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Sig Sauer P226 Blackwater Tactical Discontinued

March 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Update 7-8-10 – We have the P226 Tactical Operations (Tac Ops) available in 9mm.

Update 3-31-10 – We just receive a partial shipment of our outstanding order on the P226 Blackwater Tactical models. We’ve got them back in stock and you can buy them today on our site.

We recently received word that Sig Sauer will no longer produce the P226 Blackwater Tactical. The reason relates to licensing with Blackwater but they have replaced it with a new model called the P226 Tactical Operations. The only real difference between this and the P226 Blackwater Tactical is the branding.

Sig Sauer will be filling our outstanding order on the P226 Blackwater Tactical models and we’ll post an update on the site when we see the final shipment of them. We’ll also be stocking the Tact Ops model soon.

Here is Sig’s description of the Tactical Operations model:

The SIG SAUER® P226® Tactical Operations is a full-sized 9mm or .40S&W featuring a stainless steel slide with rugged, wear-resistant Nitron® finish, front cocking serrations and SIGLITE® rear night sight, a TRUGLO® Tritium Fiber Optic front sight and features the Short Reset Trigger or SRT. SIG engineers designed the SRT to provide you the same great safety and smooth action of the SIG DA/SA with a comfortable reset that is 60% shorter for faster trigger return and surgical control during high speed shooting. The beavertail frame is black hard anodized light weight alloy with integral Picatinny rail and polymer Magwell grips. The pistol comes with four (4) 20 round super capacity magazines so it’s ready to see action. The SIG SAUER P226 tactical Operations pistol is backed by SIG SAUER with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

See photos of the Blackwater Tactical and Tactical Operations models below:

  1. Gabe Wolf
    March 30th, 2010 at 14:15 | #1

    I’m sorry to hear that the Blackwater tactical has been discontinued. I’m wondering if there is anyway to reserve a model if you were to receive one from your outstanding order. I live in Calgary Alberta Canada and I’m wondering if that changes anything as far as the model is concerned. I know in Canada that that you have been distributing the blackwater with t 5 ten round clips because of Canadian law.
    Any new information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks alot.

  2. Scott
    April 4th, 2010 at 20:37 | #2

    Any word on the availability of the Tactical Operations models? The Sig website says this will be available in .40 also. Any confirmation of this? If so, will both models be available at the same time or will the .40 come later?


  3. April 4th, 2010 at 20:45 | #3

    We haven’t been given a delivery date on the Tactical Operations model yet. I’ll ask my Sig rep when I talk to him this week. It is possible that they might be backed up a while. They had a shortage of frames for the tactical and elite models…

    If the site says they’ll be available in .40, I would imagine that they’ll ship both calibers around the same time…

  4. April 4th, 2010 at 20:46 | #4

    Hi Gabe, the only way that we could sell you one is if you found a dealer in the United States to export it for you. I’m assuming the export dealer would have to send it to a dealer in Canada then…. We only received the models that have the high capacity magazines. We don’t stock the 10rd ones.

  5. Phill
    May 13th, 2010 at 22:26 | #5


    Wondering if since April you have heard a delivery date on the TacOps?

    Thanks in advance for your help

  6. May 14th, 2010 at 12:39 | #6

    We haven’t heard any dates on delivery yet. I expect it will be 3 or so months.

  7. andy
    May 14th, 2010 at 14:21 | #7

    do those extra long grips make the magwell any wider than a regular P226 or are they just to conceal the longer magazines?

  8. May 14th, 2010 at 14:23 | #8

    They shouldn’t add to the width of the gun – just help in loading mags and add to the appearance.

  9. Eric
    July 27th, 2010 at 11:23 | #9

    Can I buy the P226 Tactical Operations from you? Are they in stock?

  10. July 27th, 2010 at 11:40 | #10

    We do have the P226 Tac Ops in stock and available for sale. You can order it right through our site on the Tactical Operations page.

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