SIG P-220 Elite 10MM

SIG P-220 Elite in 10mm after a lot of shooting.

After having spent a week at the SIG facilities back in June I really didn’t expect to see many new guns. Well I was wrong there were many more handguns than I expected.

There were several pistols that caught my eye and the SIG P-220 Elite was one of them because it’s the new 10mm! This particular sample I shot is a stainless pistol in the “Elite” model which is single action.


Sights: Tritium fixed

Barrel: 5 inch match

Grips: Rosewood with optional black steel grips

Stainless steel slide

Safety: Manual

Capacity: 8 Rounds

Price TBA


Targets were steel 1/4 size silhouette placed at 15 yards. My first group was slow fire with all rounds touching. Recoil wasn’t as bad as I expected and I found it easy to get back on target slow fire. The second mag I fired as fast as possible and hit the target with all 8 rounds. The 10mm seems to just work well in the 220.

SIG Match Elite P-220

SIG Match Elite P-220

From what the SIG range officer said you will also be able to purchase the match version in 10mm.

So many times when we write an article on a new pistol several readers ask why no 10mm. Well here it is and it’s nice! For those who hunt with a handgun the 10mm will certainly do the job. For you 10mm fans this is one you need to take a look at.

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • noguncontrol

    yeah!! now all they need is 30 round magazines!!

  • Harold Bonjovie Esq. III

    I’m interested to see how well these guns will hold up to high pressure 10mm loadings (like Underwood and Buffalo Bore)? Compared to say a Glock 20 with a aftermarket barrel and heavy recoil spring, oh and 15rnds on tap.

    • Bear

      The 220 Sig is built to fire +p+ ammo.

      The 220 Sig is built to fire 230 grn, 1200 fps 45 auto machine gun ammo!

      The 220 Sig is also built to fire the 38 supper in +p loading.

      The 220 Sig uses a 22 to 24 lbs, recoil spring in them.
      (A 1911 uses 16 to 18 lbs. recoil spring)

      The 220 Sig uses a 10 to 12 lbs,
      trigger spring that also help with heavy loads.

      The 220 Sig will take 10 mm and more.

      All Sig guns are built to fire machine gun ammo, in them,
      or the +p+ NATO loading.

      All Sig guns have very heavy duty recoil springs in the,
      all of the springs in Sig arms are heaver than needed.

      The springs Sig uses is a twisted wire type spring, like a AK & SKS
      uses, this spring is not affected HOT or COLD temps, & works
      every time.

      Sig builds their guns to take everything that can be thrown at them.
      (Ask the SEAL TEAMS)

      The 357 Sig round was first built to shoot over 2000 fps.,
      in their guns, only.

      The only reason they backed down the loading, to around
      1500 fps. was because other gun comp. complained that
      their guns were blowing up when fired.
      (Some other gun comp. still have a problem, with the lighter loading)

      If Sig builds it, it will hold up!!!!


      Where I live 10 rounds is max in hunting gun, rifle or handgun.

      3 rounds total limit in a shotgun. Except when deer season, then we
      can take the plugs out of our shotguns!

      We don’t have limit on any other guns.

      • John H

        Thanks for the info. I am a Sig fanatic and you’ve quoted facts that I was totally unaware of. I thought I was done with my collection, guess I was wrong.

      • Lee

        You didn’t embellish any of that did you?

  • jason

    Still not making proper profile 1913 rails?

  • Dracon1201

    Bleh. I was super excited, and then I realized it was 8 rds. This is a massive pistol for 8 rds.

    • Ratcraft

      My thoughts exactly.

    • FourString

      Maybe they did it to use up the spare P220 frames lying around after people just started buying a shitton of P227’s?

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I guess the guys at TFB forgot they told us they would ask SIG about why they chose the P220 instead of the P227.
      P.S. is it me or do the acc. rails look rounded?

    • txJM

      Well…it’s a single stack. What’d you expect?

      • Dracon1201

        Exactly. In a cartridge with the same diameter of a .40, in a gun with a grip that feels like fondling a Large Gatorade bottle, albeit a comfy one. A 227 frframe would have been a better choice.

        • txJM

          *Sigh* People will complain about ANYTHING.

  • Vitsaus

    This is the only gun I care about in 2015.

  • Kevin Harron

    Want. 😀

  • Ryan

    Wait, is that a SIG pistol with a safety?

    • Marc

      Yes, there have been single action SIGs with manual safeties for many years.