Wednesday, December 23, 2009
New Air Marshall Service Pistol Is No Secret
ABC News has suggested that Sig Arms has endangered the nation by revealing that the Air Marshall’s service pistol is now the P 250 Compact in .357 Sig.
Their sensational claim is that the bad guys could somehow benefit from this information.
All semi-automatic handguns operate in similar fashion and law enforcement stopped using revolvers long ago. There are no secrets about these semi-automatic firearms that have not changed much in nearly 100 years!
This knowledge is nothing special and releasing it in no way places anyone in harm’s way. This will however cause silly people who don’t know better to wring their hands because the “experts” at ABC news did this story.
As for the weapon and caliber chosen, I’d have rather picked the .45 ACP version but have no problem since the Air Marshall’s ranks include metrosexuals and women that might find the more powerful caliber intimidating.
I can’t imagine why they chose the double action only option. That reduces the ability of user of this weapon to quickly and accurately fire shots. Many timid police administrators feel this reduces liability of an accidental shooting. I guess they’d rather endanger their sky cops rather than train them.
Here is the ABC news story…