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9mm SIGs for the World: 2009-2012

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SIG P226 Navy(click to view full) The US DoD recently announced a 3-year, firm-fixed-price $353.7 million contract to Sig Sauer, Inc. in Exeter, NH. This contract covers Sig Sauer’s P226 and P228 pistols, as well as contractor furnished spare parts. Work is to be performed in Exeter, NH, and the contract will run until April 25/12. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The P226 lost out to Beretta’s 92F as the US military’s “M9” main sidearm, but the Navy SEALs subsequently adopted it. The P228/ M11 is a compact version that serves with US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps flight crews, as well as criminal investigation units like Army CID, Air Force OSI, and Navy CIS. Pistol reviews of the SIG P226 9mm and the P228 9mm can be found on The Arms Site. Inquiries to TACOM Rock Island, IL, who manages the contract, revealed that this particular contract is not targeted at the American military… SIG P228(click to view full) Instead, this is a general umbrella contract. Any country around the world can use it to purchase those pistols from Sig Sauer in America, receiving a volume discount price, and a pre-set contract that eliminates legal […]

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