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I've been away from shooting and guns for a few years. I purchased the Legion not too long after they came out. Took it to the range and it performed extremely well. They were considered a top notch gun at that time. Are they still highly regarded or are there new models that have supplanted them as top of the line guns?
 

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I started carrying P226's on duty in about 1987. I still have the first one I ever carried. They are great guns and will always have a place in my heart.

They are a little heavier than the polymer striker fired guns but in my experience have been as reliable as rain. The legion series of 226's is a nice upgrade to the standard model.

It all boils down to what YOU like. If I were you I would buy a couple of good holsters for it and a bunch of ammo.

Enjoy!
 

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I have the legion 226 sao. it is a great firearm. fun to shoot, extremely accurate, and flawless. I love the trigger on it too. the only model i like more is the LE Legion model that comes
all black. As far as an all metal firearm you can’t get any better. All the new models colony out are all plastic.
 

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I have the SAO version also, and love it. One of the best shooters I have. Former owner had RMR fitted, and that makes a huge difference for me and my old eyesight.

 

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The Legion series is still SIGS top of the line offering.

I have a P220 10mm Legion. Its one of my favorite pistols.
 

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I've always been a big Sig fan and the 229 has always been my favorite, I have a lot of them. As for the Legions I have two, 229 & 226 in 40 and I'm unimpressed, the only thing I like about them is the grips, and I hate that little slide stop. Now they only make them in 9, ***, a man sized gun in a ladies caliber, no thanks.
For me it's the classic 229, SAS or the SSE, I've never been a stainless guy but I've really grown fond of this one (actually I have two in 40), but they stopped making these also. That's @25yds with a Barsto barrel.
 

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I've always been a big Sig fan and the 229 has always been my favorite, I have a lot of them. As for the Legions I have two, 229 & 226 in 40 and I'm unimpressed, the only thing I like about them is the grips, and I hate that little slide stop. Now they only make them in 9, ***, a man sized gun in a ladies caliber, no thanks.

For me it's the classic 229, SAS or the SSE, I've never been a stainless guy but I've really grown fond of this one (actually I have two in 40), but they stopped making these also. That's @25yds with a Barsto barrel.
Damn good shooting!

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I've always been a big Sig fan and the 229 has always been my favorite, I have a lot of them. As for the Legions I have two, 229 & 226 in 40 and I'm unimpressed, the only thing I like about them is the grips, and I hate that little slide stop. Now they only make them in 9, ***, a man sized gun in a ladies caliber, no thanks.
For me it's the classic 229, SAS or the SSE, I've never been a stainless guy but I've really grown fond of this one (actually I have two in 40), but they stopped making these also. That's @25yds with a Barsto barrel.
You shot that group at 25 yards? Man, that’s impressive!
 

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That was shot with a bar sto barrel. Thats what was commented by the owner. They can and do shoot incredible tight groups. Even at 50 yards. They offer fitted and drop in.
 

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I am a big fan of the P226 SAO Legion. Have a few of them.
 

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So far I have: P226 SAO Legion 9mm, P229 DA/SA Legion 9mm, P220 DA/SA 5" 10mm Legion, and a 938 Legion 9mm. I am currently on the hunt for a P229 SAO 9mm Legion and a P229 Legion .357sig or a .40 and buy a Barsto .357sig barrel for it.
 

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For me, the 226 SAO is the one gun I would keep if I were only allowed to keep one. The finish is a little high maintenance, but between the overall feel and the perfection of the trigger, it's just an amazing pistol. I also have 2 other Legions (229 w/ DA/SA trigger, and X5 / 320) and they're also both nearly perfect right out of the box.

 

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Not a Sig owner, but if I were, the Legion SAO P-226 would be my choice. It's very friendly to a lifetime "1911 guy".

It's rare to hear anything negative about this specific model. Owner experiences (people I trust) are so consistently favorable that from time to time I've come close to buying this model. Had a chance to shoot one mag load in one last year...a really good first impression. Maybe someday; it's one of several guns on my high interest list.
 

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I've always been a big Sig fan and the 229 has always been my favorite, I have a lot of them. As for the Legions I have two, 229 & 226 in 40 and I'm unimpressed, the only thing I like about them is the grips, and I hate that little slide stop. Now they only make them in 9, ***, a man sized gun in a ladies caliber, no thanks.
For me it's the classic 229, SAS or the SSE, I've never been a stainless guy but I've really grown fond of this one (actually I have two in 40), but they stopped making these also. That's @25yds with a Barsto barrel.
Spectacular shooting.:rock: I couldn't do that, at least not on a typical day, at seven yards.
 

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Forgot to mention in my OP above that my Legion P226 9 mm is a SAO. I'm currently using it as my night stand and EDC gun. I love it. I'm also seriously considering a P365 XL for another/lighter EDC gun and continue using the Legion as my night stand gun.
 

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Forgot to mention in my OP above that my Legion P226 9 mm is a SAO. I'm currently using it as my night stand and EDC gun. I love it. I'm also seriously considering a P365 XL for another/lighter EDC gun and continue using the Legion as my night stand gun.
When a "1911 guy", as myself, says good things about a non-1911 gun, that's a considerable tip of the hat towards that gun. IOW, you've chosen a really good gun for critical SD.

The SAO is the version that generates the highest accolades among most Forum members. Not surprising, given the controls' similarity to a 1911.
 

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I carried a 1988 West German P226 as a duty gun for decades. It has been updated with G10 grips, Grey Guns ELS trigger, and Trijicon HD XR sites. I would carry it as a duty gun again if I were dumb enough to go back into law enforcement (and they were dumb enough to hire me at age 52). It has never failed me and is an exceptional firearm.
 

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My P226, P220, and Legion P229 are all SAOs. The P229 went to the Sig Armorer for some trigger work and feels very similar to my 1911 triggers.
 
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