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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 8:42 p.m. PST

"Why the Glock 19? Modern polymer materials combined with more consistent action and superior corrosion resistance simply performed better than SIG's all-metal design.

After the United States military shifted away from the iconic albeit somewhat aged M1911A1 to the more modern Beretta M9 in 1985, Navy SEALs decided to go in a different direction, opting to carry the SIG Sauer P226, which was dubbed Mk 25 in SEAL service…"


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 7:21 a.m. PST

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USAFpilot10 Jan 2021 7:55 a.m. PST

But it is such an ugly pistol. lol

Oddball10 Jan 2021 9:04 a.m. PST

I carried the SIG P-226 (in both 9mm and .40 cal) for about 18 years. Loved the gun. The ammo, well, that was a different story.

As for the gun. I never had a single malfunction firing 1,000 upon 1,000 of rounds through them. Even when not that clean (shame on me), weapon worked every time.

We started with sub-sonic 9mm ammo which was TERRIBLE. We had 14 shooting with the crap ammo they issued us ('94 – '98). 13 of 14 threats continued their attacks AFTER being shot. Put your life or others life in faith that this will save you.

We "up gunned" to the .40 cal, same gun frame, but much better ammo. Dropped the threat every time. Carried the SIG 226 (.40 cal) for next 14 years. Just a great gun.

We then switched to the Smith and Wesson M&P in .45 cal. I didn't want to like this gun, I'm a SIG guy. Another great gun with very good ammo. No complaints, never a problem with it. Just like the alcoholic beverage, Colt .45 Malt Liquor, it works everytime.

My biggest problem with the 9mm was the ammo. 9mm ammo at the time just didn't have the "knock 'em on their ass" impact that the .40 and .45 did. There have been amazing advances in ballistics over the last decade and there are some very good 9mm rounds available now.

As for Glock, never carried one, but have shot many. I like them a great deal, only used them on the range, so limited exposure. My buddy has a Glock in .45 and I can drive nails with it at 25 feet. Good shooter.

And I don't think they are ugly, just a bit different.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

The Glock 19 goes bang each time you squeeze the trigger. I think that is a quality all soldiers appreciate. Function over form.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:27 p.m. PST



john snelling11 Jan 2021 7:42 a.m. PST

I own a Glock 21, 45 cal. I like it.

oldjarhead11 Jan 2021 9:40 a.m. PST

Glock 22 .40 S&W very happy with it

Major Mike12 Jan 2021 6:50 a.m. PST

I know a SEAL that feels his Sig saved his life, even after it being hit in the handle by an enemy round in close combat. Even damaged, the weapon still functioned long enough for him to end the threat. His name is Mike Day.

Choctaw12 Jan 2021 2:44 p.m. PST

I've been carrying a Glock as a duty weapon since 1994. Not one time, not one, have I experienced a FTF or any kind of jam. As 14th NJ said, they go bang each time you squeeze the trigger.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 11:34 a.m. PST



Pyrate Captain13 Jan 2021 1:12 p.m. PST

I carried the S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. It's a personal thing but next to the Browning Hi-Power, it's the most accurate pistol I have fired.

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