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      Tell me about the SP2022

      I recently discovered this gun, and I like it. I havent heard much about it though. What do you guys know?

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      Handled one, haven't actually shot it yet. I recently sold one to someone, waiting for him to come get it off lay-a-way and give me a range report. But I haven't heard much bad about it. It's a SigPro, which I have heard mixed reviews on.

      Here's the only really decent write up I found during a really quick search online:

      Type: Double Action or Double Action Only
      Chamber: 9x19mm Para, .357SIG, .40 S&W
      Weight with empty magazine: 760 g (9mm); 790 g (.40 & .357)
      Length: 187 mm
      Barrel length: 99 mm
      Capacity: 15 (9mm) or 12 (.40) rounds

      The SIG Pro pistol is another joint effort between two famous European arms makers, the SAN Swiss Arms (formerly known as SIG Arms) and the J. P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany. Originally developed as a .40SW caliber service pistol with modular design, it was first announced in 1998 as the SIG Pro SP 2340. About one year later, the 9mm version, designated the SP 2009, was introduced and entered production. The SIG Pro is used by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as well as by number of other law enforcement agencies worldwide. In the 2003, the French law enforcement agencies (including Gendarmerie and Police Nationale) adopted a slightly modified version of the SP 2009. New version of SIG Pro, designated as SP 2022, is to replace Beretta 92G and some older pistols. Total of 250 000 SP 2022 pistols are ordered by France.

      The SIG Pro is a short recoil operated, locked breech pistol. It uses a fairy traditional browning cam-operated locking system. Barrel locks into the slide via enlarged ejection port. The frame is made from polymer, with detachable grip panels. Grip panels can be easily replaced and are available in several different sizes and shapes. The modular hammer unit can be installed in traditional DA or DAO versions. There's no manual safety on all SIG Pro pistols. Instead, SIG Pro pistols are fitted with typical SIG-Sauer frame mounted decocker lever, and with automated firing pin safety. The overall design is slightly different from earlier SIG-Sauer pistols such as P220 or P226, as there is no separate disassembly lever on the frame of SIG Pro, and the slide release lever looks quite different. The SP 2340 and 2009 pistols are fitted with proprietary accessory rail under the barrel, while SP 2022 is fitted with integral Picatinny rail. SP 2022 also can be equipped with detachable silencer. Fixed sights are dovetailed into the slide.
      Pretty much, is a really good alternative for someone who wants a Sig, but wants a lighter weight gun for less money.

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      I looked into them several months ago - supposedly, some people claim that the trigger is smoother than some of the metal Sigs. I was kinda interested in it, as I've never had a Sig before.

      But, once I held one, I didn't care for the grip. I held one at a gun show.

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      I've got an SP2009, which is the model before the 2022(different trigger guard, among other slight differences). It's the first and only handgun I own, and the third I've ever fired(Beretta .32 Tomcat and a Smith Sigma), I really like it. There's nothing I don't like about the gun. It would be nice if the accessory rail accepted more things than just the sig laser or the sig light, but the SP2022 has a weaver rail instead of the sigpro rail, so you don't have to worry about that. Otherwise I can't think of anything bad about this gun.

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      I have put a couple hundred rounds through mine and I like it a lot. Not sure what sort of info you're looking for but here's what comes off the top of my head.

      The SP 2022 is the newest version of the SP 2340, changes include going to the Picatinny rail and I believe a more square trigger guard. The Pistol comes in 9mm, .40, and .357 sig. The best part of the latter 2 are the you can just swap barrels and go from one to the other. Mags and such are the same. Speaking of mags, you pay $27 for two rounds. The 10 round mages are $13 from Sig, the 12 rounders are $40. Not my kinda math, I'm going to find some 10's and sell my 12s.

      Ergonomics are great. The Walther P99 is the only other gun that comes close to the good feel of the sig. Where the P99 has the changeable backstrap the sig has the entire side and back part of the grip clips on and off easily. I love the large grip! Field stripping is easy, the mechanics are nice. button push mag release protruds slightly and as a lefty keeping it righty I've had some issues with unintended releases.

      I shoot .40 and the recoil isn't bad. Could be less but I've been shooting for all of three weeks so I'm not really qualified to judge. Decocking lever is nice and the mages eject with speed for those emergency situations. Trigger is smooth face, long DA pull but easy SA. Night sigts are easy to aquire and fixed for practical use.

      Hope that helps!

      ciao!

      leam

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      Cool, thanks for the responses guys.

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      I have found my SP2022 an absolute joy to shoot and it has become my primary holstered CCW piece. It has never had a problem with any ammo I have used with it and have fired over 2,000 rounds with this gun.
      I highly reco it as an easy to break down, accurate to shoot, reliable gun.Don't get me wrong, it is not a P226 but it is verrrry close.

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      I own several Sigs and love them all

      One is a Sig Pro 2022 it's a great gun



      The trigger is smooth as silk.

      I think you'll like it

      Last edited by dondavis3; 07-11-2010 at 06:00 PM.

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      ALL you'll ever need to know about the SiGPro series from Dr Lunde's site: Sig Pro FAQ

      IMO, one of the most underrated and poorly marketed handguns and best bang for the buck values around of ALL time. Of ALL the poly frames I've "test driven", the SP2022 is the ONLY one I own.

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      +1 Growler67

      That's a great website to learn about the Sig Pro 2022.

      He agrees with you that it's a great gun.


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      Academy stores were selling Sig Pros for less than $500 - with night sights. I wanna say it was $469 last week. Awesome price for a good gun with night sights.

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      +1 shipwreck

      That's where I bought mine.


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      Great pistol, Sig accurate and fun to shoot. The larger grip width is one of the only complaints about the gun. Slightly used go for $300+
      Fits my hand perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up.

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      The SP2022 I have used is in 9mm and one in 40 S&W. Both Excellent Pistols..

      You will not go wrong..

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      Sig released a new grip for the Pro that is similar to the 226/229 E2. Makes a great gun even better.

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      +1 hud35500

      That is great.

      Where did you see it or read about it?

      I'd like to check it out.


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      JAMMED in FIRST BUY

      my BRANDNEW sig pro 2022 jammed when i fired like around 5 rounds of it? and afterwards it jammed like hell. im suspecting the ammo that im using is not suitable for this gun?"?. im using the LUGER 9mm ammunition's. whats ur take on this one? and im using the reloads after ive fired some copper rounds.

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      Senior Member dondavis3's Avatar
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      I've had several new guns jam or FTE once or twice while they were breaking in.

      It's not uncommon at all .

      I'm embarrassed to say I was having "jamming" problems on a sub compact new gun once.

      And I found out the problem was not break-in or the ammo.

      It was me limp wresting ... I couldn't figure it out - a brand new gun.

      Then my shooting pardoner pointed out that I was the "problem" with my new gun

      Good luck with your new P2022 - imho they are great guns.


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      This is a great gun! ive had close to 2000 rounds through mine in the last month already and have not had one issue. just as reliable as my other sigs, i was actually thinking about buying another

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