Orlando Police Department Selects SIG Virtus Rifles for Officers

Orlando Police Department Selects SIG Virtus Rifles for Officers
Orlando Police Department Selects SIG Virtus Rifles for Officers

NEWINGTON, N.H.-(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Orlando Police Department has adopted the SIG Virtus Rifle as part of their standard issue equipment for the department's uniformed officers, detectives, watch commanders, and sergeants. The Orlando Police Department is comprised of over 700 sworn officers protecting over 275,000 citizens in the City of Orlando.

Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. began, “SIG has a strong partnership with the Orlando Police Department that began with their adoption of the SIG P226 and has now extended to the SIG Virtus rifle. The Virtus is a significant upgrade to their existing platform, bringing the latest in rifle technology that will enhance their capabilities, improve accuracy, and allow them to become more effective and expeditious in their response.”

The SIG Virtus is a modular rifle engineered for the demands of special operations forces. The rifle features a free-float M-LOK handguard, ambidextrous AR-style controls, a telescoping or folding stock, and can be easily suppressed.

“We are honored that the Orlando Police Department has entrusted SIG SAUER equipment for the men and women of the Orlando Police Department, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the department and supporting their mission,” concluded Jankiewicz.


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  • 7 thoughts on “Orlando Police Department Selects SIG Virtus Rifles for Officers

    1. Does anybody know if the police purchased selective fire Virtus? Will the news media call these rifles in police possession “assault ” rifles?

      Uniformed officers, detectives, watch commanders, and sergeants: How many of the 700 sworn officers do not fit into these categories? How many rifles did the department buy?

      What do the police intend to shoot with these things, how many, and how often?

    2. “The SIG Virtus is a modular rifle engineered for the demands of special operations forces. ” Are these the same forces that will kick your door down in the middle of the night with a no knock warrant? I think these units should be disbanded and outlawed on US soil. These units are right out of Nazi Germany history.

      1. It is a shame that it seems your ignorance has no limits. Unfortunately you can write what you think. Please try to educate yourself and do some thinking before writing.
        MSR CINCINNATI, OH

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