Well this news won’t please the woke crowd at all. Yesterday Karen Attiah, the global opinions editor of the Washington Post, published an op-ed declaring that, much like the Washington Redskins, the Texas Rangers baseball club will have to change their name.
Attiah proclaimed that the almost 200-year-old Rangers (the law enforcement agency, not the baseball team) is “a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites” that “clear[ed] the land of Indian[s] for white settlers] back in the 1830s and helped capture runaway slaves.
For those reasons, Attiah concludes, “If the team ownership, as it proclaims, condemns ‘racism, bigotry and discrimination in all forms,’ there is an easy way for it to prove that. The Texas Rangers’ team name must go.” Somehow I doubt that SIG SAUER will be influenced by Attiah’s arguments.
SIG has just released a Talo-exclusive Texas Ranger Edition P320 Pistol, with a portion of the sales to benefit the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.
The Texas Ranger Edition P320 is a full-size striker-fired 9mm pistol with a modular polymer grip and SIGLITE Night Sights. It comes with two 17-round steel magazines.
Special features of this commemorative pistol include a TXR serial number, a custom engraved Nitron slide with the Texas Rangers Badge and the famous Texas Ranger mantra, “One Riot, One Ranger.” It includes a commemorative Texas Ranger challenge coin molded after the likeness of the Texas Ranger badge.
“This unique pistol is a true collector’s item and honors the service of the Texas Rangers with a Texas Ranger TXR serial number, customized Texas Ranger engravings, and a challenge coin in the shape of the iconic Texas Ranger badge,” said Tom Taylor, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, commercial sales.
The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the historical preservation and values of the Texas Rangers.
“For nearly 200 years, the Texas Rangers have served and protected the Lone Star State, my beloved home state, and today the SIG SAUER P320 is in service with the officers of all 13 divisions of the Texas Department of Public Safety, including the Texas Rangers,” said Taylor. “We are honored to have this opportunity to commemorate the historical significance of the Texas Rangers through the production of this P320 and help to advance the mission of the Former Texas Ranger Foundation.”
The Texas Ranger Edition P320 Full Size Pistol is now shipping and available through a TALO distributor. Price isn’t available on the TALO site yet.
Texas Ranger Edition P320 Specs:
Overall Length: 8.0 in.
Overall Height: 5.5 in.
Overall Width: 1.3 in.
Barrel Length: 4.7 in.
Sight Radius: 6.6 in.
Weight (incl. magazine): 29.6 oz.