This sidearm for police officers and S.A.T. forces is most noticeable in the anime scene where Bando while shipping out to locate Lucy, talks down one of his squad mates. When his fellow soldier expresses his discontent with Bando's excitement for their mission, saying he's not taking their task seriously, Bando pulls the SIG-Sauer P226 on him as if he means actually to shoot him with it. The gun isn't loaded, as the audible clink as he pulls the trigger makes clear, but at this point, not only are the other S.A.T. members aware of Bando's volatile nature but the audience as well.