Sig Sauer Unveils Commemorative Pistol To Honor Navy SEAL Medal Of Honor Recipient

In May 2018, President Donald Trump awarded retired Navy Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while leading a Joint Task Force during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan. Now Sig Sauer is paying tribute in its own way. This past National Medal of Honor Day, the gunmaker unveiled a specially-designed commemorative P226 pistol — the same pistol that SEALs carried under the official MK25 designation — to honor Slabinski’s receipt of the the nation’s highest award for valor. The commemorative pistol includes ceremonial 24k gold engravings on both sides of the slide: “For Service As Set Forth,” the first line of Slabinski’s award citation, on the right side, and “No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time, which is featured at the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, on the left. The top of the slide features a likeness of the Medal of Honor engraved on a piece of metal recovered from the World Trade Center site, as well as six stars to honor SEAL Team Six. The grips, custom made from American Black Walnut, feature the Red Unit Medallion on the right and the SEAL Trident on the left. As if the pistol ...

India’s second-biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Ashok Leyland, is suspending production at several units from five

India’s second-biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Ashok Leyland, is suspending production at several units from five to 18 days in September, triggering fears that the slump in the automotive sector shows no sign of letting up. The BBC’s Nitin Srivastava reports. Ram Mardi is worried he may lose his job. He works for a company that makes spare parts for cars and heavy vehicles in Jamshedpur, an industrial city in eastern India. But he has worked only 14 days in August. “We had a comfortable life until recently. Now, it’s hard to arrange food or pay for the children’s education,” Mr Mardi says. The factory he works at temporarily suspended production for half of the month to reduce inventory in the face of shrinking demand. Industry heavyweights such as Maruti, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra have all announced production cuts over the past several months. India’s economy is facing a slowdown. It grew at 5% in the quarter ending June 2019 – its lowest in five years. This – along with a drop in private investment and a banking crisis that has made it hard to access credit – has weakened consumer demand....