Secret Service Apparently Ditching Sig
Founded in 1865 to fight counterfeiters as part of the Treasury Department, the U.S. Secret Service today has something like 7,000 agents, uniformed division personnel and support staff. For the first 130~ years of their existence, they carried wheel guns, alternating between Colts and Smiths over the decades. In the 1990s, they went semi-auto, adopting first the Sig Sauer P228 in 9mm and then the P229R in spicy .357SIG.
Now, it seems they have elected to go Glock, piggybacking on CBP’s recent huge $85 million contract.
More in my column at Guns.com.