SIG has issued a press release that outlines an issue with the MCX rifles. They claim that the issue has only been seen in the .300 Blackout versions, but is extended to ALL MCX RIFLES with serial numbers between 63C000044 and 63C003702. Any MCX with a serial ending in 25000 or higher is exempt from this recall.
If you own one of these rifles, DO NOT CALL YOUR LOCAL DEALER! Contact SIG at 603-610-3000 and select option 1.
It appears that the bolt carrier has been redesigned to remedy the issue allowing the rifle to fire unintentionally. SIG did include a drawing to help users ID the variants of carriers.
Read the press release below:
SIG SAUER – MCX Mandatory Carriage Assembly Replacement Program
SIG SAUER is conducting a mandatory replacement of the carriage assembly in SIG MCX rifles. SIG has found through extensive factory testing that in extremely rare instances, not reported in the field and extremely difficult to replicate, a condition may exist causing an unintended discharge. Failure to follow the loading procedures and basic rules of safe firearms handling outlined in the user’s manual has the potential to cause serious bodily harm or death. Although this has only been witnessed in 300 blackout, SIG has decided to upgrade all MCX models since the MCX is a modular platform and we want to ensure the quality and reliability of all products we manufacture.
Stop use of firearm immediately, and visit the SIG SAUER website listed below as soon as possible to register your firearm, initiate the process and view a video explaining how to change out your carriage assembly. SIG will send you a prepaid box to return your complete carriage assembly to the factory. A new assembly, designed with the firing pin locking mechanism, will be shipped out to you within 5-7 working days of the receipt of your parts at no cost to you. Please note total in transit times will vary based on geographic locations. SIG will also send you a $50 gift voucher for any inconvenience this may have caused. This upgraded carriage assembly addresses this potential issue while enhancing the performance and longevity of your rifle. You may also contact SIG SAUER customer service at the number below with any questions if needed.
SIG SAUER is committed to addressing this issue in an expedited manner, and appreciates your support.
Firearm Registration – https://www.sigsauer.com/suppo
For Customer Service – 603-610-3000: Option 2
For Instructional Video – https://www.sigsauer.com/press
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*Serial numbers 63C000044 – 63C003702 – Contact SIG Customer Service for instructions.
*If you have replaced your trigger group with an aftermarket trigger please contact SIG Customer Service for instructions.
*SIG SAUER Dealers should call designated Commercial Sales Support Representative.
*Any MCX rifle with a serial number ending in 25000 or higher is exempt from this program.