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SIG P220 Review
The P always fit most hands well. It always had good sights compared to most of its competition. And, of course, there was the reliability factor. The gun was and is extremely reliable. But the gun had other advantages, too. High among these was the double-action first shot mechanism.
It is essentially the same basic design of the SIG Sauer P , but developed to use higher capacity, double stack magazines in place of the single stack magazines of the P The P itself has spawned further sub-variants; the P and P are both compact versions of the double stack P design. The SIG Sauer P and its variants are in service with numerous law enforcement and military organizations worldwide. The locked breech design is very different and was pioneered by SIG Sauer.
Other nations to adopt it for military use include Japan general issue and Denmark which has the earlier P in general issue only to special forces. Upon completion of their military service, all soldiers can obtain ownership of their ordinance weapon for a nominal fee; in particular commissioned officers and soldiers of the medical forces of the Swiss armed forces can obtain ownership of their P service pistols by paying an administrative fee of thirty Swiss francs. A new locking system which is known as the SIG Sauer system was introduced as well as a number of other innovations. Petter had removed the loose fitting barrel bushing and the tilting link of the John Browning M design, but retained the grooves on the top of the barrel which engaged similar grooves in the interior of the slide. SIG licensed this design in
SIG Sauer P220
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