The Sig Sauer P226 is a German-made 9mm pistol. It was the Mid-Range weapon of the Navy SEAL.
- Weight: 802 g (28.3 oz)
- Length: 196 mm (7.7 in)
- Barrel Length: 112 mm (4.4 in)
- Cartridge: 9x19mm Parabellum
- Action: Mechanically locked, recoil operated
- Feed System: 15 or 20 round magazine (9mm)
The P226 was Sig Sauer's entry into a 1984 competition held by the US Army to find a replacement for the M1911. Though it eventually lost out to the Beretta 92FS, the P226 was adopted by the Navy SEAL's after dissatisfaction with the Berettas they'd been issued.
This weapon was tested against the Israeli Commando's Glock 19 in breaking five lights and eliminating two targets inside a mock-up bistro. The SEALS completed the challenge in 13.84s while the Commandos completed the challenge in 20.03s due to missing with a few shots against the lights. The edge was given to the SIG P226 for the better shooting of the SEALS.