Ugly As Sin: SIG SAUER P226 Tribal

My P226 is and always has been my favorite handgun. And while some people like the whole tribal tat thing, I’m not one of them. So for me, this is like they took the Mona Lisa and scribbled all over it with Sharpie. OH GOD . . . MY EYES!


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31 Responses to Ugly As Sin: SIG SAUER P226 Tribal

  1. avatarensitu says:

    Yes, it is the final sign of the ‘appocyclypse’

  2. avatarjwm says:

    “But is it art?”

  3. avatarMatt in FL says:

    Maybe on an AR. But on that, if someone gets to see the tribal marks, either I’m doing it wrong, or they’re doing something wrong.

  4. avatarJeffrey Hill says:

    Yeah that looks… not appealing at all. I carry a P229 and I got a great deal on it because the local tribal police used it as a range weapon for a few years before selling it to Scheels. I am quite thankful they didn’t add this to it :)

  5. avatarSwarf says:

    I can’t believe a gun with a finish that sloppy got past QC.

    Wait, what’s that you say?

  6. avatarDracon1201 says:

    There are good tribals, but that is the worst job I have ever seen.

  7. avatarS.CROCK says:

    that is one thing i might not be against banning.

  8. avatarLowne says:

    Hell with it…

    I think it looks cool as hell!

    • avatarMr Pierogie says:

      Somebody needs new glasses.

      • avatarLowne says:

        Aye, I do but I still thinks it looks nice.

        I’d prefer if it were dull black on duller black rather than glossy on dull and I would change the design of it but I get the mental image of what they’re trying to do and I think it’s nice!

        I do seem to be alone in that thought however.

        *tries to back out of the room unnoticed*

    • avatarAccur81 says:

      I’m alright with it. If people hate em, maybe they’ll sell for less and I can pick one up for a deal.

  9. avatarPeter says:

    Meh, i have seen worse. The zombie sigs from last year were much worse.

  10. avatarTRUTHY says:

    Really? Sigs aren’t all that to start with….

  11. avatarCommie IL says:

    I seen it in person last April at the NRA show. It is fugly. However, I do really like the feel of the grips.

    • avatarR3dRang3R says:

      The feel of the grips is what sold me. I was just looking around like I always do. I looked at the Seals 226 with the Anchor on it but just wasn’t moved to buy it. Then the salesman pulled out the Tribal. It fit so natural in my hand and the feel was almost erotic. I can take or leave the Tribal, but the ergonomics is great.

  12. avatarMr Pierogie says:

    Does it come with a gift certificate to your tattoo parlor of choice to get either a tramp stamp or a barbed wire tattoo? Why not combine all the crap editions they sell into one, gloriously overpriced pistol? Next up, the P227 SAS TacOps Diamond Plate Combat Elite Enhanced Equinox Tribal Extreme. Yours for only $1500.

    Get back to me when then spend more than $10 on barrel finish. They can’t even get that right.

  13. avatarg says:

    Sweet heaven, whyohwhy…

    I’ve seen good tribal tattoo art, but most it, including whatever the hell they marred that beautiful SIG with is crap. Is this a new trend to replace the bright green zombie crap?

    Not to mention that most guys who tend to get tribal tattoo art have no idea of the history of tribal designs or even what they mean… kind of like people who get random Chinese characters tattoo’d on them and have no idea how to read the character or its nuances.

    Putting that crap design on the SIG reminds me of that lady who tried to re-paint that ancient fresco of Jesus… LOL.

  14. avatarKKB says:

    The tribal tattoo stuff is ugly, but I am really happy to see that that gun lacks an accessory rail. That is how SIGs should be (with the exception of the MK25). :)

  15. avatarRandy Drescher says:

    Well, At least its a step up from Poulan Wild Thing chainsaw, Randy

  16. avatarCrunkleross says:

    Not for me. This is the most beautiful Sig 226 I’ve seen

  17. avatarO.E says:

    Useless statement art is profound.

  18. avatarPaul M says:

    Cool! I could wave it around as I dance around a fire wearing nothing but a codpiece and wooden mask! Wouldn’t even need ammo. Show it to zombies and watch their heads explode!

  19. avatarST says:

    In other news, Sig Sauers CPO program posts another sales record.


  20. avatarJhonnieB. says:

    Less is more-KISS = Keep It Simple SIG!!!

  21. avatardamnskippy says:

    I think its a wicked lil beauty and feels perfect in my hands …. idk what all the negative talk is about but hey beauty is is in the eye of the beholder :)

  22. avatarSF Hawk says:

    If you are a tribal police officer or Agent and are Native American it is a cool duty weapon, not for the average pink guy.

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