The Conversion Unit has a nicely designed and fully adjustable rear sight from LPA. The sight profile has the forward-sloping contour first popularized by Novak, and it is beveled for easy handling from the holster. A two-dot highlight on the U-notch rear sight is aligned with a front sight post with a single dot. For the purposes of defensive training at low cost, it is important to understand that a converted .22 uses the frame of the original center-fire pistol, therefore, most of the handling characteristics—trigger pull, decocker performance, magazine changes—are the same. The .22, however, will not lock the slide back after the last shot.
At the range, the Conversion unit delivered excellent performance. There were no malfunctions of any kind. Even with high-speed ammunition, the conversion unit shot better than the unconverted center-fire pistol.
Aside from gun handling practice with a less expensive chambering, a conversion unit on a SIG Sauer gives the shooter an accurate, functioning .22 pistol that is well-suited for all of the typical small bore roles—small game hunting, pest control, training and relaxed plinking.
Manufacturer: SIG Sauer; (603) 772-2302; Sigsauer.com
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Blowback-operated semi-automatic
Barrel: Steel, 4"
Rifling: 1:16", RH
Magazine Capacity: 10
Sights: Fully adjustable rear, post front
Overall Length: 7.5"
Height: 5.59" (installed on P226)
Weight: 26.25 ozs. (installed on P226 receiver)
Accessories: Lockable hard case, manual
Suggested Retail Price: $369