Many have been awaiting the release of this new toy out from Sig Sauer. As the SHOT Show approaches, the SIG P224 appears to be closer to reality.
The SIG SAUER P224 is a subcompact pistol in the classic SIG series (P226, etc.). The new guns will be double stack pistols chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG. MSRP on the guns is more than $1000, but expect to see them sell for less through your local retailer.
All three chamberings of the P224 will share the same features and specs, save one: magazine capacity. The 9mm will have 11 round magazines, while the .40 S&W and .357 SIG will have 10 round magazines. All models will ship with two magazines.
The SIG P224 frames will be aluminum with a black anodized finish. Slides and barrels will be stainless steel. The slide will have the typical Nitron finish. Unloaded, the guns weigh 25.4 ounces with the magazine. Early reports indicated the weight could be as much as 34 ounces, which never made any sense since the P229 only weighs 32 oz.
The Sig 224 is going to be in competition up against the new Ruger Lc9, Diamondback DB9, Glock, and other companies who are putting out some of the smallest 9mm pistols on the market. Each year these guns get smaller and smaller. With that in mind how do we even begin to choose which one to get?
We believe that 2012 is going to be one of the best years for gun manufactures. With the election and people wanting to get more compact pistols, companies like Sig and Ruger are in store for one profitable year.