I’m a Rifle Gal. What Can I Say?

Sig Sauer's MPX (without can) Photo courtesy of Armed Candy

Sig Sauer's MPX (without can) Photo courtesy of Armed Candy

Sig Sauer's MPX (without can) Photo courtesy of Armed Candy

Sig Sauer’s MPX (without can) Photo courtesy of ArmedCandy

 

30CalGal modeling the Sig 308 Rifle

30CalGal modeling the Sig 308 Rifle

Today, sadly my last day at Shot, was my day to focus on all things rifle. There is no shortage of rifle manufacturers at this event by any means. I took up 3 gun last year but lately I have been very curious to take up tactical rifle and sniper matches. I took a tour this afternoon of Sig Sauer’s booth and had the honor of modeling (okay, holding) their .308 bolt action precision rifle. What makes new and exciting this time is that Sig is now making their own stocks in house. What that does for you and I is see a price tag about $1000 cheaper. Seriously! But my favorite is the Sig MPX C 16″. A sub-machine gun that is technically street legal since the muzzle break is built in all the way down. Then to add extra coolness is the Can you just slide right over the muzzle break. Twist a cap at the end and voila. Instant cool factor, “must have this gun factor”.

Sig MPX with Can. Voila!

Sig MPX with Can. Voila!

Now for the rifle I would most love to get my hands on is from the booth that I walked by almost 10 ten times a day. Accuracy International. All I can say is wow. They are a very established company but I still drool every time I walk by. My dream would be for them to sponsor me to shoot one of their lovely rifle in tactical matches. Hint hint Mr. AI.

Accuracy International AX Series.

Accuracy International AX Series.

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Anette Wachter

From Seattle, WA, Anette is a Member of US National Rifle Team, 3 NRA national records 300 yards, 2014 – 3 National Team Palma Championships.
Visit Anette’s website at http://www.30calgal.com


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  • Kyle

    The first picture is Sig’s offering. It has a 12 inch barrel with a permanent muzzle brake attached to bring it to the minimum 16 inch barrel length for rifles. It LOOKS like the guts of a suppressor, however, which is what piques my interest towards it as a readily convertible Suppressor. I’ll eat my hat if it goes to market with the same design, the ATF might put the kibosh on the design they have now.

    • West

      That is a suppressor I believe.

    • MattW

      The first picture is the same as the 3rd picture, just without the outer shell of the can (as the caption indicates). I think they are just using it as a demo of what the suppressor internals look like.

      • MattW

        Ahh, I see where the confusion is. The article makes it sound like the gun is legal without a tax stamp both because it is 16″ with a permanently attached muzzle break as well as the fact that the “can” comes off.

        I agree with you, Kyle, that the ATF is not likely to agree since the muzzle break is what allows the “can” to function as a suppressor.

        • Kyle

          Sig launched a video that said that the “Muzzle Brake” is permanently attached to bring the rifle up to 16 inches, making it legal. The design show is what Sig intends to be a muzzle brake. What the manufacturer intends and what the government sees, however, are two different animals.

  • fromhousewifethunter

    I am right there with you. Great Rifles. I am starting to shoot rifles and train for 3 gun competitions for the first time and I am falling for them all. http://fromhousewifetohunter.wordpress.com/

  • West

    Is the SHOT Show open to the general public?

    • MattW

      It is an industry show, you have to be in the firearms (or related) industry, or a member of the “media”, which includes established blogs.

  • http://www.ArmedCandy.net/ ArmedCandy

    The MPX is designed with a 16″ barrel that is interchangeable for caliber. The baffling and threads are considered part of that 16 inches. When used semi auto without the “can” it is very much like a typical AR-15. No class III required. The “can” is actually a tube that goes over the baffling and a locking nut at the end. This is a brilliant design!!!

    • Kingofthehill

      Still need that stamp to attach the can and nut on that “Brake”

      Badass though

    • FourString

      Do want even more now.