Sig Sauer P226 Enhanced Elite 9MM

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There is not much to say when it comes to Sig Sauer firearms. They have a reputation for fit and finish that comes from over a hundred years in the firearms manufacturing business. Regardless of the trim level of my gun, I am reviewing a gun that is part of theSig 3 p226 family of pistols. This pistol design is thirty years old and is still going strong with the new x5 competition models fetching  $2000 plus pricetags. That being said, it is a trusted sidearm for organizations such as the U.S. Secret Service and Navy Seals here in America, as well as police and Special Forces military groups in over two dozen countries world wide.

 Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame:  High quality partnered with years of domestic and international military and police service.

Target Market: Home defense, tactical operations, self defense, military and police.


FeaturesSig 1

  • 15 Round Magazines Standard
  • SIGLITE® Night Sites
  • Sig’s “SRT” Short Reset Trigger
  • Checkering on the front strap and the front of the trigger guard
  • Front and rear cocking serrations
  • One of the best decockers I have ever felt
  • One piece ergonomic grip with updated stippling pattern reduces reach


  • Firepower
  • Ergonomics lend themselves to a variety of shooters
  • Well execute beavertail design allows a firm high purchase everytime

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  The P226 comes is available in 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 Sig, and .22(Classic Model).  Aside from the Enhanced Elite version which I am reviewing there have been over a dozen variants over the years including;  longer barreled tactical models, a Blackwater edition, and the newer X5 models which come in green and red.  Although not a choice in this specific model the p226 is available in DA/SA SAO and DAK.  Sig Sauer Product Page

What others are saying?:  Youtube review- Cruciblearms

Price point:  I purchased mine brick and mortar here in New Jersey and paid $875.  This was a couple years ago and was part of a three gun purchase, so the manager gave me a little break on this and another handgun.

 I need it now! Availability:  Not a rare firearm however if you are looking for a specific caliber or specific finishes, it may take some hunting.

Our Rating

+ Weight and feel + Magazines + NJ and similar state compliant out of the box + Confident and secure decocker + Great trigger

- All of the night sights are the same color, which can sometimes be confusing in a low light situation.  I feel a different color front post would be more advantageous.

Score: 8.585


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