-Full metal cylinder head
-3 point sight
-Official reproduction under Sig Sauer license
The Sig-Sauer P226 is a pistol designed in Switzerland by Sig and produced in Germany by Sauer.
Developed in response to the US Army’s competition for the Colt M1911 replacement, it is a high-capacity version of the Sig-Sauer P220. Introduced in 1983, and chambered in 9 mm Parabellum, it lost by a small margin to the Beretta 921. Certain special units from the United States and allied countries nevertheless adopted it, such as the Navy SEALs and the use a version treated against corrosion and with a SureFire W114D lamp as the standard sidearm. It has also had some success with various military and police organizations around the world, but its compact P228 version is more widely used.
In 1998 the SIG-Sauer P226 was chambered in .357 SIG and .40 S&W.