r3druger reblogged your photo and added :
Where’s the mag release for the P220?
At the heel of the pistol grip (which is the correct location for a service pistol).
Americans love to bash this setup. You see it all the time in gun reviews. It will go like this:
“Yeah the “insert gun here” is a great shooting gun with excellent ergonomics, sweet recoil characteristics, and great accuracy, but most shooters will have a hard time with the ‘Euro’ style mag release.”
Or, on on your average gun forum:
“Sure, that’s a great pistol, but that stupid heel mag release is so slow, a total deal breaker, etc & etc.”
I really think the Browning mag release is slightly more ergonomic, since you don’t need two hands to eject your magazine (on most pistols).
But anyway, you need two hands to insert a fresh magazine, so the advantage is very relative. In any case, this simple system was, until recently, the only one taking care of the 10% left-handed population without forcing them to some acrobacies or shooting with their weak hand.
It’s maybe a little bit slower to work with for people used to the Browning configuration, but it got an advantage : your magazine “tap” is systematically included in the sequence of the reloading, improving reliability.