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SIG-Sauer P228 [[9mm Parabellum]] pistol
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SIG-Sauer P228[[9mm Parabellum]] pistol in the and .
|−|Good though the [[M-9 Pistol]] is, it has two drawbacks in certain circumstances. Firstly, it is a full-sized pistol, not a compact, suited for use where space is less of a concern. Secondly, its double-stack grip is wider than that which many smaller personnel, particularly females, can comfortably accommodate. Thus the Armed services decided to have a new competition for a supplemental personal defense weapon, particularly to replace the .38 revolver in use with MPs and pilots, which the SIG-Sauer won. The M11 is in service with all service branches. | |
Latest revision as of 02:15, 21 March 2011
SIG-Sauer P228 9mm Parabellum pistol used in the British and New Zealand Forces.