SIG P229 [Automatic Pistol]:
The P229 is essentially a P228 in the calibers of .357 SIG and .40 S&W, but with a difference which sets it apart from all other P series guns: in order to make the slide strong enough for the powerful cartridges, it was made from a single block of machined steel, instead of sheet metal with steel inserts, like all the other P series guns have. The P229 is like all SIG guns a strong, accurate and reliable firearm, and has been adapted by several police forces throughout the USA. As with all SIG guns there is a decocking lever on the left side of the frame.
The P229 uses a 12 round magazine, and is available with different finishes.
|Weight:||1.7 lbs (.78 kg)|
|Caliber:||.357 SIG / .40 S&W|
|Barrel Length:||3.86 inch (9.65 cm)|
|Action:||Double Action / Double Action Only|
|Range:||165 ft (50 m)|
|Magazine:||12 + 1|
|Special:||Good Quality, high degree of reliability, and very accurate. Slide is machined from a single piece of steel for strength, and different finishes are available.|
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