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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Feel of SIG556 in a .22 Pistol -- SIG522
EXETER, NH (January 2010) - SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement, and military firearms, has introduced the P522, a pistol version of the SIG522 rifle. The P522 brings the look, feel and excitement of the widely popular P556 Pistol to the rimfire community in a .22LR blowback, semi-automatic package with a 10" barrel.

The P522 pistol features a lightweight polymer lower receiver with ergonomic pistol grip, ambidextrous safety lever and ambidextrous magazine catch. The upper receiver is machined from 7075-T6 Aircraft grade aluminum and given a black hard coat anodize fifor durability. The upper receiver features an integrated M1913 Picatinnrail for mounting a wide range of accessories. The P522 features two sling attachment points and has a built-in storage compartment hidden beneath the realistic looking "gas valve". The 10" barrel features a standard 1/2x28TPI thread for industry standard flash hiders and sound suppression devices. An A1 type flash suppressor is standard. Available in two styles, one uses an alloy quad-rail forearm for attaching lights, lasers and other tactical accessories; while the second model utilizes a Swiss-type polymer hand guard for the clean retro look of the SG 550™; the rifle that created the worldwide demand for precision Swiss arms.

The P522 is shipped in a Hard Carry Case with one 25-round magazine. Ten-round versions are also available. The P522 SWAT, which includes an alloy quad-rail, has an MSRP of $643.00. The standard P522 model, with a Swiss-type polymer hand guard, carries an MSRP of $572.00.

P522 Specifications:
Length Overall:

20.5"

Caliber:

.22LR

Barrel Length:

10"

Flash Suppressor:

A1 Type

Rifling:

1 in 16"

Trigger Weight:

5 lbs.

Forearm
:

Swiss-type polymer or alloy quad-rail

Weight w/o mag:

5.5 lbs. average

Mag capacity:

10 rds or 25 rds.

The time has come. For more information on the P522 Pistol or any of the SIG SAUER family of firearms, visit www.sigsauer.com.

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: 2000 certified company with over 385 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.
Contact:
Laura Burgess Marketing
603-436-1748
laura@lauraburgess.com

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