SIG Sauer P226

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SIG Sauer P226

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The SIG SAUER P226 is the pistol that set the standard by which all other combat handguns are measured. Designed as SIGs entrant in the military trials to replace the 1911, today the P226 is in use by the U.S. Navy SEALs, Federal agents, and numerous law enforcement agencies including the Texas Rangers, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Michigan State Police to name a few. The exceptional ergonomics and balance make this full-size pistol easy to handle.   Trigger Pull DA 10.0 lbs   Trigger Pull SA 4.4 lbs   Sights SIGLITE Night Sights   Grips One-piece ergo grip   Frame Finish Black Hard Anodized   Slide Finish Nitron   Accessory Rail Yes

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SIG Sauer P226 Specs

1 Brand

2 Category

Technical Data


9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm)








Night Sights

Barrel Length


Gun Type

Semi-Automatic Pistol






74 oz

SIG Sauer P226 Features

The SIG Sauer P226 is regarded as one of the best of the “wonder-nines” thanks to its advantages.  Chambered in 9x19mm, the P226 has a standard capacity of 15 rounds and uses a double-action/single-action trigger.  Other features include a windage-adjustable rear sight and an accessory rail for lights and lasers.

SIG Sauer P226 Ballistics

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 1138 356 0 0
50 -3.5307 1050 304 0 137
100 -14.988 985 267 0 285
150 -35.3116 932 239 0 442
200 -65.3932 884 215 0 606
250 -106.7647 841 195 0 781
300 -160.657 802 177 0 964
350 -226.106 767 162 0 1155
400 -306.6746 733 148 0 1355
450 -406.3077 700 135 0 1564
500 -518.6297 669 123 0 1784

SIG Sauer P226 Capacity

Shipped with 10 or 15 round magazines, the SIG P226 also accepts 9mm magazines from aftermarket manufacturers with 18, 20, and even 32 round capacities

SIG Sauer P226 Ergonomics

The SIG Sauer P226 is a full-size pistol with a considerably wide grip.  Its slide serrations assist the user in manually cycling the action with sweaty hands.  Its double-action trigger is somewhat heavy but is very smooth, and its single-action trigger pull has a decent amount of take-up with a smooth break.

SIG Sauer P226 Fit & Finish

The SIG Sauer P226 has an anodized alloy frame and a Nitron coated stainless steel slide and are both incredibly resistant to rust and wear.  The only oversight in the design is possibly the placement of the slide release, as it sits close to the user’s thumb and is easy to engage unintentionally.
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SIG Sauer P226 Concealability

The SIG Sauer P226 measures 7.6 inches long and 5.5 inches tall, and with a width of 1.5 inches, this gun would be difficult to properly conceal without the use of heavy or flowing clothing.  The sharper geometry of the gun’s hammer and grip tang could cause clothing to catch on the draw.  This gun is more appropriately carried in an open-carry setup.

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SIG Sauer P226 Variations

How much is a SIG Sauer P226 worth?

In 2023 a new or used SIG Sauer P226 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a SIG Sauer P226 and most handguns. The Price for a SIG Sauer P226 has decreased in cost by $1,363.32 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a SIG Sauer P226 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $711.74 $930.74 $1,094.99
Excellent $656.99 $875.99 $985.49
Very Good $602.24 $875.99 $985.49
Good $547.50 $821.24 $930.74
Fair $383.25 $711.74 $875.99
Poor $273.75 $547.50 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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SIG Sauer P226 Price History

SIG Sauer P226 Critic Reviews

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SIG Sauer P226 Rate And Review

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Aug 12, 2019

Rating: 5/5


Manrique R

Oct 26, 2016

Rating: 5/5


John G

Sep 19, 2010

Rating: 5/5


Eric Z

Apr 13, 2017

Rating: 5/5


Terry P

Jan 03, 2018

Rating: 5/5


Michael M

Sep 25, 2018

Rating: 5/5



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