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SIG-Sauer P226


SIG-Sauer P226

Manual(s)
(MANUAL) SIG Sauer P226 Manual (.pdf)

P226 appeared in 1983 in 9x19mm Luger (since 1998 offerd also in .357Sig and .40SW). Speaking simply, P226 is a high capacity reincarnation of the SigSauer P220. Key features of the P226 - dual-stack magazine for 15 9mm rounds and a firing pin safety. Designed to compete in the XM9 pistol trials that sought a successor to the Colt M 1911 that had served the US military for several decades. Both the SIG-Sauer P 226 and the eventual winner, the Beretta 92 passed each requirement during the trials, beating out offerings from Colt, Ruger, Heckler & Koch and Glock. The P 226 actually represented a lower cost per unit, but Beretta's cheaper accessory cost made the Beretta the winner in terms of overall cost.
Nevertheless, the P 226 found favor with the US Navy Sea Air Land (SEAL) unit, which adopted it as its official sidearm. Military and law enforcement agencies around the world also adopted the P 226 for duty use.

Operation:
Double Action or Double Action Only

Cartridge:
9 mm Luger, 9x21mm, .357 SIG, .40SW

Weight:
(Unloaded) 742 g (9mm), 840 g (.40 and .357)

Length:
196mm

Barrel:
112mm

Magazine Capacity:
15 rounds (9mm); 12 rounds (.40 and .357)

 

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