What makes the SIG SAUER® pistols the weapons of choice for elite units around the world, and the smart choice for anyone? A hard-earned reputation for getting everything right – design, materials, precision manufacturing, ergonomics, function, safety, accuracy, reliability, durability, maintenance, accessories and options.
When the time came for a new generation of SIG pistols, they didn’t set a deadline, they set a goal. The goal was to incorporate the most advanced firearms technologies and at the same time provide true value. While other manufacturers have gone to plastic frames to cut costs, SIG SAUER has refused to cut corners. This is what makes the SIG pistols unique and compelling option. The Sig Pistols is right on the mark for those looking for an exceptional value in a high performance polymer frame pistol.
This is a follow-up to my earlier February review. I had the special action job done by Sig. It cost $179.00. Man, was it worth it. The double-action pull was lightened to 8 lbs., and the single action to 3 lbs. All trigger surfaces were polished and honed. The feed ramp was also polished. At the same time I also had the short-reset trigger option installed. The travel is 60% less. What this means is you have much faster follow up shots. The single-action pull on my Sig P 227 is now better than that on my Kimber Match. Go figure. I would never have thought it possible. Here's another thing I learned. If you're used to a six-o-clock hold on the target, that is with the front and rear sights just under the bulls eye, you will need to switch out the Sig rear sight from a #8 to a #10. Sigs are designed for combat shooting where the front sight covers the bulls eye. I like to have complete visibility and have nothing obscured. Heck of a gun. - JOE
Okay, the straight skinny. This is the best semi-automatic pistol I've ever shot, and I've shot close to a hundred. Sig/Sauer did it right. The grip is perfect for all people except those with extremely small hands. The first double-action trigger pull is around 10 lbs. which is stout. Believe me, if you are ever in a situation where you need your weapon for survival, that will present no problem. I like the fact that there are no internal locks (just a padlock). I also like it that there are no warnings on the barrel. You know like on Ruger. "Do not stick barrel of gun up your nose with your finger on the trigger while whistling Dixie. Read page 6 of the manual available from Sturm Ruger. blah blah." The night sights are incredible. They stay completely bright all night long. It is as accurate at 25 yards as my Kimber Target II even though the barrel is shorter. They list the barrel at 4.4 inches. That is not correct because that includes the part that extends at the top. The actual length of the barrel is 2.2 inches. Doesn't matter, it points and shoots 1 and 1/2" groups with Federal 230 grain hardball. In spite of it's light weight, 32 ozs with mag, the recoil is not a problem. You will hear people speak of a high bore axis for Sigs, but ignore that criticism. The wide grip on the P 227 helps in this regard. My pistol has no creep in single action mode and broke as advertised, about 4 and a half pounds. The limited space here means I can't provide a complete review. Let's just say BUY IT!!!!! - JOE
The most important feature of any defensive weapon is reliability and he Sig P229 is definitely that. I\'ve fired thousands of rounds through mine and from the cheapest off brand junk to RBCDs, it has never failed to function flawlessly. It\'s consistent and well balanced. The trigger pull is smooth in DA and just right in SA. Night sights are excellent. Decocking lever is well placed and doesn\'t interfere with holstering. I like the 9mm version because with the proper ammunition it has stopping power yet doesn\'t recoil so much that your aim leaves the target allowing subsequent shots to leave the barrel quickly and accurately. It does have some disadvantages as a concealed carry gun though in that it is a bit heavy especially when fully loaded. Consider buying Hogue grips for it to improve accuracy and comfort. - D. S.