The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 2, 2012, 06:52 PM   #1
Join Date: January 12, 2012
Posts: 26
Please help me decide: MK25 or P226 Black Stainless

Hello all, considering picking up my first 9mm and could use some assistance in making a decision. My top two choices are either the MK25 or the P226 Black Stainless. Anyone have any idea as to which one to get? All comments will be appreciated and if you have a recommendation outside the two choices listed, I am interested in reading those as well.

For background, the gun will primarily be used as a range gun, but may consider carrying it at one point. Nevertheless, considering my size, the weight of the gun is not too big of a concern for me. Accuracy and durabily are my priorities.
Tenebrous is offline  
Old November 2, 2012, 07:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: September 3, 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 692
I have a SIG P226 (original 2005 Blackwater edition) and it is a superb pistol. For my frame it is too big to conceal or carry, but it is quite possible the best shooting auto-loading handgun I've ever owned. Mine was bought new about 5 years ago, and has somewhere between 4500-5000 rounds through it without a hiccup (I used to keep a range log rigorously, but have neglected that for awhile now).

It and my SIG P232 are both pistols I will never trade or sell.

Last edited by gwnorth; November 2, 2012 at 07:31 PM.
gwnorth is offline  
Old November 3, 2012, 09:05 PM   #3
Join Date: January 12, 2012
Posts: 26
Beautiful guns! Very nice.
Tenebrous is offline  
Old November 3, 2012, 09:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 21, 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 703
both probably good. i have been lusting over a p266 and have decided to get the mk25.

it is 2nd on my list though, looking for another 1911 in similar price range first, so my mk25 will have to wait but you should go for it.

I have never shot one, just held, but I really like its full metal frame and feel.
bitttorrrent is offline  
Old November 5, 2012, 12:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: September 25, 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 881
The biggest differences I can see are the rails and weight. The Mk25 has a square M1913 rail, which will suit accessories better than SIG’s standard rounded rail. Finally, the Black Stainless will be half a pound heavier than the Mk25. That preference is up to you, but personally, I would prefer a lighter gun.
Departed402 is offline  
Old November 5, 2012, 12:32 PM   #6
chris in va
Senior Member
Join Date: December 26, 2004
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 13,534
If you are set on a Sig and will be carrying at some point, consider a used 229. There's just no reason to waste money on Sig's inflated new gun prices when you can get a used one for about $450.

Keep in mind though, they all have a very strong first DA pull that tends to throw off your first shot. I got rid of my 220 for that reason, among others.
chris in va is offline  
Old November 6, 2012, 10:43 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: February 1, 2000
Posts: 1,431
Myself I would look for a 226 made in the early to mid 90s and spend the money you save on ammo.
Rinspeed is offline  
Old November 6, 2012, 11:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: December 15, 2011
Location: Austin
Posts: 156
I have the MK25 and love it. Can't help when trying to compare it to the other one. You won't be disappointed either way.
shuler13 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05987 seconds with 9 queries