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Shooting Industry October 2011 Digital Edition - Page 12
Industry news SIG Ships German-Produced Rifles IG SAUER has announced the company has shipped the first of the SIG516 rifles produced by its Eckernförde, Germany, production facility. “Demand from the worldwide market has prompted the need for additional manufacturing capacity,” said Ron Cohen, SIG SAUER president and CEO. “These rifles represent the next chapter in Eckernförde’s rich firearms history.” SIG SAUER also reports that it has been selected as the official duty pistol provider to the ® Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. SIG’s Model P250 will replace the pistols currently in use by the Netherlands police. Approximately 42,000 PPNL variants will be delivered between 2011 and 2013. This contract marks the first time in 25 years the Netherlands police service has chosen a new sidearm. “After two years of exhaustive testing, we are gratified to see the P250 selected as the weapon of choice. We appreciate the Ministry taking the time for a complete and intensive testing process in making this decision,” said Dr. Andreas Wende, SIG SAUER GmbH managing director. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com and www.facebook.com/ SigSauerInc. S rosman Corp. has announced a strategic licensing agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps for the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of U.S. Marine Corps-branded airsoft products. “It is truly an honor to be chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps in facilitating a project of this magnitude. By introducing a complete line of airsoft products branded ‘Marines Airsoft,’ we recognize a strategic business opportunity that will benefit a revered organization, as well as contribute to our continued growth in the airsoft category,” said Roy Stefanko, Crosman vice president of marketing. For more information, visit www.crosman. com and www.facebook.com/crosmancorp. C Crosman Announces Agreement With Marines Subscribe to SI Digital. It’s Free! www.shootingindustry.com. 12 OCTOBER 2011 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com