Sig Sauer P226 / P229 Legion Series
This entry was posted on October 3, 2015.
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 DA/SA
Sig P229 Legion DA/SA
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
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:
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.
The first set of photos below are the P226 Legion 9mm that we recently received:
The following set of photos is the P229 Legion 9mm:
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 sent out the introductory announcement email with a breakdown in the cost savings on the Legion line:
|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|
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:
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.