SIG Sauer P226 CO2 Pistol Features
- Uses a 12-gram CO2 cartridge
- Rifled steel barrel
- 16rd rotary pellet magazine
- Rifled barrel
- Metal frame and slide
- Fixed front sight
- Fixed rear sight
- Metal construction
- Picatinny accessory rail
- Manual safety
- Life-tested with 15-000 shots
- Patented cam-operated CO2 piercing system
- Includes 1 rotary mag
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- ManufacturerSIG Sauer
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity510 fps fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Body TypePistol
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight2.35 lbs
- Overall Length8.25"
- Barrel Length4.75"
- MaterialFull metal
- Magazine Capacity16
- Front SightsBlade
- Rear SightsFixed
- Shots per Fill80
- Warranty30 Day Limited
There is no trigger take up for this gun like a real firearm.
Can probably get 4-5 magazines out of one CO2 cartridge.
I guess because the slide is so heavy it eats up the gas so quickly. And it's not because it's leaking or broken , it was like that since I got it and I doubt it's a defective unit because my other Sig has a similar problem also. If you don't care about cost of CO2 then it's great and a lot of fun , but otherwise ... Beretta !
The CO2 loading mechanism works really well. It's by far the easiest and fastest design yet. Grip feels great with no wiggling or rattling parts. The compartment and release for the CO2 at the back of the grip is well placed and the whole thing locks in to place really well when closed.
The revolving cartridge system doesn't hold BB's very well. Some of them will fall out of the barrel when you're not looking and you will dry fire if you didn't see it happen. Pellets seem to stay put but different pellets also seem to sit differently in the individual revolving chambers and had me wondering what effect they would have on fps due to this.
There's also no way this gun puts anything down range at the advertised 510 fps. I tried Raptor alloys and they couldn't even come close to my Crosman SR. 357 with an 6" barrel and the thing is amazingly accurate and moves pellets down range at well beyond its rated 475 fps after a trigger back pressure mod. There's no way this Sig Sauer even comes close to the velocity that the Crosman delivers.
It's a decent first blowback pistol for someone who wants a gun that looks like the real thing. Just be aware that there are ones out there that look as cool and deliver a real punch at the target. This one looks great out of the box but falls short on it's main purpose. I wish I'd have saved my money for another break barrel or under-lever. I'd have been better off.
Well it feels like Sig Sauer did put some effort into this release. The gun is not licensed but actually produced by them. The unit itself is made in Japan which brings to mind precision manufacturing rather than cut-rate Chinese production. But my feeling, having put about 500 rounds through the gun now, is that it is mediocre.
First of all I'll say: If you are buying the gun for the most realistic reproduction, you should instead look for the X-Five P226 that is semi field-strippable and actually has an ejection port and a realistic magazine. If you are looking for an accurate, fun plinking gun that is still a reproduction I would suggest any small Umarex gun over this.
The gun eats a lot of gas. I would say three magazine is all it can really do at full power. Most of that gas is used to blowback the heavy slide so actual projectile velocity is kind of low and drops of quickly through the fourth magazine. Loading the rotary magazines is annoying. The spring magazine of most other CO2 BB guns can be loaded ten times faster and have less issues indexing rounds. Separating the CO2 from the magazine is ostensibly to save time swapping magazines in and out, but when the mags take so much longer to load I'm not sure what the benifit is. The gun shoots low, which is worse than shooting high because you can't see the target if you have to compensate high and move the gun on top of it. It loooks like it is picky with ammo so I am going to have to do a bit of trial and error finding rounds that shoot straight or high.
OK so why does this version of the P226 exist then? Well I'll tell you, it has the exact weight and weight distribution of the real gun. It does not have an ejection port but it has a full weight slide, it even has a 'loose barrel' that 'tightens up' as a shot is fired like the real gun. It has a rifled barrel that keep pellets from straying right or left. The whole gun feels serious and deliberate. It exists to train yourself for the real gun. It does not really feel like a 'fun toy'...for example an umarex replica of a small caliber pistol (like a Beretta M 84) works so well because the gun it replicates is already small and ideal for gas power. The slides is light weight and the real life caliber is closer to the .177 pellet. The P226 on other hand is full size, almost too big to accurately be powered by a single CO2 powerlet. And is just not as fast to cycle rounds through or reload.
But man it feels like the real gun. If you want this gun just to get used to pulling out a P226 and lining up a shot and adjusting for recoil safely in your home, this is it. That's why even despite its flaws I like this gun. If you are not going to get a real P226 I would say get a different version or a different gun.
The P226 Over all is good, but the one I got can not hold gas over-night, it means you load the CO2 you have to shoot and finish the gas.
The Mag can house most of the .177 pellet. but, after a while some pellet will slide out.
wheel snap in clip is easy to reload and shoot again quickly. The sites are accurate for this gun and really like the quick co2 cartridge pop open port to change them out.
Glad I bought the thing though - it is thankfully more accurate than my MPX that shoots low to the left well beyond any sight adjustment (but that one looks and feels even more awesome, so I can't be too mad at it). Will be buying more Sig airguns... maybe something in brown/tan next.
After thousands of rounds I have had no problems with jamming. The Iron sights are dead on accuracy is good with them.
Cons; I think the slide is too heavy, and the rails it rides on could be much better. With a laser mounted on the frame the gun doesn't shoot accurately, as the barrel and slide flop around quite a bit. More than it should. I could hit consistently with my 9mm Sig at 50Yards. There is no easy way to disassemble the the gun to see what could be improve.
Still like the gun and shoot every day.
This gun took some getting use to. with the first half of the trigger pull advancing the next round into position. I got the brown one and it was about as accurate as throwing rocks, with a good laser sight. I figured out that the barrel was loose and sent it back. When the second 226 replica arrived the accuracy isn't much better with a laser. Why?? The laser is mounted on the frame and not on the barrel or the slide. Accuracy is better with the iron sights, but still shoots a 2" group at 20' with one flyer usually. My GAMO P-25 is more accurate, even with the laser.
You can't take it apart to clean it. If it jams you will destroy the mag to get it out. It kicks worse than my 9mm.
Good replica, feels good, love the design of the co2 mech.
Excellent trigger, sights and accuracy
I love this gun. Of the few different pellets I've shot out of the p226, I like shooting crosman premiere hollow points 7.9 gr. I like these the best because they, although are slower than lighter pellets, seem to give the most solid feeling shot, feels like a .22. That's just my preference. I shoot cans, shaken, not stirred, and plastic bottles of water, at about 10 - 25 feet away typically. I started shooting with the rws basic wad cutters 7.0gr, which are deadly accurate. I've gone through the same hole on paper targets a few times resting on a table. They'll only make holes in cans full of water after the first few shots. The hollow points knocks cans full of water down, and both will bounce off plastic bottles, at medium range, except for the first couple shots, so be careful with that. I've tried the crosman destroyers 7.4gr, and the sample pack of hyper max 5.2gr that airgun depot provided. I had problems with the rws and destroyers falling out of the magazines, but has only happen a few times, not while shooting but while changing/rotating mags. I personally don't like the destroyers. The pointed hyperMax were great for puncturing holes in plastic bottles, and were very accurate at close range. I highly recommend buying extra mags, at least two packs of two, 5 mags total, which is usually good for one co2 cartridge. The shots toward the end of the 5th mag is when you really start to notably lose power and accuracy, this was mainly using either the premier hollow points or rws wad cutters. I don't have a chrono, but I'll guess that, in the desert heat of 80+ degrees F I'm getting mid to high 300fps with the 7.9 premier with great impact power, and high 300 to low 400 with 7.0gr wadcutters and mid to high 400fps with the hyperMax 5.2gr. Like I said earlier, I like the knock down power. I had one defective mag but airgun depot promptly replaced it; they have excellent customer service! I will definitely do business with them again. I've had this gun for about a little under a month now, shooting one day every week for a hour or two with friends and family who like to shoot real guns, and they had fun shooting this. It really is great when you can't make it to the range, or out in the desert, to shoot the real thing. As of now I've gone through 15 co2 cartridges, with around 800 pellets. The co2 loading mechanism is great, I've managed to misload one cartridge, causing it to unload completely. It wasn't seated properly when I closed handle. The way the p226 loads co2 is why I chose it over the p250. Sig needs to do this with every air pistol they make from now on. I've only been using the asg lubricating co2 cartridges, which recommends using every 10 regular cartridges. I've used two of those so far, very first cartridge in, 10 regular co2, then another asg. The asg did leave a different imprint on the ring around the needle, which I was worried about at first, but no leaks as of now, while using crosman co2 cartridges. If I were to do it all over I would just use pellegunoil.
Now the things I didn't like and things I would like to see changed. First, I got this mainly for back yard fun, but also to train with when I can't shoot the real sig. The slide does provide realistic recoil, but it rattles. I noticed it drawing the gun, and going from retention to aim. The slide moves back slightly as the gun moves out to aim, ending with an annoying clink. I don't know if this is common for bbg's, but if sig is marketing these air guns to also train with, I feel that you should be able to do a proper draw, without the slide clumsily rattling around or moving back and forth while going to aim. Also, when bringing the gun back in to retention, the slide moves back and forth as well, making it feel clunky. I don't like having to release the trigger fully in order to have the chamber cycle. In SA, there's a good feel when trigger resets, but then you have to bring it out further for the magazine to cycle to the next chamber. I fired a lot of blanks before realizing this. You do adapt to it, but I feel they have it backwards. After pulling the trigger, it should cycle as soon as you let off, then reset. I know you do lose a lot of power firing rapidly, but sometimes you don't care about accuracy and just want to unload a whole clip quickly, at least the 8 rounds half the clip holds. Then there's no slide lock feature, especially when the magazine is empty. I'd think I'm missing the target when it's empty, and it skips a step when reloading, it messes up muscle memory. Back to the magazine, they are plastic, at least have the revolving part metal. For fear of it breaking, I carefully pop the empty mag out, carefully lay it down, pop in a new one carefully, then continue on. I can't do a proper reload. It'd be great if they make a version that only holds 10 rounds, with a metal bottom plate for added realism and to make it easier to determine correct orientation. That would be similar to firing the p227 .45acp. Again, I'm looking at the training/realistic side of things. Airsoft has a lot of these features, but I don't want to shoot plastic Bb's. Pellets are more accurate and feel better shooting. I don't like that I can't change the sights; I'd like to put on night sights. I'll be painting them for now. Speaking of paint, I don't know how I feel about the quality of the fde paint. I mean a quality gun should be rugged, so I'm OK with it acquiring a weathered look, but the paint has slightly worn off from just setting it down. I also don't like the threaded barrel. I've almost lost the threaded end, which loosens up while shooting; it's nothing some blue loctite can't fix. The gun is kinda loud, which I like, but the neighbors don't. I don't think it's that loud, they would only hear it if they're out in their yard. I hope the suppressor is functional when they release it. Otherwise, I'd like to see a version without the threaded barrel. I'd also like to see sig do a p320 in all sizes, with a sturdy, locking slide, and definitely the same co2 loading mechanism, and metal magazines, or at least the revolving chambers metal. Overall, the build quality of this gun is great, and extremely fun to shoot. It being full metal, having gbb and the co2 loading method were the selling points for me.
It seems to be heavy duty, metal, feels great in the hand. The co2 loading is different from anything else I have and is quite easy and quick to load.
I've ordered additional magazines but they will not be available until at least late October. Airgun Depot is always great to deal with !