Simple SIG components not unfamiliar to those with good taste. Extended frame rails, full-length guide rod that isn’t plastic, and one feature that should be in more handguns… a wound spring that provides a better control and more consistent performance with a longer service life than most types of springs. It’s the heart of SIG’s reliability and exceptional accuracy.
9mm Para isn’t a terrible cartridge. Any shortcomings of caliber are made up by rapid follow up shots with premium grade ammunition. Such as my personal choice for 9mm, Hornady’s Critical Duty. As with most firearms, I prefer ammunition that is loaded heavy for the caliber. If I have the choice between lighter and faster loads and the heavier slower loads, I’m taking the heavy. Ideally, it’s what I like to call “Hot and Heavy” and that’s the difference between the Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty loads. I find that the heavier loads are more reliable and do tend to be more accurate. Your milage may vary.
I remain, and all will be, a fan of DA/SA guns. I try not to jump from fad to fad, such as
SIG’s tend to be comfortable shooters as well. Any of the 22X Guns (Meaning P220, 226, 229, 228, and of course, the M11) are very reliable and very accurate. On Armed American Radio, Mark Walters asked how I’d describe them… I described them with one word. “Trust”. I trust SIG more than most makers. I trust the reliability, and I trust the accuracy. I also trust Metal framed handguns with Hammers more than I do polymer striker fired guns, because I know I can run them with confidence. This is a personal thing based on long experience with a wide range of sidearms.
I’ve always been a huge fan of SIG. Always will be. You should be too.
Now, I just need to gather about four more spare magazines and a couple good holsters for this one.