The first Sig Sauer I ever bought was a P 229, and it was love at first sight!

So, when I heard that Sig Sauer was releasing the Sig Sauer Legion P 229 SAO in 9 mm, my heart seriously jumped for joy! There is just something about a Sig Sauer for me, that makes it a fine weapon for on duty and self defense reasons alike.

From Sig Sauer:

The P229 Legion SAO features a SIG Mastershop-inspired trigger and is finished in a proprietary Legion gray PVD coating, custom G-10 grips with a Legion medallion, the new SIG SAUER Electro-Optics X-RAY3 high visibility day/night sights and will ship with three magazines.

The P229 in SAO includes a reduced and contoured Elite beavertail, which allows for a higher grip, but a reduced profile, thus eliminating printing. More aggressive front strap checkering and additional checkering under the trigger guard enhance the grip.

An X-Five undercut has been applied to the trigger guard, allowing for a higher grip and greater control. Front cocking serrations provide greater purchase for cycling the action, clearing the firearm, or conducting press checks.

The pistol is available in 9mm, features a low profile slide catch lever and thumb safety to reduce the risk of snagging. In addition, a solid steel guide rod adds weight where it matters most.

SPECS

CALIBER= 9mm Luger
ACTION TYPE=Semi-Auto
FRAME SIZE=Compact
GRIP TYPE=Black G10
FRAME FINISH=PVD
FRAME MATERIAL=Alloy
SLIDE FINISH=PVD
SLIDE MATERIAL=Stainless Steel
BARREL MATERIAL=Carbon Steel
ACCESSORY RAIL=SIG Rail
TRIGGER=SAO
TRIGGER TYPE=Master Shop Flat Trigger
BARREL LENGTH=3.9 in (99 mm)
OVERALL LENGTH=7.1 in (180 mm)
OVERALL WIDTH=1.7 in (44 mm)
HEIGHT=5.5 in (140 mm)
WEIGHT=32 oz (908 g)
MSRP: $1413.00

SIG Sauer is the brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms. The original company, SIG Sauer GmbH, is a Swiss-German company, formed in 1976 as a partnership between Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany.

SIG (now known as SIG Holding, AG) no longer has any firearms business. Their firearms subsidiary, Swiss Arms AG, was sold to L&O Holding of Emsdetten, Germany and was renamed Swiss Arms. L&O Holding is currently the parent company of SIG Sauer GmbH.

A separate company was founded in the US in 1985 with the name SIGARMS to import and distribute SIG Sauer firearms into the United States. This company was renamed SIG Sauer Inc. in 2007 and since 2000 has been organizationally separate from SIG Sauer GmbH.

Since then, Sig Sauer has become a household name for many firearm enthusiasts, collectors, instructors, law enforcement agencies and self defense savvy people in the United States!