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Old January 16th, 2014, 14:56   #1
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e's Tokyo Marui SIG SAUER P226: "Enhanced Ergonomics"

Hi All,

I'm back in the country after a hellish Christmas and New Years...But anways...
This has been a long time project for me. I wanted to do this build a while ago but since couldn't really find time to do it.

But now here I am. All done.

I present to you my take on Tokyo Marui's newest iteration of their p226 line.
This is a P226 E2

Enjoy!




The Pro-Win kit was more trouble than anticipated. Even though it looks good, there were numerous modifications that were made to allow for a full and easy slide cycle. This kit is not for newb at heart. Parts need to be sanded/filed in order to accomodate the kit.





I wanted a slightly unique look to the pistol. This provided just that by offering trademarks that are not the generic 226 markings.



The trigger is a MODIFIED Sentinel 9/P-Virus style skeletonized trigger.
I went with this set up just for the sake of style.






The system utilizes a duo tone color scheme.
THe barrel, recoil, and hammer are gold(ish) color provides a nice contrast to the all black frame and slide.
This was done intentionally to make the gun "pop" a bit more rather than stay in the background (so to speak).

In a real world scenario, gold(ish) probably will not be acceptible as it gives too much away about the operator's position.
But whatever. I saw and I wanted it. So I bought it and I installed it.





At the time when these pictures were taken, the gun was utilizing the stock hand controls. Since then, I've upgraded them to a full steel set from Guarder.
They needed modifications but nothing major.






The inclusion of ghost ring sights was a debate I fought internally.

Ghost ring sights on pistols are tricky to master. The are not fixed like rifle ghost rings so lining up shots can be a hassle.
They limit your plane of sight just by simply looking through the ring itself.

For me these ghost rings are horrible actually.
The plane of vision is just simply too...limited!

In any case, I modded them for night use also:


These are the three dot-system I modded. Looks pretty cool at night.






The designator "E2" or E Squared, simply denotes the this iterations upgraded ergonomics.
The SIG SAUER made an effort to improve upon the previous P226 designs by re-designing the grip angle and the grip texture itself.

As you can see, the grip angle allows for easier use of the hand controls. THe grip is also much slimmer than the standard P226 Rail making it easier for operators with all hand sizes to operate.

Along with the grip, the trigger has been re-vamped with a system that allows for shorter travel and quicker hammer breaks.
Lastly, the magazine catch has been re-modelled to for easier access.

This Tokyo Marui version is quite accurate in capturing all these changes. The complaint lies in the texture of the grip. It's too...plasticky. The finish or coating they put simply defeats the purpose as your hand will get sliperry when you start to sweat.








If there was one thing to complain about, I'd have to say that the hammer breaks are quite interesting.
In my case, I found that there is no real definitive hammer breaks in ALL the Marui P226s.

Each pull of the trigger gives a different break point.

It may not be a big deal to some of you but it gets quite annoying if you're in a competive shooting situation. Knowing when the trigger breaks preps for the next target acquisition and/or easier double taps (For me anyways) by reducing your "flinch".

And for a real operator, trigger operation is something that one becomes familiar with in his weapon.
Ask a sniper and he'll tell you.





The Kit List:

-Pro-Win P226 E2 metal body kit
-Nineball Metal outer barrel (Silver, No marking)
-Creation Steel hammer
-Guarder enhanced recoil spring
-Guarder enhanced hammer spring
-Guarder high output blowoff valve
-PDI stainless steel 6.01 tightbore inner barrel
-A+ hop up bucking
-A+ hop up assist
-Shooter's Design POM Loading muzzle set
-Action aluminum hi-flow floating valve
-PDI Standard Piston head
-Guarder Takedown lever
-Guarder slide catch
-Guarder magazine catch
-Guarder steel decocking lever
-Some sort of fake firing pin (ask Jamuke. I think it's the Prime ones)
-Real Steal SIG SAUER P226 E2 Grip
-Real Steal SIG SAUER P226 E2 hammer strut
-Real Steal SIG SAUER P226 E2 Hammer spring weight

This P226 shoots at 330-345FPS on .20g and green gas
THe slide stroke is hard and fast.
Shooting Video:
Marui P226 E2 w/ Pro-Win Metal Body kit - YouTube

That's all for now.
Many Thanks to Jamuke for the base gun and Akamikee for all his help!
See you next build folks!

MOARRRRR PICS:

Upgraded to the muffuggin' T.
...for tits.

"What grip is that?"









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Old January 16th, 2014, 15:16   #2
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love the black and bronze!
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Old January 16th, 2014, 15:27   #3
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Old January 16th, 2014, 16:11   #5
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That thing is simply amazing E! I love the frame made in germany trademarks. It's tempting to ask how much that cost, but I really dont want to ruin the magic
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Old January 16th, 2014, 16:50   #7
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Kudos on another beautiful build well done.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 19:00   #8
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Looks awesome e!
The combo of E2 grip with non-railed frame is really sweet.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 19:12   #9
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One sexy beast, I am partial to the non-railed lowers on Sig's. The gold barrel adds a bit of "hey look at me" to a very simple and elegant package. Lovin the proper full trades.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 19:35   #10
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...I'm tempted to get it back.

hop stuff arrived today..many thanks
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Old January 16th, 2014, 19:37   #11
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this.... is ...... beautiful,

i now know what i can add to my 226 when i get my own, or just let you have some fun with it!
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Old January 16th, 2014, 20:53   #12
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beautiful...
I thought this might inspire you for your P226 summer build.
lol.

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...I'm tempted to get it back.

hop stuff arrived today..many thanks
Did it fit this time?
I had millions of them in a bag
...all of which had no labels

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That thing is simply amazing E! I love the frame made in germany trademarks. It's tempting to ask how much that cost, but I really dont want to ruin the magic
No magic here, Jordan.
Just pure hardwork!

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this.... is ...... beautiful,

i now know what i can add to my 226 when i get my own, or just let you have some fun with it!
OOOh....


I can get you a nice under-rail bazooka to install.
...or a bayonette. THat works too.

...cuz you know...the apocalypse zombie thing?
It's coming!

Send me your 226 when you get it. I'll install the bazooka for free. But the bayonette is a different story.

But seriously, I'd be happy to grope your P226.
Many thanks all!
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Old January 17th, 2014, 13:51   #13
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simply stunning! Luder you never cease to amaze me with your tech skillz!
did you file the same areas as when I built mine?
I found my PGC kit went together without much trouble just alot of filing.
and as for the trigger I know mine is numb and feels like a fat man rolling down a hill as opposed to glass breaking but its still predictable.

Also does the new E2 sig have the "short reset trigger"? as opposed to the "short reach trigger"
I would love to have a shorter reset but keep the original size trigger.

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simply stunning! Luder you never cease to amaze me with your tech skillz!
did you file the same areas as when I built mine?
I found my PGC kit went together without much trouble just alot of filing.
and as for the trigger I know mine is numb and feels like a fat man rolling down a hill as opposed to glass breaking but its still predictable.

Also does the new E2 sig have the "short reset trigger"? as opposed to the "short reach trigger"
I would love to have a shorter reset but keep the original size trigger.
Ah many thanks!

I've didn't have to file much to be honest. Just the thing with the magazine for fluency.

The reason why I said it's not a newb-friendly installation is because, if they wanted to do it properly, there are some holes on the frame that doesn't have threads. And they NEED threads. The de-cocking lever locking piece thingy can't be fastened unless the hole for the stock screws are threaded by the smith that's installing it. Same with the magazine catch cover on the right side!! No threads!!

It pissed me off to no-end. I had to run out and buy the tools I needed to re-thread them. And they are small fucking holes!!! Considering the cost of this kit to get in-country, additional costs like these are the biggest peeves of mine. Buying things that are used for one instance.

There's more to write about this kit's problems, but I'll leave it at that.

THe trigger is just the short reach trigger. Although, I think it's a hybrid of both. There is "sorta" reduced travel on the E2 but not by a lot. The reset is pretty much the same as the older Marui 226s. I didn't feel any change in that department...
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Old January 18th, 2014, 02:54   #15
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Omg that gun looks awesome... You can turn any gun so beautiful!!! I love it
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