I have always wanted a Sig P226 Stainless Elite. Just recently found an excellent price on a new one and after trading in a Glock 17 and MP9 Pro with some to boot will have it on the way in a few days. Looking forward to range time with it.
Congrats on your buy. I have two SSEs, both P220s (full size and Carry); great pistols both.
A German-frame short extractor P226 SSE in 40S&W has been on my wantlist for some time. I've come across them a few times over the past recent years but sellers seem to think that they're somehow the second coming of the Mastershop X-Fives...or the next P228 in the collector's marketplace. Prices are ludicrous considering that they're used and chambered in Fo-tay, a caliber not exactly on most persons' hot list these days. There's a lightly used one on GB right now that's a bit more reasonable on asking price than what I had been seeing, but this seller is still asking for more than what I paid on my NIB P210A.
I purchased a P226 SSE .357 from a member here shortly after I joined the Forum. It has been a great gun. I have done a little bit of everything with this pistol: competition, carry, hunting, teaching, & general range time. I really want a RMR slid to go with the factory slide.
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Just picked my P226 stainless elite up tonight - it's a beautiful piece of equipment. I checked the trigger pull weight on it and found the double action to be right around 11 pounds 10 ounces. The single action averages 5 pounds 10 ounces. I'm wondering after shooting a few hundred rounds will the pull weight lighten up much? I would like to end up a little under 10 pounds double action and 4 1/2 pounds single action. Will I need to take it to a smith to achieve these pull weights?