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Old November 20, 2012, 12:28 PM   #65
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As AK posted; "tier-one" spec ops like ACE, DEVGRU, ISA, AWG(Asymetrical Warfare Group; don't even ask, ) etc have different budgets & procurement systems. There $ comes from a budget source different than the regular or conventional armed forces.
As for the SIG P229/P229R .357sig, it is now in use by a few large federal agencies; US Secret Service, FAMs/Federal Air Marshals Service, even the OIG(office of the Inspector General) for the SSA(Social Security Administration).
The LE/military sales rep for SIG-Sauer could supply a full list of US federal agencies that use the P229 model in .357sig caliber.

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