So I'm reading this article from an American Rifleman email about how HK is now 70 yrs old and they got to do a tour of the factory in Oberndorf. Good article and I always love to read and hear good things about HK. Towards the bottom is a pic of a SFP9M with the SEAL trident on the side and a note saying it is a favorite of the SEAL teams. I was a bit surprised to say the least....anyone else hear about SEALs/military users of the SFP9? Here is a link to the article....
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Last edited by Speedy2015; 04-04-2017 at 10:09 AM.
I can still count my hk's with one hand....I just gotta start over once or twice.
I am not sure whose logo that is on the SFP9M but it certainly isn't that of the US Navy SEALs. They SEALs carry Glock pistols these days. They just bought some Glock 19 MOS pistols w/ threaded barrels and some Glock 26 pistols to go along with them. Gear aquisistion can be easily found on .gov sites so unless someone has a link to an award then it didn't happen. This is even true for the Vanilla SEAL teams. As for JSOC, who knows, but I doubt it.
1005-01-658-7261, PISTOL,9 MILLIMETER,SEMI-AUTOMAT
1005-01-658-1930, PISTOL,9 MILLIMETER,SEMI-AUTOMAT
A lot of people do not understand that the US NAVY SEAL teams can pretty much get whatever they want and they do...most SEAL's kit lockers are filled with a variety of firearms. All firearm selections are mission specific.
SEALS = .45 A.C.P.!!!
The reference to SEALs is misinterpreted. The SFP9 is the European variant of our VP9. The maritime version was designed for use by the German Kampfschwimmer. They are the equivalent of our US Navy Seals and are often mistakenly referred to as SEALs.
Two things stand out after reading the article. Clue 1 - It is a SFP9 and not a VP9. SFP9's are European VP9's. Clue 2 - that is NOT a US Navy Seal Trident logo shown on the SFP9 pictured. American Rifleman should consider publishing a correction to the article.
Last edited by Dehavilland; 04-04-2017 at 01:58 PM.
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After watching the latest Mac video on the vp9 I think I'll only do combat in talcum powder.