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Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer, 2nd Edition

By Massad Ayoob

SKU# GROUP-U8736-U8739

You’ll appreciate this pistol guide if:

  • You value Massad Ayoob’s gun expertise and enjoy his other Gun Digest Books
  • You want to learn about the various SIG-Sauer models available
  • You’re looking for comprehensive coverage of the SIG-Sauer and its use

The Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer, 2nd Edition by Massad Ayoob explores the ins and outs of the SIG-Sauer pistol, covering each and every available model. Each model of the SIG-Sauer has a dedicated chapter in which the attributes of the pistol are discussed, as well as other information relevant to the particular model, such as its various calibers, quirks throughout the model’s history, magazine and ammunition options, model variations, price, ergonomics, reliability, accuracy, and much more. This pistol guide also covers developments of the SIG-Sauer over the past ten years, highlighting the gun’s notable features and improvements. In this edition, new chapters explore the most popular new models, and revisions explain significant changes to existing models.

In addition to discussing various SIG-Sauer models in great detail, Ayoob provides information on proper handling of the pistol, from loading and unloading, and operating and manipulating the slide, to emergency techniques, tactical reloads, and more. The author goes into the same diligent detail with a chapter on shooting the SIG-Sauer, covering everything from grasp and stance, to alternative positions and advanced techniques. Learn how to safely holster and carry the SIG-Sauer pistol, keep it properly cleaned and maintained, customize it with various sight, grips, and other accessories, and more. A chapter comparing the performance of the SIG-Sauer to other firearms is also included, as well as coverage of the use of the pistol in handgun training, ammunition options, and using it in various weather conditions. If you’re looking for a meticulous and thorough account of the SIG-Sauer pistol, this is it.

In The Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer, 2nd Edition you’ll find:

  • Separate chapters dedicated to the different available SIG-Sauer models
  • Black and white photos with detailed captions
  • Diligent and detailed coverage of SIG-Sauer usage, maintenance, customization, safety, and much, much more

A word from the author:

“One of the most popular law enforcement sidearms of modern times – probably the second most popular in the U.S. right now, outsold only by the Glock – the SIG has proven itself accurate, ergonomic, and above all, reliable and safe.” —Massad Ayoob

About the author:

Massad Ayoob has published thousands of articles and authored more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense and related topics. He founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.


Chapter 1: The SIG P220
Chapter 2: The SIG P225
Chapter 3: The SIG P226
Chapter 4: The SIG P227
Chapter 5: The SIG P228
Chapter 6: The SIG P229
Chapter 7: The SIG .380s: The P232 and P230
Chapter 8: The SIG P238
Chapter 9: The SIG P239
Chapter 10: The SIG P245
Chapter 11: The SIG P250
Chapter 12: The SIG P290
Chapter 13: The SIG P320
Chapter 14: The SIG X-Six
Chapter 15: The SIG Pro
Chapter 16: SIGs That Are Sweet, Not Sauer
Chapter 17: SIGARMS’ Hammerli Trailside
Chapter 18: GSR: The SIG 1911
Chapter 19: Manipulation of the Pistol
Chapter 20: Shooting the SIG-Sauer Pistol
Chapter 21: Holstering the SIG-Sauer
Chapter 22: Don’t Let Your SIG Go Sour
Chapter 23: The Custom SIG
Chapter 24: Competing with the SIG
Chapter 25: The SIG in Training
Chapter 26: Ammunition for the SIG-Sauer
Chapter 27: Seasons of the SIG
SKU GROUP-U8736-U8739
Author/Speaker/Editor Massad Ayoob
ISBN 13 9781440239144
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For a newbie looking into the world of SIG, it's a great book... Review by Charles Branch

Models no longer manufactured can still be found for sale, so this novice to SIG-Sauer finds the book a great introduction, despite the sins of omission. The P290RS is included in this edition copyrighted in 2014, as is the P250, which has undergone grip module and magazine changes in its Compact format.

I really appreciated the later chapters, entitled Manipulation of the Sig-Sauer Pistol, Shooting the Sig-Sauer Pistol, Holstering the SIG-Sauer, Maintenance of, Competing with, and Ammunition for. Though it's too new to have been covered, I'm sure SIG-Sauer's new ammunition is a good fit.

(Posted on 9/29/2014)

A Little Disappointing Review by Bill

The book seems to be a thrown together compilation of previous articles with random updates. There is inclusion of obsolete models (P225 and P245) and no mention of some current production (P224 and P938 for instance). There should have at least been a line up of obsolete and current products with timeline if this is to be the ultimate Sig book.

There is a major production issue in that a significant portion of the P238 article shows up much later in the book in the middle of the 1911 article! Unbelievably sloppy and annoying work.

Other than that, it's the usual great straight forward writing we can always expect from Mr. Mas.....

(Posted on 7/7/2014)

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