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    Default Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Bucks the Trend and Selects SIG P226

    The Ohio county’s Sheriff’s Department will be purchasing the SIG P226R as well as the compact P239 and an undisclosed number of M400 rifles. The Franklin Country Sheriff’s Department is a substantial agency employing over 1,500 armed officers responsible for patrol, investigations and county corrections.

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    NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 26, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has selected the P226 Pistol as their official duty sidearm, and the department will additionally acquire the M400 rifle as the agency’s patrol rifle and the P239 pistol for the detective unit. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is a full-service law enforcement agency located in Columbus, Ohio.


    With this acquisition, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will, for the first time, be issuing a standard duty pistol to every certified officer on our force. We chose SIG SAUER’s P226 as our standard issue pistol after an extensive testing and review process and feel this is the best choice for our force,” began Captain James Simmons of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. “The P239 pistol and the M400 rifle are also being placed into service in our department and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with SIG SAUER.”

    The SIG SAUER P226R pistol has earned a reputation with law enforcement and elite military agencies for its reliability, performance, durability in various environments, and consistent accuracy. The P226R pistol features an integral accessory rail for tactical light systems. The new duty service pistol for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will feature a hard anodized aluminum black frame with a black Nitron finished stainless steel slide and a 9mm 15-round magazine. The P239 9mm pistol is a compact classic line pistol with an aluminum frame and black polymer grips.

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    Well, they can’t go wrong with the sig. I was checking out a legion the other day. Pretty sweet...

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    They were issuing 220s in Georgia.

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    ..and SIG Sauer is based in NH.
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    Helped a local PD, armed with a hodgepodge of revolvers and automatics, transition to the 226 so long ago I still had hair.

    First the range master put me (BHP) left of the chief ( J-frame) in a high round stage of fire.

    The merits of a hicap nine became obvious. Or maybe it was the shower of hot brass, They went with 226s and SSIIIs.

    No rails then.

    Bet Ohio County's new guns won't choke when you hang a light on them.
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    They can indeed go wrong. Modern SIG quality control just isn't what nostalgia remembers. I hope the obvious political move doesn't turn into a cluster such as NJSP suffered when they bought 229s.

    Sorry, guys; the prom queen you remember is on the pipe, exactly like her sister Kimber.
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    If a department buys 1,500 model M400 rifles, do think Sig will provide them with the specs on barrels and bcg? I have an M400 enhanced upper that runs fine, but the specs are basically “trust us”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Spade View Post
    They can indeed go wrong. Modern SIG quality control just isn't what nostalgia remembers. I hope the obvious political move doesn't turn into a cluster such as NJSP suffered when they bought 229s.

    Sorry, guys; the prom queen you remember is on the pipe, exactly like her sister Kimber.
    Have there been issues with the SIG "classic" pistols???...other than perhaps some "special forces muff diver delta" versions or the newer striker fired versions, I've not read that...sad if true

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    I dunno...I have three SIG P-226 and they all work fine. Never had any issues with them. I keep one handy when someone brings a DA pistol to class. I would carry one of them over any SIG 320. So maybe the prom queen became a rich CEO nympho and the pipe she is on is different than the one Kimber is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversport View Post
    Have there been issues with the SIG "classic" pistols???...other than perhaps some "special forces muff diver delta" versions or the newer striker fired versions, I've not read that...sad if true

    Bill
    NJSP is suing SIG, alleging that their 229s have an ongoing failure to extract problem, and that customer service has not been responsive. They bought Glocks as a fix. The M11A1 has the same issues in the open market: you either get a lemon or a working gun.

    The Kimber crack is a note that the same micromanaging CEO that nose-dived Kimber is now in charge at SIG, and the QC issues in the US started with him.
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