Sig Trailside .22


February 28, 2007, 04:34 PM
I've been thinking about purchasing one of these (I understand they are no longer being imported by Hammerli). Are they worth the $?

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February 28, 2007, 04:41 PM
Mine is awesome. What kind of money are we talking about?

February 28, 2007, 04:46 PM
I have one that I bought new. I really don't shoot it that often. I shoot my S&W 622 more, it's my training gun when I take newbie to the range for the first time. I don't want newbies shooting my Trailside. :eek: The Sig is a cool gun if you are into 22's. I bought mine mostly because I'm a Sig addict :uhoh:
I think it'll go up in value over the years, so that's probably another reason I don't shoot mine very often.

February 28, 2007, 05:09 PM

February 28, 2007, 06:04 PM
I heard that they had some reliability/durability issues. I bought a CZ Kadet instead.

March 2, 2007, 08:42 AM
The Trailside is accurate, has a good trigger, and is very sensitive to the need of being clean. It has close tolerances. It is a good plinking, fun pistol and is related to the finest target pistols in the world, the Hammerli.

March 2, 2007, 09:29 AM
What are you trying to accomplish? Are you plinking or are you looking for accurate/reliable target gun for competition?

March 2, 2007, 07:50 PM
Check out as they were closing out the Sig Trailside 4" for about $300.

I really like mine!

March 2, 2007, 08:07 PM
I have a 4" with the same X-esse grips shown here on Ken Lunde's 6"...great little piece...

March 2, 2007, 08:38 PM
I handled one at a shop a few years ago and considered getting it, as it felt very nice. I waffled though, as I had heard that they had a problem with bad magazines or somesuch thing.

March 2, 2007, 10:46 PM
I bought my 6" Trailside based on reputation only. I paid about $400 for a brand new one with adjustable sights at a gun show. I have been very impressed and pleased with it. It is extremely accurate, and friends who have tried all like it as well. I wonder how Kimber's 1911 .22 pistol compares? I have not seen these any cheaper than $560.

March 2, 2007, 11:12 PM
No problems, no regrets. It's fun to shoot, has a decent trigger out of the box, and is accurate enough for me. Sometimes I use a red dot on mine but enjoy the fixed iron sights also. The X-esse sport grips look great, but to tell you the truth, the original, bland-looking plastic grips feel better to me for target shooting.

March 2, 2007, 11:46 PM
I have the 4" fixed sight model. I really like mine. I thought I wanted a Ruger or Browning .22 until I handled the Trailside. Mine seems to like / function best with standard velocity ammunition. I've actually had some feeding problems with high velocity rounds because the slide "bounces" off the stop. The CDNN price is a deal if you want the plain model. I assume that $479 gets you the Target model with fancy grips and adjustable sights.


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