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Posted: 12/17/2005 7:01:17 PM EDT
This is copied from the Nov. Issue of Gun Test Magazine.

Smith and Wesson will supply 5,530 pistols to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Special Projects Office for shipment to the Afghanistan National Army. The order is a follow on to Smith and Wesson initial shipment of 4,850 pistols for the Afghanistan National Army earlier this year. The current order, valued at approximately $1.2 million represent the third award to the company by the US Army since April for security forces in Afghanistan and brings the company's total military order in 2005 to more than 22,500 pistols. Model purchased was the SW9VE.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:05:40 PM EDT
Is that like the Smegma?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:06:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Is that like the Smegma?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:07:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:12:15 PM EDT
"So, do you feel lucky, punk?"
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:19:27 PM EDT
Great there is another reason the muslims are going to hate us.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:22:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Great there is another reason the muslims are going to hate us.



Damn that was funny!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:25:05 PM EDT
Sounds like S&W is trying to empty out a warehouse.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:27:47 PM EDT
Are these pistols going to be issued to civilian or police forces in Afganistan? Or is this to replace the berettas
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:35:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slotback:
Sounds like S&W is trying to empty out a warehouse.


And why not, S&W has warehouse full of pistols that they are willing to get rid of at good price. The USA taxpayers get a good deal, S&W gets rid of their guns that they can't sell, and the US Army is helping a USA company. It's a win-win situtation.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:37:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Great there is another reason the muslims are going to hate us.



Damn that was funny!



+2
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:39:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
Are these pistols going to be issued to civilian or police forces in Afganistan? Or is this to replace the berettas



Article says the handguns are going to the Security Forces in Afganistan. Thats all it says.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:41:51 PM EDT
Don't Smith & Wesson have that new M&P pistol out now? Who the hell would want a Sigma?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:42:20 PM EDT
$217.00 each.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:45:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
Don't Smith & Wesson have that new M&P pistol out now? Who the hell would want a Sigma?




I sorta doubt that the Afghan forces that are going to be getting these are up to speed on the latest and greatest in the pistol world...
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:54:29 PM EDT
How long before those Afghani gunsmiths start copying them?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:58:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
Don't Smith & Wesson have that new M&P pistol out now? Who the hell would want a Sigma?




I sorta doubt that the Afghan forces that are going to be getting these are up to speed on the latest and greatest in the pistol world...



+1. Everything I've read and seen from the T&E PD's have said its the cats ass. I can't wait to get one.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:59:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
How long before those Afghani gunsmiths start copying them?



I wonder what are they going to make them out of; rock or dirt?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:02:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
How long before those Afghani gunsmiths start copying them?



I wonder what are they going to make them out of; rock or dirt?




I wonder if the rock trigger will be better
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:06:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
How long before those Afghani gunsmiths start copying them?



I wonder what are they going to make them out of; rock or dirt?



MRE wrappers and rebar.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:06:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:07:22 PM EDT by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
How long before those Afghani gunsmiths start copying them?



I wonder what are they going to make them out of; rock or dirt?




I wonder if the rock trigger will be better


its gotta be, the dirt ones are kinda gritty from what I've heard.....
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:09:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:13:11 PM EDT by TrashHeap]
I wonder how much desert heat it'll take before the plastic frame turns to mush or warps ?


War proven, since 1911. GET IT.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:14:01 PM EDT
the army got ripped

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:14:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrashHeap:
I wonder how much desert heat it'll take before the plastic frame turns to mush or warps ?


War proven, since 1911. GET IT.



How many AR handguards, stocks, or pistol grips have you heard of melting over there?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:16:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
... The USA taxpayers get a good deal, S&W gets rid of their guns that they can't sell, and the US Army is helping a USA company. It's a win-win situtation.


Except maybe for the Afghan security forces!!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:22:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 199:

Originally Posted By warlord:
... The USA taxpayers get a good deal, S&W gets rid of their guns that they can't sell, and the US Army is helping a USA company. It's a win-win situation.


Except maybe for the Afghan security forces!!


True those guns are not up to the quality of the guns in our safes, but I bet they are plenty good for the intended purposes. Even though Iraq is full of guns, I bet most of them are not in very working order. The S&W guns may have heavy triggers, but I bet they will go bang every time.
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