Since the mid 1980s, the SIG Sauer P226 has been the handgun of choice for many police and military units around the globe… including some of the most-respected units in the Special Forces community. First manufactured prior to the 1990 reunification of West Germany and East Germany, the P226 and other early models of SIG’s classic P-Series pistols displayed “Made in W. Germany” stamped in their slides as the country of origin. These West German P226 pistols tend to be sought after by hard-core SIG fans and collectors. As to whether or not the differences between the West German guns and later Sigs are truly worth a premium is a matter of some debate, and a topic we will tackle in other article. We’ve got more important things to talk about today!
I own well over 50 classic P-Series SIGs (including P226s, P220s, and P229s). I own everything from a SP2022 to a X-5 and even a large collection of 1911’s including a few Wilson Combat’s. I say all this not to brag but to help be understood that I know quality when I see it, quality after all is what brought me to be a SIG fan-boy. For months I have seen the likes of Kevin John Byrd, a legend in the making. KJB is known through out the SIG community as being on of the premiere armorers. Taking an old W. German 226 and turning it into a shooters dream.