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SIG-Sauer P 228

SIG-Sauer P 228 Two Tone

SIG-Sauer P 228 is 9mm Only

SIG-Sauer P 228

M-11 Army Combat Handgun
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SIG-Sauer P228 - Introduced in 1989 - Made in Germany. The P228 is still in production and widely used by Military Units, Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies all over the world. The SIG P228 is also known as the Army M-11 Compact Combat Handgun.

SIG's Engineered Reliability, Simplicity of Operation, Instant Readiness and the Compact-Sized with extremely comfortable handling characteristics have made the 228 a top choice among Military and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the world.

The P228 is a Compact Frame, High Firepower, Semi-Automatic Pistol. The unique Decocking Lever and Patented Automatic Firing Pin Lock allows the hammer to be Safely Lowered with a round in the Chamber and eliminates the need for an external safety.

The P228 comes with High Contrast 3 Dot Sights or with the optional SIGLite "Trijicon" Night Sights, Black Plastic Stippled Stocks; Standard SIG SIG Blue Finish, with optional Two Tone, and K-Kote Finishes available. SIG categorizes this handgun as "Compact Sized" and It is one of the best handling and cancelable SIG Pistol.

Specifications: Model SIG P228 - Compact 9 mm Mechanically-Locked, Recoil-Operated, Semiautomatic Pistol.
Trigger: Double-Action /Single-Action or Double-Action Only.
Safety System: Patented automatic firing-pin lock.
Caliber: 9 mm Luger (Parabellum) 9x19
Length: 7.1 inches
Height: 5.4 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Barrel Length: 3.9 inches
Rifling Twist: 1 in 10 inches
Rifling Grooves: 6
Sight Radius: 5.7 inches
Weight w/o Magazine: 26.1 oz.
Weight, Empty Magazine: 3.0 oz.
Trigger Pull Weight: DA 12 lbs
SA 4.5 lbs.
Magazine Capacity/Type: 10 rounds*/ Double Stack.
*LEO/**Hi Caps *13-round LEO marked magazines available for law enforcement only. **13 round Pre-Ban Commercial Magazines are also available.
Optional Accessories: Sight pusher, Walnut Grips, extra magazines, cleaning kit, SIGLITE Night Sights, 3-Dot sights, short trigger, carrying case. Finish: P228 available in blue, K-Kote or Two-Tone.

The 228 a 9 mm only handgun is currently Limited to Law Enforcement Only, but just until SIG fulfills all its pending LEO & Military orders, however 228's are still widely available on the market.

SIG will be lifting the LEO only protocol very soon!

Note: all weights and dimensions are approximate.


See Article: M11 U.S. Army's New Sidearm..

Written by KEVIN E. STEELE

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