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Hi Guys,

I am from South Africa and finally got my firearm license.

Since I was young firearms of all kinds interested me, and then when I turned 21, I was able to apply for a license to posses a firearm. The process in South Africa is quite a thing.

But when I was looking at some pistols to purchase for my first firearm, I knew I wanted a Sig P226, the newer models in South Africa cost quite a premium, R25 000 - R30 000 ($1700-$2000)

So I started searching the used market for a used or older model. And I found quite a gem if you are into the older West German P226s.

Found a '83 Proofed P226, with serial U100 5xx. And in quite good nick for its age, looks like it was maybe a safe queen that has slight holster wear near the front edges of the slide. I fiddled with it just to check that the springs still had tension and that everything functioned as it should. And I took the jump and bought it, and due to some red tape delays it took almost a year before I could take it home with me.

And most South Africans are more into Glocks and CZ just due to support and part/accessory availability. So I thought I would join the Sig Forum to just get more information and see other interesting Sig products from people who enjoy the brand.

Some pictures of it for those interested:







 
Posts: 2 | Location: South Africa | Registered: June 27, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Welcome to the Forum! Congrats on the P226!
 
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Fine looking pistol you have! You joined the correct forum for damn near everything that needs answering. Welcome aboard!
 
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Welcome aboard! I recently had the opportunity to meet a couple young men from South Africa working for a few months here in the U.S. and really enjoyed talking with them. We mostly talked about hunting and guns and how it worked in our respective countries.

You've got a very early JD there...very nice find! I have a JE that is just a tad newer than your own. Is that a mud rail gun? - I'm guessing not and that it is from the pre-mud rail era.
 
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Welcome to the forum. Last month we took a tour of South Africa, spent several days n Capetown, Kruger Park, and Johannesburg, we had a great time.

Weather was fine, it's your "winter." Not sure I'd enjoy visiting in the summertime.
 
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Welcome, and congrats on arguably one of the finest all around combat pistols ever made.




"In America, there is no such thing as poor people, there are lazy people."- Edmond's dad
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum.



My other Sig is a Steyr...
 
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Welcome to the forum.
 
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