Sig Sauer Discontinuing the P226 Navy — Replaced by the P226 MK25

Sig Sauer will stop producing their Sig P226 Navy and will no longer offer the model after 2011.  Sig will be replacing the P226 Navy (NSWG) with the new P226 MK25.  The Sig P226 MK25 is identical to the pistol that’s carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs.  Expect about a $100 dollar increase over the P226 Navy which will bring the price for the MK25 to about $1,100.  Hopefully we’ll have full specs and pics of the Sig Sauer P226 MK25 very soon.

(Hat Tip:  SigSauerGuns.com)

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Smith and Wesson M&P15 300 Whisper

300 Whisper MP

Smith and Wesson is expanding their popular M&P (Military and Police) line of rifles by adding a larger caliber round to the lineup.  Today, Smith and Wesson introduced their new M&P15 in 300 Whisper.   This will be a welcome addition for hunters that like to hunt with an AR type of rifle but couldn’t use a S&W M&P because of the smaller .223 round.

The new S&W M&P15 300 Whisper has another plus–it can also fire the .300BLK cartridge.  As you can see, the MP15 300 Whisper is really aimed at hunters with its Realtree APG camo, but black rifle lovers don’t fret, the MP15 300 Whisper will be available as an upper with a quad rail handguard.  Another feature that’s appealing is that it has a threaded barrel in 5/8-24 making owners of .30 caliber suppressors happy.  Most surprising though would be the price;  the M&P15 300 Whisper complete hunting rifle has an MSRP of only $1,119 and the tactical black upper assembly costs only $819.  Looks like the upper is a very obtainable option for shooters who have been wanting to try the new .300 AAC Blackout cartridge.  Both should be available very soon since Smith and Wesson started shipping them out to dealers today.  Check below for more pics and full specs.

M&P 15 in .300 BLK

S&W 300 Whisper Pics
.300 BLK Smith and Wesson

Caliber:                 .300 Whisper / .300 AAC Blackout

Capacity:               10 Round Magaine

Barrel Length:      16″

Barrel Twist:         1 in 7.5″ 5R Rifling

Overall Length:    35″ Extended / 32″ Collapsed

Weight:                  6.38 lbs

Price:                       $1,119 (full hunting rifle)  $819 (tactical upper)

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