Sig Sauer P226 MK25

Sig MK25 Pics

Yesterday we told you that SIG SAUER is going to stop producing the SIG P226 Navy and replace it with the new Sig P226 MK 25.  Today, we have the pics and info of the new SIG P226 MK 25.

The new Sig P226 MK 25 is the exact (I mean exact) same pistol our US Navy SEAL teams are carrying today.  And when I say exact, I mean even the name.  Its rare to see the civilian version of a firearm and its military counterpart to share the exact same nomenclature, but in this rare case, the Navy gave Sig its blessing to do so.  This is not a commemorative pistol either, it is the exact same gun SIG SAUER  produces for its contract with the Navy.

So what are you, and the Navy SEALS getting with the P226?  Well it comes with 2 piece grips, night sights, a true 1913 picatinny rail and all of the internal parts have been phosphate coated.  Even the UID identification label is the same as the Navy’s.

I can see Fanboys (and girls) of SIG SAUER and the Navy SEALS jumping all over this (and I’m sure if you drew a Venn diagram of these two demographics, the two circles would lay on top of each other).  With as proven and reliable as the P226 is, and its use by our most elite soldiers, I’m sure Sig has a winner with this new P226 MK25–the question is, are they going to make enough of them and are you going to be able to find one?  Check below for pics and specs.

Sig MK25 pics

Sig MK25 PicsSig Sauer Navy MK25

SPECS:

  • Caliber 9MM
  • 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 DA/SA
  • Trigger Pull DA 10.0 lbs / SA 4.4 lbs
  • Features UID identifi cation label, anti-corrosion coatings on controls and internal components, anchor engraving
Read More

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)

Read More

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)

Read More

HPR Ammo Range Report

A few weeks ago, we told you that HPR released a new V-Max 60 grain match .223 and we were lucky enough to receive some from them.  We had the chance to finally take it out to the range and see how it would perform.  The results were great.  The only thing I wish we had was a match grade .223 rifle to shoot it out of.

I used an AR15 I built, with a YHM suppressor and a 1.8-10x US Optics SN3.  On a good day, my rifle will shoot 1.25 MOA (more or less 1 1/4 inches at a 100 yards), and on an equally good day, I’m a 1.5 MOA shooter.

The HPR Match 60 grain .223 ammo performed well beyond mine or my rifle’s ability.  I was able to consistently shoot well within 2″ at 100 yards, even when hastily pulling the trigger to keep things interesting.  The accuracy was great, and it very well should be for having the label ‘match” on it, but for me that’s not the real selling point.

This HPR ammo also features their “hyperclean” technology, and if you shoot suppressed, its a must use.  Many shooters who have AR-15s and shoot them suppressed will tell you how particular the rifle can get with certain types of ammo.  Unless my rifle is white glove clean, it’ll hiccup on less than premium ammo, usually at least once per every 25 or so rounds.  With HPR’s Hyperclean ammo, I didn’t experience one malfunction (and never have).  Also, with shooting HPR ammo, it cuts my cleaning time down to half compared to bargain boxes–I would say it is a must shoot ammo for anyone that shoots suppressed.

HPR ammo is available through Scottsdaleammo.com.  I can tell you from experience that their shipping is extremely fast and their prices are more than reasonable considering the quality you’re getting.  Fifty-Five grain .223 runs $21 a box and the match grade V-Max 60 grain we tested runs $29.

Below are some pictures of 10 round groups at 100 yards.

Read More