What is the Difference? Why ?Photos of your guns and serial numbers please. Lets see how many of the 2000 made are in the hands of this forum's members. Here is my example, ser # NSW 013X;
This is a good synopsis of the P226 history;What is the Difference? Why ?
I've seen several with the Anchor
at some recent GSs plus there was one
at the Sig Day I went to a while back.
Neither Sig Rep mentioned anything about
an NSW Serial #
Thanks for the Explanation .This is a good synopsis of the P226 history;
SIG Sauer P226 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the above article;
U.S. Navy SEAL teams started using the SIG P226 in the 1980s, after German Kampfschwimmer tested them successfully.
The first Naval Special Warfare inspired P226 pistols to be offered to the public were the NSW Commemoratives, issued in early 2004. The SIG P226-9-NAVY is a version of the SIG P226 that is produced that features a stainless steel slide engraved with an anchor to designate them as Naval Special Warfare pistols. SIGARMS raised $100,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the sale of these NSW serialized pistols. The pistol bearing serial number NSW0001 was sold during a live auction on the nationally syndicated Laura Ingraham radio show for an additional $25,000. Later produced commercial versions added a universal rail for accessory attachments while retaining the anchor of previous models, but do not have the SIGLITE Night Sights.
Released in 2011, the MK25 has been advertised by SIG as being identical to firearm carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs. Features that help identify it amongst other P226 variants include the silver anchor and UID identification label on the left side of the pistol, as well as a mil-spec picatinny rail. Although cosmetically similar to the Navy model, the MK25 features an anti-corrosion coating applied to all external and internal surfaces, as well as SIGLITE Night Sights.
The SiGness never ends. I just bought four guns in the last month;sheesh....didn't know about this one...another must have...the list grows!
Sorry, you transposed those letters, it should be NSW ("Navy Special Warfare" Command) which is the command that the SeAL teams fall under in the US Navy.What is NWS? I have a classic German P226, does that count?