Tag Archives: SIG P229

So, SIG let me film at the factory…

In Guns.com’s ongoing Select Fire series, I somehow talked SIG Sauer into letting us into its expansive and modern facility in Newington, New Hampshire.

While SIG Sauer had its origin in a 1976 team-up of Swiss-based SIG with West Germany’s J.P. Sauer & Sohn (which itself dates to 1751), by 1985 a U.S. spinoff, SIGARMS, was up and running in Tysons Corner, Virginia. After moving to New Hampshire in 1990, the latter company started domestic production here in America– turning blocks of steel and aluminum into firearms.

And they haven’t looked back, now making over 1 million guns per year in the “Live Free or Die” State.

Check out the video if you have 10 minutes to kill.

The SIG P229: Homeland Protector

Swiss firearms giant SIG has been a providing military grade firearms to Europe and the US for generations. One of their most interesting officers is the P229 series handgun, which draws an odd balance between combat handgun, duty gun, and concealed carry piece. Without further ado, lets take a look at it.

229 challenge coin
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