Over on WeTheArmed.com, the subject is being discussed. This is something I’ve been wanting now for – let me check – about 15 years. And it’s finally happening. SIG is going to release some variants of the P220 in 10mm Auto.
This isn’t just good for us 10mm fans. This is really good for us 10mm fans. Really, outside of custom 1911’s that cost the same as a decent used motorcycle or even a car… There have only been two options for a production 10mm pistol.
Let’s look at Glock. The Model 20, and the Model 29 have been it. Luckily for us, Glock is also bringing out the Model 40 MOS in 10mm so we have another decent option… the Model 40 sporting a long slide and being optics ready. I’ve handled this gun and it’s going to be great.
EAA on the other hand… While they make a great gun in the Witness series, I still have a hard time taking EAA seriously because of their past marketing. At least they’ve finally dropped the embarrassingly sexist crap with girls that look like they came from the Red Light District of Richmond, VA. Looking at the new Witness line up, I see that EAA is taking great strides to be actually competitive in their offerings. They are making some new models now that I’d be very interesting in trying. But a lot of guys I know refuse to even look at an EAA for various reasons. And EAA is not considered a top tier provider of service handguns. Not like Glock, not like SIG…
With SIG finally breaking bad and throwing down 10mm, this legitimizes the 10mm cartridge even further. If these guns have any degree of success, like I think they well… I will expect to see the likes of Beretta and S&W jumping on board with 10mm service pistols down the road. I can even see Ruger offering a few variants of their 1911 in it…
I’d still really like to see CZ-USA offer a 97B in 10. The 97B and the P220 have been my dream Tens. I am very happy about this.