Skip to comments.Testing SIG Sauer’s P226 Air Pistol
Posted on 08/04/2020 5:43:29 AM PDT by w1n1
At ﬁrst glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one.
The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern semiauto handgun. Each end of the magazine has a rotary clip that holds eight pellets, so when you empty one end you simply eject the magazine, ﬂip it over, reinsert and shoot again. To load the chamber, rack the slide, just like any semiauto.
It's a blast to shoot. My daughter has several pesky deer that invade her garden. I think this will be a good airgun for chasing them off. The P226 is billed as spitting out pellets at up to 510 feet per second, but we were only able to get 308 fps. However, the feet-per-second measurement is directly related to the charge pressure in your cartridge, outside temperatures because cooler or very cold temperatures drastically reduce the Co2 capability and which pellets you use. Even at 308 fps, it would still be perfect for running deer out of your yard without damaging or penetrating the hide, like many high-powered pellet guns might do. Read the rest of Sig Sauer p226 air pistol.
For those of us living in senior homes, who have lost our arsenals in various boating accidents, gun porn is a good thing.
If you want something fun to plink with or annoy the occasional pest, hop on the amazon and search for umarex legends. They have models of several classics like the 1911, Luger, Mauser, ppk, etc. All for $100 or less.
I bought the Mauser, because while it looks cool, Im not spending $2000 for a safe queen.
Looks like it’s around $100.
I have the cheaper Umarex ‘Combat Zone Enforcer’ for under $30. Tree rats don’t like them when they are on my bird feeder.
I want one of these, though:
Is this new? I heard there were issues with the previous version of these. I have a 226 Elite, and would love to have an airgun version of this.
Looks so real I’m thinking about picking up a few and waiting for the next $200 gun buyback
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