Double action to Single action
excellent weapon from SIG-Sauer, a company famous for their reliablity
and accuracy. This weapon is chambered for the new and powerful
.357 SIG cartridge. This cartridge is a necked down .40 S&W
cartridge case to 9mm (.355 cal. actually) and is as powerful as
the .357 magnum revolver. This new cartridge is only about two years
old and has yet to see much wide spread use. Glock is the only other
firearm manufacturer that has built a weapon that fires this cartridge.
We have yet to see whether this cartridge will survive. The P229S
only comes in this caliber. The P229S is designed as a competition
weapon with a heavy barrel, compensator and adjustable target sights.
This SIG doesn't have an applied safety and the first round is double
action with the rest being single action. A decocker allows the
operator to go back into double action mode when the threat level
is down. More US law enforcement organizations use SIG pistols than
any other high capacity handgun, and for good reason. They are dependable,
easy to use, highly accurate, utterly reliable and extremely tough.