COMPARISON TABLE OF SIG P226 HOLSTER OPTIONS
We list 10 holsters below that should fit the SIG P226. You can used this table to compare the holsters in terms of material, price and our rating. If you want to see any of the holsters on Amazon.com, you can simply click on the image to go to that holster’s product page.
SIG P226 – KEEP THIS IN MIND
The gun for which you are buying the holster is the biggest factor in your ultimate decision. So let us have a close look at the SIG P226 as a pistol in terms if its size and how it might be used.
Weapon Size and Weight
The SIG P226 has the following measurements:
Length: 7.7 in (196 mm)
Barrel Length: 4.4 in (112 mm)
Width:1.50 in (38.1 mm)
Height: 5.5 in (140 mm)
Weight: 34 oz (964 g)
The SIG P226 is a medium to large size gun. This relegates pocket and ankle holster, as it would be incredibly difficult to conceal. The best holsters for these weapons would be regular over the waistband (OWB) holsters, inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, or shoulder holsters.
OUR REVIEW OF 5 SIG P226 HOLSTER OPTIONS
We listed 10 holsters for the SIG P226 in the comparison table above. Below we are going to take a closer look at the the 5 holsters that we really like and think would be good SIG P226 holster options. We look at factors such as overall quality, comfort, affordability and how well it fits the SIG P226.
Galco Concealable Belt Holster for Sig-Sauer P226, P220
If you want a really comfortable holster that you can carry concealed with, then this holster might be the answer!
It has a two piece design whereby the side of the holster that come against your body contours to your hip, while the molded piece is on the other side. This results in a nice narrow holster that lends itself to concealability. Some folks mentioned specifically how comfortable this holster is to drive with (don’t you just hate it when a holster is poking into you when you are in the car?!).
One design feature that does make it less ideal for concealed carry is the fact that this holster rides a little low. So you might need to wear a longer shirt or jacket to properly conceal your weapon.
From a retention perspective, this holster is great due to it being hand molded for the SIG P226. Draw is nice and quick thanks to the combat grip.
Folks rave about the leather holster with double-stitched seems. If you want a solid holster that should last you a long time, this is a really good option for you to consider. Of course, leather holsters like this does need a bit more love and care, and you will need to break the holster in a bit when you first get it.
You can order the holster to your liking, as it comes in left hand and right hand options. It is available in Havan brown or black.
BlackHawk CQC Carbon Fiber Holster Matte Finish SIG 220 / 226
This SIG P226 holster is famous for it’s active retention system. It does away with thumb breaks which can make re-holstering difficult and slows down your draw. Instead, it has a SERPA Technology lock which, when you holster the weapon, automatically engages the trigger guard and will hang onto it until you release it. You release it by simply using your normal drawing motion and using the trigger finger to push the mechanism beside the body of the holster as you draw.
Your trigger finger should naturally fall on the lock release mechanism. However, some users have reported that the thumb push off area is a little on the small side and you need to wiggle the gun to release it from the holster, just like a new leather holster, and that the holster actually follows the gun upwards as you draw.
Also, it is a little bulky, so may not ideal for concealed carry. It comes with both the paddle platform and belt loop, and there are swivel buckles on the belt loop, which allow articulation for maximum flexibility. A few users have noted that, with the belt loops, it is difficult to attach and remove a duty belt. All in all, a good, solid SIG P226 holster.
DeSantis Pro Stealth Large Frame Auto Black
This SIG P226 holster is made from premium ballistic nylon and is ambidextrous. It also has a powder coated black spring clip (for left handers, it can be removed and inserted on the opposite side) which will hold this holster securely on your belt. It comes with an extra magazine clip. This SIG P226 holster is an inside the pants holster.
Some users have mentioned that this holster does sit a little low on the waist band, making it difficult to conceal with some garments. A good upgrade would be a version that sits just a little higher which would give you a better draw grip. Some users have also said that it had a rather long break in period with the P226 pistol.
One user said it took over a month for him to be able to pull out his P226 without pulling the entire holster out. The star is the black spring clip, which many users say is solid and holds the holster very securely on the belt, even if it may be a little stiff when swapping the clip from side to side.
Galco Fletch High Ride Belt Holster for Sig-Sauer P226, P220
Almost identical to the Galco Concealable Belt Holster above, this SIG P226 holster is different only in that it is a high ride belt holster. Available in tan or black premium leather that Galco is famous for, it can be very stiff in the beginning and your pistol will feel tight when inserting and drawing.
One user recommends that you draw you weapon a few dozen times a day until you get a smooth draw. Also, you may want to break the holster in by drawing when sat down as well as when stood up; even if you’ve managed to get your draw smooth when stood up, you may find your pistol still sticks when drawing sat down. But like all high quality leather goods, it only gets better with age. The effort is well worth it as you are training the holster to fit to the exact form of your gun.
You may also want to try the Galco recommended Draw-EZ solution to further break in your holster. The holster is ideal for belts up to 1 and 3/4 inch belts. Because of the higher ride, this holster is more concealable and comfortable, with only a long vest or shirt needed to cover. Also, this SIG P226 holster has good retention, even without the thumb break.
Galco Vertical Shoulder Holster System for Sig-Sauer P226, P220
This SIG P226 holster is a traditional vertical shoulder holster from Galco, which has been field tested over military uniform as well as hunting clothing. This is ideal for anyone who prefers the classic vertical carry style (vertical position is ideal for concealed carry as nothing sticks out). This system has many fans who claim it gives the perfect fit due to it’s spider harness.
All four points of the harness are connected by the clover-shaped swivel back plate and can pivot independently of each other. Add to that the swivel connectors, and this holster system can fit virtually any body size comfortably. Many users have used cheaper nylon holsters and would now never use anything but Galco’s premium leather.
The full system comprises of SIG P226 holster, harness, ammo carrier and a set of system screws. It is ambidextrous and available in tan or black finish. As with all premium leather goods, there is a break in period required before you can holster and draw smoothly.
SIG P226 HOLSTER CHOICE Summary
Ok great, so we had a nice detailed look at 5 holsters that are a good choice for your SIG P226. But how do they compare holster to holster? Let us quickly recap each holster and see how they stack up against each other.
If you want a solid leather holster that fits your SIG P226 like a glove, then have a long hard look at the Galco Concealable Belt holster. It is made from quality saddle leather and is hand molded for the SIG P226. It is a bit more work to look after a holster like this, but it is also a holster that will give you years of joy if you take good care of it. Due to its narrow design, concealability is good for this holster, although it does ride a little low.
The BlackHawk holster is made from carbon fiber and also a good fit for the SIG P226. Although comfortable to wear, because of the SERPA technology lock, many users find that the holster is drawn up when wanting to remove the gun. Also, this lock means that users need to ‘wiggle’ the gun to release it from the holster, not ideal for a quick and smooth draw.
The DeSantis Pro Stealth holster is made from premium ballistic nylon and another good fit for the SIG P226. It sits rather low, so can be difficult to conceal, but is comfortable when worn. The main drawback with this SIG P226 holster option is the long break-in period when it comes to the holster releasing the gun smoothly. It may be a while before you achieve a smooth and fast draw.
The Galco Fletch High Ride Belt holster is almost identical to the Galco Concealable Belt Holster with the only difference being that it ‘rides high’. This makes it more concealable than the first Galco holster on this list.
The Galco Vertical Shoulder Holster System is a premium leather shoulder holster. It is a perfect fit for the SIG P226. Because it carries the gun vertically, it is fantastic for concealed carry, although, of course a jacket or coat is needed. When it come comes to comfort, this SIG P226 holster option is unbeatable due to it’s design. And draw is also fast and smooth, so long as you factor in the break-in period required for all leather holsters.
So which SIG P226 holster option would we choose?
It’s easy to see why we would pick a Galco holster here! Three out of the top five SIG P226 holster options are made by Galco. The beautiful, premium leather, the perfect fit for the SIG P226, and how comfortable these holsters are to wear, have made them a favourite for everyone. Take your pick from the Galco holsters depending on what kind of carry you prefer.
The SIG-P226 is a rather large gun, so complete concealment is difficult. If you desire concealed carry, then the Galco Vertical Shoulder Holster System, with it’s vertical carry, ensures your gun remains hidden. The pay off here is that you will need to conceal the whole system using a jacket. The Galco Concealable Belt holster is ideal for those who prefer a holster that rides a little low.
And the Galco Fletch High Ride Belt holster, as the name suggests, is perfect for those who likes holsters that ride high. Just remember to factor in the break-in period required for these holsters, as the leather does need to ‘give’ a little before your gun can be drawn smoothly.
WHAT DO YOU THINK – WHAT IS THE BEST SIG P226 HOLSTER OPTION?
Life is full of choices. And it seems when it comes to SIG P226 holsters, that holds true. Which holster is the best choice for you, really depends on your own needs as well as your budget. But we hope that we were able to possibly point you in the direction of some holsters that might be the right choice for you.