SIGARMS, Inc. (SIG-Sauer) has issued the following press release:
"SIGARMS® Offers Limited Run of Authentic Navy SEAL Pistols.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation to receive up to $100,000 from sale of P226 pistol.
EXETER, New Hampshire – Feb 2, 2004 – SIGARMS® Inc. has released a limited number of specially serialized P226 pistols identical to those supplied to the U.S. Navy SEALs. Since 1986 the SIG SAUER P226 in 9mm has been the official sidearm of one of the world’s most elite warrior units and to support the families of the fallen heroes of special forces, SIGARMS will donate up to…
$100,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Established in 1980, the Warrior Foundation provides support for families of American Special Operations personnel who have lost their lives in service to our country, primarily through scholarships, which guarantee that all of the children of these fallen heroes will be able to attend college. SIGARMS will be making the donation at the 2004 NRA Convention in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
“Every SIGARMS employee is aware that our pistol is carried into battle by Navy SEALs. It is a great source of pride knowing that when it counts these elite warriors count on the to-hell-and-back reliability of the SIG SAUER P226. That is why we have committed up to $100,000 to help the families of these fallen heroes and are asking our customers to consider purchasing this very special pistol,” said Jim Pledger, SIGARMS Vice President for Law Enforcement and military sales.
The P226-9-NAVY is made to the exact specifications of the pistols supplied to Navy SEALs including special corrosion-resistant finish on internal parts, contrast sights, slides engraved with an anchor to designate them as Naval Special Warfare pistols and a certificate of authenticity. For commercial sales the pistol will come with two 10-round magazines. These limited production P226-9-Navy pistols will also carry a special unique “NSW” serial number starting with NSW0001.
SIGARMS worked closely with Warrior Foundation and Special Tactical Services, Inc. (STS), based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to put this unique fundraising program together. As part of the promotion, SIGARMS and STS will be sponsoring a special contest to being in mid-February. No purchase will be necessary and a special contest entry form will be available from SIGARMS. Eight individuals will be randomly selected to win an all-expense-paid trip to Virginia Beach, where they will be treated to a private tour of the Naval Special Warfare training center and receive personal hands-on training in the use of their pistols from combat veteran Navy SEALs.
For more information visit www.SIGARMS.com. For more information on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation visit www.specialops.org and to learn about the services of the Special Tactical Services visit www.spectacserv.com.
Located in Exeter, New Hampshire, SIGARMS is the leading manufacturer of premier sporting firearms and small arms for the military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. For more information about SIGARMS and the complete line of precision-engineered pistols, rifles and shotguns, clothing and accessories visit www.sigarms.com or contact SIGARMS, Inc., 18 Industrial Drive, Exeter NH 03833. For information on firearms-related training at the SIGARMS Academy visit www.sigarmsacademy.com."
Click here to read the press release on SIGARM’s site.