Questions About Various Models of P226
As a little bit of background, I got into Sigs when I was looking for a nice little plinker in 9mm, and found the sp2022. I bought one, and my brother bought one at the same time, and we have really enjoyed them. My wife really likes them, too, but wants a "prettier" gun. She found the two-tone sp2022 diamond plate to her liking, so I'll be buying that in the next few weeks.
I like the 2022, but would like a larger grip, so I am drawn to the P226. There are exactly one bajillion options. :rolleyes: Now for my questions:
Question 1: The mk25 looks great to me, since it comes with 4 mags and has the anti-corrosion coated internals. I can only get my hands on the normal versions (e26r-9-bss) locally, and like the triggers on them. Does the anti-corrosion coating in the mk25's fire controls have an effect on the trigger pull at all?
Question(s) 2: If I don't get the mk25, I am considering getting the Classic .22 Beavertail and then getting a 9mm X-Change kit to have 2 guns in one for about the same price as a normal 226, and significantly less than the Enhanced Elite model 226. Questions: is the frame really the same between the .22 versions and the others? Would the cobbled together 9mm made out of the .22 Beavertail and the X-Change kit be basically the same as the Enhanced Elite? I would love to hear from someone with firsthand experience.
Question 3: Would I be better off getting the mk25 and then getting the .22LR X-Change kit for it?
Question 4: Do Sig's p226 .22LR models run on bulk ammo, or would I need to get high velocity rounds for them?
Question 5: I am also interested in the models with stainless instead of aluminum frames, but have heard comments that the stainless frames throw off the balance of the pistol. Has anyone had any experience with that?
This is obviously not my first handgun purchase, since I have an XD(m) in .40, a Springfield EMP .40, and the sp2022, but I feel like a total newb on these p226 questions. Thanks for the help.