"Beyond its service life" is what I have been told a few times regarding the 226 line. So the self proclaimed premier LE and Military global leader in firearms just dated there own firearms. Might as well say on the box "Sig, don't expect it to last a lifetime." The rails are split on the frame and Sigs best answer to date so far is "beyond its service life". Makes ya want to trust your life to one don't it? Maybe they ought to look at a 1911 and take notes.