The success of the P229 series for Sig, along with customer feedback, led Sig to release the P224 model in 2012. This model was designed as a subcompact version of the 229 and was initially available in .40 caliber and .357 Sig. The 2012 models were also only available with the DAK trigger system. In late 2013, Sig added a 9mm version, so the P224 is currently available in the same calibers as the P229 (9mm, .40 caliber, and .357 Sig).
From a size standpoint, the P224 is nearly half an inch shorter than the P229, and weighs 6.6 ounces less. The 9mm version carries 12 +1 while the .40 and .357 Sig carry 10+1. As an added bonus, the standard 229 mags will also fit a P224. However, only the newer versions of those mags will fit so the older P228/P229 that are more than 5 years old, probably won’t fit.
Currently Sig is offering the P224 in 5 different variations, including:
The few complaints with the P224 so far has been the smaller grip size being a challenge for shooters with larger hands, coupled with the weight when compared against similarly sized subcompact pistols.
It appears as though the Sig’s target market with this gun are existing Sig P226, P228, or P229 owners who wanted a more compact Sig model to carry that offered all the traditional Sig controls and features.
In terms of holsters, this model will fit a holster made for a P229, but you’ll have an inch or so of surplus holster at the end.
The holsters listed on this page are specifically made to fit the P224 model.
All prices are in USD.