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Old 01-09-2013, 8:09 PM
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Question CHP ordered SIG M400 rifles?

Did a search, didnt find anything.

The word is CHP went with SIG M400 rifles for their fleet. Sig was not going to let S&W get the next contract and might have even taken a loss per rifle just to secure the contract.

Google search showed this-
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The CHP will apparently soon be replacing their AR rifles with the SS/M400. Many of their rifles are M-16 hand-me-downs from DOD and Colt HBAR Sporters.
Any other word or intel?

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Old 01-09-2013, 9:52 PM
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Haven't heard anything but I am not surprised. I have heard Sig is pushing hard for LE sales. Now that they are caught up with the federal orders.
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I have a close friend that is CHP and he mentioned this last time we went shooting. He also said that he heard rumblings about switching to the m&p down the road too.
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You don't need an assault weapon with muzzlebreakers to pop tires, a musket is just fine for that.

In all seriousness what's the reason for the change?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:33 PM
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In all seriousness what's the reason for the change?
All of the ARs are old Govt Colt hand me downs or loaners.

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Many of their rifles are M-16 hand-me-downs from DOD and Colt HBAR Sporters.
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Old 01-10-2013, 4:26 AM
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M400s are nice rifles, got one at Walmart not too long.
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Old 01-10-2013, 5:19 AM
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Yes, they are getting the M400s, and have started to receive (according to our CHP customers). San Joquin County Sheriff also are receiving 200 or 400, cant remember which, Sig rifles as well.
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Sweet. Should be on the state contract then. Wonder what kind of pricing they negotiated?
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Sweet. Should be on the state contract then. Wonder what kind of pricing they negotiated?
Sounds like SIG did everything they could to secure this contract, even take a loss if needed. They were going to get it either way.
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Many of the rifles in CHP inventory are Vietnam era ARs. Im not sure the reason for the M400, they don't seem like they will fit in the Elektrolocks. CHP tested the Sig pistols but for some reason they went with the S&W despite the Sig testing much better. I think there were politics involved.
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The rifles we had in our station armory (NOT CHP) were old Colt / RRA Frankenbuilds with ridiculous slop and play between the uppers and lowers. The funny thing is, they all had newer Eotechs and they all worked fine. I took one to a 2 day carbine class (Because I had to) and this old beater rifle ran like a champ the whole time. They didn't win any beauty contests but I carried one every night and had utter faith in them.
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I shot one of our Vietnam M16s. It was keyholing at 25 meters!
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"I shot one of our Vietnam M16s. It was keyholing at 25 meters! "

The 1:12 barrels will do that with green-tips.
Make sure yours is loaded with 55gr bullets.
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Did a search, didnt find anything.

The word is CHP went with SIG M400 rifles for their fleet. Sig was not going to let S&W get the next contract and might have even taken a loss per rifle just to secure the contract.

Google search showed this-

Any other word or intel?
As a disclaimer I'll say I don't work for CHP and know nothing of this, but... I have been impressed at what I consider to be a strong move by Sig to get agencies to switch to their guns. Offering up some really cheap prices to try to entice folks to go with their product. I wanted to do a personal buy but my chief says no bueno.
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Old 02-12-2013, 8:36 AM
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UPDATE- Per my contact the rifles are coming in batches of 10. His office was the first and says they are sweet to fire.

More info as it comes in.
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It's official CHP are getting Sig Sauer m400 in batches of 300 in each unit. OGGun you are right it doesn't fit in the Elektrolocks. But they have a new bracket that goes in between the Elektrolock and lowers the Elektrolocks 4.5 inches. How do I know all of this?? I install them for CHP. I've just installed 3 already.
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Here's the request for bids. Closed last June.
http://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=1921359

Still no contract I can find.

ETA: Here's all the responses to the bid. Looks like Sig won at $635 for the fixed and $695 for collapsible stocks.
http://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=awgrou...59&expandall=Y

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It's official CHP are getting Sig Sauer m400 in batches of 300 in each unit. OGGun you are right it doesn't fit in the Elektrolocks. But they have a new bracket that goes in between the Elektrolock and lowers the Elektrolocks 4.5 inches. How do I know all of this?? I install them for CHP. I've just installed 3 already.
Only three? Our office has had them for two months. Great shooting rifle!
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Here's the request for bids. Closed last June.
http://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=1921359

Still no contract I can find.

ETA: Here's all the responses to the bid. Looks like Sig won at $635 for the fixed and $695 for collapsible stocks.
http://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=awgrou...59&expandall=Y
Bids show 14.5 rifles. Are the new rifles NFA?
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Bids show 14.5 rifles. Are the new rifles NFA?
14.5 + standard compensator Id imagine... = 16
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I am having trouble understanding old is bad. The M-1 and the m-1A1 are old weapons that work just fine. I would guess the amount of rounds fired by the CHP in the rifle on their car is not very high.

Just appears to me we need new guns regardles or we have a budget. How often are they shot in anger?

Trade people bring their own tools to the job why is police work different?
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What I heard are these old Colt govt rifles are worn and tired. It was time to finally upgrade to something modern.
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What I heard are these old Colt govt rifles are worn and tired. It was time to finally upgrade to something modern.
This. See my post above about keyholing at 25 meters.
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Bids show 14.5 rifles. Are the new rifles NFA?
Aren't Mil branches and LE Agencies exempt from NFA rules?
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Good point. Makes sense.
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This. See my post above about keyholing at 25 meters.
That maybe true, but I'm just passing along what I was told- the old Vietnam era rifles were getting tired and it was time for an upgrade.
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Many of the rifles in CHP inventory are Vietnam era ARs. Im not sure the reason for the M400, they don't seem like they will fit in the Elektrolocks. CHP tested the Sig pistols but for some reason they went with the S&W despite the Sig testing much better. I think there were politics involved.
CHP definitely needs new rifles. All of the ARs I've seen have the ole Vietnam era triangle foregrips. Glad to hear they are getting upgraded.
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Too bad we can't have the parts kits. Dammit.
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I am having trouble understanding old is bad. The M-1 and the m-1A1 are old weapons that work just fine. I would guess the amount of rounds fired by the CHP in the rifle on their car is not very high.

Just appears to me we need new guns regardles or we have a budget. How often are they shot in anger?

Trade people bring their own tools to the job why is police work different?
I'd love to bring my own tools from home; my agency doesn't share my enthusiasm!
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I just wanted to add re: keyholing at 25 meters. We also have a lot of DOD hand me down A1 type m-16s, I can't believe how many guys are totally unfamiliar with the specific issues regarding the real slow twist rate in those old barrels. If they (folks you're talking about) were trying to run heavier projectiles in that slow twist could that have something to do with it?
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Confirmed yes we r getting sigm400's
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A couple months ago at work I saw a SMPV with a Sig M400.
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Bump- Any updates?
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Did a search, didnt find anything.

The word is CHP went with SIG M400 rifles for their fleet. Sig was not going to let S&W get the next contract and might have even taken a loss per rifle just to secure the contract.

Google search showed this-

Any other word or intel?

It is not the word, it is a fact. All the CHP up here in Sacramento already have them in their cars. I was looking into purchasing one through the Sig officer program for a personal AR, so one of the CHP guys let me take a look at his. Nice guns, ambidextrious features stock from factory. Not a bad gun for the price. Plus it is a Sig so you know it's going to be a gluten for punishment!
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It is not the word, it is a fact. All the CHP up here in Sacramento already have them in their cars. I was looking into purchasing one through the Sig officer program for a personal AR, so one of the CHP guys let me take a look at his. Nice guns, ambidextrious features stock from factory. Not a bad gun for the price. Plus it is a Sig so you know it's going to be a gluten for punishment!
Thanks. Yeah, my best buddy works there as well and he confirmed it at the time I posted the OP. We also ordered some M400s through the officer program and they should be in soon.

So do the Officers like the M400s so far?
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Why not jut get LWRCs?
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Aren't Mil branches and LE Agencies exempt from NFA rules?
No, civilian LE agencies are not exempt from NFA requirements. The paper work still has to go in to ATF for any NFA weapon. The only difference is that there is no charge to LE agencies, and the approval comes back a bit faster.

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Why not jut get LWRCs?
I wish!!! I think we all know the answer 4 Sig M400's = 1 LWRC SPR.. LOL
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I think we know by now that SIG wants into the CHP and California market really bad. May have sold the rifles at or below costs.
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