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Interesting?

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/07/robert-farago/north-carolina-state-highway-patrol-buy-sig-sauer-p226-357sig/#comments

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) are tooling-up with the SIG SAUER P226 in .357SIG. Given that the NCSHP has 1600 sworn officers, the order’s probably around 2k guns. SIG’s press release (after the jump) attributes the agency’s selection to the pistol’s “reliability, accuracy and durability.” These days, most all polymer pistols can make that claim; with proper maintenance, the minor variations in performance probably aren’t mission critical. What is important: customer service, price and, in this case, the round. “For law enforcement officers who work around vehicles and safety glass, the .357SIG is a fantastic choice for a duty pistol caliber,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Sales. In other words, the round’s rep for barrier penetration is key. I wonder if the cartridge - producing what Hickock45 calls “significantly increased blast” – beats up a gun as much as .40 cal . . .


NEWINGTON, N.H. – SIG SAUER is pleased to announced that the P226, chambered in .357SIG, has been selected as the new duty pistol of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

After extensive testing, the P226 came out on top for its reliability, accuracy, and durability. The .357SIG cartridge provides the NCSHP troopers with enhanced barrier penetration, which is a key concern for highway patrol duties.

“For law enforcement officers who work around vehicles and safety glass, the .357SIG is a fantastic choice for a duty pistol caliber,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Sales.

“We’re extremely proud to add an agency with the legacy associated with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to the SIG SAUER family.”
Founded in 1929, the NCSHP has more than 1,600 sworn troopers, covering more than 78,000 miles of roadway. SIG SAUER will deliver 1,800 P226 handguns to the agency.
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Re: North Carolina State Highway Patrol Buy SIG SAUER P226 in .357SIG
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 08:30:54 AM »
This was August of 2013. They were also concerned with the shorter service life of the 357. sig?

NC State Troopers may replace 1,600+ problem-prone .357 Sig pistols

The North Carolina Highway Patrol adopted the popular Smith & Wesson M&P pistol in 2009, shooting the hot little .357 Sig cartridge.

Now they’re looking to possibly replace the pistol due to reliability issues:

The North Carolina Highway Patrol purchased the Smith and Wesson’s M&P .357 Sig pistols in September 2009.

But two years later, some troopers started having mechanical issues with the extractor port.

“Any semiautomatic pistol, like this M&P, when you fire the gun the bullet comes out the barrel, but it has to pull the empty casing and throw it out the way so it can grab another round and put it in the chamber. If that doesn’t happen, the gun jams,” Hyatt said.

Eyewitness News spoke to NCHP spokesman First Sgt. Jeff Gordon via Facetime.  He said 1,649 uniformed members carry the pistols, but the agency did not feel the need to do a mass withdrawal since not all of the guns have the issue, and all troopers are trained on how to handle jams.

“It has not posted a safety risk for the troopers,” Gordon said. “One of the things we teach our troopers to do when we go through annual firearms training is that we use the ‘Tap, Rack, Ready’ method. This allows troopers to safely and quickly clear their weapons so another bullet can be fed into the chamber.”

Gordon said the Highway Patrol has been working closely with Smith and Wesson, but they have not come up with a solution. The agency is now testing models from other companies as well.

The Highway Patrol hopes to have a replacement picked soon. Once it is selected, it will still take several months for the guns to be distributed and for troopers to train and certify on the new weapons.

The .357 Sig has an excellent reputation for feeding (as as bottleneck cartridges do), and for “stopping power” when compared against the more common 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP cartridges available at the time it was adopted.

Unfortunately, that enhanced performance comes at a cost. The .40 S&W and the .357 SIG are developing a reputation for battering the gun, regardless of manufacturer. The higher slide velocity experienced when cycling the .40 S&W and .357 Sig cartridges is accused of shortening the service life of many pistols that fire them, battering the slide and frame rails, and tearing up the smaller slide-mounted parts like the extractors on the NCHP’s M&Ps. The Smith & Wesson M&P a pistol has an otherwise excellent reputation in 9mm and .45 ACP.

The shortened service life of pistols firing these higher-velocity cartridges, combined with significant performance developments in 9mm ammunition in recent years, is causing some police agencies to shift back to the 9mm with the promise of increasing reliability, longevity, and ammo capacity with little trade-off in terminal performance.

Is a shift from .357 Sig back to 9mm next?
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