Sig Sauer P320 Replaces Army Beretta M9

Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer P320

After almost 30 years of U.S. Army soldiers carrying the M9 Beretta as their sidearm, there’s a new handgun in town. The Beretta will be replaced by the Sig Sauer P320 at a cost of about $580 million. The top of the line weapons range in price from $762 to $830. But those are retail prices. Surely the army gets a substantial discount by ordering in bulk.

Like the Italian-owned Beretta, Sig Sauer is foreign-owned (controlled by the privately held German company L&O Holding). But like the Berettas produced for the Army, the Sig Sauers will be manufactured in America.

The Marines may eventually follow suit in selecting the P320, according to Marine Times.

Among the features of the Sig Sauer P320 that presumably helped it beat out competitors such as Smith & Wesson and Glock are what the company calls a “unique modular and adoptable design.”

  • The grip can be adjusted to the shooter.
  • The P320 can be converted to fire 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W ammunition.
  • It can be configured for silencers.
  • Multiple sizes of the stainless-steel frame are available.

The Sig Sauer P320 will be produced in New Hampshire and phased in over the next decade, according to Army Times.

 

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SIG to Introduce the P227 double-stack .45 ACP at SHOT Show 2013

 

SIG aficionados at SIG Sauer Guns and Accessories blogged about an upcoming addition to the SIG lineup, the P227, a double-stack version of the P220. We have contacted SIG and confirmed that this rumor to be true, and that SIG will be launching the P227 at the 2013 SHOT Show. Not all the final details have been hammered out, so there is still some room for speculation.

We do know that with a capacity of 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP and with 14-round extended magazines, this handgun is already going to be a success and we don’t even have proper photos of it yet.

They report that the P227 is likely to be offered in three models, a full-size P227 with a 4.4-inch barrel, one with and one without night sights, and a 3.9-inch Compact SIG Anti-Snag model with night sights. SIG’s SAS handguns are dehorned, with the sharp corners rounded off, and are intended for concealed-carry and come without a Picatinney rail and with night sights.

The P227 will be parts-compatible to a large degree with the P220 and you will be able to swap slides between them. They will likely use E2 grips to keep the grip size down. Double-stack .45s are usually on the girthy side and anything to slim down the grip will be welcome.

Prices have not yet been written in stone but they are likely to be priced in-line with SIGs other classic P-series pistols, but of course we wouldn’t be surprised if, by virtue of being shiny, new and awesome will command a bit of a price premium at first.

Actually, the only thing that could hold this gun back is SIG. When they announced the P224 people were ready to buy the instant they got word. However, the execution and delivery wasn’t great. Instead of a 9mm DA/SA concealed-carry pistol with the new, slender E2 grips, they produced a DAK pistol chambered in .40 S&W with chunky “Extreme” grips.

And even with the group of buyers who wanted that exact configuration, availability of the pistol was practically nil. We really hope the case isn’t the same with the P227.

With the P227, SIG needs to bring a DA/SA decocker handgun true to the original P220, just now with a much greater capacity. Down the road they can come out with a SAO model and a DAK for those crowds, an Elite model and a Stainless version, but to launch the gun right they need to stay with their base. SIG is aware of this and is likely to quite literally stick to their guns and kick off the P227 with traditional configurations and controls.

The P220 was developed in 1975 to replace the WWII-era SIG P210 standard issue with the Swiss military, and is the first and original model of what is considered today to be the “classic P-series” SIG pistols. All the other designs are derivatives of the now-iconic P220.

We still have some waiting and seeing to do, and we look forward to every bit of it. It gets the name P227 because it will be similar in size to the P226, even if we think P221 would have made more sense. It will fit in standard P220/P226 holsters.

SIG Sauer P250 Subcompact with Rail

SIG Sauer P250 Subcompact with Accessory Rail

SIG Sauer P250 Subcompact with Accessory Rail

 

SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement and military firearms, introduces the latest version of the P250™ Modular Pistol System, the P250 Subcompact with an integral M1913 accessory rail.

Featuring the medium grip contoured to fit most hand sizes, the new P250 Subcompact allows users to mount lights and lasers on the smallest P250 frame. SIGLITE® Night Sights are standard on the Nitron®–coated, one-piece stainless steel slide.

The modular fire control system of the P250 allows users to choose the caliber, barrel length and frame size to fit their needs. Available in 9mm, .40S&W and .357SIG, the P250 Subcompact offers a consistent 6.5 double-action-only trigger pull.

An ambidextrous slide catch lever and reversible magazine catch makes the P250 user-friendly for both right- and left-handed shooters. With 12 rounds of 9mm or 10 rounds of .40S&W or .357SIG, the P250 Subcompact offers substantial firepower for a concealed carry pistol. SIGsauer.com.

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SIG SAUER ST-900L TACTICAL LIGHT and LASER

 

 

SIG SAUER ST-900L TACTICAL LIGHT and LASER

 

SIG SAUER ST-900L TACTICAL LIGHT and LASER

SIG SAUER ST-900L TACTICAL LIGHT and LASER

The SIG SAUER STL-900L Tactical Light & Laser is the ideal integrated solution for weapons illumination and aiming. A high output LED provides a blinding white light, with a strobe function optimized for disorientation. The high intensity red laser works alone or in combination with the white light to provide pinpoint accuracy. Intuitive push button operation allows for any combination of light and laser function. Magnetic switching assures optimum performance and durability under the most demanding conditions. Digital integrated circuits provide power management and optimize battery life. Ergonomic design and advanced materials assure light weight and a compact form factor. The STL-900L features a quick release latching system that can be operated with one hand and tightened for added security without the use of tools. The unit attaches to M1913 and similar type rails, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of platforms.

The SIG SAUER STL-900L Tactical Light & Laser is your best option when facing the unknown.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Quick release latching system mounts to M1913 and similar type rails
• On-board tool for laser windage & elevation Adjustment
• 4MM glass lens
• Advanced polymer HOUSING, with an anodized aluminum bezel
• Integrated circuits provide power management
• High intensity red laser works alone or in combination with the white light
• 80 minutes peak battery life, using (1) CR123A Lithium Battery
• High output LED (*130 Lumens peak) provides a blinding white light, with a strobe function
• GREAT for civilians, off duty officers & military personnel

*Output based on LED manufacturers specifications.

 

SIG SAUER P226 ENHANCED ELITE 40 SMITH&WESSON PICTURE

Here is a picture of my brand new SIG SAUER P226 ENHANCED ELITE chambered in 40 SMITH&WESSON. While I’m not a fan of how it looks it sure fits my hand very well. I’ll go as far as to say its one of the most comfortable handguns I have ever held.

SIG SAUER P226 ENHANCED ELITE

SIG SAUER P226 ENHANCED ELITE

 

The P226 Elite adds an ergonomic extended beavertail, forward cocking serrations, front strap checkering, custom wood grips, and the Short Reset Trigger (SRT). SIG engineers designed the SRT to provide the same safety and action of the SIG DA/SA trigger with a reset that is 60% shorter for faster trigger return during high speed shooting. The Elite Dark is equipped with alloy grips instead of wood. The Platinum Elite also has aluminum grips. The P226 Elite line is available in 9mm, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W.

The “Enhanced Elite” models take the same features common to all Elite series pistols and combine them with the ergonomic one piece reduced reach grips used in the E2 pistols.