Sig Sauer P226/P228

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The Sig Sauer P226 entered service in the IDF SF In the late 1980's, replacing the FN HP as the IDF SF standard issue handgun. In the early 1990’s, the more compact Sig P228 entered service with the IDF SF. The Sig P226/P228 remained as the IDF SF standard issue sidearm until the late 1990's when the Glock 17/19 entered service, gradually replaced the Sig the IDF SF.

Sig P226 (left) and P228 (right).

 

The former Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Eliezer (middle) visiting Shayetet 13 after Operation Noah Arc - the seizure of the Palestinian Karin A weapons ship, January 3, 2002. The minister is checking out weapons used at the operation including a suppressed Sig and various Uzi variants. Note Former Chief of Staff, Moshe Ya'alon, armed with Mini Uzi fitted with an extended stock.

 

IDF SF weapons – a Sig P228 and a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS, a flip-up sight , a flashlight, a "Smiley" compensator, a stock, a pistol grip, a forward grip and a rail system.

 

IDF SF weapons – a Sig P228 handgun and a M4 Commando fitted with an flip-up sight, ITL MARS, AN/PEQ-14, a forward grip and a rail system..

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