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Shooting the new Sig Sauer P227 .45

Sig Sauer P227

Sig Sauer's P227 is their newest model in the "traditional" Sig Sauer line. It's a double-stack .45, so you could say it's the double-stack version of the P220 or it's the .45 version of the P226. I had a chance to see and shoot it at Shot Show, during Sig Sauer's Range Day, and I was very impressed.

I am a fan of .45s to begin with, and the P227 felt "just right" in terms of grip, weight, balance, and "pointablity." To those familiar with Sigs, it's not a major breakthrough in design, it is simply a very well executed upsizing of their very popular P226 to .45.

Suffice it to say that the very first time I saw and shot the P227, I was able to hit 4 out of 5 shots (at about 10 yards) on a 4" "swinger" target, and that was while shooting the pretty peppy new Sig Sauer defensive hollow-point ammo they also introduced at Shot Show.

The P227 has all of the familiar features and controls of the Sig P226, and it is small enough to carry concealed; so if you're a fan of .45s, this one is certainly worth looking at. Highly recommended.


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