Any Experience with a SIG SP2022?


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Kahuna5
August 20, 2013, 02:29 PM
Does anyone have any experience either handling or owning a SIG SP2022? I was looking particularly at the model chambered in .40 S&W, but even experience in handling the model chambered in 9mm might be helpful. I don't know enough about this SIG to quantify what sets it apart from other comparable .40's like the M&P.

For a while the MSRP hovered around $400, but recently they seemed to have increased in price...:uhoh:

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rule303
August 20, 2013, 03:00 PM
If you like the DA/SA lockwork, they are a great option. Recoil is soft, accuracy is what you would expect from SIG, and the trigger is the best in its price range IMO.

drewzfoster
August 20, 2013, 06:59 PM
I consider it the polymer 226...

9mmepiphany
August 20, 2013, 07:05 PM
The SIG Pro 2340 was originally designed as a light weight, less costly pistol comparable to the SIG 229. It was originally offered, 1998, in .40, with the 357Sig chambering added later. A year after it's introduction, the 9mm version was introduced as the SP 2009. The model line was renamed the SP 2022 in 2002 when the 9mm version it was adopted by the French Police, that was when the Picatinny rail was added. It's low cost is often attributed to it's lack of further development and that its R&D cost were cover by the French contract

The biggest difference between the SIG Pro and striker fired pistols is that it offers a DA/SA trigger. It is every bit as accurate and reliable as it's metal framed SIG P-Classic siblings and just happens to have a better out of the box trigger. Plus they had interchangeable grips to fit different sized hands

I've shot several 2022s in both 9mm and .40...even one in 357SIG...and they have been great guns. A real valued when they were available for <$400

lesgeaux
August 20, 2013, 07:43 PM
I have one in 40 cal and like it very much. I just watched a video stress test(the last 20 minutes), French I believe where they fired the pistol 5000 rounds with dunk in water to cool it down. No malfunctions. at one point they pulled a temp on the chamber, 162 degrees C.

I would say it pass durable test.

I actually like the original frame without the pictinny rail.

I think the slide is cool the way it is shaped like no other Sig, smaller width on top and regular width on the frame, kinda giving a triangle look.

I would say you would enjoy the purchase.

Fishslayer
August 20, 2013, 07:47 PM
Bought one for the wife. Wonderful pistol.

Bought another for myself. Had a funky front sight that had at some point been removed/replaced judging by the scrape mark in the dovetail. Mine shot considerably lower than the wife's and significantly larger groups. SIG sent me a new front sight. Haven't installed it yet. The barrel looks like Stevie Wonder carved the rifling with a file.

Both pistols have been 100% combat brick reliable with a variety of ammos. While mine is a considerably lesser pistol (I'm trying to be High Road here ;)) both are accurate enough for what they're meant for. At $400 a pop (mine came with a free laser that now lives on the wife's pistol) they were a great value. At $500 which I see them going for now... meh.

9mmepiphany
August 20, 2013, 09:22 PM
Actually like the original frame without the pictinny rail.
You like the proprietary rail better?

lesgeaux
August 20, 2013, 10:56 PM
I actually was trying to say i would rather it without a rail, like the P228. It looks cleaner with the propriety rail. Since i do not use the rail, it would make for a slimmer front for IWB carry.

Kahuna5
August 21, 2013, 08:40 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies. It truly sounds the hidden gem of the SIG line that performs on par with the other popular models for several hundred less then its fellow models.


The 2022 is every bit as excellent as the P-numbered models. The trigger is outstanding for any SIG. The 2022 is one of the smartest buys in the defensive pistol category.

I guess even at a slightly higher price tag this would still seem to be a justifiable purchase.

wbwanzer
August 21, 2013, 09:49 AM
I'm impressed with mine. I bought it used last winter for $425 with two mags. Probably paid too much but I wanted it. Also the laws are chaning here in Maryland and I wanted one before I had to jump through even more hoops.

So far it strikes me as just about as good as my 229, but not quite. But it's very impressive for the money.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/Sigpro002_zps02345c3f.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/wbwanzer/media/Sigpro002_zps02345c3f.jpg.html)

MarshallDodge
August 21, 2013, 09:57 AM
They are a solid gun for the money, even in the 400ish range.

A friend and I both have one. Good shooters and both have been 100% reliable with around 3K rounds between them.

HOOfan_1
August 21, 2013, 10:50 AM
They are a solid gun for the money, even in the 400ish range.

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Just like many of CZs products though, as it became more popular the prices went up. I am seeing them for $460-$530 now...even as high as $600(Gander Mountain typical overpriced). Still a decent price range, but not quite the sub $400 gun it was at one time.

MarshallDodge
August 21, 2013, 11:01 AM
Just like many of CZs products though, as it became more popular the prices went up. I am seeing them for $460-$530 now...even as high as $600(Gander Mountain typical overpriced). Still a decent price range, but not quite the sub $400 gun it was at one time.
My guess is that the price is high right now due to the massive run the gun manufacturers saw earlier this year. Prices may fall in the future but even still, if you compare the 2022 to other pistols in it's market, it is a good deal.

tarosean
August 21, 2013, 01:11 PM
Owned one for a while in 9mm..

Great trigger for a poly gun..
Never malfunctioned.
Good accuracy.

Just never grew on me so it went bye bye..

Destructo6
August 21, 2013, 06:01 PM
I have an older SigPro 2340 with the proprietary rail and different trigger guard. Mine has a matte stainless slide and night sights.

It shoots well (no failures come to mind) and has a good trigger for its type. The trigger was quite a bit better than my circa 1986 P226 9mm until I re-sprung that thing and installed the SRT kit.

About a year ago I was able to find NIW magazines for it for about $12/ea. Those might be back in time.

I'd trust it with my life if needs be.

Definately worth $400-ish.

AKElroy
August 21, 2013, 06:17 PM
I have both the 2022 and a 226, and there is no way to justify the difference in cost IMO. I have high-noon OWB holsters for both, and the 2022 carries far more easily. Eyes closed, the triggers are too close to call. I do shoot the 226 a little better, owing to a slightly longer sight radius and better sights, plus the standard 226 grip just fits my hand a bit better.

I do end up carrying the 2022 far more, as I can wear casual slacks or khaki shorts without them pulling lopsided. The 226 I pretty much only carry when wearing jeans due to the weight.

If you plan on getting a 226 down the road, as everyone should, it is nice to have identical controls on two primary carry pistols for training continuity.

CPshooter
August 21, 2013, 07:04 PM
Would be the best thing since sliced bread IF the grip was just a tad longer, just like the P229. The SP2022/Sig Pro would otherwise be perfect as is, especially at the price they sell for. That grip though, total deal breaker for me. It's nowhere near sub-compact territory, yet it's too short for even the average sized hand to get all 3 fingers on there without the magazine inserted. If I recall, there was some sort of issue due to how the pinky was putting pressure on the magazine floor plate. Just can't remember what it was...slide not staying back on the last round perhaps? Oh well, maybe someone will chime in on that.

I bought it in .40s&w and only shot it a few times before selling it. It was a very accurate gun. I do remember that. I have since picked up a certified pre-owned P229 which didn't cost me much more than the Sig Pro and it's the clear winner between the two, especially since I can get all my fingers on the grip. I gotta say though, the Sig Pro has a very ergonomic and comfortable grip (with the mag inserted). It was a great shooting gun. Just had a design flaw that I refused to accept. However, if you are on a strict budget, it's a solid weapon.

AKElroy
August 21, 2013, 07:47 PM
I find the grip on the 2022 to be plenty long enough, and I have hands like an orangutan. It conceals far better than the 226 in part due to the shorter grip.

jackblack86
August 21, 2013, 09:34 PM
I have both 2340 and 2022 love them . I am a big guy with big hands and grip is fine for me.

rocky123
November 7, 2013, 05:42 PM
i have pro 2340 in 357 sig can shoot 40 cal without changing barrel looks really
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rocky123
November 7, 2013, 05:45 PM
if not where can i find a barrel in 40 cal

Arkansas Paul
November 7, 2013, 06:24 PM
Love mine. Best $399 I've ever spent on a gun I think.

9mmepiphany
November 7, 2013, 07:15 PM
i have pro 2340 in 357 sig can shoot 40 cal without changing barrel looks really close
Either you have a really loose 357SIG barrel...there is a millimeter of difference in the bore size

or

This is a good example of why proper punctuation is important when trying to communicate in a written form

private snowball
November 7, 2013, 09:32 PM
the 2022 is one of the guns I regret selling. Perfectly fine and reliable gun.

Sam1911
November 8, 2013, 07:53 AM
i have pro 2340 in 357 sig can shoot 40 cal without changing barrel looks really close ... if not where can i find a barrel in 40 calIs this a question? If so, no you can't shoot a .40 round through a .357 barrel! Or at least you REALLY shouldn't.

Midway has conversion barrels though: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/263953/sig-sauer-conversion-barrel-sig-pro-sp2340-2022-357-sig-to-40-s-and-w-1-in-15-twist-386-steel-blue

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