The SIG P522 Pistol - The Look and Feel of the P556 in .22LR

Published Date: 3/12/2010

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:









Barrel Length:





Flash Suppressor:


A1 Type





1 in 16"



Trigger Weight:


5 lbs.





Swiss-type polymer or alloy quad-rail



Weight w/o mag:


5.5 lbs. average



Mag capacity:


10 rds or 25 rds.



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