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    Sig Sauer P226 Navy 50,000 rounds (update 04/14/2010)


    Today I fired the 50,000th round from the Sig Sauer P226 Navy #NSW 14xx. It took five years, and 29 days.
    The Sig P226 was puchased new on September 7th, 2004.


    I kept a log on every round fired from the Navy P226. It was cleaned after almost every range session.
    Here are some statistics:
    *The recoil spring was replaced every 5,000 rounds.
    *18,300 rds. the spring guide rod was replaced. It wore out from using Wolff springs (this is the only part replaced on the Sig).
    *22,000-25,000, 3,000 between cleaning.
    *28,000 rounds several failure to feed, due to faulty Remington ammo (these were the only failures).
    *41,200 rounds hammer dropped three times (from single action). Continued to fire ok.
    *126 trips to the range.
    *Average 397 rounds fired per range trip.
    *Cleaned with M-pro 7, and Gun Scrubber.
    *Lubricants, Weapon Shield, and G96 oil.

    Some ammunition statistics:
    *Approximately 98% of the ammo fired was 115gr.
    *Weight of fully loaded cartriges
    1000rds.=26.36lbs.
    10,000rds.=263.60lbs.
    50,000rds.=1,318lbs.
    *Total weight of bullets (based on 115gr. bullets)
    60.87, 115gr bullets = 1 pound
    50,000, 115gr bullets = 821.42lbs.

    *50,000 rds. = 1,000, 50 round boxes
    *1,000 boxes @ $10.00 each (approxmately)=$10,000
    Last edited by whitecoyote; 04-14-10 at 21:31.
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    Very nice. Is your holster made of fluffy clouds?

    M_P

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    Well done.

    Come back when she ticks over 100 grand.

    But srsly, congratz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecoyote View Post
    *18,300 rds. the spring guide rod was replaced. It wore out from using Wolff springs (this is the only part replaced on the Sig).
    Could you provide specifics about what areas of the rod wore out?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mamma View Post
    Could you provide specifics about what areas of the rod wore out?

    Thanks.

    Joe Mamma
    The very tip wore down. The end of the spring was pushing out between the slide, and guide rod. This has been a reported problem with Wolff springs. Went back to OEM double strand springs. Everything is now ok.
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    The gun still looks very, very nice....

    How does it shoot? Any difference in feel, trigger, accuracy, etc.?
    Did you replace magazines or the mag springs?

    What was this problem:
    *41,200 rounds hammer dropped three times (from single action). Continued to fire ok.

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    I assume those pictures are from when the gun was new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I assume those pictures are from when the gun was new?
    You beat me to it.

    If the pistol looks like that AFTER 50k rounds... I'm off to buy one today, I think.
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    My P220 doesn't look anywhere near that nice and I don't have many round down the pipe. But I carry and baby mine as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecoyote View Post
    *28,000 rounds several failure to feed, due to faulty Remington ammo (these were the only failures).
    How did you determine the ammo was faulty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiroFijo View Post
    The gun still looks very, very nice....

    How does it shoot? Any difference in feel, trigger, accuracy, etc.?
    Did you replace magazines or the mag springs?

    What was this problem:
    *41,200 rounds hammer dropped three times (from single action). Continued to fire ok.
    It still shoots very good, accuracy is also very good. I still use the same 11 magazines that I purchased with the P226. They are all original, and only cleaned once.
    I believe the hammer dropping is due to a worn disconnector, but it still fires just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I assume those pictures are from when the gun was new?
    The photos were taken the other day, 10-06-2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skintop911 View Post
    How did you determine the ammo was faulty?
    It was some real cheap Remington ammo. I fired the rest of it through a couple Glocks, and was getting the same problem. The ammo was so weak, it was having a hard time cycling the slide.
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    That is awesome, my next Sig will be a NSW 226. Congrat . Ohhhhh yeahhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I assume those pictures are from when the gun was new?
    How does the slide and frame have no visible wear on it from these pics with 50,000 rounds through it? Do you not own a holster for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Lenett View Post
    How does the slide and frame have no visible wear on it from these pics with 50,000 rounds through it? Do you not own a holster for it?
    Yes, I have a Kramer horse hide holster, but it is not carried that much. It's mostly a range gun.
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    Here are inside pictures of the Navy P226.
    Amazingly, it looks very good!












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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecoyote View Post
    Yes, I have a Kramer horse hide holster, but it is not carried that much. It's mostly a range gun.
    Can you take some pics with the gun field stripped? I'd like to see the internal wear

    you beat me to it. Thanks
    Last edited by NCPatrolAR; 10-07-09 at 18:32.

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    I've seen much greater wear on 226s (and others) with substantially lower round counts. If you had posted the pics without a round count, I'd have guessed 5-10k, tops.

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    The weapon looks damn good after 50K rounds. Is the barrel worn out? I'm surprised at any acceptable accuracy left in her. I was expecting a disaster on the internals. Congrats.
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