It is an amazing gun. It is just a stainless P229 with some blackened accents. The only problem is the black is not the strongest finish. It tends to start wearing a bit if carried.
The Equinox also has a stainless frame just like the elite stainless models...and the SIG finish is not the best I have ever seen.
You are right. I keep forgetting that the P229 Equinox I saw at the trials was a pre-production model. They never produced it that way due to the stainless frame shortage they went through a couple of years ago. I waited two years from a stainless P220 because of teh shortage before giving up on it and later getting one from JC Weaponry.Ah, I see. I believe my regular sig p229 has an aluminum alloy frame. I wonder if that makes much difference in the weight of the gun?
EDIT: actually according to the <broken link removed> you are incorrect:
>It features a two-tone accented Nitron® stainless steel slide with a lightweight black hard-anodized alloy frame