The Sig Sauer P228 was a smaller variant of the company’s full-size service pistol, the P226, and known for its fine handling qualities and concealability. The pistol was in regular production from 1988 until 2005, and then produced intermittently and in limited quantities after that. Production ceased for good in 2013. Unlike the P226, the P228 was only produced in one caliber, 9×19mm Parabellum. The pistol was manufactured completely in Germany until 1999, but beginning in 2000 the gun’s parts were made in Germany and assembled in the US. A small number of later ones were also built with US made frames. Towards the end of production Sig even offered a version with an accessory rail. The example shown is an earlier all-German made model from 1994 when the slides were still being marked with their original “MADE IN W. GERMANY” rollmarks.