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SIG Sauer to shutter German weapons factory | DW | 04.06.2020

SIG Sauer, long the target of disarmament campaigners in Germany, announced Thursday it intended by year's end to close its factory at Eckernförde near Kiel, capital of Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.

It blamed "locational handicaps" hindering its diverse pistol and sports guns sales, claiming a "few other local producers" were preferred in government purchases for Germany's police forces and Bundeswehr military.

Public broadcaster NDR quoted manager Tim Castagne as saying the workers' council at the Eckernförde site, established in 1951, had been briefed about some 125 job losses as well plans to fulfil purchase orders.

"Due to its international orientation, SIG Sauer is systematically excluded from tenders [in Germany], said Castagne, intimating, said NDR, that most of its weapons were developed in the United States.
 

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Sounds very prejudice to me, seems like by discriminating against Sig for having international success it only hurts Germany's own revenue and GDP. Sure wish I still had my original p220.
 

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Next will be Heckler und Koch.
While bad for Germany, if they relocated here it would be awesome! G3'S 91/93'S/33'S MP5/7's available again??? HECK YEAH!!!
 

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While bad for Germany, if they relocated here it would be awesome! G3'S 91/93'S/33'S MP5/7's available again??? HECK YEAH!!!
I'd settle for an HK 94 in 9mm. Nice 9mm carbine for around the farm. Fleming converted mine back in the day to an MPi5 with a sear & lug barrel.
Then we had children. They were much more expensive than anticipated. Bye bye SMGs...
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So according to the Left party "die Linken" German weapons kill someone every 14 minutes. They want to close down not only SIG/Sauer, but Walther and Heckler und Koch as well. The latter has been under scrutiny for years, not only due to criticism from the Left, but due to selling the Bundeswehr some less than reliable firearms. The G36 is for example a joke in the Bundeswehr almost as much as the 1908/15 belt-fed from WW1, which became a synonym equivalent to the US GI slang "SNAFU". "08/15" is even used on t-shirts worn by current Bundeswehr Soldaten to express that sentiment, maybe today's equivalent is SSDD.
 
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