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Old May 11th, 2013, 04:31   #1
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Sig P226 choices

So, I'm looking to get my first sidearm. I've chosen the Sig P226. This is where I need some help. I'm trying to find all the manufacturers of this particular piece so I can make an educated decision. So far my search has come up with TM, KJW, KWC and Skeleton Sidearms. My question is, am I missing any manufacturers for this choice?
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Old May 11th, 2013, 04:38   #2
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kwa
though it's designated "M226"
pretty solid pistol...
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:14   #3
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There is WE as well. Ive always liked WE pistols.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:54   #4
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TM, stock or FMU are both No.1 choice for gaming.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:16   #5
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There's Tanaka, but I think it only uses HFC134A.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:28   #6
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Tm is the way to go, kwa definitely isn't bad though. Get age verified and you'll definitely be able to find some of each in the classifieds
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:34   #7
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A friend of mine recently purchased a KWA P226 which I was actually very impressed with the build quality and the fit and finish. Good sharp blowback and the feeding was great. It was part of their PTP line.

KWA used to be donkey balls but IMHO they have come a long way.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:52   #8
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No love for the KJW KP01? It's cost effective, can be upgraded with TM compatible parts and KJW has fantastic customer service for replacing any spare parts you just can not seem to find. Now mind you the magazine design is absolute shite but the TM magazines can be used as a replacement if you don't feel like constantly re-doing the seals.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 13:54   #9
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Tm is the way to go, kwa definitely isn't bad though. Get age verified and you'll definitely be able to find some of each in the classifieds
I'm waiting for that to kick in right now. The GREAT folks at Army Issue were kind enough to take my info last weekend.

Thanks everybody very much for the info! Looks like I've got a bit of research to do
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Old May 11th, 2013, 16:06   #10
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I have a KJW p226 and I can't say that I'm disappointed with it at all. It's a very solid gun.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 16:52   #11
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I would not recommend the WE version.

Externally it looks great and has a very solid feel. The finishing color looks a lot closer to the real steel variant as opposed to the KJ one. I've had a chance to fondle the KJ and TM versions and I have to say the WE definitely has the best feel out of the three by far.

It also has very hard recoil, probably one of the hardest GBBP out there.

However, it has some problems with the design:

First - if you rack the slide to chamber a round, the feed ramp will push the bb out of the barrel. It will still function fine if you release the slide slowly.

Second - The bottom part of the slide (below where the recoil guide is inserted) slams against the frame when the gun cycles. I have put about 300 rounds or so through the gun and there is already a chunk of the slide that has been chipped off. Maybe this can be remedied with a buffer or a stiffer recoil spring.

Third - The decocker needs to be used gently. If the hammer is released too quickly, it will discharge the bb in the chamber - I learned this the hard way.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 17:38   #12
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KSC for the realistic takedown
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Old May 11th, 2013, 18:01   #13
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There's at least 5 KJW P226's on my team. No problems with any of 'em. I ran TM mags in mine, personally, but everyone loves theirs.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 18:52   #14
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Old May 11th, 2013, 21:24   #15
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I own a KJW P226 with 3 KJW mags, it my only pistol and it has not given me any problems.
It has pretty good recoil, no feeding issues, the feel is excellent and I have never had a problem with my magazines.
I would recommend the KJW P226... it has also sweet trademarks if you dig that stuff.
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