Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Gun = New Job?

I want everybody to know that I did get a new gun a couple of weeks ago but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I will be joining Navy SEAL Team 6 this summer. I'm guessing this rumor got started because the new gun I have is a Sig Sauer Navy Special P226 MK25. Yes, this is the exact same 9mm handgun that SIG sends to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). It comes complete with a phosphate finish applied to all internal components, “providing corrosion resistance in even the harshest of saltwater environments.” As opposed to the mildest of saltwater environments like maybe a salt water fish tank.

It even comes with an engraved gold anchor right on the side of the gun. Apparently, “the pistol’s slide hints at its military origin, while the UID code on the right side serves as a genuine badge of authenticity.” Better yet, “The true mil-spec 1913 rail is machined into the hard coat anodized alloy frame, providing a solid mounting point for lights, lasers and accessories.” The MK25 comes complete with two-piece polymer grips, SIGLITE night sights, three mags, and a card certifying that yup, it’s a collector’s piece alright. This firearm came from Stoddard's Range and Guns in Douglasville and I got it by trading three guns for it. That's right three guns. It was a pretty good deal when you consider that “the only other way to obtain an authentic MK25 pistol would require a Naval enlistment and training with elite forces.” That’s IF you got in AND you don’t get to keep the gun even if you DID. Which you probably wouldn’t so  . . .

Thanks for listening,
The Math Teacher