The SIG Sauer P229 is widely recognized by SIG pistol fans as one of the best designed and proportioned of
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I have been fascinated by the great buildings of the world all my life and always find architecture interesting. While Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are monumental achievements, the Pirate’s House in Savannah, Ga., is another structure I find completely interesting. And Joyce and I love the mile-high bridge at Grandfather Mountain.
As a writer, I do my dead-level best to test and evaluate every firearm that crosses my desk in a professional manner, including extensive range testing. Many of the commercial firearms are new and unproven, even when based on a proven handgun design. Every modification and new idiom must be proofed. Occasionally, I encounter a firearm that is proven more so than the rest. And then, there are the legends. For legends, there is little I may do to add or detract from the firearm’s reputation with my own test program. That is the case with the Sig Sauer P226 MK 25 or Navy Model.
There are two great service-grade types in the 1911 handgun—stainless steel handguns are good, serviceable pistols for hard use and commander-size handguns are a good choice for concealed carry. After all, if there were a legitimate criticism of the 1911 pistol, it would be size and weight. The 1911 is thin and heavy. Ergonomics are excellent and beyond question. The attributes of the type make modification, and even redesign, desirable as long as you keep the advantages.
Today we see a great deal of revisionist history in the media, often tainted with rose-colored glasses and a personal agenda. Young people seem to demand more continuity from their comic book epics than from their history professors. However, when you level the criticisms and fallacies toward a firearm that has served Americans well for over 100 years it is more than irritating. When that same firearm has saved your life more than once, perhaps it is time for a report.
On a recent trip to the shooting range, one of the female range officers brought me a SIG P938 and said, “Here girl, try this.” She proceeded to tell me it was her preferred carry gun and that she can conceal it anywhere on her body successfully. “It hides under anything!” she exclaimed as she pointed toward her chest.
At the 2014 SHOT Show, SIG SAUER made a strong showing. One innovative idea was a weapons system designed with wounded soldiers in mind. Many veterans choose to defend their homes with similar weapons to the ones they carried on duty, and SIG SAUER, with the help of veterans, came up with an answer for anyone with the use of only one arm—the pistol stabilizing brace (PSB).
SIG Sauer decided to skip Industry Day this year and hold their own exclusive event—which we did not attend—so we can’t attest to how well the gun shoots, but we do know the specs of SIG Sauer’s new and first striker-fired pistol, the P320.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new handguns introduced at the show. Manufacturers are offering an interesting mix of new handguns this year, running the gamut from several .22 rimfire models through dedicated competition guns.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new rifle introductions made at the show, and this edition includes coverage of major makers SIG Sauer, ArmaLite, and Browning.
SIG SAUER’s new Scorpion handgun takes the 1911 pistol a notch higher in performance and brings proven combat ability into the new century. The Scorpion is a far different pistol than the blue steel and walnut 1911 handguns many of us deployed in the past. The SIG looks different, performs differently and leaves little to be desired. It is definitely a 1911 to the marrow. The new SIG features a rugged corrosion and wear-resistant Cerakote finish. Cerakote is a proven ceramic finish that is low maintenance, resists wear and requires little lubrication.
A proven resource in creating a marksman is the use of inexpensive .22 caliber ammunition and .22 caliber firearms. The rimfire offers little or no recoil, minimal report and good accuracy. It is recognized that the rimfire is a good training aid for pure marksmanship, that is trigger control and learning sight alignment and sight picture. In today’s tight economy, we see both .22 caliber conversions and dedicated .22 caliber firearms pressed into service in training. With the high, and increasing, costs of training, .22 caliber conversion units and .22 caliber firearms appear to be a good buy.
Chronicle readers clearly favor a few gun designs over others — AR-15s, AKs, and semi-auto self-defense pistols, to name the most popular. But inside those categories, individual firearms have generated intense interest all on their own. Beyond pure product announcements, here are the top-10 articles in which we’ve reviewed a single firearm make and model (and associated variations, where applicable) that the Chronicle community obviously wanted to know more about.
Pistol articles are a hands-down favorite of readers who visit The Shooter’s Log. It’s easy to see that shooters want to know more about handguns of all types and sizes—carry guns, competitive models, high-cost pieces, budget items—it doesn’t really matter. Here our Top 10 most-read items about sidearms.
Pocket 9mm pistols dominate the sales reports as of late. Small guns that nearly equal the size of older .380 pistols but have the power of a 9mm seem to be a nice solution for the concealed carry crowd. These guns are big enough to kill, but small enough to conceal. So which one should you settle on?
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In 1998, SIG SAUER announced they had developed a polymer-framed version of their SIG “classic” design that started with the P220 way back in 1975. The SIG Pro was a full-sized service pistol designed for military and law enforcement, featuring a smooth double action/single action trigger and the familiar sights and ergonomics of those legacy SIG pistols. SIG joined Glock and HK as one of the few major firearms manufacturers to embrace a polymer frame at that time.
Once upon a time, pistols had no metal injection molded parts. They did not have polymer frames and plastic triggers with a spongy feel. Manufacturers did not cut corners to make their products easier and cheaper to build in large numbers. No, once upon a time they carefully milled slides from solid hunks of forged high carbon steel. Frames were hot forged and machined, and little parts like safeties and mag releases were through hardened. Pistols had hammers you could cock and decock and safeties that firmly clicked on and off. Plastic was just for the grips, if you weren’t classy enough to buy wood panels. All of this changed in the mid-1980s with the arrival of the Glock “wonder-nine,” and the old way of making pistols slowly died out as hordes of inexpensive polymer guns flooded the market.