R though is so f-ing sweet shooting. Much like a full size 1911, the size/weight and crisp SA action make it obnoxiously easy to shoot, accurately and quickly.
I can really see the draw of the new E2 model P229Rs (I'd like the smaller size). I know Sig has some serious quality control issues lately, but the 226 and it's line are great handguns.
Some of the Sig models are silly - but this is kind of cool? A tactical FDE handgun with stippled...wood grips!?
EDIT: Micarta (G10) grips...hmmm...seems pretty cool.
Last edited by Elbows; 03-03-2012 at 03:54 AM.
"We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa
SBR 9mm AR
like the SBS too.
I've been busy as hell moving my business. will be working on my NFA trust soon to start shortening some barrels and acquiring some suppressors.
(unless some one more well versed in the NFA processes can tell me that putting the items on my S-corp is better then doing a trust, because I'm kinda torn between the two)
Well I added a new weapon to the family over the weekend. Say hello to a FEG SA-2000m AK variant, more commonly known as the AMD-65! The finish leaves a bit to be desired but I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Maybe one day I'll send it in for KG Gun Kote or something similar. I apologize up front for the mediocre cell phone pics and I hope to add some action shots tomorrow.
To sum it up... small, medium and large!