The P226 has come to be known as one of the most distinguished combat pistols in existence because of its reliability and durability.
When the US armed forces where looking for a replacement for their Colt .45 pistol in 1984 the SIG P226 was one of only two pistols that satisfactorily completed the trials. Although cost issues prevented it from becoming the standard US service pistol, it did become very popular with elite police and military units worldwide including British SAS, US Navy Seals, and FBI Agents.
- Weight: 0.75 kg (empty)
- Calibre: 9mm X 19
- Capacity: 15 or 20 rounds