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SIG SAUER P226 E2 Named NRA’s Shooting Illustrated Handgun of the Year
Publication bestows Golden Bullseye award on new ergonomic design.

SIG SAUER E2 P226 Pistol



EXETER, NH --( SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement and military firearms, is pleased to announce that the P226 E2 has been recognized as the Handgun of the Year and has received the Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye award at the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

“We are honored that the National Rifle Association felt the P226 E2 was worthy of a coveted Golden Bullseye,” said Ron Cohen, SIG SAUER President and Chief Executive Officer.

“This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the industry. I can think of no better description for the P226 E2, which combines the proven reliability of the Classic P series with the cutting edge ergonomic design.”

In his initial review of the P226 E2, Shooting Illustrated Handguns Editor Dick Williams said, “The E2 enhancements may look cool, but more importantly, the improvements are markedly evident in handling and shooting.”

The Enhanced Ergonomics P226 models all feature a newly designed, one-piece modular grip with improved texture and width reduction in overall circumference. The improved ergonomics provide a better fit over a wider range of hand sizes. The SIG SAUER innovative Short Reset Trigger (SRT) system provides a 60% reduction in trigger reset. E2 models also include a reduced reach trigger, providing a shorter reach for shooters with smaller hands.

Introduced in 2010 as a separate model, E2 enhancements are now standard on all new P226 and P229 models. The original two-piece grip is now available by special order.

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About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with over 400 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to

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  • 3 User comments to “SIG SAUER P226 E2 Named NRA’s Shooting Illustrated Handgun of the Year”

    1. Sig Sauer P226 E2 | Handgun Club of America on May 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM said:

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    2. Rod Femrite on January 11, 2013 at 10:06 AM said:

      Will the P E Come of the market with a lazer.
      I’m waiting

    3. Rod Femrite on January 11, 2013 at 10:12 AM said:

      Will the P226 E2 Come of the market with a lazer.
      I’m waiting

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