Sig Sauer has just released an update to their popular MCX platform. Branded the Virtus, Sig is debuting three of the four new models, leaving one cloaked in secrecy for the time being. Available as a Carbine, Short Barreled Rifle or a Pistol with Brace, the new gun shares many similarities with its predecessor.
After browsing the images and watching the videos, it appears that the adjustable gas block and trigger may have seen some design updates whereas the remainder of the changes are mainly cosmetic. The Virtus does feature a folding, five position stock and fully ambidextrous controls.
At $2,335, the MSRP seems on the high side for a heavily saturated and discounted market. However, I’ve been wrong before and I will be wrong again – let’s see where the retail price settles before making any predictions. Check out the details below.
Sig Sauer Virtus SPECS:
- OPERATING SYSTEM – Gas Piston
- CALIBER – 5.56 NATO / 300 Blk
- MAG TYPE – AR-15
- SBR, CARBINE, PISTOL
- MSRP: ~$2,300
Conceived for the demands of the Special Operations community, the MCX VIRTUS Patrol from SIG SAUER is engineered for adaptability, accuracy and longevity. Cold hammer-forged 16” barrels are user-changeable and available in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK, offering the utmost in mission-specific flexibility. SIG’s proven internal recoil system offers reduced recoil and a compact platform. To enhance accuracy, the MCX VIRTUS features the new Matchlite™ Duo trigger for crisp, clean feel. Free-floating M-LOK handguards are available in four lengths. Ambidextrous, AR-style controls and a folding and adjustable stock enable the MCX VIRTUS Patrol to be tailored to any shooter. Available in Stealth Gray and FDE and built with the highest-quality components that enable it to go 20,000 rounds without part replacement, the MCX VIRTUS is the apex predator of the carbine world.
The yet to be released model: