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Posted: 10/22/2011 7:29:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2011 7:30:04 AM EDT by 223spree]
Gimme some opinions on this handgun. Good, bad, and the Ugly
Link Posted: 10/22/2011 7:46:37 AM EDT
I have shot the 9mm several times. I think its a nice pistol, especially for the price. Mags can get pricey, but I buy Wilson 47D and HK USP .45 mags so that point is moot. DA is long and smooth SA is ok. Haven't seen it choke yet, after 1000+ rounds. (friends pistol; short trigger, stainless guide rod, CT grips installed)

If you are into SIG pistols then buy with confidence. Don't expect match accuracy though.

It is about the same size as my commander but lighter and fatter, but not by much in either case.

The major turn off for me is the lack of an external safety and the de-cocker. I never really cared much for SIG pistols because of those 2 items.

One other thing to consider is that holster selection is minimal.
Link Posted: 10/22/2011 6:12:52 PM EDT
It has a decocker?
Link Posted: 10/22/2011 6:40:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 223spree:
It has a decocker?


Yes. It's a DA/SA gun.
Link Posted: 10/22/2011 7:03:55 PM EDT
I think its a great gun, its a little thick in the grip, probably has the best trigger I have ever used on a DA/SA autopistol and as a rule they shoot rather well and appear to be stone reliable.
Link Posted: 10/23/2011 7:26:13 AM EDT
No reason I can see not to get one. Accurate, reliable, good trigger, great price, good capacity, & caliber. What more could one ask?
Link Posted: 10/23/2011 10:54:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wyldman:
No reason I can see not to get one. Accurate, reliable, good trigger, great price, good capacity, & caliber. What more could one ask?


Agreed 100%. Hence my screen name.
Link Posted: 10/24/2011 5:55:38 PM EDT
I absolutely love my 2022s. Most underrated gun on the market today. Intensely accurate. Comfortable (for me) to shoot. I just can't find any negatives. Then, you look at the price and it becomes a WOW!!! purchase.
Link Posted: 10/25/2011 12:40:11 PM EDT
I love my 9mm. I bought it because I got such a good deal on it, but I'm glad I did. I love the way it feels and shoots, and it has yet to malfunction.
Link Posted: 10/25/2011 1:43:36 PM EDT
Probably the most underrated, under-hyped, and under-priced handgun on the market. Half the price of a P226 without compromising.
Holster selection sucks, thinking about learning how to make a kydex holster for mine so i can actually carry it. If so, my Glock 19 will surely spend more time in the gun safe.
Link Posted: 12/4/2011 3:09:58 PM EDT
Yeah I think I'm gonna be getting one of these after the new year.
Link Posted: 12/4/2011 7:06:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mtguy:
Probably the most underrated, under-hyped, and under-priced handgun on the market. Half the price of a P226 without compromising.
Holster selection sucks, thinking about learning how to make a kydex holster for mine so i can actually carry it. If so, my Glock 19 will surely spend more time in the gun safe.


white hat holsters makes a iwb holster you should look into that.

i know sp2009 mags work for this gun but do any other mags work with the gun? and is one with a inter extractor better then one without?
Link Posted: 12/4/2011 10:07:11 PM EDT
Another +1 for the 2022

I bought mine for $399 at my local gun store. I'd always wanted a sig, but I couldnt afford a P226 so I thought this would be a good way to get myself a sig. I wasnt expecting much considering the price, but I was totally amazed with this pistol. Its hands down the best stock DA trigger I've seen on a pistol, VERY smooth and to me it seems lighter than the 10lbs pull that sig advertises. The SA pull is good also, breaks at about 4-5 lbs and has no creep after take up. It feels good in my hands, and I like a larger grip since I have big hands. The interchangeable grips are also nice. Its not just a backstrap either, you change about 75% of the grip when you change it out.

Things I dont like about it are first mine only came with one mag. That wouldnt be so much of an issue if the mags wern't about $40 each. The mag is also the last 1/2in or so of the grip. I havent pinched myself yet loading it, but its only a matter of time until I do, because my little finger hangs off the frame without the mag in. Holster selection is limited, but you have companies like safariland that do make them. Thats all I can say negative about it. Its been a great gun so far. I havent been very rough on it, but the finish is holding up well too.

I recommend it. I'm even thinking about picking up a second one I like it so much.
Link Posted: 12/5/2011 3:52:55 AM EDT
Have an all German SP 2022 9mm (triple serial numbered and the Ilaflon finish) and its one of my favorites. Everyone that posted above really highlight my experience with the pistol as well. Accurate, great trigger, reliable and imho looks great compared to most other polymer frame pistols.

I have a G-Code kydex OSH holster that works great . They are about $40 shipped . And plan on picking up a Blade-Tech holster once funds permit. So holsters are getting easier to find for the 2022.
Link Posted: 12/8/2011 2:30:26 PM EDT
I love mine. I was saving for an M&P and came across a Palmetto State Armory sale and jumped on it. It's a joy to shoot and has yet to have a malfunction.
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 12:19:58 AM EDT
Only stopped carrying mine because I tend to ride the slide stop and induce failure to lock on empty (1911 habits, carry an M&P with thumb safeties now.) The SigPro is still my backup gun though.
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 6:35:23 PM EDT
Great pistol! like mine alot.
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 7:01:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mtguy:
Probably the most underrated, under-hyped, and under-priced handgun on the market. Half the price of a P226 without compromising.
Holster selection sucks, thinking about learning how to make a kydex holster for mine so i can actually carry it. If so, my Glock 19 will surely spend more time in the gun safe.

Holsters are available, you just have to wait a few weeks for them to get made.
Link Posted: 12/10/2011 7:10:17 AM EDT
NICE! Where did you get that one? I need one for my new SP2022 (if it ever gets here, PSA sold a ton of stuff over the Black Friday period and are WAAAAY behind in shipping).
Link Posted: 12/18/2011 3:17:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MDN:
Have an all German SP 2022 9mm (triple serial numbered and the Ilaflon finish) and its one of my favorites. Everyone that posted above really highlight my experience with the pistol as well. Accurate, great trigger, reliable and imho looks great compared to most other polymer frame pistols.

I have a G-Code kydex OSH holster that works great . They are about $40 shipped . And plan on picking up a Blade-Tech holster once funds permit. So holsters are getting easier to find for the 2022.



The IDP IWB by Blade Tech are nice . Ive been using one for a few years now.
The NANO looks good as well

The phantoms are very cheap
Link Posted: 12/19/2011 7:12:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2011 7:16:53 AM EDT by brasidas]
I picked up a 9mm 2022 last week and shot it for the first time Saturday. It was $399 at a local shop, plus $46 for a spare mag. I took thwo other 9mm pistols with me to the range (old Glock 19 and newish Beretta 92A1 with D spring). I shot three different loads (BH 124 grain GD +P, Speer GD 147 grain and WWB 115 grain).

The 2022 had one failure; it failed to lock the slide back with the one magazine of +P ammo I shot through it. That was the last round of +P ammo I had with me, so I didn't get a chance to delve into that further. The others had no problems.

The Beretta had the lightest SA trigger and was the easiest to fire fast (not surprising given it's much greater weight). It had great accuracy with all three brands of ammo.

The 2022 has a nice trigger, which noticeably improved after shooting it some. It seemed to have more muzzle flip than the Glock 19, which was a little surprising given that the Glock is lighter. It shot nice tight groups with the BH and Speer ammo, but was't very accurate with the WWB stuff.

The Glock 19 had a Glock trigger, shoots fast well and had decent groups with the BH and Speer ammo (but inferior to SIG), but the groups opened up a little with the WWB (superior to SIG).

As far as esthetics/"feel," for me Beretta > SIG > 2x3 > Glock.

I need to shoot it a lot more but the SIG seems like a nice pistol, especially for the price.
Link Posted: 12/22/2011 1:15:19 PM EDT
Had mine for about 2 years now. It's my first Sig. I don't see myself ever getting rid of it. It's accurate and sturdy and not finicky about ammo. Price was great compared to other pistols that have the Sig Sauer name on them.

Also i'm not afraid to use it or beat it up nor am i concerned or worried if it can take use and abuse.

It's my do everything beater and i often use it for CCW.

It's my only plastic gun.

Bought a streamlight TLR3 that it wears when it stays at home and serves as a house gun.

Lastly, as a left handed shooter, switching the mag release to the opposite side was a breeze and makes it one of my favorite pistols. Even if it is an outcast amongst my other wood and steel weapons.




Link Posted: 12/23/2011 10:56:19 AM EDT
I LOVE mine. It has been my constant companion for over a year. I have no problem CC'ing it at all and carry in either a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe or in an LHS holsters Centaur (LHS is a great kydex holster maker by the way Raven quality at half the price and a third of the wait time ( $65 for my holster with belt loops and a MOLLE mount platform and belt loops shipped 7 week wait). I also have a Blackhawk leather Askins holster for it but I never carry in it.

I have put well over a thousand rounds through it with ZERO malfunctions of any kind. For those that have had issues with the slide not locking back...that is usually caused by how you grip the gun considering the location of the slide release.

It is ridiculously accurate,comfortable and just all around a great handgun. I also love the night sights.

This is a pic of my German manufactured 2022 in 9mm. Has the short trigger and the small new style grip panel on it (which is textured like the new sig E^2 grips) the new grip panels (at least the small) are also much thinner making it easier to carry. I also have a couple of European mags with flat baseplates for carry, unfortunately they are almost impossible to find now.




Link Posted: 12/25/2011 5:02:56 PM EDT
This SIG2022 is nowhere as popular as their metal framed 22x cousins but they are certainly excellent guns. Much better than SIGs other poly pistol (250). Sig should have pushed this pistol harder as its a great gun but very underrated. I dont know of any police department that uses it as an issued weapon although my police friend uses it as an off duty pistol but holster selection seems to be a problem. Overseas, the 2022 has met better fortune. The French Gendarmerie have bought something like a quarter mil of them and the Colombian National Police also issue them.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 6:04:29 PM EDT
Hope that a .22 conversion kit comes out for these from SIG. That would be sweet.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 6:29:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MDN:
Hope that a .22 conversion kit comes out for these from SIG. That would be sweet.


This would be sweet indeed. I love my 2022. My only sig, it was an impulse buy. I didn't expect much, but it's great.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 1:24:24 PM EDT
Kymas23 Septa Transit Police uses it
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 3:35:01 AM EDT
I just bought a 2022 9mm and it arrived at my local ffl'the other day and Im heading to pick it up in acouple hours so needless to say to you guys probly , i feel like a 10 yr old'boy'on christmas morning!

Couple questions, like others im having a hard time finding a holster i might like for ccw, for one im a lefty so im limited right there and im pretty thin so i need a holster that is also thin which again limits my'already dismil options, any ideas?

Also i just bought a mec-gar 15 +2 mag from cdnn, are they any good, i loaded it and it feels and looks solid and seems like it wilo function good but obviously without shooting it i have no idea, whats the concensus on these mags?
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 4:58:12 AM EDT
you should give us a full range report when you get back.

but White hat holsters(just type that into Google it will retrieve) they may a IWB holster for the gun i was reading alot of reviews and people seem to love these holsters they just don't get much love on arfcom. its a kydex leather holster. the kydex is removable so you can buy more holster options. and they have a long list of guns they fit
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 11:14:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2011 11:17:28 AM EDT by exnavarm]

This is a pic of my German manufactured 2022 in 9mm. Has the short trigger and the small new style grip panel on it (which is textured like the new sig E^2 grips) the new grip panels (at least the small) are also much thinner making it easier to carry. I also have a couple of European mags with flat baseplates for carry, unfortunately they are almost impossible to find now.





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German manufactered has been mentioned twice......is there an american manuf. one and how can you tell??

Nice guns too, gonna get one....just need this info, thanks.


Link Posted: 12/31/2011 10:37:27 PM EDT
one of the armys tank batallions just bought a few thousand for issue
Originally Posted By 223spree:
Kymas23 Septa Transit Police uses it


Link Posted: 1/1/2012 7:06:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2012 7:10:18 AM EDT by Mavrick]
quote]Originally Posted By WMHM4:
I just bought a 2022 9mm and it arrived at my local ffl'the other day and Im heading to pick it up in acouple hours so needless to say to you guys probly , i feel like a 10 yr old'boy'on christmas morning!

Couple questions, like others im having a hard time finding a holster i might like for ccw, for one im a lefty so im limited right there and im pretty thin so i need a holster that is also thin which again limits my'already dismil options, any ideas?

Also i just bought a mec-gar 15 +2 mag from cdnn, are they any good, i loaded it and it feels and looks solid and seems like it wilo function good but obviously without shooting it i have no idea, whats the concensus on these mags?[/quote]



For a holser you might give Crossbreed a look they offer both right and left hand choices. If you are looking for a IWB holster look at the SuperTuck, I have had one for several years for my 2022 and they work very well.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 7:41:04 AM EDT
I sorely regret selling mine.
Have to get another one.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:43:28 AM EDT
Just picked up one off of gunbroker last night for $360 shipped......
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 2:03:49 PM EDT
I tend to ride the slide lock when I shoot mine, causing a failure to lock on empty (1911 habits...) I've switched to an M&P9 with thumb safeties for my carry gun, but I still have the SigPro in case something happens to the Smith.

I carried the Sig for over a year before switching though, and fully trust the gun. It's definitely one of the most affordable and underrated pistols made today.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:40:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WMHM4:
I just bought a 2022 9mm and it arrived at my local ffl'the other day and Im heading to pick it up in acouple hours so needless to say to you guys probly , i feel like a 10 yr old'boy'on christmas morning!

Couple questions, like others im having a hard time finding a holster i might like for ccw, for one im a lefty so im limited right there and im pretty thin so i need a holster that is also thin which again limits my'already dismil options, any ideas?

Also i just bought a mec-gar 15 +2 mag from cdnn, are they any good, i loaded it and it feels and looks solid and seems like it wilo function good but obviously without shooting it i have no idea, whats the concensus on these mags?


I have 2 of the mec-gar 17 round magazines. So far they work just as well as the one that came with the gun.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:43:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By replicators:
Originally Posted By WMHM4:
I just bought a 2022 9mm and it arrived at my local ffl'the other day and Im heading to pick it up in acouple hours so needless to say to you guys probly , i feel like a 10 yr old'boy'on christmas morning!

Couple questions, like others im having a hard time finding a holster i might like for ccw, for one im a lefty so im limited right there and im pretty thin so i need a holster that is also thin which again limits my'already dismil options, any ideas?

Also i just bought a mec-gar 15 +2 mag from cdnn, are they any good, i loaded it and it feels and looks solid and seems like it wilo function good but obviously without shooting it i have no idea, whats the concensus on these mags?


I have 2 of the mec-gar 17 round magazines. So far they work just as well as the one that came with the gun.


i havent seen these mags do they sit flat? and dose mec-gar make a 15 round mags?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:23:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 9:25:34 PM EDT by Wyldman]
Yes, that's the standard Hi-cap mag for the SP2022. The 17rd Mec-Gar mag has a +2 floorplate that is not flush fitting, it sticks under the end of the grip ~.75".

Mec-Gar is the OEM supplier of mags for the SigPro models. All of my daughter's mags say Mec-Gar on them and so do all of mine.

Avoid ProMag magazines for these pistols, they suck out loud and aren't worth the powder to blow them up. Stick with the Mec-Gar or Sig branded mags.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:11:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Clay54961:
Originally Posted By replicators:
Originally Posted By WMHM4:
I just bought a 2022 9mm and it arrived at my local ffl'the other day and Im heading to pick it up in acouple hours so needless to say to you guys probly , i feel like a 10 yr old'boy'on christmas morning!

Couple questions, like others im having a hard time finding a holster i might like for ccw, for one im a lefty so im limited right there and im pretty thin so i need a holster that is also thin which again limits my'already dismil options, any ideas?

Also i just bought a mec-gar 15 +2 mag from cdnn, are they any good, i loaded it and it feels and looks solid and seems like it wilo function good but obviously without shooting it i have no idea, whats the concensus on these mags?


I have 2 of the mec-gar 17 round magazines. So far they work just as well as the one that came with the gun.


i havent seen these mags do they sit flat? and dose mec-gar make a 15 round mags?


There is a small gap between the magazine and grip at the bottom. The grip doesn't change noticeably when compared to the original magazine; I'm not sure on 15 rounders, I want to say they also make 10 round magazines for the Sig Pro series. If I wasn't travelling I'd upload some pictures.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:58:16 AM EDT
I have an original PRO, the SP2009, which is 9mm (the original .40 s&w was called the SP2340). The 2022 is just the upgrade of the 2009, mostly to make the rail Picatinny standard, and resulted from an order by France to upgrade the sidearm of every policeman in France from a pot pouri of weapons to one basic SIG sidearm (250,000 pistols, with accessories, based on what I read). The contract was signed in 2002, and is good for 20 years, so SIG changed the revised gun model number to the 2022.

I love mine. Breakdown is non-typical for a SIG; it is actually the same as my CZ-75, having a slide stop pin, so I had no problem adjusting to it. I got my extra mags from CDNN, back when they were $26 each. And to top it all off, I have the special model which has a slide safety in addition to the SIG decocker (it was ordered by the LEOs of a particular country, but their legislature refused to allocate funds for the purchase, so SIG marketed them at a big discount in the USA. Mine cost me $375). The modular trigger system is a hoot, and I have changed my gun from the Medium to the Large grip because of my hand size, I get great accuracy from it, and I have not had one malfunction. (Since I do not carry it, I am not concerned about the small number of options, like holsters, but recently I purchased SIG's own holster which reminds me of the Blackhawk SERPA). It is a solid gun which is easy to clean and comes at a good price because of the polymer frame.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:39:21 AM EDT
The best buy in handguns. Every bit as good as the alloy framed Sig P series at a much better price. Bruce Gray says they "shoot like little rifles". The SA trigger pull is the best I have experienced in a DA/SA pistol. It is a little heavy for a polymer framed pistol, but it's the most sturdily built one I have ever seen. It makes my Glock 19 and M&P's look delicate internally, and both of those are as durable as anyone would ever need. If only it had a safety instead of a decocker, so as to be carried like a CZ75 or 1911.

If the first shot DA trigger pull is not a deal-breaker, go for it.
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 7:53:27 AM EDT
The 2022 is my first Sig and it is now my nightstand piece. I do like it a lot. I retired my Glock 19 to the safe after shooting this one. I like the SA/DA decocker with a easy to read load indicator for house use. I would recommend one for someone looking for a poly non striker fire pistol.
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