Just Announced: SIG P-229 Limited Edition Carry Models

    In recent months SIG Sauer has put a great deal of effort into improving and modifying the P-229. I first announced the Legion P-229 on October the 5th (The Legion 229). Just yesterday I received an email from SIG Sauer announcing two more new models in the P-229 lineup will be available very soon. One could actually say there are three models. The new models are the SAS 40 S&W/.357 SIG as well as the Nitron in 40 S&W/.357 SIG. Both of these pistols can be converted to 9mm with the use of the new X-Change 9mm kit.

    These new pistols have features that many P-229 users will recognize. Both the SAS and Nitron have the standard P-229 frame and use the standard P-229 magazines. The difference lies in the slide,barrel and internal workings. Both pistols have a 3.5 inch slide and barrel. This is reduced from the standard 3.9 inch barrel and slide of past versions. The purpose of course is to enhance concealability. Both pistols use the new Siglite night sights.

    The Nitron uses the standard internals of the classic P-229 while the SAS features the SRT (short reset trigger). The SAS also has all edges rounded and smoothed. Both variations have the new G-10 grips which are nearly identical to the Legion P-229 only lacking the medallion of the Legion.

    The MSRP of the Nitron is $1142.00 while the SAS runs slightly more with an MSRP of $1176.00. Interestingly enough neither pistol has a picatinny rail.

    This press release from SIG

    NEWINGTON, N.H. (November 12, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., is now offering the P229® Carry chambered in .40 and .357SIG. These reduced-length pistols maintain the standard grip length and magazine capacity as the standard P229, but with a shortened slide and barrel length.

    Available in Nitron® and SAS models, the P229 Carry features a non-railed alloy frame and durable Nitron finished slide. SIGLITE® Night Sights come standard. Black G-10 grips offer a stout grip, even when wet.

    The 3.5˝ barrel makes the P229 Carry easy to draw from concealment or a duty rig. Ideal for inside the waistband (IWB) carry, the P229 Carry uses standard length, full capacity P229 magazines, making it a great back-up choice.

    “As we’ve worked with armed professionals over the years, we kept hearing comments about shorter slides and barrels, but with full-size magazines and grips,” said John Brasseur, Director of Product Management for SIG SAUER, Inc. “This combination offers advantages in certain low visibility applications. One benefit of our New Hampshire-based facility is that we can adapt new designs very efficiently to meet the needs of our users in the field.”

    The Nitron model features a DA/SA trigger and the full set of internal safeties found in all Classic SIG SAUER® pistols. The SAS model features the Short Reset Trigger system (SRT™) and has had the SIG Anti-Snag® treatment applied, where all sharp corners and hard edges have been rounded, making for a more comfortable gun to conceal.

    Both the Nitron and SAS P229 Carry models are shipping now in .40 and .357SIG. A caliber X-Change™ kit will also be available to convert .40 and .357SIG variants to 9mm.

    For more information, please visit www.sigsauer.com

    P229® Carry Nitron

    Caliber .40, .357SIG
    Action Type DA/SA
    SA Trigger Pull 4.4 lbs.
    DA Trigger Pull 10 lbs.
    Overall Length 6.7″
    Overall Height 5.4″
    Overall Width 1.3″
    Barrel Length 3.5″
    Sight Radius 5.3″
    Weight w/Mag 31 oz.
    Mag Capacity 12 Rounds
    Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
    Grips G-10
    Frame Finish Hard coat black anodized
    Slide Finish Nitron®
    Features Uses standard P229 magazines
    MSRP $1,142.00

    P229® Carry SAS

    Caliber .40, .357SIG
    Action Type DA/SA
    SA Trigger Pull 4.4 lbs.
    DA Trigger Pull 10 lbs.
    Overall Length 6.7″
    Overall Height 5.4″
    Overall Width 1.3″
    Barrel Length 3.5″
    Sight Radius 5.3″
    Weight w/Mag 31 oz.
    Mag Capacity 12 Rounds
    Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
    Grips G-10
    Frame Finish Hard coat black anodized
    Slide Finish Nitron®
    Features Uses standard P229 magazines, SIG Anti-Snag® treatment
    MSRP $1,176.00

    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 retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.


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