Recently a good friend of mine posted this comment on his Facebook status. “Looking to buy a Sig Sauer please share your thoughts”. I remember reading this great article by Bruce Alexander several years ago about the Sig P226, which happens to be my favorite duty weapon. I thought it would be a great article to revisit. So without further ado,
Ode to the SigArms P226 An Executive Protection Classic.
August 31, 2007 by Bruce Alexander
I couldn’t help commenting on this great article by Frank Borelli at Officer.com on that classic Executive Protection pistol, the SigArms P226 9mm pistol. I was introduced to the P225 (Sig Sauer) as a EP pistol while attending a Dignitary Protection course at a German Police academy many years ago. The P225 is a German Police duty weapon although its been years since I’ve worked with the Germans, I’m not sure how extensively it is currently being used. Regardless, the P225 is a superb weapon which is not surprising given the superior quality of Sig weapons in general.
In later years I had the opportunity to carry a P226 as a Special Agent assigned to a U.S. Government protective detail with a great detail of comfort in the reliability and durability of the P226.
For all of the same reasons Frank Borelli praises the P226 as a Police duty weapon, I have to stand up for the P226 as the Executive Protection pistol of choice.