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Thursday, January 24, 2013

SHOW Show Spotlight: SIG SAUER

Out of all the manufacturers I visited last week at SHOT Show, I think the good folks at SIG SAUER had the most new shiny out there. Sure, some of them were re-workings of existing guns, like these:


P224 SAS. This one's in DA/SA, like its bigger brothers.


P226 SAO. This one caused a bit of a buzz. Same P226 goodness in a single action style semi-auto. Very cool.


1911 Spartan model. Yes, I know, there's no practical use for it but WANT WANT WANT...

They had big guns there, too:


Sig50. When it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed from half a mile away.

And a new pistol:


Sig P227. Double-stack .45 ACP. I want this gun so bad it hurts... 10+1, so fuzzy bunny outside of NY. Same type as the MA-compliant P226 and P220. Once this one hits the Approved Roster I intend to start begging... :)

In other news, SIG SAUER has gotten into the suppressor biz, in a big way:


P238 with can


P226 rimfire with can


Rifles with cans


Can!

The big news, though; the ne plus ultra in announcements, of course, was the new SIG MPX:


Machine pistol


SBR


SBR with "muzzle brake"


SBR with suppressor

SIG calls it the next generation in the subgun, and while those of us outside of law enforcement or military will only get to play with the semi-auto variants, the concept is very neat. The system can interchange between 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG; it uses proprietary Lancer polymer magazines; and has a simple telescoping stock in carbine/SBR form. Looks quite interesting!

That's what's new from SIG SAUER in 2013!

That is all.

4 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sig P227? A Sig in Double Stack .45ACP? Sweet!

And why isn't it the New Military Service Pistol? Hmmm? What's the hold up? After all, Sig came in #2 behind the Beretta back in the '80s. Now that it's in .45ACP, there's No Excuse!

Andrew said...

LOL@"muzzle brake" on that SBR. It's a naked baffle stack for a pretty old-school can.

DJ said...

Yeah, it darn sure isn't a muzzle break. If it was, it would INCREASE the muzzle flip. Powder gasses hit the angled surfaces and are deflected downward, which pushes the angled surface up, lifting the muzzle skyward!

AK™ said...

SAO? Nice.

Everybody wants to have a 1911 without having to call it a 1911.