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...."The pistols also feature a high polish to withstand the inclement weather while the Tomb Sentinels stand guard."

Complete nonsense. The whole thing smacks of a publicity spectacle cooked up by SIGArms and the military brass. After the presentation those guns will almost certainly become display items, not used for sentry duties.

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Yeah besides those. Haven't looked into an American Rifleman in ages, or I would have said "as tacky as those tacky limited, special edition, dipped in glitter" offers you'll see in the NRA magazine."
 

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I’m with everyone on the point of glitter and I don’t think they’re going to be used for duty. I wouldn’t/couldn’t use them for carry.. unless I was in some sort of “Jedge Dredd” costume fantasy. But these, in dark polish, maybe tungsten-like appearance, I’d put on display in my office.

Are they a SIG publicity piece? Absolutely. Nothing in the corporate world is staged like this unless it were a form of advertisement. They’re still gorgeous pieces of art in my opinion.
 

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I'll bet you a dozen donuts they will absolutely be used as sidearms for the Sgt. of the Guard during guard changing ceremonies. These fit in perfectly with the ceremonial perfection of what the Tomb Guards do and how they do it. The wood inlays on the grips are from decking off the USS Olympia, the cruiser which carried the first unknown from WWI back from France. The white is made from marble dust from the cutting of the stones used for the Unknowns' crypts. As much as people degrade this as marketing ploy by Sig (which disgraces the Unknowns), you all don't see your own "brand loyalty" as falling for the same thing. #allgunsmatter!
 

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Beautiful pistols absolutely.
 
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The American iteration of “SIG” is not shy about cashing in on gimmicky editions. The Swiss originators of this venerable manufacturer are rolling over in their graves.
 

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I wouldn't call 4 guns an edition or cashing in. It'll be interesting to see if the pistols will be regularly used but I think MGM is probably right (as usual) about them being for display.
 

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I was unclear, I am not talking about just this edition, I mean the plethora of stuff like this that SIG has produced over, say, the last decade. Colors, slide imprints, special editions, commemoratives, etc. They must sell or they would not do it, but you would never see the Germans or Swiss crank out this stuff. $0.02 from a Swiss/German SIG semi-collector.
 
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