The SIG SAUER P226S will always be known as a ballistic bridesmaid. The U.S. military almost chose the German-built weapon as their official sidearm—and then gave the green light to Italy’s Beretta. cybershooters.com hosts a post telling you everything you ever wanted to know about the also-ran—and then some. As the man says, the P226S fits the hand beautifully and the trigger pull is sublime. Equally important, the P226 Sport’s weighted frame extension and extended barrel significantly reduce felt recoil, increasing the SIG shooter’s accuracy. Unfortunately, I didn’t get enough trigger time to write a full review of this 9mm version . . .
Suffice it to say, the SIG SAUER P226S is a big old thing that’s beautifully machined (if not beautiful) and extremely easy to shoot. They’re not terribly expensive: around eight bills new or half that used.