SIG SAUER supplies SEALs. And the rest of the anchors aweigh part of America’s armed forces. The German gunmaker recently replaced ye olde P226 Navy with the MK25, which sounds a lot cooler. I guess. As part of the Uncle Sam’s dedication to reducing the federal deficit, the Navy agreed cut a deal with SIG to sell the MK25 to you, the double action/single action American firearms enthusiast, in exchange for a per unit discount. Kidding. About the deficit and discount. But you—yes you!—can now buy the same 9mm handgun that SIG sends to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). Why is this P226 different from every other P226? Glad you asked . . .
It comes complete with a phosphate finish applied to all internal components, “providing corrosion resistance in even the harshest of saltwater environments.” As opposed to the mildest of saltwater environments (salt water fish tank?).
But the the deal maker is right there on the side of the gun: an engraved gold anchor lifted straight from a Ulysses Nardin watch. JK. Again. Apparently, “the pistol’s slide hints at its military origin, while the UID code on the right side serves as a genuine badge of authenticity.” Better yet, “The true mil-spec 1913 rail is machined into the hardcoat anodized alloy frame, providing a solid mounting point for lights, lasers and accessories.”
NOW how much would you pay? Well DON’T ANSWER! The MK25 comes complete with two-piece polymer grips, SIGLITE® night sights, three mags, and a card certifying that yup, it’s a collector’s piece alright.
NOW how much would you pay? Just remember that “the only other way to obtain an authentic MK25 pistol would require a Naval enlistment and training with elite forces.” That’s IF you got in AND you don’t get to keep the gun even if you DID. Which you probably wouldn’t so . . .
NOW how much would you pay? A Navy SEALs P226 Stainless Nitron without the logo and UID code and mags and light and stuff runs $1129. So figure at least that much. If not slightly more.
Overall Length: 7.70 in
Overall Height: 5.50 in
Overall Width: 1.50 in
Barrel Length: 4.40 in
Sight Radius: 6.30 in
Sights SIGLITE®: Night sights
Weight: w/Magazine 34.4 oz
Frame: Material Alloy
Frame: Finish Nitron®
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Finish: Black hard anodized
Magazine Capacity: 15 Rounds
Trigger Pull: DA 10.0 lbs / SA 4.4 lbs
Features: UID identification label, anti-corrosion coatings on controls and internal components, anchor engraving