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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.

palm gun p224

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

Perfection

Ok, latest installment in my EDC series

My Sig Arms P229R with the DAK trigger, wood grips, night sights, Galco Royal Guard Holster.

5 polished teflon coated 13-round mags loaded with JHPs (Speer Gold Dot LE)

Of course i dont carry all five mags at once, (except when i do)

Whatever

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