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Posted: 9/7/2005 8:13:35 AM EDT
Found on DU of all places.

Seems like it's legit (if it's a hoax, it's not a very noteworthy one).


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SIGARMS® is responding to emergency requests from law enforcement in the hurricane ravaged areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and is expediting orders to agencies in those states. Already SIGARMS has shipped extra pistol magazines for the Louisiana State Police who carry the P220 pistol, and at the agency's request will be sending all available remaining P220 magazines. As a result, SIGARMS has suspended sale of the P220 pistol magazines to the commercial market. Commercial sales are expected to resume in October.

Additionally SIGARMS is working closely with officials at the ATF to expedite required paperwork for law enforcement agency transfer of the SG 551 and SG 552 select-fire rifles. Already, SIGARMS has made preparations to ship several hundred rifles to one Louisiana agency.

Due to the magnitude of the emergency facing law enforcement in the region hit by hurricane Katrina and the surrounding states which have taken in thousands of refugees, SIGARMS will give immediate priority to requests from area law enforcement agencies and expedite shipments of firearms, parts and accessories. Agencies in other parts of the country that are sending personnel and supplies to the region will also receive priority status to assist them in their efforts.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our commercial dealers and customers. We deeply appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank you. - SIGARMS
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:16:24 AM EDT
Nationwide just posted about this.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:18:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FourStringSlinger:
Nationwide just posted about this.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:19:00 AM EDT
I thought you don't need guns during emergencies?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:19:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:26:08 AM EDT
what do you mean waitting period?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:48:38 AM EDT
Yep, I got that exact email last night from Sig. Of course for me, since Sig went dealer direct, it isn't going to have much impact since the closest dealer is across the state.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:51:34 AM EDT
You mean the police have to fill out paperwork on SIG rifles?

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:58:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
You mean the police have to fill out paperwork on SIG rifles?

Select fire ones they do. And it probably doesn't normally take six months.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:04:46 AM EDT
Oh I thought the police could just waltz down to the local class 3 dealer and buy machineguns no questions asked.

So ya mean they have to follow the NFA too?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:15:42 AM EDT
if they are making sig 551 and 552's in the states--why cant they make us some semi auto ones?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:17:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgwlower:
if they are making sig 551 and 552's in the states--why cant they make us some semi auto ones?

We've had a couple of hefty threads on this over the last, oh, 6 months or so.

I'd love to get my hands on a nice SIG 552.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:12:22 AM EDT

If you waited this long to buy the guns you want, it's too late. Get them when you don't need them because when you do, they won't be around.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:13:15 AM EDT
I've already got mine. Good to go.
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