SIG just picked up a nice little chunk of business from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio: The department has selected the company’s P226 pistol as it’s official sidearm. In addition, the agency is going with the SIG M400 as its new patrol rifle. Meanwhile, the detective unit is getting the P239 handgun.

Captain James Simmons of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, said this marks the first time the department is issuing a standard duty gun to every officer. Testing and transition of these guns was supported by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Dallas Baldwin.

“We chose Sig Sauer’s P226 as our standard issue pistol after an extensive testing and review process and feel this is the best choice for our force,” Simmons said. “The P239 pistol and the M400 rifle are also being placed into service in our department and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with Sig Sauer.”

Widely used by military and law enforcement, the version of the P226 pistol going to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the P226R, is equipped with an integral accessory rail for tactical lights. The gun also features a hard anodized aluminum black frame; black nitron-finished stainless steel slide; and a 9mm 15-round magazine. The presser describes the P239 as a compact 9mm gun with an aluminum frame and black polymer grips.

The SIG M400 is an AR rifle with a free-floating M-LOK handguard; enhanced Mil-Spec trigger; SIG’s micro-light gas block; and a magazine capacity of 30 rounds.

“We are proud to add such a well-recognized agency as the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to the fast-growing list of law enforcement agency selecting Sig Sauer pistols as their official duty sidearm,” said Tom Jankiewicz, SIG’s executive vice president for law enforcement sales. “Sig Sauer has a long history of providing the best firearms for law enforcement use and we are humbled that these officers entrust their lives with Sig Sauer firearms.”

Local distributor Vance Outdoors in Obetz, Ohio is supplying the guns, SIG says.

See the specs for each model below.

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SIG P226

  • CALIBER: 9mm Luger / 357 SIG / 40 S&W
  • ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
  • FRAME SIZE: Full-Size
  • FINISH: Hard Coat Anodized
  • SLIDE FINISH: Nitron
  • SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • BARREL LENGTH: 4.4 in (112 mm)
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 7.7 in (196 mm)
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 1.5 in (38 mm)
  • HEIGHT: 5.5 in (140 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 34 oz (964 g) – 34.4 oz (975 g)

SIG P239

  • CALIBER: 9mm Luger / 40 S&W
  • ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
  • FRAME SIZE: Compact
  • FINISH: Hard Coat Anodized
  • SLIDE FINISH: Nitron
  • SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • BARREL LENGTH: 3.6 in (91 mm)
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 6.6 in (168 mm)
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 1.2 in (30 mm)
  • HEIGHT: 5.1 in (130 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 29.5 oz (836 g)

SIG M400

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Direct Impingement
  • CALIBER: 5.56 NATO
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16 in (406 mm)
  • MAGS INCLUDED: (1) 30rd Polymer Mag
  • MAG TYPE: AR-15
  • ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
  • STOCK TYPE: Telescopic
  • BARREL MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
  • TRIGGER TYPE: SIG Enhanced
  • COLLAPSED/FOLDED LENGTH: 32 in (812 mm)
  • TRIGGER WEIGHT: 5.5 – 7lbs (24 – 31 n)
  • TWIST RATE: 1:7
  • GRIP TYPE: Polymer
  • RECEIVER FINISH: Hard Coat Anodized
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 35.2in (897 mm)
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 2.5 in (64 mm)
  • HEIGHT: 7.5 in (190 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 7.3lb (3.13 kg)

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