Sig Sauer added another P227 .45 ACP option this year at SHOT Show. Called the Equinox, this new P227 comes with a 2-tone slide with a nickel/pewter appearance. The Equinox also comes with a polished trigger, hammer, and control levers for those who like their handguns to be more expressive. The combination of the 2-tone slide and polished controls provides a nice contrast for visual effect.
The Sig Sauer P227 Equinox .45ACP is a design from the SIG SAUER Custom Shop master gunsmiths, and appears to be marketed towards shooters who want their handguns to stand out. The two-tone slide is actually accented Nitron® stainless steel, with brush polished flats and nickel accents. That custom work partially reflects light to add to the contrasting colors and effect.
Sitting atop a lightweight black, hard-anodized alloy frame, the Equinox does have an attractive appearance that still portrays a serious side. The P227 takes the classic contrast of black and grey colors to a more elegant level.
The Sig master gunsmiths also combined a TRUGLO® Tritium Fiber Optic front sight with the already proven SIGLITE® rear night sight. The combination provides a great contrast that allows for excellent target acquisition, whether shooting day or night.
If a shooter wishes to further enhance their low-light use, the P227 Equinox comes equipped with an accessory rail for adding pistol-mounted lights or lasers.
The P227 Equinox maintains the original P227 DA/SA hammer fired action, and Sig’s famous ergonomic grip. The Equinox will come with standard 10-round magazines, but 14-round extended magazines will also be available. The P227 Equinox will fit most holsters designed for P220R and P226R.