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The SIG-Sauer P226 pistol or Sig P226 was developed as an improved, high capacity version of the P220, especially for the US XM9 trials of 1982-84.
The P226 was one of just two pistols that passed all of the technical requirements for these trials. At the last moment though, it lost to the other design, the Beretta 92SB-F, on the basis of overall cost. Despite this, the Sig Sauer P226 Firearms quickly became one of the most popular service pistols, being used by police, military and security forces, as well as by many civilian shooters around the world.
Initially available only in 9mm, it was subsequently adapted to .40 S&W and .357 SIG calibers, which are extremely popular in the USA. In fact, the P226 was the first pistol to be chambered for the .357 SIG, a high velocity, high penetration 9mm cartridge, preferred by many American highway patrol services as well as by the US Secret Service.
The SIG-Sauer P226 is basically the same as the SIG-Sauer P220 pistol, except for a slightly different shape and double-stack magazines of greater capacity. It’s available in a number of versions, for instance: Tactical, Tactical Operations, Navy, Equinox, ST, Sport Stock, Elite, Combat.. just to name a few. The P228 and P229 are also essentially compact versions of the P226.