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    Any Sig Experts in here?

    I got to looking online about getting my P226 slide milled and at least one place said there were versions of the slide that cannot be milled. I am not sure why this is so. The photos they provided on their website showed 'good' (can be milled) and 'not good' (cannot be milled) slides. Apparently mine is the version that cannot be milled (according to them) but other places make no such mention of this limitation. Maybe that's just what that one company's process. (see the link below. Particularly the photos they provide).

    I also do not know what a ' "slide melt" style red dot cutout' that they mention is.

    https://www.sastacticalcustoms.com/c...inish-included

    I don't know a ton of details but my P226 is an "R" series, P226R. I don't know what else to look at to determine the 'version'. I have as I rarely (almost never) know about such things.

    As an example the guys in the link below do not mention any limitations on slide milling. Nor does anyone else that I can find that does that service.

    https://www.parkermountainmachine.co...lide_Cuts.html

    I've also considered just buying a second slide and having that milled to accept a Holosun optic. Like everything else the slides are in short supply. That might be an overall better option if I can find a decent slide for a reasonable price. If I can just use my slide as is I would just send that one off. It's already got suppressor sights on it etc. That would be best but now I have doubts if it's doable.

    Sig sells a complete slide that includes an optics cut but it's for their optic only. Big surprise there. I would have to send that off to get 'fixed' if were to go that route (while also trying to sell a Sig red dot that I don't want) so it's not worth the hassle to go that route.

    Here is yet another company that does it. Again no mention of restrictions on optics mounting for a P226. That said I do not want adapter plates. I want the optic to sit right on top of the slide.

    Please note that I have not decided to do this for sure yet and I haven't even picked out an optic yet. I am open to ideas, but I like the 507K-X2 that I have now, hence I am basing everything off of that and getting something with similar controls/reticle options for the 226.

    Here is another link to a milling service. There seem to be several available.

    https://chpws.com/product/sig-sauer-...pgrade-program
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    Honestly, I would not get a Sig 226 milled for a dot, I'd find another platform with proven optics mounting options. There are only a handful of machine shops that do consistently great work, and even less that will work on Classic Sigs.

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    Brush up on your reading comprehension. LOL Right on the PMM link you posted.

    “ SLIDES WITH A LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR CAN NOT BE MILLED FOR AN OPTIC.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Honestly, I would not get a Sig 226 milled for a dot, I'd find another platform with proven optics mounting options. There are only a handful of machine shops that do consistently great work, and even less that will work on Classic Sigs.
    That's probably pretty good advice to heed to be honest. I have thought about it off and on for a long time but this is the first time I have actually tried to research it out (even the little that I am doing now).

    Honestly I like the gun a lot. It's one of my favorite handguns. I have it semi sort of custom with a really nice after market adjustable trigger and a few other things.

    I keep going back and forth if I want to change it or not. The fact that I like it so much is another reason why I thought of just getting a second slide--so I can keep it like it is and have the best of both worlds. That though is turning out to be a big pain in the ass though so probably not worth it.

    I am finishing up a 6 ARC build and still need to purchase an optic so any other handgun purchases will be put off for now. It's not urgent by any means. I have a bunch of things on my want list but I might add a good full size optics cut suppressor host to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by SINNER View Post
    Brush up on your reading comprehension. LOL Right on the PMM link you posted.

    “ SLIDES WITH A LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR CAN NOT BE MILLED FOR AN OPTIC.”
    Mine doesn't have a loaded chamber indicator. There are apparently a ton of different designs that went into the 226 over the years.

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    Oddly I talked to my sister today and asked her. She knew exactly what the issue is. Some of the Sig slides have a larger machined firing pin cavity that prevents the sight to sit at the correct height. And the aforementioned LCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINNER View Post
    Oddly I talked to my sister today and asked her. She knew exactly what the issue is. Some of the Sig slides have a larger machined firing pin cavity that prevents the sight to sit at the correct height. And the aforementioned LCI.
    I have a question for you.

    Your sister? What's the back story there? Maybe she works for Sig. If she does maybe we can get an employee discount or something. LOL!

    Honestly I'm not sure if I want to go through with it. If it was just a matter of paying the man and waiting I would probably do it but it's not that easy.

    I will probably follow UW's advice and maybe get a different gun eventually.

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    Do you EDC w/ a dot?

    I know the 226 is a great gun, but I'm in the camp that views them as interesting historical artifacts. I think eventually you'd kick yourself for mod'ing a 226 and hang your head in shame like you sporterized a K98k

    How about a p320 RXP to scratch the itch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerUp View Post
    Do you EDC w/ a dot?

    I know the 226 is a great gun, but I'm in the camp that views them as interesting historical artifacts. I think eventually you'd kick yourself for mod'ing a 226 and hang your head in shame like you sporterized a K98k

    How about a p320 RXP to scratch the itch?
    I definitely know exactly what you are saying there. Fore sure. I have gone back and forth about it about 200 times and finally broke down and investigated how much it would cost.

    Like I said above, if I could find a good second slide, and if it was easy to do, then that would be a feasible 'best of both worlds' option. I can have my gun like it is now (classic, awesome) but also the option to plink around with a red dot.

    In the end though I most likely won't bother with it unless I somehow fall into a good second slide so I can return everything back to original if I want to. Historical artifact...maybe. I have never even thought about the history of it when I bought it. I just really enjoy shooting it.

    Yes, I do EDC with a red dot on a 365XL. A few months ago was when I started and now I am absolutely loving it. To say it has grown on me is an understatement. I am really digging the dot. I am probably between 2,000 to 3,000 rounds into that one gun and for sure I can say I am a dot convert. Going forward I think all pistols I buy will be dot ready or I will just plan on putting a dot on them from the get go. That is unless it's something like a wheel gun or whatever, but anything else for the most part will wear a dot most likely.

    As far as other options I just need to handle the various guns out there and see what tickles my fancy. I am not writing anything off but I also have no alternative prospects. I have a lot of other irons in the fire so to speak and truthfully another pistol isn't a super high priority. When I get more of them it will be simply for the 'because I can' or 'because I like it' line of reasoning.

    In other words for now it is on the back burner until I finish out my current AR build. If I start shopping too much one or more of those 'other options' will follow me home.

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