Pictured: Sig P238 Desert, new for 2012
Wow! I am pretty astonished at the sheer number of new options Sig Sauer is bringing to the table in 2012, if this post proves true. The Sig Sauer Guns blog has posted a laundry list of new Sig models to be unveiled at SHOT 2012.
According to the "wire", the P250 and P238 are both getting ambidextrous safety levers. The P250 Compact and SP2022 are getting threaded barrel options. Something called a 1911 Spartan will be revealed, as well as POW MIA commemorative 1911s. The P226 and P220 are getting reverse two-tone trim packages (black and stainless), with the latter also getting a completely stainless option.
The P224 is mentioned, as well, re-hashing all of the details that we've seen in all of the rumor posts flying around.
But by far the most interesting to me is the P938, a pistol I've only seen referenced once (on these very forums, in fact). This is a 9mm version of the Sig P238. It remains single action only (SAO) with single-stacked magazines. Factory mag capacity is 6 rounds, while a follow-up post on the blog affirms the availability of 7-round extended mags. Guns.com also mentions the 7-round magazine, but as a standard accessory to the Extreme version, one of five expected for 2012. Other versions are Rosewood, Blackwood, Equinox, and SAS - the usual Sig palette.
This is going to be a landmark year for Sig and for SigTalk, which is quickly becoming the premiere meeting place online for Sig owners. I can feel it in my bones.