Justin wrote …

This is my Sig P226, built in 1988. It was my second pistol as an adult when I bought it used in 1998. Over the last 16 years or so I have sold it a couple times to friends. But always with the first option to buy if they later want to sell it. And it just keeps coming home.

Justin, after so many decades, I think it would be a crime to sell it again!


  • Old Fart

    P226 for life man. BEST HAND GUN EVER, period. Now hold on to it!

  • Plumbiphilious

    Huh. So it’s a way to keep getting interest-free loans from friends! Good to know!

  • USMC03Vet

    How many barrels and sight replacements?

  • mosinman

    it must be fate

  • Xavier Ramos Santoni

    Put an SRT on it a Bar-Sto barrel and Cerakote and you will fall in love again!

  • iksnilol

    Selling guns… I will never understand it. Sure, if bought as an investment or if you are in a true crisis. Though to just sell it? Pure madness.

    • Nashvone

      Me either. I’ll let you shoot my guns and if you like them, I’ll drive you to where I bought them. Unless I was in dire financial straits, I wouldn’t think of selling my babies.

    • Paul White

      I dont get why you wouldn’t. If I have a gun and I just don’t like it that much, why keep it? Particularly if selling it lets me buy another I may really like a lot more.

      • MIke H

        I agree. I’m selling my P229… not because I don’t like it, I love it. But I love my P239 and new P226 Elite Dark more. And with those two, I really don’t have a “role” for the P229 anymore. Selling it allows me to mostly complete my AR15 SBR build.

        • Yohei556

          I got rid of my P229 because it was my last gun in .40S&W. Just practicality. All 9 or 45.
          And I like my M11/P228 more.
          Im also selling my P220 to buy a P227…so theres that.

        • Sig_Sauer

          My wife carries a P239. I added the STR trigger system and crimson trace grips.

    • janklow

      never sold a gun i’ve owned… i get why people do, i guess, but i’ve never done it.
      of course now i might need to invest in more safe space, but hey

  • john

    The Sig P226 and/or the P229 are the finest pistols for multipurpose use that I can think of. At home on the range, the battlefield, the beat or the boonies, you should just have instructions to be buried with it.

  • Bill

    My SIGS are box-stock.

    Except for VZ grips.

  • AD

    I don’t get it. If you want it, why sell it? And if you don’t want it, why buy it back?

  • MikeF

    Nice West German Sig.

    I bought a similar vintage P220 in 1990, Im lucky enough to carry a P220R at work every day and I recently picked up a MK25.

    I love full sized Sigs.

  • andrey kireev

    I love my 226, it’s one of the smoothest shooting handguns I own =P

  • Core

    Sounds like you should keep it.

  • Sig_Sauer

    I sold a SIG P226 9mm Tactical. The day I shipped it, I knew I had made a mistake. A month later, I had a new P226 Enhanced Elite 9mm., added Crimson Trace Grips and trigger work. A fantastic firearm.