The Sig Sauer P226 is the standard among many law enforcement members as well as civilians who favor a large-frame semi-auto with a full range of traditional, practical operating features. With the TacPac, the P226 comes with a Sig STL-900L tactical light/laser unit and more.
The Sig Adaptive Carbine Platform (ACP) offers Picatinny rails in three locations for fully equipping the pistol with optics, lights and laser sights.
there is very little more one could ask than the Sig Sauer P226 for ease of use, standard features, safety and handling capability
For affordable practice, remove the P226’s slide (top) and install the P-Series .22 LR Conversion Kit
The Sig Sauer STL-900L is a rugged, performance-built combination tactical light and laser that mounts on the dust cover rail of the P226. The black and red buttons activate the laser (red) and one of two tactical light modes (black), full 130 lumens or strobe.
Who says you can’t have it all? Not Sig Sauer. The company offers a variety of models in its exclusive TacPac system, which pro-vides a fully optioned pistol and all its accessories in a sturdy, molded carry case. I was recently able to test the P226 TacPac. As one of the most established self-defense handguns in use today, there are 21 different versions of the Sig Sauer P226, each designed for specific requirements ranging from military/tactical models with threaded barrels and Flat Dark Earth finishes, to deluxe stainless steel and engraved versions, both double-action-only (DAO) and single-action-only (SAO) trigger variations, and even a .22 LR model. The latest P226 versions also come standard with a Short-Reset Trigger. This used to be an armorer-installed option designed to reduce the length of travel required to reset the trigger by 60 percent. This provides almost instantaneous reset for quick follow-up shots. The exceptional ergo-nomics and balance of the P226 make this full-sized pistol easier to handle than many of its contemporaries. Since it is also designed to chamber hard-hitting .357 SIG and .40 S&W rounds, the gun’s size (7.7 inches in length) and weight (34.0 ounces unloaded), contribute to reducing felt recoil with 9mm ammunition. The pistol’s longer 4.4-inch barrel also factors in for improved ballistic performance and better accuracy. Among standard features that make the P226 desirable as a carry gun are a large, easy-to-operate slide release, an equally large and easy-to-manipulate decocking lever (so the P226 can be safely carried with the hammer down on a loaded chamber), and a deeply checkered magazine release that sends empty magazines smoothly out of the grip frame for effortless one-handed operation. The P226 is also very easy to fieldstrip. The aggregate of these features makes the gun intuitive to handle, providing conventional safety mechanisms and ease of use with a traditional hammer-fired, semi-auto de-sign. Additionally, there is no magazine disconnect, so the P226 will fire with the magazine removed, and by using a decocker there is no need for a manual safety, enabling the gun to be brought into use more efficiently.
In addition to three calibers, the P226 offers a choice of DA/SA, DAO or double-action Kellerman (DAK) operating systems. The DAK is designed to pro-
vide a light DA trigger pull similar to a finely tuned DA revolver. The P226, as with other Sig Sauer models, operates using a variation of the locked-breech, short-recoil method pioneered by John M. Browning. After firing a round, the slide and barrel are locked together for a short distance of rearward movement until the barrel cams downward and the slide disengages…
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Who says you can’t have it all? Not Sig Sauer. The company offers a variety…
by Mike Boyle / Aug 28, 2013