Originally Posted by jjones45
I was wondering if sig cut corners to sell that gun cheap by supplying cheap mags like checkmate or something.
Not at all. The reason it stayed cheap in the US was marketing. The 2022 has been the best selling
SIG in Europe. The French chose it for the entire domestic security force. (They take security seriously, I witnessed it) Meantime in the US the company tried to sell other models. SIG is a heavyweight advertiser but the 2022 was rarely seen in the glossy magazine ads.
Anyway it has caught up on its own and the word of mouth, I guess. As far as quality, and this is also first hand, it is totally equal to anything in P Series. The only meaningful difference is the polymer frame, and (maybe) the removable pin instead of the disassembly lever.