Gun Report

SIG Sauer P225-A1 Nitron 225A-9-BSS-C 9mm Luger

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This pistol carries the highest MSRP of any tested at $1035, but we found the piece for sale at a considerably lower price. The slim grip appeals to many shooters, especially those with small hands. The single-action press is crisp, part of making the SIG a very accurate handgun. What we did not get was a light rail and a high magazine capacity. There was also the problem with the thumb riding the slide lock, preventing the slide from locking on the last shot. This combination resulted in a lower rating.

SIG Sauer P225-A1 Nitron 225A-9-BSS-C 9mm Luger

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The SIG P225-A1 impressed on many counts, but you can get more ammo in a gun and a light rail for less money.
Here, a thin 8-round magazine fits into the slim, comfortable grip.
The SIGLite night sights are well designed, although not as visible as the high-profile aftermarket TruGlo sights and not quite as large as the Glock factory sights. Still, we found the SIG night sights excellent for all-round personal-defense applications.

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