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Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series

Sig Sauer Legion Series Pistols

Sig Sauer just announced (through SigForum.com) the release of enhanced pistols based on their P226 and P229 families called the Legion Series. These upgraded pistols include many features widely requested by professionals and avid shooters.

Here is our intro video:

We also published a video showing the P229 Legion with the P229 Scorpion and M11-A1 (added 10-9-15):

The soon to be released models are as follows (click the part number to see them in our store):

E26R-9-LEGION P226, 9MM, PISTOL, FULL SIZE, 4.4IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY , DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 15RD STEEL MAG
E26R-9-LEGION-SAO P226, 9MM, PISTOL, FULL SIZE, 4.4IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY , SAO, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 15RD STEEL MAG
E26R-357-LEGION P226, .357 SIG, PISTOL, FULL SIZE, 4.4IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY , DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 12RD STEEL MAG
E26R-40-LEGION P226, .40 S&W, PISTOL, FULL SIZE, 4.4IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY , DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 12RD STEEL MAG
E29R-9-LEGION P229, 9MM, PISTOL, MID SIZE, 3.9 IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY, DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 15RD STEEL MAG
E29R-357-LEGION P229, .357 SIG, PISTOL, MID SIZE, 3.9 IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY, DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 12RD STEEL MAG
E29R-40-LEGION P229, .40 S&W, PISTOL, MID SIZE, 3.9 IN BBL, LEGION, GRAY, DA/SA, X-RAY, BLACK G10 GRIP, (3) 12RD STEEL MAG

Here is Sig's intro video:

Sig worked with GrayGuns Inc. to develop this pistol as well. Bruce Gray has been one of the most visible individuals in P320 enhancements with a number of packages offered to improve accuracy and the trigger.

Sig P226 Legion SAO

sig-p226-legion-9mm-sao Sig P226 Legion DA/SAsig-p226-legion-9mm

Sig P229 Legion DA/SAsig-p229-legion-dasa

The Legion series will have the following features / enhancements:

  • Gray Nitron PVD finish on slide and frame
  • Front cocking serrations (Elite style slide)
  • Solid steel guide rod
  • GrayGuns Inc. Intermediate Adjustable Trigger
  • Checkered trigger guard underside
  • Enhanced polished action with short reset trigger
  • X5 undercut on the frame
  • More aggressive front strap checkering
  • Sig's X-Ray night sights which offer high visibility during day and night
  • Reduced profile decocker and slide levers
  • Reduced Elite beavertail
  • Custom checkered G-10 grips
  • Ships with 3 anti-friction magazines

Sig Legion Slide Top Engraving

The Legion pistols will probably not be as widely available as many other Sig Sauer firearms. After you purchase one you will want to complete the registration with Sig to qualify for additional benefits of being a Legion owner.

First you will receive a custom pistol case including a challenge coin matching your pistol model:

Sig Legion Pistol Case - Challenge Coin

Note the custom cutouts for the pistol, magazines, challenge coin and a custom knife (sold separately).

You'll also have exclusive access to purchase Legion apparel from Sig as well as other Legion merchandise (knives, lights, etc). Legion members will also be the first to know about the newest additions to the Legion line.

Bruce Gray published the following photo on Facebook showing his new P226 triggers. I am thinking that perhaps these are the same triggers going into the Legion Series. I'll post updates as I obtain additional info.bruce-gray-triggers

The first set of photos below are the P226 Legion 9mm that we recently received:

Sig P226 Legion 9mm E26R-9-LEGION-20 E26R-9-LEGION-19 E26R-9-LEGION-18 E26R-9-LEGION-17 E26R-9-LEGION-16 E26R-9-LEGION-15 Sig P226 Legion X-Ray 3 Sights E26R-9-LEGION-13 E26R-9-LEGION-12 E26R-9-LEGION-11 E26R-9-LEGION-10 E26R-9-LEGION-09 E26R-9-LEGION-08 E26R-9-LEGION-07 E26R-9-LEGION-06 Sig P226 Legion 9mm

The following set of photos is the P229 Legion 9mm:

Sig P229 Legion 9mm E29R-9-LEGION-05 E29R-9-LEGION-06 E29R-9-LEGION-07 E29R-9-LEGION-08 E29R-9-LEGION-09 Sig P229 Legion 9mm E29R-9-LEGION-11 E29R-9-LEGION-12 E29R-9-LEGION-13 E29R-9-LEGION-14 E29R-9-LEGION-15 Sig P229 Legion 9mm E29R-9-LEGION-17 E29R-9-LEGION-18 Sig P229 Legion Engraving Sig P229 Legion 9mm Trigger Sig P229 Legion 9mm Trigger

Below is a screen grab from our Legion YouTube video showing a P226 Legion next to a P226 Enhanced Elite. This will help show the color of the gray PVD vs the black Nitron finishes.

Sig Legion with Enhanced Elite

Update 10-5-15:

Sig sent out the introductory announcement email with a breakdown in the cost savings on the Legion line:

Legion Enhancements
FEATURE BENEFIT GUNSMITH FEES
PVD Finish Not paint or baked on finish. Molecular bond applied in a vacuum chamber, PVD enhances hardness and lubricity. $250
XRAY3 Sights High visibility day / night sights with shielded fiber optic & tritium front sight / serrated tritium rear. Rackable rear ledge for single handed slide manipulation. $179
Solid Steel Guide Rod Added mass at muzzle to reduce flip. $30
Checker Under Trigger Guard Additional texture to minimize lateral movement, particularly while wearing gloves. $100
X5 Undercut Enhanced relief cut under trigger guard for high grip techniques $250
GrayGuns Intermediate Trigger Trigger reach optimized between OEM standard and short reach triggers, machined out of solid bar stock tool steel, and adjustable for over travel. Ideal for use with or without gloves and tuneable to each individual's shooting style. $70
Custom G10 grips High checker adding enhanced control for high grip techniques. Checkering offers optimal blend of control and reduced damage to concealment garments. $120
Reduced profile controls Minimizes accidental activation of slide slide stop preventing last round hold open. $50
Enhanced Polished Action with Short Reset Trigger Smooth double action trigger with reduced reset travel for faster follow-up $279
Extra magazine Three magazines $46
SIG P229 MAP $949.00
LEGION ENHANCEMENTS + P229 MAP $2,323.00
LEGION MAP $1,179.99
TOTAL SAVINGS $1,143.01

You can see Sig's Legion dedicated website at http://legionseries.com.
You can see the Legion exclusive merchandise on Sig's store at http://store.sigsauer.com/legionseries.html. There is a bunch of cool gear including Legion logo hats, ash trays, holsters, shot glasses, hearing protection, pistol pouches, cigar tubes, knives, and more.


Update 1-28-2016 - Sig P220 Legion Models Coming!

We just wrapped up SHOT Show 2016 in Las Vegas and Sig is rolling out new P220 Legion models in the upcoming months. Sig is going to be releasing a regular P220 Legion, P220 Legion Carry, and P220 Legion SAO all chambered in .45 ACP. Based on the Sig part number scheme we expect the part numbers to be:

  • 220R-45-LEGION
  • 220R3-45-LEGION
  • 220R-45-LEGION-SAO

Below are a few photos of Sig's Legion line at SHOT 2016. I anticipate the pricing to fall in line with the P226 Legion firearms.

shot-sig-legion-01 shot-sig-legion-03 Sig P220 Legion .45 at SHOT 2016

 

27 thoughts on “Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series”

  • […] Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series / Osage County Guns Blog […]

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    • Dominic Reda

      Like the Video on the Sig Legion, but what about the accuracy out of the box?

      Thanks and keep up the good work.


      Dominic

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  • al p.

    Just pick mine up today have not shot it yet gun looks awesome

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  • Dennis Woody

    Outstanding review. I apologize for missing your name if you mentioned it. This looks like a very exciting new line. Can't wait to get a feel of the grip texture and undercut. Hope a P320 Compact is out soon as well as a M400. Have recently seen the new Grey Glocks and wondering what has made grey the new color. It looks really sharp, kind of an industrial/tough looking finish. Further commentary on how Sig came up with name and ideas for new finish would be interesting. I understand why there is so much FDE out there from military influence and like/own firearms in that color. Nice to see new finishes and so far liking it. Thanks for the video and all it the quality photos!

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  • Terry Cowan

    I am a little lost here.
    What is the difference between the P226 and the P229?

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  • Pano

    Nice comparison. It will be good if you actually disasemble the gun and show the internals.

    Thanks

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  • William Gonzalez
    William Gonzalez October 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Great video.

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  • Eisa ALMAKAS

    Hi
    I like the 228 and i bought it but the dealer here in kuwait so selfish and fool he sold me the gun for 3300 usd beside two mags 400 usa dollars its a rape you should watch them
    Ty you may say why its the oficial dealer of sigsauer in kuwait so no much choise

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  • George

    Beautiful gun!

    But when is SIG going to get with the times and start building all railed models with MIL-STD-1913 "true" Picatinny rails??? What the crap?

    SIG puts them on stainless 1911s so they have the tooling to do it on Classic P-series in stainless!
    SIG puts them on alloy MK25 and Combat models so they have the tooling to put them on other Classic P-series!

    Come on SIG! Standardize your pistol accessory rails with the rest of the world.
    It is FAR past time to join the rest of the world in standardized rails and drop those less compatible "SIG curved" rails!!

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  • Brian Hardin

    Ive gotta have it, im having a hard time finding this gun in my area, has this gun been limited in production

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  • […] It has a custom trigger and action components developed by Gray Guns. It is the first to have SIG's new "X-Ray" night sights. It has a little bit of an "undercut" on the trigger guard where it joins the fron strap which seems to give a little better grip. The P226 Enhanced Elite and the P227 have the same undercut on the trigger guard Visually, you would have to see pics of a standard P226 Nitron and the Legion side-bg-side to see the undercut of the trigger guard. But it does make for a more comfortable grip and a little higher grip. It also has grip panels with a little different contour. Solid steel guide rod instead of hollow rod. More aggressive checkering here-and-there. The Gray Guns action components and the new sights (which will eventually be on all SIGs with night sights) are the most significant differences as far as design and performance. Here is a link to a complete description and some comparison videos. Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series / Osage County Guns Blog […]

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  • Richard

    Looking online just before pulling the trigger on a scopion I like the legion better thanks for the video. Now to find one at a good price.

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  • Javier

    Just bought the legion p226 9mm. Absolutely love it!! My brother thinking about getting the scorpion. I told him to watch this video. It helped him pick up info. He didn't know. Great video!

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  • donald

    great info video thanks

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  • Cory

    I'm trying to decide between the P226 in 9mm or .40SW. I have a 9mm on hold for me, because they just got them in...and only ordered 2. But I want to get some more info before I make the decision.
    Any recommendations or reviews on the way the two different calibers shoot in the Legion?
    I already have guns in .380, 9mm, .38 Special & .45ACP.

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  • Marty Miller

    Hello John. I would like to thank you for all the work that you did to compare and contrast the Mk, Legion, and Scorpion series. You offered a wealth of information which indeed could have saved me hundreds of dollars. Can you give me an out the door price on a nine millimeter in the Legion series? Thank you for your informative videos. I look forward to seeing more in the future.Keep up the good work! Thanks again. MM

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  • […] confirmed this, plus Osage County Guns got this e-mail directly from Sig (refers to P229 Legion): Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series / Osage County Guns Blog "Sig sent out the introductory announcement email with a breakdown in the cost savings on […]

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  • Tim Lutzko

    Thank you for a helpful review. I am definitely picking up a legion for my collection.
    Tim

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  • Steve

    Any word on a Legion 229 Exchange Kit? I am interested in a 357 Sig as my primary but will only get it when the Legion 9mm Exchange Kit is available. Great informational videos, pictures, and write-ups! Thanks so much for all the information!

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    • OCG

      I have not heard anything that would lead me to believe Sig is going to make a Legion Caliber X-Change kit. I'll make an inquiry.

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  • Rod

    Great video on the comparison with the Legion and scorion you answer my questions I am looking for a 229 legion and having a hard time finding one. Thanks great job.

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  • Mike

    Also interested in a legion series caliber exchange kit. I want to get the legion p226 in 357 but would want to be able to switch it out to 9mm as well.

    Any update on the legion caliber exchange kits ?

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  • Ed Smith

    Enjoyed the video ...learned a lot about the characteristics of the Legion. Great !

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  • paul kiefer

    I would lie to see the sig P225A1 9mm compared to the p229 extreme, M11, and elite
    I like the P225A mainly for the single stack mag.

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  • C Stillion

    Enjoyed the video re the new Sig Legion. Can't wait to actually get one in my hand, or even better, on the range. Is it safe to make some assumptions that 1) they will handle most all loads & brass, and, 2) they are accurate as shipped and do not need more gunsmithing to take care of any problems? Look terrific! need to start saving up some coin for another pistol!

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