For sale is a SIG Sauer P225-PT. The PT version is not like the other versions of the P225. This is the third P225-PT to ever be imported into the United States. The pistol was imported from Switzerland by M+M Industries. The pistol was designed for training and educational purposes and fires German polymer rounds (low recoil). These rounds were designed to teach the end user the functionality of a pistol but also the form needed to reliably use the pistol. Pistols like these were often found in Police Academies in Europe. The pistols detachable magazine has the SIG Sauer OEM marking on it but if one looks at the floor plate they will see “P6 Üb” inscribed on it. The 225 in Germany is designated as the P6 for their police pistol program. Blue markings are found on the frame, slide, and barrel of this pistol (See photos). This P225-PT is in excellent condition it looks and feels hardly used. (See photos) All serial numbers are matching and this pistol does feature the rare “R” series serial number which is only a feature for the P225-PT pistols!
DO NOT USE THIS PISTOL WITH FULL POWERED 9x19MM (9mm Luger, Parabellum, or NATO) This pistol was designed for use with polymer training rounds often referred to as “plastic bullets.” This kind of ammunition is typically made in Germany but is available for sale in the US. This pistol is still an FFL item because it is a fully functioning pistol and can and COULD be converted to take full powered 9mm pistol cartridges.
P225 (P6) History:
Following the success of the revolutionary SIG P220, the SIG P225 continued SIGs unique pistol design and kept many remarkable things the previous pistol had accomplished but also added some new features. To begin, the 225 is a much more compact version of the 220. The original 225 design was released in 1978. It utilizes the same operating system and takedown procedure as the 220 but puts it into a compact package. Many would say the 225 was a better version of the 220 because at first both were chambered in 9mm. The 220 being as big as it was, was later changed into a .45ACP and 10mm pistol which was a much better utilization for that pistol due to its size. During the 1970s maybe German-based companies were needed to create new pistols that could be utilized by police and counter-terrorism units. The SIG P225 earned the title of P6 and was used extensively by the German police. German police were given the freedom of choice to choose any of the German pistols of their choice. SIG had originally entered the 220 but had changed their submission to the 225 pistols as it was a better-suited pistol for those tasks and conditions. Around this time SIG Switzerland was joining forces with J.P. Sauer & Sohn out of Germany. This is how S.I.G. became the SIG Sauer we know today. Due to this acquisition, SIG was able to make their P 22X pistols much more affordably than any of the other German-based companies. A few versions of the “P6” 225 were made. There were civilian versions as well as police versions. The official German police version that was made in West German are stamped “P6” SIG Switzerland also made these pistols for their police departments in collaboration with SIG Germany. The second version is the citizen version and is distinguishable from the police version because it has a lighter trigger pull and no night sights. The SIG 225-A1 was what SIG USA had made in collaboration with SIG Germany and was introduced in 2015 and discontinued in 2019. It is distinguishable from the other versions because it has different sides and the SIG Sauer Inc. New Hampshire mark on the pistol. The older Swiss and German SIG 22X pistols were stamped and the newer German and American pistols were milled with CNC machines. Swiss SIGs often have the stamp “Montage Suisse” this is French for Swiss Built. SIG Switzerland used some German parts like the frame to complete many of these builds. Collectors or shooting enthusiasts can tell where each SIG was fabricated and traveled to based on the markings on the pistol. German SIGs often have “W.German” on them and the Americans have “New Hampshire” marks on them. Early versions of the SIG 225 utilized a single stack magazine and a heel magazine release. These features changed slightly over time. The SIG 225 was adopted by police departments around 1995 and is still used by some police departments around Europe today.