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I want this to be my next Sig

I handled one for the first time (actually the 2nd time) at the Academy Pro Shop this past weekend. The first time was when I took the Armorer's Course and the instructor (Steve Gilcreast) let us take a look at what he called his favorite Sig

The reset on this gun is unbelievable. I thought the Legion reset was short but I gotta say this is just as good if not better

From what I understand this model is discontinued as well hence the black dot

 

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I own a SAO Legion and a P226 RX SAO, which is made on the same frame as the Legion. Just a little less checkering and without the G10 grips. I substituted the mainspring with a Wolff 17 lb unit on both. Both triggers are awesome, with very light, crisp breaks, no OT or creep. The most accurate pistols I have ever shot.
 

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I own a SAO Legion and a P226 RX SAO, which is made on the same frame as the Legion. Just a little less checkering and without the G10 grips. I substituted the mainspring with a Wolff 17 lb unit on both. Both triggers are awesome, with very light, crisp breaks, no OT or creep. The most accurate pistols I have ever shot.
Just curious as to why you bought both? Also, which one would you choose if you could only have one? I am looking to get one of them, but I am not sure if the Legion is worth the extra money. Sorry to hijack the OPs thread...
 

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Just curious as to why you bought both? Also, which one would you choose if you could only have one? I am looking to get one of them, but I am not sure if the Legion is worth the extra money. Sorry to hijack the OPs thread...

That's actually a great question. I had sold off all my centerfire pistols several years ago, including a P220 & 226 ST, a few Beretta Elites and a limited edition Kimber Target Match, all excellent pistols which I shot fairly well.

Fast forward to last summer when I decided to buy a pistol. I had been completely out of the pistol game with no idea of what was available. Since I wanted a 9mm since neither .45 I had owned ran reliably and I liked the less expensive 9mm I decided on a P226. At first the high price point of the Legion was a turn off but upon further review I liked the features, and bought a DA/SA Legion.

One SIG led to another, including a P320RX which I shot very well. I loved the ROMEO as well. Putting my favorite platform together with the red dot seemed a natural, so I decided to buy the P226 RX. I took a flyer on the SAO, and quickly discovered that it was the most accurate pistol I had ever shot right out of the box within the first half box of ammo.

Again, putting the best of both worlds together, the features of the Legion with the SAO of the RX, I decided to buy the SAO Legion. On top of that my son really likes the Legion but isn't a huge fan of the optic. I shoot both amazingly well, for me at least, hitting a 3" round spinner target at about 25 yards from a rest 100% a few weeks ago.

If I had to choose, I would sell the DA/SA Legion despite having been a DA/SA pistol guy prior. I just don't shoot the DA/SA as well as the SAO's or my P320s despite changing out the mainspring and adjusting the trigger for OT. Having to choose between the two SAO pistols, I would have to say I would sell the Legion since I really like the ROMEO and the co-witness sights of the RX.

Both are very similar, and are outstanding pistols. Honestly I hardly notice the straight trigger of the Legion vs the curved trigger on the RX. Other than the different sight set-ups, the trigger shoes and some more checkering on the Legion both pistols are very similar (I installed G10s on the RX).
 

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Nice write up! Informative


I've been toying with the idea of the single action only RX. I have the full-size 320 RX which I enjoy shooting, I just don't know if I want another optic pistol


My price at The Pro Shop for the the SAO would be around 896


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Nice write up! Informative


I've been toying with the idea of the single action only RX. I have the full-size 320 RX which I enjoy shooting, I just don't know if I want another optic pistol


My price at The Pro Shop for the the SAO would be around 896


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Pretty good price!
 

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I want this to be my next Sig


The reset on this gun is unbelievable. I thought the Legion reset was short but I gotta say this is just as good if not better

From what I understand this model is discontinued as well hence the black dot

I own this pistol & had a Legion SAO. I sold the Legion to buy the P226 RX SAO. After I heard this model was getting discontinued I immediately went out & bought a 2ND P226 Elite SAO for the safe/future use.

The trigger reset on my P226 Elite SAO is definitely shorter then my Legion & the pull felt smoother & lighter as well. I swapped the grips for some G10's & a Grays guide rod... now this pistol is perfect. I like that it is all black w/ no bling. This pistol fits my hand like a glove & shoots like a dream. Accurate as Hell! I shoot about 250 rounds a week out of this pistol & another 250 out of the RX version w/ the same grips/guide rod.

Do yourself a favor & buy this pistol if you can get your hands on one. Your only regrets is that your ammo bill will go up substantially.
 

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Both are very similar, and are outstanding pistols. Honestly I hardly notice the straight trigger of the Legion vs the curved trigger on the RX. Other than the different sight set-ups, the trigger shoes and some more checkering on the Legion both pistols are very similar (I installed G10s on the RX).
My thoughts exactly!

I also added the G10's & a Grays guide rod. If you haven't done the guide rod then I highly recommend you do.
 

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Nice write up! Informative


I've been toying with the idea of the single action only RX. I have the full-size 320 RX which I enjoy shooting, I just don't know if I want another optic pistol


My price at The Pro Shop for the the SAO would be around 896


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You're there enough and spend enough money they should give youthe tango discount

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Word is Shooters may start offering some sort of military/LE incentives on Sigs similar to the Academy Pro Shop.......now that's scary to my wallet


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Where did you see or hear the 226 Elite SAO was being discontinued? What do you mean "black dot"? The black dot on the price tag? This is news to me, tho I am by no means in the loop!

I've noticed on GB that a search gets you gobs of Legions and RXs and maybe one or two Elites, tho often none. Bought my second one back in October for $899.00 with the one and only bid at starting price with no reserve. Two on there now at $949 and $959 no reserve but BIN of $1099. 12 Legion/RX, they do seem to be the odd one out at the moment.

I love mine and everyone that has fired them pretty much falls in love with the triggers, which are still stock. I've contemplated getting another one and just storing it in the safe, tho I don't really like that idea.

My original Scorpion idea was to have both the frame and the slide each a little more green. I let the coater talk me into moving my color choice one step towards brown. I like it fine, but kinda wish I had stayed with my original choices. Not sure I'm that unhappy to spend another $1500ish to find out tho.
 

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The black dot signifies that once they run out of stock they can sell the floor model

I was told by a Sig Pro Shop employee that the SAO is discontinued


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The black dot signifies that once they run out of stock they can sell the floor model

I was told by a Sig Pro Shop employee that the SAO is discontinued


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Gotcha!! I'm a bit too far away to shop there. I might have to rethink my game plan. Not wild about multiples of the same gun, but......

I looked around for a while for a used SAO since I was getting it coated anyhow, but they either didn't exist or were $50 less than new.
 

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You guys should ask specifically if the 226SAO is discontinued or also the 226SAO-RX is a temporary run or will continue to be available. It seems like when the Legion SAO shipped sig stopped making the 226SAO (obvious reasons) but then as Romeo production ramped up has offered the 226SAO-RX in 2017. Great for customers!
 
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