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  • Did A Sig Sauer P320 Fire On Its Own? A Police Officer Says Yes (And Sues).

    08/28/2021 6:11:51 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 56 replies
    19FortyFIve ^ | 8/28/2021 | Peter Suciu
    The holstered firearm was inside the purse Det. Brittney Hilton of the Bridge City Police Department was carrying when the accidental discharge occurred. “I picked up my bag, my keys were on top,” she said. “As I walked around my desk, my purse swings out and it shoots out the bottom of my bag.” She heard the sound, but it took a moment for Det. Hilton to realize what happened.
  • Tampa officer sues Sig Sauer for alleged defect that caused misfire, injury

    08/07/2021 7:34:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    fox13news.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2021 | Catherine Hawley
    TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa Police Reserve Officer says his department-issued service weapon fired without pulling the trigger, seriously injuring him. The 30-year veteran of the force is now suing the company that manufactures the firearm.Last February, Bob Northrop was working an extra duty assignment as a TPD Reserve Officer patrolling Jefferson High School during a baseball game. Northrop says he was standing just feet from students and their families when his hand brushed his holstered service weapon."And the very second I touched the gun, it discharged," Northrop said. "I tried to take another step and I couldn't."The 69-year-old needed...
  • The Sig P320 is the U.S. Army's New Sidearm

    05/24/2021 6:19:29 AM PDT · by LuciusDomitiusAutelian · 51 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | JAN 22, 2017 | KYLE MIZOKAMI
    After a two-year, $17 million dollar search involving 12 contestants, the U.S. Army has finally picked its first new handgun in 32 years. The Sig Sauer P320 Compact pistol is now the M17 handgun, replacing the M9 Beretta.
  • Marine vet ICE agent sues Sig Sauer for $10M claiming pistol shot him on its own

    02/22/2021 4:46:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    Gunmaker Sig Sauer is facing a new lawsuit from a U.S. federal agent who claims his holstered P320 pistol discharged without him pulling the trigger and struck him in his upper right hip.According to a Thursday press release by Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C., former U.S. Marine and Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agent Keith Slatowski was preparing to discharge his service pistol at a government firing range on Sept. 21, 2020, without him touching or even pulling the trigger.The accidental discharge resulted in “substantial injury, maceration of tissue, blood loss, and nerve damage” according to the press release. The...
  • SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun: Coming To U.S. Military?

    02/01/2021 10:28:53 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 41 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/31/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Effective at ranges out to 2,000 meters, the SIG Sauer MG 338 machine gun has a greater range than the M240 platoon-level machine gun. It has a rate of fire of 600 pounds and is chambered in the hard-hitting .338 Norma Magnum (8.6x63mm) round, and yet it weighs in at just around 21 pounds. It is easy to see why a year ago the U.S. Special Operation Command (UUSOCOM) selected the MG 338 for evaluation to bridge the gap between the M240, chambered in 7.62×51 NATO, and the Browning M2 heavy .50 caliber machine gun. The MG 338 could help...
  • Man arrested with gun and 20 rounds of ammunition near US Capitol

    01/28/2021 10:21:01 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/28/2021 | Christina Carrege
    Washington (CNN) — US Capitol Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a West Virginia man who was armed with a handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition outside the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which is near the US Capitol, a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Department said. He was taken into custody for having a black .9mm Sig Sauer handgun and the ammunition, the report said. The arrest comes weeks after hundreds of rioters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop the Senate's confirmation of President Joe Biden. Five people, including a police officer were killed. Security was...
  • Why The U.S. Navy SEALs Love The Glock 19

    01/09/2021 7:04:11 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/9/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Why the Glock 19? Modern polymer materials combined with more consistent action and superior corrosion resistance simply performed better than SIG’s all-metal design. Navy SEALSs and SIG: After the United States military shifted away from the iconic albeit somewhat aged M1911A1 to the more modern Beretta M9 in 1985, Navy SEALs decided to go in a different direction, opting to carry the SIG Sauer P226, which was dubbed Mk 25 in SEAL service.
  • SIG Sauer: Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Winner?

    01/05/2021 6:35:01 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/4/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program is ambitious: replace both the iconic M4 carbine and the M249 Squad Automatic Rifle, both of which are in wide service in the United States armed forces. The NGSW program dictates that contenders are to submit two rifle designs, one to replace the M4, the other to replace the M249. And though the projectile the platforms are to fire has been predetermined, many other facets of the program are up to the firearms manufacturers themselves. In the running are Textron, General Dynamics — and SIG Sauer. Meet their two rifle designs....
  • Life Extension: These 5 Pistols are Keeping the 9mm Luger Round Going Strong

    11/17/2020 3:20:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | Nov. 16, 2020 | Kyle Mizokami
    Here's What You Need To Remember: The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) was first introduced in 2005 and as a hybrid of two previous guns, the Sigma and the SW99. Like the rest of the guns on this list, it has polymer frame and steel slide, a large internal magazine (seventeen rounds) and a striker-fired operating system.The 9mm Luger, invented before the Great War, is one of the longest-serving gun calibers in history. Introduced in 1901, it has served in virtually every conflict since then up until today. From World War I’s German army to the British army...
  • Republicans Emerge from Election Controlling New Hampshire Governorship, House, and Senate

    11/10/2020 9:55:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    Republicans emerged from the November 3, 2020, elections with control of the New Hampshire Governorship, House, and Senate. New Hampshire, with the state motto “Life Free or Die,” is home to renowned gun maker Sig Sauer. The Center Square reports that Gov. Chris Sununu (R) won a third term “handily” on November 3, receiving “more than 65 percent of the vote.” New Hampshire voters also “elected Republican majorities in the state House of Representatives, Senate, and Executive Council.” The Dartmouth reported the victories by noting that they flipped state House and Senate control from Democrat to Republican. Democrats had “a...
  • Marine Corps rolls out the M18, the first new service pistol since the Reagan era

    09/24/2020 10:57:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Marines fire rounds downrange during Combat Pistol Program qualification training and firing at the Puuloa Range Training Facility in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, April 30. The new pistol program will replace annual pistol training and is more combat-oriented than the pistol qualification previously implemented. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke/Released)The Marine Corps has fielded its first new service pistol in 35 years, Pentagon officials announced Tuesday, with M18s now being issued across the service. Marine Corps leaders said the M18 Modular Handgun System will replace all other sidearms, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1 and M007. The transition, which...
  • Testing SIG Sauer’s P226 Air Pistol

    08/04/2020 5:43:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/4/20 | T Claycomb
    At first glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one. The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern...
  • SIG Sauer to shutter German weapons factory

    06/04/2020 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.04.2020 | ipj/rt (dpa, KNA)
    SIG Sauer, long the target of disarmament campaigners in Germany, announced Thursday it intended by year’s end to close its factory at Eckernförde near Kiel, capital of Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. It blamed “locational handicaps” hindering its diverse pistol and sports guns sales, claiming a “few other local producers” were preferred in government purchases for Germany’s police forces and Bundeswehr military. Public broadcaster NDR quoted manager Tim Castagne as saying the workers’ council at the Eckernförde site, established in 1951, had been briefed about some 125 job losses as well plans to fulfil purchase orders. ”Due to its international...
  • Marines are finally about to receive their first new pistol in 35 years

    05/22/2020 1:04:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 124 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jared Keller
    The Marine Corps has officially begun procurement of the Army's Modular Handgun System to replace its existing pistol arsenal, the service announced on Tuesday. The M18 service pistol — a compact variant of the striker-fired M17 that, based on Sig Sauer's P320, the Army adopted under the MHS program in 2017 — will finally see fielding this fiscal year, according to Marine Corps Systems Command. MARCORSYSCOM spokesman Maj. Ken Kunze had previously pegged the start of fielding at some time during the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, with a target completion date in "late 2023." The M18 will replace...
  • USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors

    01/18/2020 9:50:26 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 11 replies
    Sig Sauer ^ | 1/15/2020 | Sig Sauer
    NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 15, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors. Following this historic official safety certification, SIG SAUER has completed deliveries of multiple systems, comprised of the MG 338 Machine Guns, 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors – all researched, designed, engineered, and manufactured by SIG SAUER in the U.S.A. “The safety certification of the complete SIG SAUER MG...
  • USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors

    01/17/2020 7:47:02 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    SigSauer.com ^ | 1-15-2020 | Sig Sauer
    SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors. Following this historic official safety certification, SIG SAUER has completed deliveries of multiple systems, comprised of the MG 338 Machine Guns, 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors – all researched, designed, engineered, and manufactured by SIG SAUER in the U.S.A. The SIG MG 338 bridges the gap between the current machine guns currently in use...
  • US Army MPs use new Modular Handgun System to train, qualify

    01/15/2020 10:46:22 AM PST · by DTAD · 21 replies
    Soldiers and Civilians with the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Ansbach Provost Marshal Office (PMO) practiced and qualified with the Army’s new weapons system during a range at the Oberdachstetten Training Area Jan. 9-10. Prior to being issued the M17 and M18 Modular Handgun System (MHS), the PMO used the M9 Beretta, a 1980s-era pistol. During the range, the reaction to handling and firing the new weapon was positive.
  • SIG SAUER Selected by U.S. Army for Next Generation Weapons with New Ammunition Technology, (TR)

    09/03/2019 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    Sig Sauer ^ | September 3, 2019 | Unattributed
    SIG SAUER Selected by U.S. Army for Next Generation Weapons with New Ammunition Technology, Lightweight Machine Gun, Rifle, and Suppressors NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 3, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the official award of a contract by the U.S. Army in the down-select process for the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW). The award encompasses the complete SIG SAUER system consisting of 6.8mm hybrid ammunition, a lightweight machine gun, rifle, and included suppressors. SIG SAUER will provide single-source manufacturing for ammunition, weapons, and suppressors allowing for less risk and increased capability for the U.S. Army. “The U.S. Army...
  • Milwaukee Police Chose Sig Sauer P320 As New Duty Pistol

    07/22/2019 9:16:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 22, 2019 | Chris Eger
    The Milwaukee Police Department has been the latest to adopt the increasingly popular Sig Sauer P320 handgun system. (Photo: Sig)Police in Wisconsin’s largest city moving forward will be using Sig Sauer’s modular P320 platform as their newest duty handgun. The Milwaukee Police Department’s over 1,800 officers have been hanging up their current Smith & Wesson M&Ps in exchange for the new Sig. The move continues the P320’s adoption by a number of law enforcement agencies from coast-to-coast, as well as the military who use the series as the M17 & M18 Modular Handgun System. “We chose the Sig Sauer P320...
  • Sig Sauer and H&K in Trouble Over Small Arms Exports

    03/02/2019 5:37:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2019, Sig Sauer is having problems with German arms export law.  Heckler & Koch had its own problems last year, in 2018.  In 2009, a U.S.A. manufacturer of firearms, licensed from Sig Sauer, landed a sweet deal. $306 million dollars to provide 97,890 SP2022 pistols to the Colombian national police. The contract was made through the U.S. Army Material Command.   I hope there were significant accessories and training included because that comes to about $3,126 per pistol!The American company may have had some problems meeting the deadline for the delivery of so many pistols. It appears they...