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Heckler & Koch VP9 : The History of the H&K VP Series

One of our most popular handguns right now is the Heckler & Koch Vp9. The key to success in the business world is to adapt and change with the times. Granted, there are products that a company produces that develop a following that will span decades, but every so often a company decides to take a turn and try something new; when they do the possibilities are endless. One such company did this about 35 years ago . The company I’m referring to is Heckler & Koch. Now for a brief history of one of H&K’s famous designs that predates the Glock system by 12 years.

The first gun in the series I’ll discuss is the H&K VP70. The VP70 was designed in 1970 and was the first polymer handgun to be produced. The VP70 was considered a machine pistol when used with the stock which allowed the shooter to select a three round burst mode. The VP70 had a cyclic rate of 2200 rpm , when the stock was not attached, it acted as a holster for the pistol. The VP70 is a striker-fired handgun, the same as a Glock, Smith M&P, Walther PPQ, and more popular handguns of today. The VP70 held a staggering 17 rounds in its magazine, unheard of  during those times. Remember the handgun of the time that was considered to be “high capacity” was the Browning Hi -Power. The VP70 was the first polymer handgun for the company as well as their first striker fired mechanism.heckler & koch vp9

Hecker & Koch decided to move away from the polymer framed pistol for a while and focused on another design that is not part of the VP series, but is a striker fired pistol called the P7 squeeze cocker. This design was made in 1976 and was made of metal rather than polymer. The P7 was a gas blow-back that utilized a piston system.  The user would cock the gun with the lever on the front of the pistol grip. The term Squeeze Cocker was given due to the mode of operation in order to cock the striker system. The P7 shares similarities to the VP70 with the striker mechanism, but deviated from the polymer construction. The gun became very expensive to produce and the company began looking for a newer system to develop for the military and law enforcement markets.

Fast forward to 2015, and the company has come full circle back to what made them unique and desirable in the first place. For many years H&K went on to produce hammer fired versions with polymer construction, all with the same excellent craftsmanship. These models include the USP (Universal Self Loading Pistol) and the P2000 and P30. However, the company decided to, once again, enter the fray with their striker fired system in order to contend with the multiple companies producing striker fired pistols on the regular. So what does a successful company do to stay relevant yet retain their reputation at the same time, they combined the best of both worlds in the Heckler & Koch VP9.heckler & koch vp9

The VP9 is the creation of many designs before it with some added flair. The VP9, on the outside looks similar to the P30 design. The P30 is a hammer fired design that incorporates interchangeable backstraps and side panels. The Heckler & Koch VP9 incorporates these design elements while maintaining the striker fired mechanism. By doing this, the company has created a product that is not only more affordable and appealing to the customer, but also allows the shooter to shoot with confidence due to its ergonomic grips which are natural to the hand allowing for accurate shot placement. The modularity of the interchangeable backstraps and side panels increases the versatility of this firearm and makes it an excellent pick for just about any shooter. Purchase your VP9 for a steal!heckler & koch vp9

While not resting on their laurels, the company has developed different variants of the Heckler & Koch VP9 including an LE model that includes night sights and three magazines. Another version features a FDE (flat dark earth) frame. They have also introduced a VP9 Tactical model that includes a threaded barrel. Another model Heckler & Koch introduced within the VP Series is the .40S&W version, dubbed the H&K VP40. Whatever your preference, H&K has got you covered, and with such a rich history of innovation and design, there’s no question why so many have chosen H&K firearms as their go to choice. Just remember H&K’s old saying, “In a world of compromise, some don’t”. Click Here for more info on H&K’s entire pistol lineup.

Carry and Concealment Self Defense Sub-Compact

Springfield XDs .45 ACP Essentials

Springfield XDs .45 ACP

The Springfield XDs .45 ACP Essentials

The Springfield XDs .45 ACP is hands down one of the most outstanding sub-compact carry 45’s available on the market today. When it was introduced in 2012, it re-wrote the rules of what we, as gun buyers, were allowed to carry when trying to find that perfect “smallest and most powerful” concealment firearm. Before this was unveiled, we were bound by small calibers if we wanted to carry incognito. But times have changed.

 

Springfield XDs .45 ACP

One thing that has been left unchanged, however, is the unique value that Springfield XDs .45 ACP has to offer. Traditionally, the package included a paddle holster for the gun, a 2-magazine belt holster, extra fiber optic front sights, a bore brush, and a hi-quality gun case that kept it all organized and together. Today, Springfield offers a more economically priced package for this firearm and it only includes what they consider “essential.” And this package happens to be branded The Essentials Package.

What the Springfield XDs .45 ACP Essentials Package Includes

Springfield XDs .45 ACP

This Essentials Package includes the same hi-quality firearm, 2 magazines (one flush mount and one extended mag), the extra Fiber Optic front sights (one Red and one Green/Yellow), the standard bore brush, 1 extra backstrap, and its own slightly smaller but still great quality hard gun case. Not a bad way to get started, right? I can assure you that the bang for buck value is second to none as well compared to other packages out there. Especially at GunBuyer.com prices!

The Springfield XDs .45 ACP Gun Features

Springfield XDs .45 ACP

Instantly when you see it, XDs .45 pretty much looks exactly like its smaller counterpart, the XDs 9mm. (Except there’s a bigger hole at the end of it!) The aggressive stippling wraps all the way around the pistol grip to provide an outstanding positive grip to help manage and mitigate recoil.  The trigger has a crisp, clean break after you take up the small amount of creep, and the reset is just as short and quick. The Springfield XD-S .45 ACP weighs in at about 23 oz., which isn’t too bad, and let’s not forget the back-strap safety which is a great added feature to mitigate against accidental discharge. This means your hand will have to be physically gripping the gun for the trigger to able to engage and fire.

Overall, the Springfield XDs .45 ACP is a great sub-compact pistol for carry and concealment, and self-defense purposes. It is just an overall great pistol to take out for a fun day of sending rounds down range. Click here for a complete list of specifications and pick yours up at GunBuyer.com today!

Carry and Concealment Concealed Carry Self Defense Sig Sauer Uncategorized

Sig P320: Handgun Of The Year 2016

Everybody wants to create the best of the best, and the folks at NRA’s American Rifleman have said that Sig Sauer has taken the cake with the Sig P320 winning the Golden Bullseye Handgun of the Year. Check out the full list of Bullseye Awards Here! The wonders of innovation and design, one could not live without the other, they go together like wine and cheese. Business’ success relies on this fundamental practice. When it comes to the firearms industry, innovation is how a company keeps up with your competition. Sig Sauer is constantly doing just that.

The Sig P320 is the newest handgun from Sig Sauer. The interesting and innovative design behind this pistol takes the best qualities of the P250 design and creates a striker fired version. First off, let’s go over the differences between the P250 and the P320. The P250 was Sig Sauer’s answer to a modular handgun system that utilizes a serialized chassis that was double action only. This set up allows the end user to change frame sizes and calibers if need be. The gun was a success for awhile until people didn’t care for the double action mechanism. After feedback from customers on what they would prefer on the next design, the folks at Sig Sauer took the input to heart and eventually came up with the Sig P320. The P320 is similar to the P250 but lacks the double action mechanism and implements the more popular striker fired mechanism. The chassis is removable and allows the user to switch calibers and frame sizes. All in all it’s a neat design that allows the user to have multiple guns chambered in varying calibers with only one serial number. Interested in more specs on the P320? Find out more here! 

sig p320

Now on to the big question, why was this gun chosen for Handgun of the Year over the other designs? I prefer hammer fired pistols from H&K and Sig Sauer, but when it comes to striker fired guns, I tend to lean toward the newer designs because they essentially fixed the flaws in the previous weapon lines. I like the H&K VP9 and The Walther PPQ, but what I find fascinating in the Sig P320 is it’s modularity. This feature is like none I have seen so far. Having the ability to switch out the chassis to another frame size and caliber is something special. Think of Law Enforcement agencies with tight budgets that purchase the P320 and can now offer their officers a range of flexibility depending on the circumstance. I believe that speaks volumes, and I believe the concept is growing in popularity.

American Rifleman awarded the Sig P320 the Golden Bullseye award for Handgun of the Year, and for good reason. For a company that continues to innovate and change the way we know and feel about firearms, it’s safe to say that no matter what type of Sig Sauer you are interested in, you’ll feel confident when it counts.

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Bullpup Home Defense Self Defense Sport Rifles Tactical Rifle TAVOR

The Tavor X95 XB16

Tavor X95 XB16

The Tavor X95 XB16

The new Tavor X95 XB16 is the latest in Bullpup technology from IWI US. It is available in 9mm as well as .300 Blackout and 9mm conversion kits, and is available in Black, FDE (XFD16), and OD Green (XG16).

When the Israeli firearms manufacturer first designed the original Tavor TAR-1 in the mid 1990s, they did so to meet the weaponry needs for close quarters combat situations. Soldiers needed something that they can use while maneuvering and clearing houses and buildings in urban environments, but yet had to be just as reliable (if not more) than the AR or AK platforms. Not only did the Tavor TAR-21 present a shorter profile than “traditional” ARs, it also featured an ambidextrous, modular platform. It didn’t matter if the shooters were left handed or right handed. The Tavor could be configured to fit the exact needs of each individual shooter. Today, the Tavor platform is one of the most predominate weapon systems used by today’s Elite Special Forces Units.

Tavor X95 XB16

Once the Tavor was allowed to be released to the civilian market, they began shipping them over to the US with the designation of “SAR.” Since then, a following of bullpup shooters has evolved that has turned the weekend warrior’s world upside down.

Now, the next evolution of bullpup designs has hit the market with more advanced features and design changes that many shooters have been begging for… and IWI has obviously listened.

Tavor X95 XB16

New Features on the X95 XB16

  • The new X95 now features an “M16” style Mag Release Button instead of the old SAR switch which made magazine changes unacceptably more difficult and time consuming.
  • Shooters now have the ability to change out their pistol grip according to their personal preference simply by unscrewing the screw on the bottom of the pistol grip
  • Relocation of the charging handle that is closer to the shooters center of mass
  • Lower profile bolt release and enhanced rear receiver
  • A forearm tactical rail system to accommodate accessories such as a flashlight
  • And finally, a lighter trigger system (5-6 lbs.)

The new Magazine Release Button and forward rail design are by far my two favorite modifications on this new model. No more awkward feelings trying to nail that rear magazine switch will manipulating the firearm during maneuvers or while conducting tactical reloads. Yes, once you got the hang of the old system you were able to get pretty good at it, but with this new AR style magazine button, its 100x easier. And the forward rail system that comes covered from the factory with the standard plastic forehand guards (seen in the photos above) are absolutely perfect for mounting a flashlight for home defense purposes, or even a forward grip.

Overall, I would say that the Bullpup platform has evolved into an exceptional platform with the new Tavor X95 XB16, especially for close quarter combat applications. If you haven’t gotten the chance to try one yet, do so and it will open your mind to a whole new world of shooting.

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Carry and Concealment Concealed Carry Home Defense Self Defense Springfield Armory Sub-Compact

The Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

The Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

The Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact is an outstanding choice for carry and concealment. Available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, it is extremely small, light-weight, and incredibly accurate.

Why this is a great firearm for Carry and Concealment

First of all, the overall size of the Springfield XD 9mm Sub-Compact is only 4.75” tall by 6.25” making this an incredibly small firearm. It isn’t the smallest sub-compact on the market, but at this size it is still capable of holding 13+1 rounds! Throw on the extended magazine (which kicks it up to 5.5” tall) and now you have 16+1 rounds for a fun day at the gun range!

Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

The Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact is made of a light-weight polymer lower receiver with aggressive Grip-Zone stippling at the front and rear of the pistol grip.  At the front of the lower receiver, Springfield as included a small picitinny rail system that is designed t0 accommodate for accessories such as a flashlight or target laser. These added features make it an outstanding choice for home defense during night-time situations.

Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

The upper receiver is Forged Steel that is coated in a black Melonite finish. This finish protects it for a long lasting life against the elements, especially if you live near water or high-humid environments. Inside is a 3” Hammer Forged barrel with a 1:10 twist. This provides incredible accuracy to respectable distances while not having to lug around a 4” or more barrel.  At 26 oz. with the compact flush-mount magazine (unloaded) it is easy to carry around without it being a hassle.

Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact 

Safety Features

There is one thing that makes a Springfield firearm standout among the rest, and that is its abundance of safety and redundancy features that are built right into the gun. At the back end of the pistol grip is a Back-Strap Safety (also known as grip-safety). This ensures that the shooter’s hand must acquire a full positive grip on the firearm before one of the safety mechanisms will be disengaged. Second, the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Action Trigger System means that active placement of the trigger finger on the trigger, and positive grip to disengage the back-strap safety, must BOTH be implemented for the weapon to be fired.

Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact

There is also a Loaded Chamber Indicator and Striker Status Indicator, letting the shooter know exactly what Condition the firearm is in.  All of these features are designed to not only make the firearm safer, but also provide confidence in the shooter. This also forces the shooter to hold the firearm the correct way with a nice high-firm pistol grip, which also improves accuracy and consistency. Click here to learn more.

 

Overall, The Springfield XD MOD.2 Sub-Compact is a great choice for anyone looking for a firearm for carry and concealment, without having to sacrifice round capacity.

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Carry and Concealment H&K Home Defense Self Defense

The VP9 from H&K

VP9

The H&K VP9

When the H&K VP9 first hit the market in 2014 it sky-rocketed in popularity and sales for self defense and protection. But before we talk more about the pistol, lets take a moment and learn a little about Gun History.

VP9

During WWII, The German forces were having trouble trying to find a manufacturer that could produce a reliable pistol that could make up for the ones that were being lost at an incredible rate during wartime operations. The predominate model that they had at the time was the famous Luger, and those were constantly being confiscated by allied troops at an astounding rate (especially as war trophies like the one your great-grandfather has). Germany needed to replenish those losses as fast as possible by designing a pistol that was not only reliable, but could also be designed simple enough to be manufactured at a high-production rate. The term that was coined to identify this new endeavor was “Volkspistol,” translated as the “Peoples Pistol.” These projects to design the new Volkspistol didn’t just get allocated to one manufacturer. That is why you can find the Volkspistol name attached to firearms by manufactures like Walther and Mauser, which are both German based companies just like H&K.  Eventually those manufactures did produce their own versions (one of the most famous ones was the Walther VP)… And that’s how the name VP was established. Volkspistol was shorted to just VP.

*As a side note… most gun buyers have pointed out the the new VP9 looks very similar to the new Walther PPQ… I wonder why?

I don’t claim to be an expert on WWII History so if any other gun buyers out there care to share more knowledge on this topic, feel free to comment below and enlighten us! I would be glad to hear more about it!

About the VP9

The VP9 is a striker-fired 9mm Semi-Automatic pistol. Its’ reinforced polymer Lower Receiver and stainless steel slide make it considerably light weight at about 25 ½ oz with an empty magazine. The trigger system consists of a 5.4 lbs. trigger pull with .24” of travel, and .12” of reset. This is highly desirable as it enables the shooter to instantly apply follow-on shots at a considerable rate since the trigger barely needs to move. The VP9 also comes with a great supply of ergonomic grip profiles for users to adjust and customize the pistol grip to exactly how they like it. Once a shooter has the ability to obtain that ideal grip position, accurate follow on shots is the induced side effect because recoil can be more easily managed. The Hi-Viz Sights that are included on the firearm also make it extremely easy to obtain the perfect sight picture and proper sight alignment.

VP9

 

One thing that H&K is famous for is innovating the concept of polygonal rifling back in the 1960’s. This new bore design effectively seals the gases from the propellant, keeping it behind the bullet as it travels down the bore and out the muzzle. This new concept considerably improves muzzle velocity. H&K also claims that it will greatly improve the life of the barrel by thousands of rounds over conventional lands-and-grooves.

One convenient feature that H&K have included on the VP9 is the red-colored striker-fire pin that is located on the back of the slide. This red indicator informs the shooter when the weapon is in-fact cocked and ready to fire. Located on the side of the Slide is an enlarged, heavy-duty cartridge extractor that also functions as a loaded chamber indicator. It should be noted that this is H&K’s first striker-fired pistol since the 1980’s, so its pretty cool to know that they are taking the time to seriously innovate and accommodate this type of firing system for today’s shooters that seem to be leaning more toward that market.

VP9

Shooters will also notice that picatinny rail system that is molded into the Lower Receiver. This is great for shooters that are currently operating in the field, or those who are purchasing this weapon for home defense, to attach a flashlight or laser.

For those that have not had the chance to shoot the VP9, with the combination of the ergonomically enhanced pistol grip, outstanding trigger, and optimized recoil spring, you will surely be impressed and confident knowing that it shoots with extreme ease and incredible accuracy.  Overall the H&K VP9 is an outstanding weapon for self defense and protection.

VP9

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Stay sharp – shooters!

Carry and Concealment New Releases Self Defense Uncategorized Walther

The All New Walther PPQ 45

Walther PPQ 45

Walther PPQ 45

The Walther PPQ 45 is considered by Walther to be their “Flagship” weapon and features the latest in innovation and technology for centerfire pistols.

Walther PPQ 45

The Walther PPQ 45 is virtually identical to its’ M2 counterparts, but is designed specifically to please the gun buyer looking for that extra bit of stopping power from the .45 ACP. The Walther PPQ 45 features 3-Dot Polymer Sights for rapid aiming and target acquisition. The rear sight is adjustable to compensate for windage, and both sights are low-profiled and tapered to reduce snagging on clothes. The trigger is Walther’s patented “Police Pistol Quick Defense Trigger” (which is also were the PPQ name comes from) and consists of a 4.8-5.6 lbs. trigger pull. The trigger only has .4” of travel with .1” of reset which enables shooters to quickly implement accurate follow-on shots.

Walther PPQ 45

The most predominate part of the Walther PPQ 45 that almost every gun buyer and shooter points out is the outstanding ergonomic grip. The cross-direction grip surface and comfortable palm and finger groves provide extra grip and support to enhance control and mitigate shot displacement. This added control also helps shooters manage recoil with extreme ease. This feature also enables quicker follow-on shots. The Walther PPQ 45 features interchangeable backstraps (standard & large) to customize the grip personally to your hands.
The lower receiver features a picatinny rail system that enables shooters to quickly mount any optional accessories, such as a flashlight and/or laser, to accommodate different shooting environments. The upper receiver features Walther’s new Slide Serrations, both on the front and rear, that provide a non-slip surface when manipulating the slide with absolute ease and control.

Walther PPQ 45

All of these features that come standard on the new Walther PPQ 45 provide a level of performance that is needed in most urban and tactical environments. This may also be why it is used specifically, not only by the German Police Force, but other law enforcement agencies and militaries around the world.

Click here for a more detailed list of specifications, and don’t forget to pick yours up today at GunBuyer.com for the best online prices and deals, anywhere!

Carry and Concealment Concealed Carry Home Defense Self Defense Springfield Armory

The Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

The Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

The Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model is an outstanding firearm for any gunbuyer who desires a 9mm pistol for self defense purposes, or for simply having fun at the range.

Features

The light-weight polymer lower receiver and pistol grip have been ergonomically enhanced and feature new “GripZone” technology to assist in recoil management, which also increases accuracy and consistency.  Since it is considered a “duty-ready” 4 inch barrel Service Model, Springfield has also integrated a picitiny rail system to accommodate accessories such as a flashlight or laser. (Both of which great additions considering this firearm is also perfect for home defense.)

Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

The upper receiver is made of high-quality Forged Steel and is coated in a protective black Melonite finish (also available in Bi-Tone). Serrated grooves have been cut near the front and rear of the slide to allow for a more positive grip while manipulating the firearm. Springfield has also included high visibility, low-profile sights that consist of interchangeable fiber optic inserts for shooters to swap out to accommodate for different shooting environments.

One thing that gunbuyer’s will love about the Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model, is that it’s almost as slim as a traditional single-stack firearm, but still holds 16+1 rounds. This makes it ideal for carry and concealment and self defensive purposes.

Safety Features

Since it is a Springfield, right away shooters will realize that it comes loaded with multiple types of safety and redundancy features. The first thing shooters will notice is the Back-Strap Safety (also known as grip-safety). What this does is ensure that the shooter’s hand must acquire a full positive grip on the firearm before one of the safety mechanisms will be disengaged. Second, the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Action Trigger System means that active placement of the trigger finger on the trigger, and positive grip to disengage the back-strap safety, must BOTH be implemented for the weapon to be fired. There is also a Loaded Chamber Indicator and Striker Status Indicator, letting the shooter know exactly what Condition the firearm is in.  All of these features are designed to not only make the firearm more safe, but also provide confidence to the shooter.

Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

A side effect to all these features is that since it forces the shooter to hold the firearm the correct way, it will theoretically cause them to actually be more accurate and consistent in their shot placement. Having a high and firm pistol grip not only disengages the safety, but lowers the center of gravity of the firearm, reducing felt recoil, and implementing accurate shots. Click here for a more detailed list of specifications.

Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model

The Springfield XD Mod.2 Service Model provides not only the ergonomic characteristics that are ideal for accuracy, but also the safety features that will provide that extra boost in confidence when handling a firearm. It is no wonder why there is a group of gunbuyer’s out there that will only carry and Springfield!

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Carry and Concealment Concealed Carry Self Defense Springfield Armory Sub-Compact Uncategorized

Springfield XDs 9mm Essentials

Springfield XDs 9mm

The Springfield XDs 9mm Essentials Package

Springfield XDs 9mm

The Springfield XDs 9mm has proven to be an outstanding firearm in the sub-compact category. In-fact, as previously stated in the “Top 4 Contenders” blog post, it’s stated that the Springfield XDs 9mm is one of our top selling firearms. As most of us all know, if you purchase a Springfield, they hook you very generously with extra magazines, gun and magazine holsters, a hi-quality gun case, and extra fiber-optic sights; basically, everything you would ever need. But for the gun buyer shopping on a budget and to help make the cost much more economical, Springfield offers a package just the essential things you would need to get started. And the name of the infamous package? You guessed it, it’s the Springfield XD-S Essentials Package, and its comes available in both 9mm and 45 ACP.

From the factory, the Springfield XDs Essentials are packed in a hi-quality hard case, and include two magazines (one is an extended magazine and one is flush fitting), bore brush, and extra fiber optic front sights (in both red and green). Not too bad for an “essentials” package, right? And, its priced competitively with the other big names who manufacturer single stack handguns.

The Characteristics of the XD-S

XD-S Essentials

This may sound repetitive from my previous blog when I compared the XDs 9mm with the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, Glock 43, and Ruger LC9, but I would still like you to know how great of a firearm this really is. The first thing that stands out is the aggressive stippling that wraps around the entire pistol grip. When you first put in your hand, you notice right away the solidity it presents as you grip it. To me, it has the most predominate feeling of a weapon of any other polymer gun I have ever held. When I first shot with it, I noticed that since each stipple is so big, it actually has its own flat surface which still made my sweaty hands slip a bit when managing the recoil. This is a small draw-back considering its main competitors barely have stippled grips to begin with. With that being said, after I threw on my set of shooting gloves, the stippling proved to be much more affective than any other polymer pistols I have ever shot.

Springfield XDs 9mm

One thing that I love about the Springfield XDs 9mm is the sights. The front sight comes stock with a Red Fiber Optic, as well as extra Red AND Green (or yellow) replacements for you to swap out for different environments. It also comes with one extended magazine which compliments those with larger hands very nicely. The trigger has a crisp, clean break after you take up the small amount of creep, and the reset is just as short and quick. The Springfield XD-S 9mm weighs in at about 23 oz., which isn’t too bad. And lets not forget the back-strap safety which is great added feature to mitigate against accidental discharge. This means your hand will have to be physically gripping the gun for the trigger to be able to engage and actually fire. Overall the Springfield XDs 9mm is an excellent choice for concealment and carry for purposes of self-defense. Should you decide to go with it, the Springfield XD-S Essentials Package definitely gives you a truly outstanding bang-for-your-buck. Click here for full Specs.

XD-S Essentials

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MK25 P226 Self Defense Sig Sauer Tactical Handgun

Sig Sauer MK25

Sig Sauer MK25

Sig Sauer MK25

The Sig Sauer MK25 is best known for being the sidearm of choice for the US NAVY SEALs. It is pretty much a high-performance P226 that has been modified to handle some of the toughest elements in today’s combat environments.

Sig Sauer MK25

What’s the difference between the MK25 and a standard P226?

At first glance they both look very similar, except the MK25 features SIGLITE Night Sights, as well as Department of Defense Universal Identification Numbers (DoD UID) and the laser engraved Anchor on the slide to commemorate its years of dedication the US NAVY has offered to it.  Internally however, it is quite different. All of the internal components, minus the springs, have been considerably upgraded. This includes a barrel that has been not only chrome-lined, but nickel and phosphate plated as well. Even the magazines are coated in a phosphate finish. The decocker, mag release and ejector are all carbon-steel, and the recoil spring guide-rod, which is plastic on most P226’s, has also been upgraded to carbon-steel. All of which are designed to handle harsh salt-water environments. Another important difference is that every MK25 comes with a card certifying its authenticity as a collector pistol.

When the Sig Sauer MK25 was first introduced to the civilian market, it was simply known as the P226 NAVY. The P226 NAVY was essentially the same as the MK25 except it didn’t come with the SIGLITE Night Sights. When Sig Saur re-released the new model, they added the night sights and called it the MK25, which is its official military name designation. This may also be where the confusion started as to where Sig has been placing the DoD UID labels on the slide! It has been pointed out by many customers that their new NAVY and/or MK25’s have been featuring the UID labels on both sides of the slide. Even on Sig’s website, the MK25 features the UID on the right side of the pistol, however customers have been posting photos with it on the left (Anchor) side of the slide.

SIg Sauer MK25

*I CALLED SIG SAUER DIRECTLY (03/14/16) and they stated that it’s just a simple inconsistency that occurs during the manufacturing process as to what side the labels are put on.

**Most of the ones that Sig has supplied us at GunBuyer.com have the the UID label featured on the “anchor” side.

 

Characteristics

The Sig Sauer MK25 is a DA/SA 9mm military-spec’d pistol with an aluminum alloy frame and stainless steel slide. It features a 4.4” barrel with an overall size of 7.7” inches long, 5.5” tall, and 1.5” wide. Coming in at about 34 ½ oz., it doesn’t feel like some lightweight plastic pistol, it definitely feels like you are holding a weapon in your hand. The trigger pulls are set at 10 lbs. for DA and 4.4 lbs. for SA, but consists of an amazingly short reset length. With Sig Sauer’s own SIGLITE Night Sights and ergonomically-maximized grip, it is extremely simple to accurately engage targets at virtually any distance. The lower receiver is coated in a Black Hard Anodized finish and the slide is coated with Nitron to help protect it from corrosion. As stated before, even the 3 – 15rd double-stack magazines are coated in a protective phosphate finish to ensure long lasting durability. Click here for a more detailed list of specifications.

Sig Sauer MK25

Whether you plan on shooting this pistol regularly at the range, or just simply want to purchase it for its authentic collector value, the Sig Sauer MK25 it is a fine piece to have in any collection.

With its’ high quality design and ability to perform in any environment, wet or dry, it is no wonder it is one the first choices among many who serve.

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