SIG Sauer has jumped back into the single-stack 9mm pistol world with the reintroduction of the P225, called the P225A1 in military fashion, according to this post from

SIG announced the resurrection of the P225, favored by concealed carriers and law enforcement as a backup pistol because of its slim profile and light weight.

The gun was originally developed to be a lightweight service pistol for the Swiss military, and the design was a big hit in West Germany in the 1970s, according to this story from, which was written when SIG announced the P225’s comeback in June.

Why did the Sig Sauer P225 go into mothballs? When SIG introduced the SIG P239, there was a bit of a redundancy in the line, and production on the P225 was halted in 2003.

But, while the P239 is of a similar size, the double-stack magazine makes for a shorter, fatter grip that many didn’t favor as much as the larger, slimmer grip of the P225.

From the SIG press release:

“We set out to re-create the fantastic ergonomics of the P225, but we also wanted to make the best P225 ever built, said John Brasseur, Director of Product Management for SIG Sauer, Inc. “While the original West German P225 was a fantastic pistol, the degree of precision and accuracy we can obtain now makes this the ultimate expression of the P225.”

The P225-A1 is a double-action/single-action pistol with an enhanced trigger and a fully machined stainless steel slide with a Nitron finish.

SIG Sauer P225-A1 Specifications:

Caliber: 9mm

Action Type: DA/SA

DA Trigger Pull: 10 lbs.

SA Trigger Pull: 4.4 lbs.

Overall Length: 6.9″

Overall Height: 5.2″

Overall Width: 1.26″

Barrel Length: 3.6″

SIght Radius: 5.2″

Weight w/magazine: 30.5 oz.

Magazine Capacity: 8+1

Sights: SIGLITE Night Sights

Grips: Two-piece, with SIG mark medallion

Frame Finish: Hard coat anodized

Slide Finish: Nitron

Features: Machines stainless slide

MSRP: $1,236