In search of a high-tech semi-automatic for concealed carry? There’s no better time to do it, since the pistol industry is fiercely competitive, offering a wide variety of models for every conceivable need. Guns from the major makers come in several chamberings and a variety of operating systems, but today’s design trends involve reduced size and weight. It is also true that the makers work to develop less costly ways to build their products.
ne of the largest manufacturers on that list was SIG Sauer—I had to make use of this opportunity to check out the new pistol I had heard they were planning to display at the show, the P224. Finally, after two more years of making firearms related videos, and one year after embarking upon my written career in the shooting sports world, I found myself on a test and eval waiting list for the little pistol that I remembered from my very first Show. I’ve had a great time pouring lead through it, seeing how it handles at the range, and can now share my review with you.
A quick glance at the P224 dispels any doubts you may have about its heritage. Its looks, feel, and heft scream "P226," although when you pick it up the differences are immediately evident. The P224 is lighter, smaller, and sports a shorter barrel than either the P226 or P229.