SIG Sauer P226 P-226 West Germany 9mm Para 4.4″ SA/DA Semi-Auto Pistol 1994

Sold For $1515.50

This is a Sig Sauer manufactured P226 which is a single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm Luger cartridges. The gun’s genesis begins with the P220, a pistol designed in a joint venture between Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) and J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH. It was adopted by the Swiss military in 1975 and proved an effective service pistol. The pistol was introduced into the US commercial market by Browning and sold from 1977-1980 as the Browning BDA. As the design evolved, a number of variants were engineered, with the P226 submitted to the US Army in 1984 as it sought a replacement for the aged Colt M1911. Only the P226 and Beretta 92  completed the trials successfully. Ultimately the Beretta was cheaper to manufacture and was adopted as the M9, although the P226 was adopted for service with several elite formations including the Navy SEALs. The handgun was eventually accepted for service by a number of military and police organizations across the globe. The P226 also entered the civilian market where it has remained a popular personal defense handgun. This particular specimen has little-to-no wear and is an impressive handgun that is mechanically sound