Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Kevin Harron

    When I get my PAL, this, and a Kimber .45 would probably be top on my list of .45s to get. 10 round capacity mean it should be legal here in Canada. It looks like an interesting firearm for certain. The probably holster compatibility is definitely a good thing too.

  • hkryan

    I hope they come out with classic grips for the P227.

  • Lee

    Ten years to late, but people will still buy it…

    In the years of the “high capacity” wonder nine’s prior to the pointless Clinton era magazine restrictions, names guns like the Beretta M9 (92F), the Sig P226, the Ruger P85, the S&W 59, the new fangled “plastic gun” Glock 17, and the hard to find jewel of the time CZ-75 ruled the roost… Asside from the Glock which was to later spawn a revolution in handgun doctrine, economy, and shooting sports, the common characteristic they all carried was the double action trigger design. Though there were variation within the models, the typical though process was that the first pull of the trigger the long and heavy like a factory DA revolver, but the following be short and light.

    This was a horrible idea to begin with for many reasons we understand today. Reasons such as adrenaline pumping situational first stray shots from long pull trigger yanks. Issues of combat accuracy on follow up shots from inconsistent trigger pull. It is a topic that has been long beaten to death, but due to ignorance still arises. The victor being a light, consistent trigger pull.

    Statistics have repeatedly and long proven the only lives heavy trigger pulls save, are those of the bad guy at the sacrifice of the adjacent bystanders. Though in a controlled environment where time is not of the essence, and endorphins are not present in substantial quantities, little difference. This has deceived police chiefs and liability ridden law enforcement policy makers for decades. It is the reason your brand new off the shelf 1911, comes with a near five pound trigger, and why you right handed shooters group left and low when you try to shoot fast. It is also the reason that us competitive shooters have to spend the extra money to get it down to a reasonable 2.5 pounds or less. After all, modern shooting doctrine would show us that a heavy trigger offers no added safety value as our fingers are never on the trigger until we have made the decision to commit to intentionally
    fire the weapon. Until that point it rides harmlessly on the side of the frame away from the trigger and trigger guard. The only downside to a light trigger is the point at which reliable ignition of hard primers becomes an issue. Which is the reason why you wouldn’t ever want to carry a Glock trigger under 3 pounds. Once you get under that weight range, even the soft federal primers will sometimes fail to ignite due to light strikes.

    The Sig P226 has always been a reliable platform. It would be overstated to say hell and back reliable, as I have seen many fail to perform thru the years. I myself own several. As I find the lack of capacity within magazine length limits, and high barrel axis prevent me from utilizing them in any serious competition in preferable favor to more practicable handguns, I do still find them a pleasure to shoot and collect.

    Twenty years ago, the Sig P220 was a viable alternative to the 1911 for officers who worked at departments that would not allow their carry, but still wanted a full size .45acp in a DA/SA configuration gun. I could imagine at that time the P227 would have, and could have been the Jewel of the market. Maybe even 10 years ago. Though, there are still law enforcement
    departments that will not allow carry of the 1911 for various reasons, there is still competition for the P227. Competition that in my opinion would be a more favorable option. Such as the Smith and Wesson M&P-45, with its repeatable and consistent single action striker fire type trigger, its lower barrel axis, favorable capacity, interchangeable back straps, and more economical price. And price point, did I mention the retail price for the no frills stock P227 was a whopping $1,108-$1250… I just recently
    became aware that Glock is now making a 5” double stack .45acp.

    Tens years to late and maybe five hundreds dollars to much, there will still be a market of consumers and die hard Sig fan boys who will scrunch up their hard earned money to put a P227 in their hand. And though I see gun buying as a positive for both our economy, gun industry, and statistics for our gun rights, I firmly believe in doing so with a sense of purpose. Point being, the Sig P227 is getting a lot of undeserving industry attention. American Rifleman author Wiley Clapp calling it a perfect 10 in the April 2014 issue. Buyer be ware, what you read in gun publication reviews tends to be inflated in the favor. As I have never once read a negative review on a specific gun in Guns and Ammo or American rifleman. There is nothing revolutionary, spectacular, or special that you will find with the P227. Though, it is a reliable and serviceable sidearm, it is just an overpriced version, of an old design, that has long been outmoded by modernized market alternatives.

  • Lechurus