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SIG-SAUER Conquers the World

SIG-Sauer was packed with numerous innovative products this year. Sig is known as a higher-end maker, and their firearms are not inexpensive, but some of the innovations they are introducing are surprisingly economical. Unlike another well-known tactical manufacturer beloved by the movie and video game industries, [cough] HK! [/cough] Sig is happy to sell to lawful civilian, non-law enforcement individuals.

Some of the many products from SIG: the P226 will be available in a SAO model for competitors. I found the trigger pull pretty good, one of the better handgun triggers I’ve felt at this show, and the 226 grip is very ergonomic and comfortable, especially for a 15+1 handgun. MSRP is just over $1200.

The P227 is the size of the P226, but is .45 ACP. The flush-fit magazine holds 10 rounds, and an extended magazine holds 14+1. The 227 will accept any P220 slide and barrel assembly. MSRP is $993-1125, depending on options.

The SIG MPX was one of the highlights of the show. The MPX is a new submachine gun in 9mm, .40, and .357 Sig calibers. With AR-15 style control and ergos, the MPX looks like a strong contender to the MP-5 line. Barrels are 4.5 or 6.5″, a machine pistol version is available (weighing a feathery 4.15 lbs), and barrels and calibers can be easily changed without tools. The MPX-C is a civilian-legal semiautomatic carbine. In a stroke of genius, accompanied by very clever engineering, the MPX-C has a 9.5″ permanently-attached muzzle brake.

SIG's new MPX-C.

SIG’s new MPX-C.

Sig is also introducing a line of suppressors, and has made the MPX-C truly modular. The muzzle brake can be turned into a suppressor like this:

MPX-C. has a very large permanently attached muzzle brake.

MPX-C. has a very large permanently attached muzzle break.

MPX sound suppressor shell.

MPX sound suppressor shell.

Suppressor muzzle cap.

Suppressor muzzle cap.

Installing MPX-C suppressor muzzle cap.

Installing MPX-C suppressor muzzle cap.

MPX-C with sound suppressor installed.

MPX-C with sound suppressor installed.

Time to install the suppressor shell and cap was under a minute. I was told by Sig rep Scott Kenneson that the suppressor shell will sell for $289. This is amazing modularity and built-in economy from Sig.  A civilian-purchasable  MPX-SBR is also available.  Sig will make 10, 20, and 30-rd magazines.

Sig’s SSG 3000 rifle has had the company’s new Precision Stock,  which can be adjusted by an inch for LOP and has a 7-position cheekpiece, added to make the SSG 3000 Patrol Rifle.  SRP is $1500.

SSG 3000 Patrol Rifle.

SSG 3000 Patrol Rifle.

Sig’s M400 series, which are traditional AR-15-style rifles, are available in several configurations, as well as the SIG516 (5.56×45 or 7.62x39mm) and SIG716 (7.62x51mm) piston rifles. The 516 is also available as an “upper” for AR-15 owners who want to retrofit to a piston system. Sig has introduced 18 and 22″ heavy-barrel M400 rifles this year. SRP is close to $1400 for either.  The SIG556 is still available in  5.56×45 and 7.62x39mm, and the SIG522 .22LR is available in pistol, sporter, and heavy-barrel target models.

Wall of Sig556 goodness.

Wall of Sig556 goodness.

The SIG-SD line will feature sound suppressors in .22LR, 9mm, 5.56mm, and 7.62mm. 2 9mm suppressors will be available. The handgun suppressor is an extremely compact “wet” suppressor that will suppress 17 rounds before needing more fluid.

SIG-SD 9mm handgun suppressor.

SIG-SD 9mm handgun suppressor.

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I was happy to get the chanced shoot the little P938 mini-1911 Monday.  The P938 does not have a grip safety, but does have a very positive thumb safety.  The trigger pull was a little harder than most 1911s I’ve experienced, as I believe proper for a small defensive pistol.  The little 9mm had very controllable recoil, but I did find my trigger finger hurting after 5 rounds.  I am certain that the freezing weather contributed to that unusual symptom.

SIG P938.

SIG P938.

SIG offers an entire line of 1911 pistols, including some very ornate ones.

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SIG offers training for law enforcement, military, and law-abiding citizens through its SIG SAUER Academy

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