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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Selects SIG Sauer P226 as Standard Issue Pistol

SIG Sauer Weapons for Columbus Law Enforcement


SIG Sauer, Inc.’s success story continues. The company announced yesterday that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has selected the P226 Pistol as their official duty sidearm, and the department will additionally acquire the M400 rifle as the agency’s patrol rifle and the P239 pistol for the detective unit. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is a full service law enforcement agency located in Columbus, Ohio.

 “With this acquisition the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will, for the first time, be issuing a standard duty pistol to every certified officer on our force. We chose SIG Sauers P226 as our standard issue pistol after an extensive testing and review process and feel this is the best choice for our force,” Captain James Simmons of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, said “The P239 pistol and the M400 rifle are also being placed into service in our department and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with SIG Sauer.”

The SIG Sauer P226R pistol has earned a reputation with law enforcement and elite military agencies for its reliability, performance, durability in various environments, and consistent accuracy. The P226R pistol features an integral accessory rail for tactical light systems. The new duty service pistol for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will feature a hard anodized aluminum black frame with a black Nitron finished stainless steel slide, and a 9mm 15-round magazine. The P239 9mm pistol is a compact classic line pistol with aluminum frame and black polymer grips.

The SIG Sauer M400 is an AR platform rifle with a free-float lightweight M-LOK handguard, enhanced Mil Spec trigger, microlight gas block, and a 30-round magazine capacity.

We are proud to add such a well-recognized agency as the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to the fast-growing list of law enforcement agency selecting SIG SAUER pistols as their official duty sidearm,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, SIG Sauer Law Enforcement Sales. “SIG Sauer has a long history of providing the best firearms for law enforcement use and we are humbled that these officers entrust their lives with SIG Sauer firearms.”


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