SIG Pro (SP 2022 variant)
|Place of origin||United States, Exeter, NH|
|Used by||See Users|
|Manufacturer||SIG Sauer, Inc.|
765 g (27.0 oz) (SP 2340 .40 S&W)|
775 g (27.3 oz) (SP 2340 .357 SIG, SP 2022 .40 S&W, SP 2022 .357 SIG)
715 g (25.2 oz) (SP 2009, SP 2022 9×19mm Parabellum)
700 g (25 oz) (SPC 2009)
715 g (25.2 oz) (SP 2022 9×19mm Parabellum)
715 g (25.2 oz)
|Length||187 mm (7.4 in) (SP 2340, SP 2009, SP 2022)|
|Action||Short recoil operated, locked breech|
|Effective firing range||50 m|
12-round detachable box magazine (models chambered in .40 S&W and .357 SIG)|
15-round magazine (9×19mm Parabellum models)
|Sights||Fixed iron sights, front – blade, rear – notch|
The SIG Pro is a series of semi-automatic pistols developed by SIG Sauer in Exeter, NH, US. It was the first polymer-frame handgun from SIG Sauer and one of the first pistols to feature a built-in universal accessory rail and interchangeable grips.
The SIG Pro was marketed as a lightweight and compact alternative to the "legacy" SIG Sauer handguns in an increasingly competitive and budget-oriented law enforcement market. It was originally developed as a .40 S&W–caliber service pistol and introduced in June 1998 with the SP 2340 model, followed shortly by a version in .357 SIG (which retained the same model designation). About one year later, a 9×19mm Parabellum variant, the SP 2009, was introduced and entered production in response to demand for the type.
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 standard SIG Pro does not have a manual safety but it does incorporate a decocking lever (lowers the hammer without striking the firing pin), trigger-bar disconnect (disconnects the trigger when the slide is out of battery), automatic firing pin lock (does not free the firing pin until the trigger is depressed) and a hammer safety intercept notch (prevents the hammer from striking the rear of the firing pin until the trigger is depressed).
The Sig Pro comes standard as a double-action/single action pistol with 10 lb and 4.5 lb trigger pulls, respectively. Double-action only conversion kits are also available from SIG.
- SP 2340: The original pistol introduced in 1998. It has a rounded trigger guard and is chambered for .40 S&W and .357 SIG.
- SP 2009: 9×19mm Parabellum version announced in 1999.
- SPC 2009: A shorter version of the SP 2009 with a 3.58" barrel length and only available in 9 mm. It is equipped with the SIG accessory rail system and the trigger guard is rounded. This is the basis for the SPC 2022
- SP2009-9-BMS: A variant of the standard SP 2009 with a slide-mounted manual safety and short trigger. These were offered for a short time to the U.S. civilian market.
- SP 2022: A modified version of the SP 2009/2340. It entered service with the French Police, Customs, Penitentiary administration and Gendarmerie in 2002 for a planned service life of 20 years, hence the name. 460,000 rounds have been used for testing it before adoption by a sampling of future users and modifications of the SIG Pro followed to produce the 2022. It is available in 9×19mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG. The pistol is fitted with an integral Picatinny rail instead of the proprietary rail of the other models and the front trigger guard is shaped differently so as to allow a finger hold. It can also be equipped with a threaded barrel and detachable suppressor and the fixed open sights are dovetailed into the slide.
- SPC 2022: A more compact version of the SP 2022 that is only available in 9×19mm. The SPC 2022 has a slightly shorter barrel and slide, as well as flat magazine base plates which make its grip shorter by 7 mm. It is equipped with a Picatinny rail and a finger groove trigger guard.
- Bulgaria: Bulgarian Military police
- Colombia: Colombian National Police, several thousand SP2009 and 120,890 SP2022
- Ecuador: The National Custom Services bought the SP2022 model for his personnel.
- France: French law enforcement and internal security agencies (including the National Gendarmerie, National Police and French Customs), over 250,000 of SP 2022 (the largest single order for service handguns since World War II)
- Iraq: US-purchased SP 2022's were issued by MNSTC-I (Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq) to the Iraqi Army in 2005 
- Malaysia: Royal Malaysia Police (some 2,000 batches of SP2022 and SPC2022 pistols chambered in 9mm purchased in year 2007)
- Peru: SP 2022, National Police of Peru
- Portugal: SP 2022, Republican National Guard and Public Security Police
- Switzerland: SPC 2009, Swiss Military Police (as the Pistole 03). and some state police departments
- United States: Richmond police chambered in .357 Sig. To be used as a sidearm for the United States Army.
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