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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/25/2002 3:53:33 PM EST
Anybody know what pistol the Sky Marshall's are being issued? I have seen video of them using a Sig, but I'm curious to know which one and which calliber they chose.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 4:36:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 4:37:03 PM EST by Joe_556]
I doubt that it's classified.

So,

SIG P229 in .357SIG.

Joe
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:00:21 PM EST
That must sound real nice in an enclosed, pressurized enviroment.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:03:03 PM EST
I just read somewhere that the Air Marshals Service won't confirm or deny what type of pistol or ammo they use for security purposes.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:11:59 PM EST
I've seen Glocks used alot. On SM I saw had a H&K.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:43:00 PM EST
I'm not sure if they have a "standard issue" or not, but all the Sky Marshals I have seen on the news use the Sig P229 in .357 Sig. Smart boys too I might add! Sig's are great.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:01:06 PM EST
Most likely using Mag Safe or very frangible ammo to avoid ricochet and punching the aluminum skin of the planes.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:17:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:45:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By specwar:
Most likely using Mag Safe or very frangible ammo to avoid ricochet and punching the aluminum skin of the planes.



Nope, no frangible rounds or other exotic ammo. I won't say exactly what ammo they carry because they want to keep it on the down low, but you can walk into your local gun shop and find the same ammo that they carry.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:49:07 AM EST
So it is the same as what the Secret Service issues. I wonder what the rationale was for the choice of caliber. I also wonder if we'll see a trend away from Glocks now.
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