SIG Sauer P226

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the SIG Sauer P226 pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description
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The P226 Nitron.

The SIG Sauer P226 is a semiauto pistol built on either an aluminum alloy frame or a stainless steel frame, with a stainless steel slide. It’s chambered in 9mm, .357 SIG or .40 SW.

Other features include a reversible magazine release, a standard DA/SA trigger and easy conversion from .357 SIG to .40 SW with SIG Sauer factory replacement barrels.

SIG offers numerous variations, including the:

  • P226 Nitron, which features a Nitron finish on the slide, a black hard-anodized finish on the frame, a one-piece ergonomic grip and either contrast sights or SIGLITE night sights;
  • P226 Two Tone, which features the same as the Nitron but a natural stainless finish on the slide;
  • P226 Reverse Two Tone, which features a Nitron finish on the slide, a natural stainless finish on a stainless steel frame, Hogue rubber grips and a short trigger;
  • P226 SAO, which features a single-action-only trigger, a Nitron finish on a slide with front and rear cocking serrations, a black hard-coat anodized finish on a beavertailed frame, and ambidextrous manual safeties;
  • P226 Scorpion, which features a flat dark earth finish, a beavertail frame, front and rear cocking serrations, Hogue G-10 Pirahna grips and SIG’s Short Reset Trigger (SRT) (a threaded barrel is optional);
  • P226 Tribal, which featuresa custom engraved slide with either a Nitron finish or a natural stainless finish, a non-railed black hard-coat anodized frame, front and rear cocking serrations and custom engraved aluminum grips;
  • P226 Engraved, which features a custom engraved and polished slide with a Nitron finish, a non-railed black hard-coat anodized frame, and custom wood grips with a SIG medallion inlay; and
  • P226 Engraved Stainless, which features a custom engraved slide with a natural stainless finish, a railed natural stainless frame and custom wood grips with a SIG medallion inlay.

More reading: Here’s the link to our in-depth review of the P226’s close relative, the P226 Enhanced Elite. For info on even more P226 models, check out the links below.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
9mm 15+1, 10+1 4.4″ 7.7″ 5.5″ 1.5″ 34 oz.
.357 SIG 12+1, 10+1 4.4″ 7.7″ 5.5″ 1.5″ 34 oz.
.40 SW 12+1, 10+1 4.4″ 7.7″ 5.5″ 1.5″ 34 oz.


MSRP: $976–$1,110

More P226 models:

SIG Sauer P226 MK25
SIG Sauer P226 Extreme
SIG Sauer P226 Cerakote
SIG Sauer P226 X-Six PPC
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Lightweight
SIG Sauer P226 X-Six Lightweight
SIG Sauer P226 X-Six
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Scandic Blue
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Golden Dragon
SIG Sauer P226 X-Six Scandic
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Short
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Short & Smart
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Open
SIG Sauer P226 Gadsen
SIG Sauer P226 Tactical Operations
SIG Sauer P226 25th Anniversary Commemorative
SIG Sauer P226 E2
SIG Sauer P226 Classic 22
SIG Sauer P226 USPSA
SIG Sauer P226 Elite Dark
SIG Sauer P226 Combat
SIG Sauer P226 Platinum Elite
SIG Sauer P226 SCT
SIG Sauer P226 Navy
SIG Sauer P226 Elite Stainless
SIG Sauer P226 Elite
SIG Sauer P226 DAK
SIG Sauer P226 Equinox
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Allround
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Tactical
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five Competition
SIG Sauer P226 X-Five

p226 twotone

The P226 Two Tone.


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The P226 Engraved.

The P226 Engraved.

The P226 Engraved Stainless.

The P226 Engraved Stainless.

The P226 Scorpion.

The P226 Scorpion.

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