SIG-Sauer P226/Blackhawk holster.

Needs a leather holster to complement that grip.

This is what happen when you grab the first pistol in the safe, and the first matching holster in the bag in a hurry because you’re running late for the shooting training…


Most of my guns – a day with @shmurnoff


wynfrith hat auf deine Fotoserie geantwortet:

Walther PP (.32 ACP), made in 1982 in Ulm. Holster…

Can we see the pistol I unholstered? I like pocket pistols, and I want to acquire one more in something better then .25acp, but not larger then 9mm Markov.

Here is it, back with its Nill grips. I took my P220 out of the safe to provide you with a size comparison. Note the PP is really not a pocket pistol, but is a very good choice for an IWB holster carry due to its thinness.

In that category, I’m quite fond of the Beretta 7x and 8x series (and I would very much like to try the tip-up barel 86) and the SIG P23x (I’m looking for a .32 ACP P230 with blue finish at the moment). Makarov pistols are very comfortable too. 

With my meaty hands, anything smaller than a Beretta 7x is problematic, I have troubles reaching the trigger for double taps and I have reliability issues (i.e. with Kel-Tec P32 or Glock 42).


SIG-Sauer P226 with steel frame. I still prefer my SIG P220 over this fat beast, even with its 9 rounds magazine versus 17 rounds of the P226 one because my pistol is far lighter, its trigger is better (but I honestly don’t know why), the handle is much more confortable for my hands (and more versatile, for friends with bigger or smaller hands than mine), it’s no less precise and it doesn’t have a stupid accessory rail.


SIG-Sauer 522 (.22 LR). Not the best SIG-Sauer branded gun I ever had in my hands, to stay euphemistic. Bought by a friend as a complement to his military StG/F ass 90. This is an early production model, I think, with a lot of digestive troubles and a poor reliability even with quality ammunition (maybe involving the feeding ramp). I don’t like rails since I’m not a train, and I would have prefered standard military iron sights instead of the option of putting a quality optic worth twice the price of the gun itself. All in all, they should have taken a Ruger 10/22 mechanism and encapsuled it in a SIG 550 shell instead of this mediocre carbine. Good trigger, though.



We may have lost David, but we can always count on Street Bowie.

On a peut-être perdu David, mais on peut toujours compter sur Street Bowie.


At the shooting range : SIG-Sauer SP2022, CZ 75 compact, Beretta 71, Glock 43, SIG P220 (P 75), SIG P210 (P 49)


Laurent G. and his SIG-Sauer SP2022, this afternoon.




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.”

Training, people…….training.

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.