SIG Sauer P220

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First and foremost: this is a seriously stylish weapon. The aluminium frame has since been replaced by a stainless steel version, which adds to its charm. In 1975, the Swiss Army called for a replacement for the SIG P210, which had been in use since the Second World War. Swiss Arms Group decided to produce the guns in Germany to increase the total numbers available for export, and so collaborated with J.P. Sauer & Sons to make the SIG-Sauer P220. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, and has gone on to be the basis for a whole family of weapons. It might look great, but this is also a serious weapon which weighs a substantial 800g. This makes it feel like a proper handgun - one which is popular with weapon enthusiasts throughout the world. Take a look at the mighty 45 ACP cartidges it uses.
SIG Sauer P220

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45 ACP

Designed by (guess who) John Browning, specifically for what ended up being the iconic Colt M1911 this is still an industry standard cartridge more than a hundred years after its introduction. After a poor showing in the Philippines, the Army realized its .38 pistols just weren't up to the job and needed a real "man-stopper", with trials on live cattle, deer and human cadavers(!) showing that a .45 was the way forward. Put simply, the larger diameter causes more damage and disabling targets more effectively. It has a few downsides though...

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Bourne

Bourne discovers some secrets to his identity through his only clue - the account number to a bank vault in Switzerland. He realises he is a skilled fighter when he is attacked, and discovers passports linking him to various different people. These aliases hint that he worked for a secret agency, but he cannot be sure. A CIA group is on his trail, and the agents seem desperate to keep him away from the truth. He eventually learns that he trained as an assassin for the American secret service, and...

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Die Hard

The first Die Hard film starts when a group of German terrorists, lead by Hans Gruber, take a group of hostages at Nakatomi Plaza. They aim to hold off the police for long enough to break into the vault. However, New York police detective John McClane manages to hide from the terrorists, and starts to take them down individually. But are the FBI going to cause problems by forcing their way in from the outside? Die Hard 2 shows ex-army general Colonel Stuart's attempts to reinstate an imprisoned dictator. He...

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Heat

Lieutenant Vincent Hanna is desperate to find Neil McCauley and his group of expert robbers, who have stolen far too much to go unnoticed. Eventually, the police uncover an incriminating trail linking him to a $1.6 million armoured car heist. For the first time, the group has failed, and now the cops are onto them. When the thieves try again, this time with the prospect of a $12 million 'retirement' jackpot keeping them going, the police intercept their messages and prepare an ambush. Hanna is a skilled detective. McCauley is...

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