The Sig Sauer P225 is a classic. It was introduced way back in the mid-1970s as a more compact version of the Sig Sauer P220. It was adopted by the West German police and called the P6. Over time as the company released more compact double-stack models like the P229, the P225 was phased out. Sigh. But now it’s back with a few modern improvements and rebranded as the P225-A1.
It’s a single-stack 9mm pistol that operates in the classic Sig double-action/single-action mode. Like most of the others, it has a decocking lever that rotates down along the left side of the grip just behind the trigger. Speaking of the trigger, the double-action weight is about 9 ½ pounds while single-action measures four. The reset is short and crisp and easy to feel after about 3/16th of an inch of forward travel.
It’s all metal, although the frame is aluminum to save some weight. The slide is also now milled instead of stamped like the original. Capacity is eight in the magazine plus one in the chamber. The model shown here came with two, but you’ll want more magazines.