About the Handgun:
The P227 maintains the same size and overall layout of the P226 and is made with the E2-type enhancements that were first introduced to the P226 in 2010, such as the one-piece modular grip.
This is SIG's first double-stack 45ACP pistol, and it is available in full-size and carry lengths which fit most holsters designed for the P220 and P226.
Other features include a checkered front strap and trigger guard, stainless steel barrel, Siglite night sights and lower Picatinny rail.
The SAS variant features an SRT trigger action, anti-snag treatment on the slide and frame and no rail.
About the Manufacturer:
SIG was established in 1853 to make railway rolling stock but has since attained an remarkable record for excellence in the design and manufacture of firearms. The company has specialized in military weapons, primarily for the Swiss army, and since 1945 has been making pistols that rank among the world's finest. In the 1970s a partnership was formed with J.P Sauer & Sohn, allowing SIG designs to be made in Germany. Thus, the SIG Sauer line of handguns began, starting with the SIG Sauer P220 handgun in 1975. In 1985, SIGARMS was created as the American branch of SIG in Tysons Corner, Virginia to import the P220 and P230. In 1987 SIGARMS moved to Herndon, Virginia, and in 1990 moved to Exeter, New Hampshire to accommodate new manufacturing. On October 1, 2007 SIGARMS officially changed their name to SIG Sauer.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.