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To DAK or not to DAK, that is the question

One of the choices offered to the discerning Sig Sauer pistol owner for the past several years has been the ubiquitous Double Action Kellerman, or DAK system. The thing is, many have no idea what it is, why it is, or what it does. With that being said, let’s look at the good old DAK and see what questions we can answer.

Around 2004 SIG perfected a trigger system that was the design of one Harald Kellermann of Eckernförde, Germany, home to J.P. Sauer, the Teutonic home away from home of the Swiss-based company. This trigger system, to put it country simple, is like that of a double action only revolver, but with a few changes. When you pull it, the company’s specs advise that you get a full-time and constant 6.5-pound trigger squeeze and two reset points, one short, and one full-length. This allows the shooter to grow accustomed to the same trigger squeeze each time such as on a striker-fired gun like a Glock or X  D without sacrificing the benefits of a hammer-fired gun.

But why would you want it? Read the rest in my column at University of Guns

Two SIG P229R pistols. the top is a DAK trigger model, while the bottom is a DA/SA model.

Two SIG P229R pistols. the top is a DAK trigger model, while the bottom is a DA/SA model.

A tale of 10,000 troopers: SIG lands state police contracts left and right

In the world of domestic law enforcement, some of the largest and best-respected departments in the country are those of the state police and highway patrols. It only makes sense that the firearms they carry and use tend to be the subject of attention by not only other agencies seeking to cut to the chase, but also by civilian shooters looking for proven self-defense guns. Well, in the past month no less than three states have gone SIG.

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Read the rest in my column at University of Guns

SIG’s all-metal subcompact: The P224

Sig Sauer has carved out a loyal following around the world from Navy Seals to suburban homemakers with their classic pistols. However, one gun that has long been missing from this lineup is a true subcompact. Well SIG fixed that with the P224.

Swiss arms powerhouse Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG), with a history going back to the 1860s, cooked up their revolutionary “Pistole 75” in 1975 (hence the designation) for military and police sales. This, now classic, design is known as the P220 and it launched what was to become possibly the most admired family of combat handguns in use over the past forty years. With German firearms legend J.P. Sauer & Sohn providing overseas sales due to Swiss neutrality laws, the P220, and 226 was soon adopted by military and security forces around the globe. Heck the 226 only narrowly missed being the standard issue U.S. military sidearm, losing out to the Beretta 92F in 1984 over a bid price of a few dollars.

The P220 is SIG's grandfather design from which their whole 'classic' series of pistols is based on

The P220 is SIG’s grandfather design from which their whole ‘classic’ series of pistols is based on

Today the slightly more compact 229 is a hit with law enforcement ranging from the U.S. Coast Guard and Secret Service to your local beat cops. All of these guns share the same overall internal design features of their Pistol 75 grandfather, giving the whole family tree and instant familiarity to those who have ever used one.

With a lineage like this to stand on, the only thing that SIG needed to complete the portrait is a subcompact model, which begat the P224.

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Read the rest in my column at University of Guns

The Sig X5: Three Pounds of Target Slaying Steel

Sig Sauer, formed from a venture between Swiss military armament concern SIG and West German sporting firearms maker JP Sauer and Sons, is known for some of the best military service pistols in modern history. The bread and butter of this line has since the 1980s been the P226 model which is so good that the Navy SEALs, who could have used any pistol in production in the world, chose this gun as thier own.

Well, after making a name for themselves with their combat guns, Sig decided in 2004 to improve the gun for use as a precision target piece for competition users.

This led to the X5…

(Oh how sweet it is!)

(Oh how sweet it is!)

Read the rest in my column at University of Guns

The SIG P556 Pistol, settling the 9 over 40 argument once and for all

How many times have you personally weighed in on the subject of what is better in a handgun, more powerful, etc., the 9mm, .40S&W, or .45ACP? Well SIG would have to weigh in on that with their P556 and bring something very different to the table with one of the coolest pistols on the planet.

Yes, Virginia, this IS a pistol

Yes, Virginia, this IS a pistol

Read the rest in my column at University of Guns.com

The Sig Sauer P6 P225 9mm

In 1996, the various German province police forces began to upgrade their handguns. With this, they were left with over 40,000 gently used Sig-Sauer P6’s on their hands that thankfully have arrived on our shores in good numbers. With the huge following these sleek mid-size pistols have gotten in the land of the red white and blue, I thought I would go over them for our readers. From my column at Firearms Talk.com

SIG Arms ACP Kit to turn any Railed Pistol into a Carbine

SIG has a pretty nifty new carbine accessory that will fit almost ANY railed handgun

From my column at Firearms Talk

http://www.firearmstalk.com/entries/SIG-Arms-ACP-Kit-to-turn-any-Railed-Pistol-into-a-Carbine.html

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