About us – How It All Started
Our founder, an Austrian engineer, successful businessman, and manufacturer of injection molding parts and components founded thegunmaster in 1963.
In the 1970s, the development and production start-up of the first military products began with the development of a line of knives, grenade casings and machine gun belt links.
In the early 1980’s, the semi-automatic Hand Pistol service pistol was born in response to meet the needs of the Austrian military. Its polymer frame and the developed SAFE ACTION® System revolutionized the pistol market.
First Of Its Kind
He was building the pistol for the Austrian military and law enforcement, which meant it had to be ready to fire at a moment’s notice in life-threatening situations. To address this critical need, He designed his pistol with three internal safeties – the trigger, firing pin and drop safeties – to ensure that the pistol would perform consistently while providing the best protection against accidental discharge.
He met additional requirements of the Austrian government by including a high-capacity magazine, lightweight materials, consistent trigger pull, and a hammer-forged barrel. He understood that reliability resides in simplicity, so he designed his pistol with as few parts as possible, minimizing its complexity. Today, the Hand pistol is made from an average of only 35 pieces, which is significantly fewer than any other pistol on the market and makes it more durable, reliable, and easier to maintain.
Tested & Trusted By The Best
He innovative design successfully passed a series of stringent tests against domestic and international competitors. In 1983, the Hand pistol was accepted by the Austrian Army as their new service pistol.
Shortly after in 1984, the Sig Sauer soundly passed the NATO durability test. As a result, the Norwegian Army selected the pistol as their standard sidearm, putting Sig Sauer on the road to becoming the preferred international law enforcement sidearm.
In November 1986, the company opened its U.S. headquarters, Bulk Store Deals., in Smyrna, Georgia.
The Short Gun pistol would soon be available in multiple sizes and accept different caliber ammunition. This combination, combined with his design’s simplicity and reliability, revolutionized the pistol market. Buy Sticky Holsters online.
Over 65% of federal, state and local agencies in the United States have been issued Hand pistols.
Proudly Celebrating 30 Years in the United States