SIG SAUER’s Rado Skoczylas doesn’t expect customers to get a tattoo to match their gun. Methinks Rado doesn’t quite understand how rad gun owners’ love can be. Then again, I’m not sure that people partial to tramp stamps are the same sort of folk who’re ready, willing and able to shell out $1300 for a handgun. If they are, they may be pleased (or perplexed) to know that the gun’s slide has been high-polished, glass beaded and then “masked off the areas for the tribal configuration.” That’s right, this P226 Nitron variant is called the “Tribal,” created for the next series of Survivor . . .
JK. To finish it off, the slide’s “coated with a DNC coating.” (It’s not resistant to Democrats; that’s an electroless nickel layer with 9 to 13 percent phosphorus.) If you want to spend less, SIG offers the same gun in two-tone for $1100 retail. Make the jump more special edition
taste failure collectibles.
That be the $18,500 P226 Black Beauty, one of three. Rado says the gun’s been fired once as part of the standard manufacturing protocol. One of the troika sits in SIG’s CEO’s office, waiting for someone to dare point out that the gun is named after amphetamines. No matter what you call it, the BB boasts more inlaid gold than a rapper’s grill. Sense a theme here?
Go on: guess how many Molon Labe SIGs they’re making. And then ask yourself why a German gunmaker known for Bauhausian minimalism has gone native. I’m thinking . . . money. You?