In some ways, the US law enforcement market is a bellwether for handgun trends. In the 1980′s, for example, law enforcement began to move en masse to the semi-automatic pistol and much of the buying public did as well. Some would say the early adoption of the Glock pistol by several police departments, helped launch that company as a major player in the firearms industry.
SIG SAUER announced the Indiana State Police (ISP) adopted the new P227 pistol as the department’s new duty gun. Does the adoption of the P227 by the ISP indicate the gun will have a bright future? Perhaps.
The P227 is a double-stack, .45 ACP pistol in essentially the same size as the P226. In fact, the P227 will fit many, if not most, of the holsters designed for the P226. For a department that currently carries the P226, and is looking to replace older guns, moving to the .45 ACP without having to replace holsters and accessories may be appealing. Only time will tell.