SIG Sauer offers two factory engraved P226 pistols. The handguns feature custom engraved slides, custom wood grips and two different finishes.
The first pistol is called the P226 Engraved. This handgun features a black anodized frame. The slide is polished black stainless steel with custom engraving. The grips are wood with a SIG medallion embedded in them. MSRP is $1,289 for this pistol.
The second SIG handgun is called the P226 Engraved Stainless. As one might expect, this pistol is very similar to the above handgun, but with a stainless finish. The slide is also engraved, but with a natural stainless steel finish. The frame also has a natural stainless finish. The grips are the same custom stocks.
The stainless model has a black hammer, magazine release, decocker and other bits. Interestingly, the photos of the guns show an accessory rail on the stainless gun only. The black engraved P226 does not appear to have an accessory rail.
Both handguns ship with SIGLITE night sights. Both guns are available only as double-action/single-action (DA/SA) pistols.
Engraved SIG P226 Pistols
P226 Engraved Stainless
|standard magazine capacity||15 rounds||15 rounds|
|weight (unloaded, with magazine)||34.4 ounces||34.4 ounces|
|frame finish||black hard anodized||natural stainless|
|slide finish||polished nitron stainless steel, custom engraving||natural stainless, custom engraving|
|grips||custom wood grips, SIG medallian||custom wood grips, SIG medallian|
|SIG item #||E26-9-BSS-ESM||E26R-9-SSS-ESM|
SIG Sauer has made a variety of custom and semi-custom pistols including the SIG Mk 25 Special Edition to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the US Navy SEALs.
For really bold custom designs, check out the custom SIG P226 X-Five line with bold color selections. Some of the colors in this custom line will be considered over-the-top by some shooters. However, some are a little more subdued in their styling. The Blue Moon is my favorite of that bunch.
These engraved SIG pistols were introduced earlier this year, just ahead of the 2013 SHOT Show. If anyone has seen one of these pistols in the wild, can you post your observations in the comments below? I’d like to know: how good is the engraving? Does the P226 Engraved (the black model) have an accessory rail like the stainless model?