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The Navy SEALs Chose the Amazing Sig Sauer P226 | The National Interest
Flickr photo by Stephen Cornelius of Sig Sauer P226 // CC By-ND 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The Navy SEALs Chose the Amazing Sig Sauer P226 | The National Interest

The Sig Sauer P226 is used by dozens of agencies and militaries throughout the world, particularly the Navy SEALs. Originally, the P226 was picked after being chosen as a runner up when the first choice, the Beretta 92, malfunctioned during testing and a service member was hit in the face by a failed slide. Despite not having a good experience with the 9mm ball ammunition, the Navy bought more P226 in the late 1990s but designated them the Mk 24. When the SEALs again requested a new .45 handgun the HK45C was brought in, but most service members carried the P226 when a .45 wasn’t required. In 2015, the P226 was completely replaced with the Glock 19 due to the affordability and practicality.

Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/navy-seals-chose-amazing-sig-sauer-p226-94631

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