Sig P227 Coming!
This one came as quite a curve ball!
I have received some pretty reliable information that Sig Sauer is going to be rolling out a new model called the P227 as early as SHOT Show 2013 (January).
The P227 is going to be a .45 ACP double stack pistol with overall dimensions very close to the P226. The thickness of the grip will be pretty much identical to a P226 with 2 piece grips except it will be an enhanced ergonomic grip.
The P227 will ship with a 10rd flush fit magazine and there will be a 14rd extended length mag as well.
The P227 will accept standard P220 5″, 4.4″, and 3.9″ slides. If you have a P220 Match Stainless Elite or a Super Match, those slides should work too. The pistol will fit in standard P220 and P226 holsters.
Overall, the P227 is most similar in size to a P226 which is why it follows in part numbers (instead of calling it a P221).
The initial models will probably be (this is not set in stone but should be pretty close):
- 227R-45-B – P227 with contrast sights – 4.4″ barrel, 10rd
- 227R-45-BSS – P227 with night sights – 4.4″ barrel, 10rd
- 227R3-45-SAS2B – P227 Carry SAS with Night Sights – 3.9″ barrel, 10rd
Note that it is standard for there to be an R in the part number to indicate that the model has an accessory rail. I’m waiting to confirm whether or not the above part numbers are correct or should indeed have the R. Confirmed – the part numbers do have the R – updated.
Sig has been aggressively expanding the product line in both pistols and rifles and nearly every new model has been quite successful. A double stack .45 will compete well the .45 ACP XDM’s, M&P’s, and FNP45 pistols.
No photos are available as of this post but I will share any information here as it becomes available.