GUN I have a future CCW delima...v.SigP228 vs G26

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by jeepilot, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    I currently own a Sig P228, and it's a great gun. I get to submit paperwork for my CCW this Friday, and am wondering if the P228 is going to be too big for IWB carry. I'll probably be picking up an MTAC for it either way. I'm a pretty decent sized guy. 5'10" at around 210lbs. I don't think I'd have a problem CCWing the 228, but after shooting my friend's G26 I'm wondering if that would be a better choice. It seems smaller than the Sig, but not by a significant amount. This then leads me to the deep concealment, super sub-compact. Something like the P3AT or J-Frame that would fit well in a front pocket.

    Here's the problem, I'm turning 23 Friday, and with Christmas around the corner my parents and grandparents have decided to give me some money for a new gun ~$450-$500. I'm wondering if it would be best to get a deep concealment gun like the P3AT, and with the extra cash send my Sig off to get some work done to it, like Short Reset Trigger and Night Sites. I feel comfortable with and shoot well with both the G26, and the Sig P228, so that's not an issue. Or maybe with the extra money get a Remmy 870 and make it into a HD gun.

    Really what I'm asking is, is the Sig good enough for CCW, or is it going to be too big? Should I just wait on the G26 and get a pocket gun for right now?

    Opinions of people who have both, or similar weapons and ccw are welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    16,466
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    LA. State, not City.
    I wouldn't call the 228 too big to CCW but it's definitely on the heavy side. Personally, I'd go with the 19 over the 26. I'm going to be picking up one soon since as I lose weight I think it's going to be harder to CCW the 34. :o
     
  3. MTech

    MTech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,862
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    if i go sub-compact polymer frame, it'll be a glock from knowing the reliability and trigger. Also the 33 rnd mags for when the zombies come ftw.
     
  5. MTech

    MTech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,862
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Reliability...
    20,000+ rounds.... 5,897 rounds since the last time cleaned... Runs great still shot a 5" group at 50yd.
    :iorun:
     
  6. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Played with a 26 today at the gun show. They are pretty nice, though I'd need a mag extension grip I think. 2 fingers on the grip isn't enough.
     
  7. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    zombie mags? the 33rnd mags are good for TEOTWAWKI situations, and for sending rounds downrange. I'm not saying I wouldn't look at the M&B, but the stigma of the sigma is still there. I'll let them go on the market a little longer before i'd buy one. For now though, i'm limiting my Sub-Compact polymer choice to Glock.
     
  8. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    I think I'm starting to reason myself out of the G26, and look into the pocket pistol for when i can't carry the Sig.


    Does anyone see any disadvantages to this?
     
  9. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope. I think you should have a small gun that you are able to conceal no matter what you wear that day.
     
  10. MTech

    MTech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,862
    Likes Received:
    0
    dawt.

    I just like the feel/look ect of the M&P obviously.. plus it's a bit smaller than the G19.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
  12. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    17,946
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    -Tick tock, tick tock til Ragnarök-
    19 cut to 26 grip length :noes:

    After a Steyr, of course. :o
     
  13. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    I played with one this morning. I kind of want one now :o To bad I have no monies. That very well might be my next handgun though.
     
  14. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    17,946
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    -Tick tock, tick tock til Ragnarök-
    Still only $359 + ffl from CDNN :noes:
     
  15. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    49,635
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Location:
    North Mexico
    G26 would be much better. Sigs are indeed heavy guns
     
  16. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "world-class" to the brim Dallas
    I used to think that the lack of a pinkie rest would make shooting a subcompact a problem. Then I went to a range and fired a few mags through a XD-9 subcompact and did better with it than my G17. Lack of a pinkie rest became the (mostly academic) problem of what happens in the event of a mag blowout.
     
  17. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    16,466
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    LA. State, not City.
    minus whale go 17 cut to 19 :o

    edit:
    34 cut to 26 :eek5:
     
  18. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    I like the shorter barrel of the 26... It comes back on target so much faster (or feels like it atleast) I use the +2 extensions on it... I should just take it to greg @ comptac and have him stretch the grip out :mamoru: He did it to his 26, it's fucking awesome.
     
  19. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    Fuck that, I want a shorter slide! :eek3:
     
  20. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2001
    Messages:
    24,905
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Earf
    I carried a 228 for along time, if you get a Bladetech UCH you would be good to go. thats was I use for my 229.
     
  21. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    [​IMG]
     
  22. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    Meh, long slide FTL!
     
  23. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    Yeah... I can.. feel it cycle... it's not anywhere near as bad as the 17L, but it's definatley a different feeling than my 19/26's... I don't go shooting 50 yards with my pistol often, most of the training I've done has been up close <20 yards, so I haven't found any repeatable accuracy difference...
     
  24. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    It all depends on what you use them for. In my world (competitve action pistols) it's the standard.

    One of the Master Shooters at my club, whom is also a writer for Combat Handgun Magazine packs his G34 with dual mag holders every day for CCW.
     
  25. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    31,803
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    I'm not a "small" guy, 5'11", 195, and I have trouble concealing anything over my 19... probably because i wear a bunch of tight assed express shirts :mamoru::mamoru::mamoru:

    <---OT Gun Crew's resident metro.
     

Share This Page