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SIG-Sauer P229

Semi-Automatic Concealed-Carry Security Pistol

Switzerland | 1993

"The SIG-Sauer P229 series semi-automatic pistol has proven a favorite among police, security and special forces units all over the world."

Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the SIG-Sauer P229. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
82 ft
25.0 m | 27.3 yds
1,150 ft/sec
351 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
The physical qualities of the SIG-Sauer P229. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
180 mm
7.09 in
O/A Length
98 mm
3.86 in
Barrel Length
1.91 lb
0.87 kg
Semi-Automatic; Short Recoil
.40 S&W; .357 SIG; .22LR (model dependent)
12-Round Detachable Box Magazine (.40 S&W)
Iron Front and Rear
Notable series variants as part of the SIG-Sauer P229 Semi-Automatic Concealed-Carry Security Pistol family line.
P229 - Base Series Designation
P229 Equinox - Two-tone accented Nitron stainless steel slide.
P229 DAK - Dept of Homeland Security / U.S. Coast Guard model.
P229 Elite Stainless - Ergonomic beavertail grip; front strap checkering; front cocking serrations; custom wood grips.
P229 SAS Gen 2 - New slide design; melt treatment on frame/slide; SRT trigger system; one-piece polymer grip.
P229 Enhanced Elite - Reduced-reach modular grip
P229 Extreme - Shooter's special
P229 Scorpion - Flat Dark Earth finish; ergonomic beavertail grip; SRT trigger; front cokcing serrations; front strap checkering.
P229 Scorpion TB - Similar to Scorpion base with SIGLITE Night Sights and other subtle changes including threaded barrel assembly.
P229 Combat - Military standard in Flat Dark Earth finish; alloy frame; stainless slide (Nitron); phosphated internal parts and controls; hard-chromed barrel; corrosion resistant.
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The SIG P229 model semi-automatic pistol was developed from the existing P228 series but with police forces and security personnel in mind. As such, it was made for concealed-carry as it would most likely be quickly drawn from a holster positioned somewhere on the wearer's body. Chambering was in .40 S&W and a stainless-steel slide (CNC-milled) was used over the working components as well as the barrel. The sighting feature was of a high-contrast type for quick alignment to the target. The base version was offered with a Double-Action (DA) / Single-Action (SA) trigger unit and various other options found in other SIG models were eventually introduced for the P229. In time, .22LR, 9mm, and .357 S&W chamberings were supported. Service introduction was in the early 1990s.

The P229 went on to be adopted by the nations of Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Greece, Pakistan, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States - primarily in special forces and police/security circles. In service it has performed admirably well considering its discerning customers and rigorous roles the weapon has been placed in.

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Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the SIG-Sauer P229. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): SIG-Sauer - Switzerland / Germany
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