Once famous for making wagons, Sig Sauer has become the best known firearms manufacturer in the world and expanded in to every niche in the industry. Their new Legion line of handguns has produced a new take on the timeless classic P220. I was able to shoot the P220 Legion at SIG range day and was very impressed. The attention paid to the trigger and the changes to the frame have really paid off. This gun kept the functionality of the classic P220 and added features normally exclusive to custom guns. This is a .45 that hits hard and makes shooting look easy. Home Run.
The SIG Sauer P220 was designed in 1975 by the then newly formed partnership of SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft now Sig Holding AG) and J. P. Sauer & Soh for the Swiss Army. Switzerland officially adopted the P220 as the “Pistole 75” (P75). The P220 Legion is a modern enhanced version of the gun that started it all.
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In 1853, Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser, and Conrad Neher started a company to build wagons and railway cars. When the Swiss Federal Ministry of Defense conducted a competition to develop a modern rifle, the Swiss Wagon Factory, as it was then called, designed and built the Prelaz-Burnand rifle and won an order for 30,000 of them.
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