That’s right folks, SHOT Show just keeps giving and giving! One of the booths I was surprised to spend a good bit of time at was the SIG SAUER booth. I’m not a die hard Sig fan nor will I pretend to be extensively knowledgeable about SIG guns but they do intrigue me and SIG didn’t disappoint at SHOT Show 2012 with numerous new announcements.
An announcement I stumbled upon that caught my eye is the all new Sig P229 Scorpion available in 9mm Luger or .40 Smith & Wesson. The gun features a factory flat dark earth finish (very slick) and some Hogue G-10 Extreme wraparound grips that feel INCREDIBLE in the hand. The P229 Scorpion is the latest edition in the P229 Elite series and is set apart by factory Trijicon Night Sights, and extremely short reset trigger (I verified this by dry firing, with permission) which is apparently 60% shorter than standard P226 pistols with a much faster return and a full beavertail grip which is a nice tip of the hat to the custom 1911s of today.
Below is all the specs of the new Sig P229 Scorpion straight from the folks at Sig themselves. I’d love to say I’ll be getting one of these from Sig Sauer for a full handgun review sometime soon, but I’m betting I’ll be doing most of my drooling from afar and through my memories of fondling it for a short period at SHOT Show.
|Trigger Pull DA||10.0 lbs|
|Trigger Pull SA||4.4 lbs|
|Overall Length||7.6 in|
|Overall Height||5.4 in|
|Overall Width||1.6 in|
|Barrel Length||3.9 in|
|Sight Radius||5.7 in|
|Weight w/Mag||32.0 oz|
|Mag Capacity||15 Rounds or 10 rounds (9mm) 12 rounds (.40S&W)|
|Sights||SIGLITE® Night Sights|
|Grips||Hogue Extreme G-10 Grips|
|Frame Finish||Flat dark earth finish|
|Slide Finish||Flat dark earth finish|
|Features||Flat dark earth finish, Hogue Extreme G-10 Grips, Accessory Rail, SRT™ – Short Reset Trigger|