You could hear the exasperation in the SIG PR guy’s voice when he said it: “After every press release [for a new handgun], the very first question we get is ‘when are you going to make it in 10mm?’ It gets annoying.” Apparently the guys in Newington have finally relented, and as announced via the SIG Forum (and independently confirmed through our own sources) the release of a P220 in 10mm is on the horizon . . .
Here are the details:
Three models will be offered:
- P220 Stainless Elite 10mm, standard length slide and barrel, traditional DA/SA trigger
- P220 Match Elite 10mm, stainless, long slide, 5″ barrel, traditional DA/SA trigger
- P220 SAO 10mm, stainless, long slide, 5″ barrel, single action only trigger
The information we are getting is that the guns will feature 5″ barrels, and are still in development. Something tells me that a SHOT Show 2015 preview is within the realm of possibility, but SIG has a tendency to take their time on new projects so I wouldn’t count on it.
The P226 is without a doubt my favorite handgun to shoot. It was a great natural extension of the P220 line. A P220 in 10mm will pack a serious punch, so I’m looking forward to seeing what SIG SAUER does with the round.