I took two of my loved ones shooting yesterday - my girlfriend and a brand new Sig p226 (stamped carbon slide). It was the designated "Break in the p226 day" for us, and especially for her, since she helped me pick out the gun. She especially looked forward to shooting it, as it was the gun that fit her hand the best when we were in the market to find a pistol for her to shoot.
We put 500 rounds through the gun with only 3 failures to fire. This was probably attributed to the S&B ammo we used, which is known for those hard primers that sometimes don't ignite. In each of these cases, we simply pulled the trigger again, and the cartridge fired. Other than these three incidents, the Sig p226 shot smooth and sang as sweet as an Italian tenor. We've been growing more and more fond of this pistol everyday, as shooting it in rapid fire was easier than just about any other pistol. This specific gun had been tweaked by Mark at ARS. The operation of it showed. Accuracy was superb, and we experienced no failures to feed or extract. Handling is up there at the top, and felt recoil was almost unnoticible. The more we shot it, the more slick the gun felt.
I should note that this specific p226 is an older stamped model. Overall, I'm very happy with this gun, and couldn't say more good things about how good it feels and handles.
The one I have really feels slick, and seems to be dead accurate. It will never replace my .45 for a personal protection piece, but for a light kicking gun that is practically unnoticible in recoil, I don't see how it could get better than this.
Does anyone else have any good experiences with Sig Sauer pistols? Any stories or suggestions for modifications to share?