The M11 Sig Sauer P-228 was introduced in 1989. It is a compact version of the Sig P-226, just 7.1 inches long and only 1.5 inches wide. The Navy SEALs and Special Boat Teams consider it a favorite, and use it as their standard carry pistol as it is small, light, durable, accurate and easy to conceal. The M11 is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic pistol that fires a 9mm NATO round in both single- and double-action modes from a 13-round magazine.
In 2004, SIGARMS of Exeter, NH released a limited edition of specially serialized P-226 pistols produced to the exact same specifications as those which have been the official sidearm of the Navy SEALs since 1986. Designated SIG P226-9-NAVY, this unique version includes special phosphate corrosion-resistant finish on internal parts, contrast sights, a slide engraved with an anchor to designate them as Naval Special Warfare pistols, a unique serial # starting with NSW 0001, and certificate of authenticity.
The manufacturer raised over $100,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the sale of these NSW serialized pistols. Established in 1980, the Foundation provides support, primarily scholarships, to ensure that all the children of Special Operations personnel who have given their lives in service to our country, will be able to go to college.
- Manufacturer: Sigarms
- Caliber: 9mm
- Weight w/o magazine: 1.10 lbs.
- Length: 7.1 in.
- Barrel Length: 3.9 in.
- Capacity: 13+1