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Old 07-23-2014, 16:47   #1
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Sig P226 for CCW

I'm thinking of adding a sig back into my carry rotation as I've been offered a really good deal on a 226 dark elite. Given the size of the Sig how easy is it to carry and how are you doing it. Any pictures would be great also thanks.
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Old 07-23-2014, 18:29   #2
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You're allowed to buy a Sig 226 without pretending it's for CCW.

Way too big.
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Old 07-23-2014, 18:36   #3
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I carry the 229 which is close, but they are larger. I find it's much easier to carry a gun of that size high and tight. I use the Fist K2 High Ride OWB for mine. It conceals rather easily, but you are going to print a little in a t-shirt. No one really notices, nor does it really matter to me, but it's not obvious with a holster that rides that high and tucks into your side nicely.
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Old 07-23-2014, 18:55   #4
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It's pretty big. The grip is rounded so it's not uncomfortable, but it's hard to keep it from printing.
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Old 07-23-2014, 20:37   #5
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I carried a Sig 220 for years living in the Seattle area. It's not too bad since the weather gives you room to dress around the gun. I have 4 different holsters for my 220, depending on time of year and what I was wearing. After moving to NC, I picked up a G26 and love it.

You can conceal a 226, but it will be a major pain in the ass in comparison to smaller weapons.
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Old 07-23-2014, 21:31   #6
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I carried a Sig 220 for years living in the Seattle area. It's not too bad since the weather gives you room to dress around the gun. I have 4 different holsters for my 220, depending on time of year and what I was wearing. After moving to NC, I picked up a G26 and love it.

You can conceal a 226, but it will be a major pain in the ass in comparison to smaller weapons.

Seattle area weather certainly helps conceal stuff under all the wet weather gear.
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I gave in a bought the gun, now I am shopping online for holsters and accessories for it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:03   #8
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My P226 is one of the most accurate guns I own. Even if you can't carry it all the time, it's still a good purchase.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:56   #9
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I carry the 226 and/or the 220. Both large guns, but dress, size , and good holster make the diff... I use an IWB crossbreed.... very comfy and hide the large gun well.
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For concealed carrying or not, a P226 is nearly always an enjoyable gun.
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What's the largest and heaviest piece you carry now?
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What's the largest and heaviest piece you carry now?

A Glock 22 is probably the largest currently.


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Saw a used, but not at all abused, 226 in .357 Sig for 450. Was the one with stainless blackened slide. Had houge grips.

Yes they are big and thick. But if in colder climates it ought to work fine with a belt slide holster.

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A 226 is what, around 42 ounces loaded? A G22 is roughly 34. Huge difference in reality.
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I've carried a P229 in the past so the weight difference hopefully won't be that much of a shock. It's going to be nice to add a gun other then a glock to my carry rotation.
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Kinda big and heavy for us civilians. Carried my P229 a few times. Knowing I had my Sig on my side was comforting. Knowing that I had my PPS sitting at home was a refreshing thought of comfort that I wanted to return too.
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A 226 is what, around 42 ounces loaded? A G22 is roughly 34. Huge difference in reality.
Not really when one considers that most people walk around with a 10-20 lb spare tire around their waist.

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I've carried mine a few times but I don't like to. IMO it just wasn't designed for CC. There are better options for me. It's a great shooter and I love taking it to the range though.
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I'm thinking of adding a sig back into my carry rotation as I've been offered a really good deal on a 226 dark elite. Given the size of the Sig how easy is it to carry and how are you doing it. Any pictures would be great also thanks.
Just like any other large handgun. I've ccw'd Glock 17, full sized 1911 and 4" N frame Smith's.

You need a good belt, good holster, and dress around the gun.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
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Not really when one considers that most people walk around with a 10-20 lb spare tire around their waist.

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20-40 is closer to the truth.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
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