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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 offers an entire line of 1911 pistols, including some very ornate ones.
SIG offers training for law enforcement, military, and law-abiding citizens through its SIG SAUER Academy