When it was reported that a dozen Sig pistols were knicked from an Army base it said that they are now the standard sidearm for the Forces. It is an excellent weapon and I've fired it but expensive and considering how many times troops may use a pistol I wonder why it was changed from the Browning 9mm. I know the Browning very well from my time based at Tipner and shooting in civvy life and I think it is a supererb sidearm. I once watched a Special Forces trooper at Warminster range put 13 rounds in the bull centre from 25 yards with the Browning Hi Power, even more eye opening for me was the time he also riddled the centre target with a Stirling! that takes some doing! It's not a critisism of the issue of Sigs just wondered why the switch,can't be much more reliable than the Browning but some small arms expert will enlighten me,I hope!