Quite frequently in novels and movies, we see Glock 9’s used. While a Glock is a great gun, I prefer to shoot the SIG 9mm.
The gun pictured is the Sig Sauer P226-R 9mm. (The “R” designates a rail on the underside where a tactical light may be mounted.) The pistol carried by Navy Seals is the SIG P226-9-NAVY. The Navy Seals version of the SIG 9 has a phosphate corrosion-resistant finish on internal parts, and a few other upgrades to make them unique for the Navy Seals, including an anchor engraved on the slide.
The ergonomics of this handgun make it easy to handle and since it’s a larger gun, the recoil isn’t terrible. I have arthritis in my hands and some of the smaller handguns have enough recoil to cause sufficient pain that I won’t shoot them often.
A review from http://typicalshooter.com says “The true test came the first time I fired the gun for the first time. With the first shot I understood why so many military and law enforcement groups had chosen the 226. The first day shooting my new Sig I shot nearly 200 rounds without any issues. The 226 was very consistent the whole time. Out of the nearly 200 rounds only one round did not hit the silhouette, and that was at 25 yards and the target was swaying. Yes, that means it boiled down to my timing, not the Sig’s performance.
“For anyone looking at the Sig P226 for a future purchase I would not hesitate to recommend it. The ergonomics and the performance sold me.”
As a gun sports enthusiast, I’ve shot the SIG P226 on more than one occasion and agree wholeheartedly. This is one sweet little gun to shoot.
In fact, I liked this gun so much, I used the SIG P226 9mm in my latest novel, DOWN & OUT. To be fair, my hero used a Glock – but only because I didn’t think it seemed realistic for EVERYONE in the book to love the SIG as much as I do.
When writing your next book, think about trying on a SIG SAUER 9mm for size instead of a Glock, and if you have a gun store that will allow you to try it out, shoot a few rounds through it. You’ll be sold.