Posts Tagged ‘SIG P-series Handguns’

Two boxes of CORBON ammunition

COR®BON 9mm High-Velocity Loads

I remember when the 9mm handgun was first issued in great numbers to peace officers. The first generation, before the SIG P226 and Beretta 92, were not very good handguns. They were often unreliable, and the fit, feel and accuracy were poor. The Smith & Wesson Model 59 was much less accurate than the revolvers it replaced. Few officers could successfully quality with the M59 at 50 yards. Yes, we qualified at 50 yards in those days.

The SIG P226 Navy Model

Range Report: The Navy Model P226, MK 25

As a writer, I do my dead-level best to test and evaluate every firearm that crosses my desk in a professional manner, including extensive range testing. Many of the commercial firearms are new and unproven, even when based on a proven handgun design. Every modification and new idiom must be proofed. Occasionally, I encounter a firearm that is proven more so than the rest. And then, there are the legends. For legends, there is little I may do to add or detract from the firearm’s reputation with my own test program. That is the case with the Sig Sauer P226 MK 25 or Navy Model.

All black SIG P938 9mm subcompact handgun

9mm SIG Sauer P938 Review

On a recent trip to the shooting range, one of the female range officers brought me a SIG P938 and said, “Here girl, try this.” She proceeded to tell me it was her preferred carry gun and that she can conceal it anywhere on her body successfully. “It hides under anything!” she exclaimed as she pointed toward her chest.

A gray SIG P250, right facing muzzle on a light gray background.

In the Company of SIGs

A few months ago, Joyce and I visited the city of love and the city of lights. Just before we arrived there had been an unfortunate incident in Libya and a call for violence against Americans in Europe. The French president immediately took measures and let his paras do the talking for him.

SIG Sauer introduces the P227.

SHOT 2013: SIG Sauer P227

Already added to their catalog, SIG Sauer unveils the P227. The classic P227 is a double-stack, single/double-action pistol chambered for .45 ACP. Its frame size is similar to the P226, but uses a double-stacked 10 round magazine. A higher capacity, 14-round magazine is also available. SIG has three models the SIG P227 Nitron with a 4.49-inch barrel, the Nitron Carry and the SAS Gen 2 version, both with a shorter barrel length of just 3.9 inches. The SAS Gen 2 model has SIG’s SRT trigger that SIG de-horned for snag-free concealed carry. The SIG P227 has a one-piece polymer grip and a black hard-anodized frame. Each model has an integral accessory rail.

8 Concealable 2-SCCYCPX2CB

Concealable 9mm Lineup

Pocket 9mm pistols dominate the sales reports as of late. Small guns that nearly equal the size of older .380 pistols but have the power of a 9mm seem to be a nice solution for the concealed carry crowd. These guns are big enough to kill, but small enough to conceal. So which one should you settle on?

Yea, We Just Got Cheaper…er Than Dirt!

CTD Rob says, why spend more than you have to? Mostly because I’m cheap, that’s why. Okay, you know how our guns are already priced really low? Well guess what, they just got cheaper! We just dropped our pricing on ALL of our firearms to just over distributor cost just in time for holiday shopping. These all new lower prices are guaranteed through December 31, 2011, and does not include MAP firearms.

Here’s a sampling of a few of our top selling guns. How are we not losing money on this you ask? Actually, I have no idea, that isn’t my department. I do know, however, that I will be spending part of my hard-earned paycheck on one of these little gems.

Springfield XD Compact with Essential Pack: Cyber Monday Sale Price $375.95

Springfield Armory XD Sub Compact

Springfield Armory XD Sub Compact

 

Item: 2-SPXD9801HC 9mm

Item: 2-SPXD9802HC .40 S&W
The Springfield XD9 sub-compact is a smooth shooting little gun that is easily concealable, yet holds 13 rounds of 9mm ammo in its flush-fitting magazine. The Essentials Pack includes a 16 round extended magazine as well. The included Springfield X-Tension grip adapter slips over the extended magazine, giving you the option of a longer full-sized grip with the full sized magazine inserted. The Essentials Pack also includes a hard case, cable lock, bore brush, and the owner’s manual. Corrosion-resistant Melonite coats the XD’s barrel and the slide. The XD sub-compact is topped with steel 3-dot high visibility sights. Multiple passive safety devices including a grip safety prevent accidental discharge, but there is no active safety button to fumble with in a life-threatening situation. The XD sub-compact has an excellent reputation for reliability, durability, and accuracy, even though the barrel is just 3 inches long and the overall length is only 6.25 inches. Both novice and experienced shooters will find the XD sub-compact controllable and comfortable to shoot.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Sig Sauer P250 Compact

 

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact 3.8: Cyber Monday Sale Price $575.95

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact

 

Item: 2-SPXDM9384CSHC

The XDM took what was great about the XD and made it even better. The XDM Compact is a bit bigger than the XD sub-compact, with a 3.8” barrel and an overall length of 7”. It comes with two magazines each holding 16 rounds of .40S&W firepower. The XDM contains a match grade, melonite coated barrel, stainless steel slide, and steel 3-dot high visibility sights. The minimal reset trigger helps keep all those rounds on target. The XDM Compact comes with the XD Gear System, consisting of an XD Gear belt holster, XD Gear double magazine pouch, XD Gear magazine loader (it’s a real thumb-saver), cable lock, and owner’s manual. A loaded chamber indicator provides visual and physical confirmation that there is a round chambered. Multiple passive safeties including a grip safety prevent accidental discharge, but there is no active safety button to fumble with in a life-threatening situation. The XDM Compact has an excellent reputation for reliability, durability, and accuracy. Both novice and experienced shooters will find the XDM Compact controllable and comfortable to shoot.

 

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Automatic Carbine: Cyber Monday Sale Price $689.95

CMMG M4 LE Semi-automatic Carbine

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Auomatic Carbine

 

Item: 2-CMMGM4LE

The CMMG M4 LE features a 16” barrel made from mil-spec certified 4140 chrome-moly vanadium steel, coated with CMMG’s proprietary “WASP” nitride finish for corrosion resistance, reduced wear, and reduced friction. The 5.56 NATO chamber leads to 1:9 twist rate rifling. M4 handguards with heat shields protect your hands, while an A2 flash hider protects your eyes. The flattop receiver comes with a flip-up iron sight installed. The forged lower receivers contain a mil-spec semi-auto trigger and mil-spec .250-inch diameter take-down pins. The forged upper receiver has a forward assist, brass deflector, and dust cover. The 1913 Picatinny rail on the upper receiver is T-marked, and the receiver and barrel feature M4 type feed ramps. A 6 position adjustable stock makes the M4 LE comfortable for shooters of different sizes. A 30 round STANAG magazine is included, as well as the owner’s manual, and each M4 LE is head spaced and test fired before it leaves the factory.
 

Pocket Gun That’s Easy on the Pocket Book

Taurus 738 TCP

Taurus 738 TCP is the lightest Taurus in the handgun lineup Featuring a 6 or 8 round magazine, a durable polymer frame, and low-profile fixed sights. Blued, stainless, black stainless, and titanium. Also featuring loaded chamber indicator and ambidextrous magazine release. Perfect for concealed carry or a pocket gun.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Taurus 738 TCP

 

 
 

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Automatic Carbine: Cyber Monday Sale Price $689.95

CMMG M4 LE Semi-automatic Carbine

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Auomatic Carbine

 
Item: 2-CMMGM4LE

The CMMG M4 LE features a 16” barrel made from mil-spec certified 4140 chrome-moly vanadium steel, coated with CMMG’s proprietary “WASP” nitride finish for corrosion resistance, reduced wear, and reduced friction. The 5.56 NATO chamber leads to 1:9 twist rate rifling. M4 handguards with heat shields protect your hands, while an A2 flash hider protects your eyes. The flattop receiver comes with a flip-up iron sight installed. The forged lower receivers contain a mil-spec semi-auto trigger and mil-spec .250-inch diameter take-down pins. The forged upper receiver has a forward assist, brass deflector, and dust cover. The 1913 Picatinny rail on the upper receiver is T-marked, and the receiver and barrel feature M4 type feed ramps. A 6 position adjustable stock makes the M4 LE comfortable for shooters of different sizes. A 30 round STANAG magazine is included, as well as the owner’s manual, and each M4 LE is head spaced and test fired before it leaves the factory.
 

 

Optics Ready Perfection

Bushmaster Optics Ready (O.R.C.) Semi Automatic Carbine

This top quality Bushmaster carbine was developed for the shooter who intends to immediately add optics (scope, red dot or holographic sight) to the rifle, as it is shipped without any iron sights. The premium 16″ M4 barrel is chrome lined in both bore and chamber to provide Bushmaster accuracy, durability and maintenance ease. Shipped in a lockable hard case with operation and safety manual, 30 round magazine and black web sling. One year Bushmaster warranty.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Bushmaster ORC

So everyone, take your pick and decide which piece you want delivered. I for one, am leaning toward the Ruger. Mostly because I don’t want to mess up my Browning. Happy Shooting!

Down Zero TV: Epic Steel Time

Last Saturday, I was shooting in Arnold, MO just south of St. Louis for the Central States ProAm Speed Plates match. This is a state-level match that is styled after Steel Challenge, but also includes “outlaw” stages in addition to the standard Steel Challenge stages. I actually prefer outlaw steel matches because by including stages not in the “standard” Steel Challenge book, they actually level out the playing field a little bit. Check out this week’s video for two of the twelve stages I shot on Saturday.

Gear Breakdown

And as usual, I’m wearing my Woolrich Elite Tactical Pants.  But let’s get on to the match itself.  We started shooting early in the day with six stages before lunch.  At the half-time break, I was leading Production division by about 16 seconds, which meant all I needed to do was not pull a Peyton Manning and choke in the second half.  My biggest weakness in matches like this the mental aspect; if I know I’m shooting well and have a lead, I honestly start to make mistakes.  Especially if there’s a chance that I could walk away with the top dog award.

The second half of the match was a real roller coaster ride for me – for the first time in 3000 rounds, my Sig P250 malfunctioned.  I had two separate failures to extract with the gun which caused me to really struggle on two of the final six stages.  I was able to pull it back together, and the Sig ran flawlessly for the remainder of the match.  After some waiting, the final results were posted – and I brought home my first Production win of the season!  Check out the Top 5 Production shooters from the match.

Now comes the funny part – when I got back to my hotel, I took my Sig apart to see if I could figure out what caused the malfs.  It turns out there was a bunch of crud caked on the extractor as a result of me not cleaning the gun for 3000 rounds.  Apparently you do in fact need to clean guns occasionally.  After cleaning the gun, I’ve not experienced any further issues.

For the rest of the week I’m in Columbia, Missouri for the NRA Bianchi Cup.  Shooting officially starts on Wednesday, and I open my run at the Production Division with the Practical and the Barricades Wednesday morning, followed by the Falling Plates on Thursday.  I close the week on Friday taking my shots at the Mover.  Stay tuned for updates from Bianchi Cup!

Down Zero TV Stats

  • Major Match best finish: 1st (Production)
  • Major Match Most Accurate: 0 (no competitions yet)
  • Major Match Top 10 Finishes: 2
  • Rounds fired: A bunch