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History & Review of the SIG Sauer P226

Overview of the SSIG Sauer P226IG Sauer P226

Sig Sauer has an interesting relationship with the American consumer. Outside of selling premium weapons to the United States and operating an American factory in New Hampshire , they are constantly standing up for gun rights. Easy to see why, this helps promotes gun sales to American citizens. For a company like Sig Sauer though we are a drop in the bucket when you examine their Government contracts.

History of the SIG P226

The Sig P226 for example has been the mainstay of the Sig Sauer line of handguns for decades. The Sig P226 was designed in 1984 for the United State Military’s pistol trials to replace the war horse 1911. The Sig P226 came in second place to the Beretta M9 and most assume this was due to per unit cost of the weapon, while others speculate the military wanted a manual safety on their weapon.

Either way the Sig P226 did not win the contest, but that didn’t stop the pistol from achieving worldwide success. The P226 did go on to be adopted for the U.S. Navy seals, and eventually the Coast Guard as well as NCIS, the DEA, the Federal Air Marshals, the Texas Rangers, and countless other police agencies in the United States and the World.

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Best Red Dot Optics

SIG Mini Red Dot Sight

SIG Mini Red Dot Sight

Gone are the days of Marines and Soldiers being issued a weapon with iron sights as the primary sighting method. While all armed forces still receive training with iron sights, they are now regulated to a backup status.

The U.S. military has adopted a somewhat narrow, but effective range of combat optics. A red dot optic is particularly useful in close up fighting. A red dot is primarily designed for rapid engagement in close quarters where long range precision shooting isn’t a necessity.

The red dot optic has become popular with military, police, and civilians as a close range optic to increase one of the most dangerous situations in a gun fight, the up close and personal situation.

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Best Gun Holsters for the SIG P229

Sig P229

Sig P229

The Sig P229 is a double / single action handgun made entirely from steel. The Sig P229 is a compact variant of the full sized 226 and considered an upgraded version of the SIG p228.

The Sig P229 is extremely popular with both civilians and law enforcement. Federal agencies like the United States Secret Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service issue the P229 in different calibers.

Speaking of calibers, the weapon is available in 9mm, 40 S&W, and .357 SIG, giving the users a wide selection of modern ammo to choose from. Now when it comes to carry, here are our top 5 recommended holsters:

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Top 10 Gun Holsters for the Sig Sauer P226

An array of different gun holsters are on the market for any firearm you purchase. There are also decisions as to whether to go inside the waistband, outside the waistband, pocket, ankle, etc. Then there are the material choices such as leather, kydex or nylon.

We’ve outlined some great holster choices for the Sig Sauer P226 that encompass a variety of different wear and material options.

Below are our top holster choices for the Sig P226:

Blade Tech Eclipse OWB Holster

Blade Tech Eclipse OWB Holster

1. Blade Tech Eclipse OWB SD Sig P226R BLK AMB
This holster is perfect for folks who want to carry their gun concealed but also keep it outside the waistband. It’s a pancake holster designed to hold very close to the body and allows for an easy draw.

You know when your P226 is properly holstered when you hear the “click.” The material is extremely thin but very comfortable, and printing with this holster is nonexistent. It’s a great choice that is both comfortable and functional.

http://www.gunholstersunlimited.com/bt-eclipse-owb-sd-sig-p226r-blk-ambi.html

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The 8 Best Gun Holsters and Accessories for the Sig P226

Sig Sauer P226There is some awesome gear available for the Sig P226.  As any gun owner knows well, buying the gun itself is just half the battle. The other half is buying the holsters and accessories for the P226.

The Sig Sauer P226 is a great gun, whether you have the .22, 9mm, .357, or .40 caliber version. The Sig P226 is very similar to the Sig P220, but with the availability of having higher capacity magazines.

The Sig 226 was designed for service pistol demonstrations for the U.S. Army in 1984. The only 2 firearms to successfully complete the trials were the Beretta 92 and the Sig Sauer P226.

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