My brother gifted me his P226 SIG for Christmas. Its like brand new and all I have to do is get it in my name. Merry Christmas.
Welcome! And what an awesome gun. My 226 is my absolute fave.
Get it in your name? What state are you in?
In the testing between the 92F and the P226 it came down to price. The SEALs took it and love it. I got both the 92 and now this masterpiece.
PA…Its easy to change here.
This exchange brings up a question.
I did a quick lookup of PA law, and found this:
So what is it you’re changing?
" It should be noted however that all transfers of handguns in Pennsylvania are required to go through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) and as such the Pennsylvania State Police keep a “Sales Database” of all handguns purchased within the Commonwealth. While almost any casual observer can see that this database clearly violates the spirit of 18 Pa.C.S. Â§ 6111.4 (Registration of firearms), in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed with the Pennsylvania State Police that because the database is not a complete record of all handgun ownership (as people bringing handguns into the state do not have to register them), it does not."
The transfer from his brother to himself must be registered with the state. State law upheld by state supreme court
Congrats on both - Brother and SIG.
I read that in the overview, of course, but is the PICS requirement there to register a gun in a new owner’s name, or is it to insure the new owner is legal to own said gun?
Ostensibly, it would seem the latter, though from @Kenneth94’s description “…get it in my name,” it would seem Pennsylvania’s citizens regard it as the former.
Brother got a huge hug?!?
Both the seller and the buyer have to be at the dealer for a transfer. Its different if the gun is inherited. I dont know how that would work. I think a death cert would have to be presented.
That is the practical effect, yes
Say he uses the Sig in a DGU, or for any other reason LE finds it in his possession and runs the serial…only to find that the last recorded transfer was to his brother…
Congratulations on a fine pistol. That’s the one in my collection that will never be up for sale/trade.
I rarely sell a firearm. Unless I have no connection or just really didnt like it. Like a gun won in a gunbash. I didnt buy it so it was traded later towards a Ruger AR556 or a Colt Commander that must have been made 10 minutes before a long weekend. Didnt like it, didnt work well and just a great big letdown. Traded that for a Berretta 92X.
Hate to tell you but, you’re in for it now. Let’s just say this is your first Sig.
You won’t be disappointed. And that’s a good Model. I don’t own a P226 but my Stepfather, PD Sargent, Retired, carried one and I’ve shot it a lot, It’s an old P226. I’ve got my own two Sig’s in the Safe. Great Firearms!
BTW, how does one get on your Brothers Christmas List?
Good to hear! You’ll enjoy it!
I was going to send you my condolences, but then I read “P226” and that’s a pretty sweet piece…
And who says this… A man who gave up on M&P and shoots Glock?
Hey, at least Glocks don’t shoot themselves!
Themselves… not… but they shoot their owners.