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Preview &#; The SIG SAUER P

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Illustration by Joe Oesterle

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Glock started the striker-fired polymer pistol revolution back in , and by the mids it was dominating the U.S. market for commercial and law enforcement sales. One by one, all the other major manufacturers have moved to offer similar models, some quicker than others. SIG SAUER, renowned for its double-action/single-action (DA/SA) pistols, was the last holdout, joining the party in with the P model. Based on SIG’s marketing materials, the P is clearly intended to go head to head against Glock, particularly when it comes to law enforcement sales.

What’s the big deal with striker-fired polymer pistols anyway, and why do so many agencies want them? Experience gained while teaching armed security guard classes over the past few years has revealed some firsthand insight into the benefits from an institutional perspective. These experiences have mirrored those related by other security and law enforcement (LE) instructors.

Most people who engage in firearms training to maintain professional certifications are not firearms enthusiasts. They’re training because it’s required, or they are being paid to be there. A few are genuinely passionate about firearms, seek out training, and practice on their own time between mandated sessions, but the majority will only do the minimum required. Getting people to do a little dry-fire practice between qualifications, which literally costs them nothing but time, can be like pulling teeth. Budgets are increasingly limited for training, whether in the public or private sector. This leaves us with the question of how to maximize the training time and limited ammo we have (sometimes as little as four hours a year and rounds), and how to produce the most effective shooter we can within those limitations?


Striker-fired pistols have consistently proven to be an advantage in this situation. The lack of external safety or decocking devices, combined with the trigger pull being the same every time, streamlines training significantly. DA/SA pistols, particularly those with combination decocker and safeties require a more trained, educated user to accomplish the same result, so we’re forced to dumb it down. Few will train to the point of being able to cleanly pull through a double-action first shot — these are typically thrown low and left for right-handed shooters, then back to the center on single-action. It doesn’t matter the brand of the DA/SA pistol — Ruger, S&W, Beretta, or even SIG — we’ve witnessed dozens, possibly hundreds, of people struggle to qualify with them. Hand those same shooters a striker-fired pistol, and their scores generally improve by 25 to 50 percent.

Trigger Time
Let’s talk about that trigger for a moment. The P offers the best out-of-the-box striker-fired duty/carry trigger that this author’s ever shot. It really is that good. Although SIG lists the pull weight as to pounds, it feels a lot less as the take-up is short and the break exceptionally crisp, with a short, tactile reset point. It’s offered as both a standard trigger and with a trigger safety, though the latter is not necessary for it to be drop safe. There’s an internal safety that prevents the striker from dropping unless the trigger is pulled, teamed with a disconnector safety that prevents the striker from falling with the slide out of battery.

The P is fully ambidextrous, with slide stops on both sides of the frame and a magazine catch which is reversible for left-handed shooters. Lefties have for years been relegated to second-class citizen status, with many training to hit the mag release with the middle finger of the dominant hand — because of this, our lefties left the button alone initially.


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Here's a detailed look at the Army's new sidearm — and how it shoots

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Army Sig Sauer handgun pistol
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It’s the first time the U.S. military has made a major upgrade to personal weapons in over 30 years, and so far, the only way anyone’s gotten an impression of what this new gun can do is to look at press releases and a few pictures from test ranges.

But as the Army is set to field upwards of , new M17 and M18 Modular Handguns to replace the s-era M9 Beretta pistol, We Are The Mighty got an exclusive look at the impressive new firearm from the folks who designed and built it.

Comparing the M9 to the M17, gone are the external hammer, double action and decocker, and in its place is a slick handgun with a streamlined build based on the most modern technology available in pistol operation and design.

Engineers with M17 maker Sig Sauer likened switching from the M9 to trading in a Pontiac Bonneville station wagon for a Honda Accord.

“That old car works just fine, but think of how far car design has come in over 30 years,” one Sig official said. “That’s kind of what’s happening here with the M Pistol design has come a long way since the s.”

Army pistol handgun Sig Sauer P
US Army photo by Lewis Perkins

The new M17 — and its smaller cousin, the M18 — is based on the ground-breaking P civilian handgun, which is a lot like a pistol version of a Lego set.

The M17 is built with a removable trigger module that can be inserted into new grips and mated with new barrels and slides to make a whole new handgun based on whatever the mission calls for.

But the main difference most soldiers will notice with the M17 is the change from a double action to a striker fired operation. What that means is an end to that heavy first-shot trigger pull with much lighter follow-up pulls. With the M17, every tug of the trigger is the same — and that makes for easier training and better familiarity with the handgun during yearly qualifications, Sig officials say.

“Soldiers will have a consistent trigger pull every time they shoot the M17,” said Sig Sauer pistol product manager Phil Strader.

Army pistol handgun Sig Sauer P
US Army photo by Lewis Perkins

Also, the M17 does away with the need for a decocker, so soldiers won’t have to be taught how to drop the hammer before holstering the weapon. Now, once you’re done shooting, you simply engage the external safety and put the gun on your belt.

Army pistol handgun Sig Sauer P
US Army photo by Lewis Perkins

Shooting the M17 is a no brainer. The design of the grip encourages a natural aim and the inch barrel provides good balance between accuracy and compactness. During quick draw-and-shoot drills engaging steel targets at 10 meters, the M17 hit the target every time, even in this amateur’s hands and without taking the time to line up the sights.

For those not used to an external safety on a striker-fired handgun, switching from safe to fire and back again takes a bit of getting used to, and lining up your grip hand thumb so that it doesn’t engage the slide released takes a few mags to drill into muscle memory.

But other than that, the M17 and M18 are pretty much as easy as any modern pistol to figure out.

Army pistol handgun Sig Sauer P
US Army photo by Lewis Perkins

The M17 also comes with glow-in-the-dark Tritium sights. The sights have a green front sight and orange rear sights to encourage proper alignment under stress, Strader said. What’s more, the M17 and M18 slides have a removable rear plate so soldiers can install Delta Point red dots optics.

All that, and the M17 is being outfitted with two extended round magazines and a standard rounder. The more compact M18 uses the same frame as the M17 with a size-medium grip and features a inch barrel and shorter slide.

Army pistol handgun Sig Sauer P
US Army photo by Lewis Perkins

Soldiers from the st Airborne Division will reportedly be the first to receive the M17, with more units following closely after. Rumor has it that the M17 and M18 have attracted the attention of the special operations community as well, with SEALs — who recently ditched their Sig P handguns for Glocks — particularly digging the ability to tailor the same gun to a variety of missions.

It was a tough fight that took many years, but in the end the U.S. military is poised to field an innovative, modern new handgun that makes the most of today’s technology and could give troopers a big advantage for a last ditch defense.

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For years now, traditional double action police service pistols such as the SIG P-series have been pushed out of the spotlight by polymer-frame, striker fired pistols, a revolution begun by Glock in the s. SIG had entered the polymer pistol market twice, both times with polymer frame guns that were hammer-fired with double action triggers.

The SIG P full-sized Nitron.

The SIG Pro, introduced some twenty years ago, is still in the line as the Model , currently produced in 9mm Luger, S&W, and SIG. A perfectly good pistol, it is seen largely as a budget-priced version of the P-series guns, and is not on the radar screen of buyers – individual or institutional – who are locked into Glock or Glock’s arch competitor in that market, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police pistol.

SIG’s next foray into the polymer pistol market was the P Its selling point of interchangeable frame sizes, calibers, etc. was not what the law enforcement market was looking for. While it had an excellent double action only trigger, it was markedly different from the short-throw triggers cops were being trained on with Glocks and M&Ps at their departments, and police interest was scant.
SIG finally decided to meet the striker-fired polymer pistols on their own ground.
P development

Superstar engineer Ethan Lessard led the project of what would become the P pistol. The early versions were done on the P format, with the first two prototypes being a “straight drop in” for the P production line. A button takedown was designed: Lessard told me, “SIG protocol is for the user to HAVE to remove the magazine and HAVE to lock the slide to the rear to begin disassembly.”

Sig P Carry Nitron.

Stagnant for a time, the striker-fired pistol project resumed in One prototype was, said Lessard, “Way, way outside the norm for striker-fired guns because it cocked on opening like a hammer-fired pistol. Most striker-fired pistols cock on closing.” Eventually, Lessard and SIG chose to make their new pistol cock on closing, too.

The result is a good-feeling pistol with its own distinctive look, lively in the hand, with the relatively low bore axis which the striker-fired concept promotes. This results in less muzzle rise and therefore less time between accurate shots.

As was necessary for the market SIG wants to penetrate with it, the P has a consistent trigger pull for every shot. Lessard tells me that trigger pulls will be able to be adjusted for weight by replacing parts, giving end-users and departments the option of trigger pulls in the pound to pound range. Price should be competitive with the Glock and the M&P.

I handled the early model in June of , but did not have the opportunity to test-fire it. Introduction of the P took place at the SHOT Show in January of This pistol will definitely be an important chapter in the history of SIG-Sauer.

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Sig Sauer P

Primary Use

It will be a contender for agencies in the market for law enforcement striker-fired guns. The P was built as a duty gun. The company had no model that agencies that were moving to striker guns would consider.

The Sig Sauer P has all the features anyone searching for a defense pistol wants or needs. The P does feel good in the hand and shoots. Shooting full-size 9mm-chambered guns is fun.

The Sig Sauer P can easily whack steel at 50 yards. The pistol is accurate enough for competition. It easily outshoots most shooters. The large trigger blade is deeply curved. Until the shooter is acclimated to the trigger, accuracy can be hindered.

The high-bore axis causes the gun to feel somewhat like a ray gun. It is comfortable in hand. The plastic frame is warm even when the weather is cold. The grip panel feels like skateboard tape without sand.

Subdued stippling works better than it appears. It may be necessary to feel it in hand and fire it to appreciate the P The trigger is a suitable striker-fired trigger. There is no stacking, and the weight is decent.


The barrel of a full-size Sig Sauer P is inches. A compact version has a barrel that is inches.

Stock Options

The ATF considers the serial number to the ‘gun.’ Everything else is regarded as a part. The slide and grip frame do not have a serial number. The mags and slides can be changed so that all common calibers can be shot from the pistol.

Resizing the gun to the shooter’s hand is possible by using a few panels to change the grip. Sig refers to them as Caliber X-Change kits. Kits are available in Subcompact, Compact, and Full-Size.

There are caliber kits for Sig, S&W, and ACP. The kits include the proper magazine for the grip size and caliber, grip module, and new slide. Because magazines and grip frames are shared with the P, the grip width circumference and size of the gun can be tailored by changing the plastic grip frame.

The grip of the pistol is marked on the butt and above the accessory rail on the right side of the gun. A designation of ‘Full Medium’ means the grip frame is full-size and the grip size is medium.

The grip of the compact version is short. Sig claims the pistol is more adaptable and ergonomic than any gun in the class. A tester disagrees. He feels the M&P, S&W, and Glock grips are more ergonomic.

Being able to replace a grip module with a different size is not the same as having interchangeable backstraps. The lack of backstraps that are interchangeable is a negative aspect for law enforcement and civilians.

Even though the pistol has a replaceable modular frame, some departments require an ‘armorer’ to replace the frame because disassembly beyond field stripping is needed rather than swapping out backstraps.

There are striker-fired guns that have different sizes of backstraps included. Extra grip modules for the Sig are separate purchases. There are several plastic frames available to tailor the width of the grip.


It weighs ounces when not loaded.


Siglite night sights are standard on all P models. They are steel sights that have three-dot tritium inserts. Sig has a standard lockable case that houses the Sig Sauer P The case includes a holster made of injection-molded polymer.

There are cutouts for two round magazines. The Sig is held at a slightly forward angle in the holster is cheap to make and provides added value. The Sig Sauer P fits in a holster designed for the P

It has an oversize trigger guard, cutouts on the frame that allow a reticent magazine to be stripped out, standard night sights, and a tactical rail. A red dot sight is installed. It is accomplished by locking the slide back, rotating the takedown lever clockwise, and then sliding the pistol’s upper half.

It is best to have an empty magazine inserted when replacing the slide. The slide lock is lifted and moving the slide rearward and rotating the takedown pin clockwise is easier.


It has a capacity of 17 + 1 in 9mm and 14+ 1 in About two rounds are sacrificed in the compact version, depending on the caliber. Two steel Mec-Gar magazines come with the pistol. The P functions and fires all plinking and hollow point ammunition feed through it into a ragged hole.


The mantra of the Sig Sauer Sauer P is ‘simple is better.’ There are no controls except a magazine release, takedown lever, and an ambidextrous slide stop and release. With easy-to-follow instructions found in the owner’s manual, the triangular magazine release can be reversed.

The triangular mag release is surprisingly ergonomic. The trigger is smooth and consistent. It is available in a small bladed or standard, short reach design. The trigger pull of the pistol is advertised between and pounds. One tester measured the pull to be pounds, which he feels is too heavy.

He did like the length of pull. The total travel length that includes taking up the slack is only inch. Without taking the slack into account, the trigger pull length and reset is only inch, which is excellent.

The short trigger pull makes it shoot quickly. Because the trigger pull is so short, it feels like the pull requires only six pounds of force. Short trigger pulls feel lighter than longer ones that weight the same. That fact is the reason the overtravel stop exists. The sight has less opportunity of being disturbed when pulling the trigger that has a short pull length.

The shooter can shoot quickly when needed. The trigger is steel. The trigger mechanism contains no polymer. The metal-on-metal contact makes The trigger pull consistent due to the metal on metal contact. The slide of a striker-fired gun has to be worked between every pull of the trigger for it to be recocked.

The trigger clicks each time even though the gun does not have double strike capability. The trigger will click every time it is pulled, even when the striker is forward. The striker is pre-cocked inside the slide. Sig uses the term ‘partially pre-tensioned.’

A block is used to cock the striker as the slide advances. When the trigger is pulled the block moves and allows striker movement. Saying the striker is somewhat pre-tensioned is a bit misleading — the block that holds the striker rotates in the front.

It moves in an arc. Technically, it moves slightly rearward. When the striker is pulled backward, it moves less than an inch. With the almost undetectable rearward movement, Sig can claim the Sauer P is not a single-action weapon.

Very few police departments authorize law enforcement agents to carry a single action weapon. They can carry the P In reality, single-action pistols have short trigger pull. There is no stacking with the consistent trigger pull.

Stacking is the trigger getting heavier as the shooter pulls it until it breaks. It is a common occurrence in older designed pistols, especially those with double action triggers. One tester complained of the magazine not dropping free for reloading both when barehanded or wearing gloves.

The problem may be due to the size of his hands. A meaty palm may prevent the mag from dropping free. He had no problem with the mag jamming or coming out.

A tester found the magazine stiff at first and required downloading by two. The solution was having the magazine loaded for two weeks. It could then be loaded to capacity.


The Sig has a Nitron finish slide. The slide has forward cocking serrations and traditional lines. Both sides and the front and back of the frame have fine texturing. Appearances can be deceiving. The pistol is more grippy and aggressive than it looks. The texture is part of the molding. It is not mechanically etched after the molding process.

The small detail is hard to see, but the tiny edges are sharp. One tester claims it is a rarity to find a polymer framed pistol that is aesthetically pleasing. He likes the traditional Sig slide lines, but not the clunky frame.

A tester, who is a fan of Sig pistols, was excited by the announcement the company was producing a striker-fired gun. He was hoping the design would not feature the high-bore offset common to Sig pistols.

Bores set high, produce a muzzle rise, and the recoil is noticeable. Unfortunately for him, Sig chose to build a FrankenSIG made from existing P parts. It is clever engineering, but the tester felt Sig missed an opportunity.

Larger slide serrations would be an improvement. Shooters with sweaty hands found racking the slide troublesome. Deep slide serrations found on an S&W M&P could serve as an example.


The safety features of the Sauer P include a trigger bar, firing pin, and others that make the pistol as safe as the other Sig line pistols. The single piece trigger is something no other striker-fired pistol has.

The trigger pack design is a one-piece rather than the two-piece hinged trigger that is widely used in the M&P and Glock design which houses a safety feature that controls and operates without shoot input.

Sig heavily promotes the safety system known as the ‘Three-Point Take Down' of the P The magazine is removed, and the slide locked down to the rear before it is disassembled. The trigger does not have to be build to dismantle.

The feature sets the pistol apart from other striker fired weapons. The safety factor for novice officers or gun owners who have little safe weapon handling skills is increased.

A spokesman for Sig tells us the company will make versions with a trigger tab or a thumb safety available because of the number of agencies that feel they are a must. They will be for specific law enforcement orders. They will be available overseas also but not in the U.S., at least for a while.


The small metal gun is a bit pricey. The MSRP is $ for full-size Sig Sauer Ps having night sights.

Key Features

* Black Nitron finish
* Capacity for full-length 17 + 1
* Capacity for compact 14 + 1
* Fixed iron sights
* Full-length version barrel length is inches
* Compact version barrel inches
* Striker-fired action with short recoil
* Weighs ounces, unloaded

Bottom Line

Sig is the semi-automatic gold standard. It is known for double and single action fired guns. Entering the striker-fired market is a welcome sight for a stagnant market. The P is a viable replacement for Glock pistols used for general shooting and CCW.

Striker-fired guns have an advantage people love. Increased internal safeties and a consistent trigger pull are primary reasons elite military units, police agencies, and armed citizens switch to striker-fired guns.

The striker-fired gun mechanisms are easy to produce, assemble and simple for armorers to fix. Striker guns are cheaper than traditional firearms. The significant difference between other Sig Sauer double stack pistols and the P is the P uses a striker, and others use hammers.

It offers the reliability and quality of a Sig Sauer striker system that is tried and true, a feature that makes the P a novel gun. The pistol is an innovated design.


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SIG Sauer P

Semi-automatic pistol

SIG Sauer P
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SIG Sauer P

TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place&#;of&#;originUnited States
DesignerAdrian Thomele, Thomas Metzger, Michael Mayerl, Ethan Lessard
ManufacturerSIG Sauer Inc., Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.; SIG Sauer GmbH, Eckernförde, Germany
VariantsFull-size, Carry, Compact, and Subcompact, four calibers, three grip sizes for each, Tacops, RX and X-Five models, Custom Shop Limited Editions
Mass&#;g (&#;oz) P Full Size (incl. magazine)
&#;g (&#;oz) P Carry (incl. magazine)
&#;g (&#;oz) P Compact (incl. magazine)
&#;g (&#;oz) P Subcompact (incl. magazine)
Length&#;mm (&#;in) P Full Size
&#;mm (&#;in) P Carry
&#;mm (&#;in) P Compact
&#;mm (&#;in) P Subcompact
Barrel&#;length&#;mm (&#;in) P Full Size
98&#;mm (&#;in) P Carry
98&#;mm (&#;in) P Compact
91&#;mm (&#;in) P Subcompact
Width&#;mm (&#;in) P Full Size
&#;mm (&#;in) P Carry
&#;mm (&#;in) P Compact
33&#;mm (&#;in) P Subcompact
Height&#;mm (&#;in) P Full Size
&#;mm (&#;in) P Carry
&#;mm (&#;in) P Compact
&#;mm (&#;in) P Subcompact

Caliber9×19mm Parabellum
ActionShort recoil operated, locked breech SIG Sauer System
Muzzle&#;velocity ft/s ( m/s)[1]
Feed&#;systemP Full Size and P Full Size RX models:

Tacops Full: Range: meters


Tacops Carry:


RX Compact:


SightsFixed iron sights, front—blade, rear—notch, with optional tritium night inserts, Optical Reflex sight on RX models, high sights on RX and Tacops models

The SIG Sauer P is a modularsemi-automatic pistol made by SIG Sauer, Inc. of Exeter, New Hampshire, and SIG Sauer GmbH of Eckernförde, Germany. It is a further development of the SIG Sauer P, utilizing a striker-fired mechanism in lieu of a double action onlyhammer system. The P can be chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum, SIG, S&W, and ACP, and can be easily converted from one caliber to another—a change from SIG to S&W requires only a barrel change; a change between 9mm to SIG or S&W and vice versa are accomplished using a caliber exchange kit.

The P chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum was introduced in the North American market on 15 January , followed by the ACP compact model at the SHOT Show in January [2] On 19 January , it was announced that a customized version of the SIG Sauer P had won the United States Army's XM17 Modular Handgun System competition. The full-sized model will be known as the M17 and the carry-sized model will be known as the M[3]

Design details[edit]


The P was designed to be ambidextrous in handling, sporting a catch lever on both sides of the slide and user-reversible magazine release, and all other operating controls are designed so they can be operated from either side. The firearm can be field stripped with no tools. Additionally, the firearm can also be field stripped without depressing the trigger, an additional safety feature to prevent negligent discharge of the weapon.[4]

SIG Sauer P fire control unit

Trigger system[edit]

The P trigger is available in standard (solid) and tabbed (with trigger safety).[5]

M17 and M18[edit]

Main article: SIG Sauer M17

The requirements the new US Army handgun included the idea that an existing handgun model would be preferred for the Modular Handgun System Request for Proposal, known as the XM17 Procurement. SIG Sauer submitted a P with a number of modifications and submitted them for the XM17 Modular Handgun System competition.

Modifications include:

  • inch (99&#;mm) barrel length in carry size pistol
  • inch (&#;mm) barrel length in full size pistol
  • Ambidextrous thumb safety
  • chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum (can be adapted to fire larger calibers like SIG and S&W)
  • Improved slide sub-assembly to capture small components when disassembled
  • Improved trigger "mud flap" to prevent foreign debris from entering the pistol action
  • Loaded chamber indicator
  • Pistols chambered in 9mm can feature a round magazine as standard with optional round extended magazines available.[6]
  • Slide cut-out to facilitate the addition of a reflex sight. (This is the slide from the RX Series)[7]

On 19 January , it was announced that the SIG Sauer P MHS variant had won the United States Military's Modular Handgun System trials. The P will be known as the M17 (full size) and M18 (compact) in U.S. Military service. Though the pistol will remain chambered in 9 x 19mm Parabellum rather than a larger caliber, the contract allows the services to procure SIG Sauer's proposed XM Full Metal Jacket and XM Special Purpose ammunition.[8][9] The ammunition chosen to go with the pistol is a "Winchester jacketed hollow point" round.

In May , the Army announced that the first unit that will receive the M17 would be the st Airborne Division by the end of the year. At the same time, the rest of the U.S. Armed Forces revealed they also intend to acquire the handgun, making it the standard sidearm for the entire U.S. military. The services plan to procure up to , weapons in total; , for the Army, , for the Air Force, 61, for the Navy (XM18 compact version only), and 35, for the Marines.[10][11]

On 17 November , soldiers of the st Airborne received the first XM17 and XM18 pistols, with over 2, handguns delivered. The XM17 has better accuracy and ergonomics and tighter dispersion than the M9. It will also be fielded more widely, being issued down to squad and fireteam leaders; while special forces would dual-arm all of its members with a pistol and rifle, previously junior leaders in regular infantry units were excluded from carrying sidearms but policy was changed to give them more choices and options in close quarters battle situations. All Army units are planned to have the M9 replaced with the M17 within a decade.[12][13]


Initial production models of the P were found to have a "drop safety" issue if the firearm was dropped at a specific angle, potentially causing it to discharge. SIG Sauer has since refitted the P to make it drop safe and offers a voluntary upgrade program for early Ps.

Further information: §&#;Drop firing problem

Apart from initial teething issues, the P has proven itself to be an extremely reliable pistol for civilian, law enforcement and military use. Many police departments in the US and around the world have started issuing their officers Ps.[14][15][16][17]

A Canadian special forces counterterrorism unit, Joint Task Force 2 (JTF-2), withdrew the P following a misfire that injured a soldier during a training exercise in November ; JTF-2 was the only Canadian military unit using the P[18] A full enquiry exonerated the pistol and in June found that the weapon was not responsible for the accidental discharge.[19]


X Series Models[edit]

SIG Sauer P RX (with Romeo 1 optical reflex sight)

The X Series lineup includes the following grip module sizes:

  • Carry size – Fits any SIG P compact-size slide in 9mm, S&W, and SIG. The full-size slide also fits the carry-size grip module without any part of the recoil spring showing.
  • Full size – Fits any SIG P full-size slide in 9mm, S&W, and SIG

In January , SIG Sauer announced the XCompact handgun as the newest entry in their X Series lineup.[20]

  • Compact size – As of March , the P XCompact is available in 9mm only.[21]

The XCompact size grip module is the smallest grip module SIG currently carries, as they have not come out with a subcompact X Series grip module to date.

XFive Legion[edit]

Released in late July/early August the XFIVE Legion is considered the flagship of the P platform that brings added weight and features. The TXG grip module has tungsten infused directly into the polymer along with an attachable magazine well. It comes standard with Henning group aluminum base pads and a skeletonized flat trigger. The complete 9mm slide is cut and ported to reduce weight and assist in recoil and feeding abilities. It also has a slide plate for optic capabilities.[22]


The SIG PMAX is a sporterised variant of the P, designed in for use by competition shooters. The pistol is made from tungsten, weighs &#;oz ( kilograms), has a 5-inch (&#;mm) match grade barrel, and an overall length of inches (&#;mm).[23][24]

Drop firing problem[edit]

In late July , the Dallas Police Department in Texas instructed all personnel to stop carrying the P pending an investigation.[25] There were concerns that the firearm may discharge when it is dropped and the back of the slide hits the ground at a degree angle. The problem was thought to be related to the trigger weight; some triggers were heavy enough that they essentially continued to move due to inertia after the gun hit the ground. Internet publications, such as, conducted independent tests that appeared to confirm potential drop firings (at a 40 percent rate).[26]

On 8 August , SIG Sauer issued a notice that they would upgrade all Ps to address the issue.[27] The upgrade is described on the company's website as: "an alternate design that reduces the physical weight of the trigger, sear, and striker while additionally adding a mechanical disconnector."[28]


Steyr Arms, Inc. v. Sig Sauer, Inc.[edit]

In May , Steyr Mannlicher filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SIG Sauer.[29] Steyr refers to their patent US (filed in and approved in ),[30] which is for a handgun with a removable chassis. Steyr Arms requested a preliminary and permanent injunction against SIG Sauer selling any such firearms. On 11 March , the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire found that SIG Sauer did not infringe Steyr's patents, and dismissed all motions.[31]

David Hartley, et al. v. Sig Sauer, Inc.[edit]

A lawsuit related to the above noted drop firing problem and filed in April in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri led to a class action settlement in February [32][33][34] Elements of the agreement include:[33]

  • Communication that the mechanical disconnector added via the P voluntary upgrade program "provides an additional level of safety," to be advised via the SIG Sauer website and direct customer communication
  • Extension of the voluntary upgrade program for 24 months past the settlement date
  • For anyone who submitted their P to the voluntary upgrade program and was charged for repairs, a refund of such charges
  • For anyone who submitted their P to the voluntary upgrade program and was told it was unrepairable, a refund of the purchase price or a new P

A class action settlement form is available on the SIG Sauer website.[35]

Derick Ortiz v. Sig Sauer, Inc.[edit]

In September , an Arizona gun owner who purchased a P in September initiated a class action lawsuit.[36] It claims that SIG Sauer "continued to sell the flawed gun to the public",[36] and that the upgrade offered "would still not fully compensate him for the significantly diminished resale value of his pistol."[37] In March , judge Joseph N. Laplante denied SIG Sauer's motion to dismiss the case.[38][37] In May , a trial notice was issued, with pretrial statements due on 5 October [39]


  • &#;Denmark: Regular and concealed carry versions have been chosen to replace the ageing M/49 Neuhausen.[44] Deliveries set to be completed by the end of [45]
  • &#;France: 9mm Compact variant, replacing the Ruger SP revolver.[46]
  • &#;Norway: X-Series chosen by Norwegian Police Service as the standard issue sidearm for select agencies, replacing the SIG Sauer P and Heckler & Koch P[47]
  • &#;Thailand: Royal Thai Police purchased , SIG Sauer P pistols in December [48][49][50]
  • &#;United States: On 19 January , the P was chosen to replace the Beretta M9 as the United States Armed Forces' main service pistol in response to the request for a Modular Handgun System (MHS). Also known as M17 with the Air Force and Marine Corps to be equipped with the M[8][51][52] Also used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement,[53]Cambridge Police Department (Massachusetts),[54]Chicago Police Department,[55]Hawaii Department of Public Safety,[56]Oklahoma Highway Patrol[57]Pasco County Sheriff's Office (Florida),[58]Texas Department of Public Safety,[59]North Miami Police Department, and Virginia State Police.[60]


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