We had the pleasure of attending SIG Sauer’s SHOT Show pre-range day, and check out some of their recent new offerings ranging from the P365 SAS all the way up to the MG 338. There’s something for everyone at the range day and we certainly enjoyed working our way along the firing line. Let’s take a look at some of the products SIG brought out.
Let’s start with the main star of the show – the new MG 338, which had just been purchased by US SOCOM for evaluation – news which we broke here on TFB, just a few days ago. Fair warning this article is going to be pretty photo heavy – after all that’s what you want to see!
We only got to put 10 rounds through the gun but with a cyclical rate of around 600-700 rpm it was easy to get in a couple of bursts. With the ROMEO8 red dot it was easy to stay on target.
Sadly, the 6.8mm MCX Spear and MG 6.8 – SIG’s entries into the US Army’s current Next Generation Squad Weapon program were not present, as planned, as they were needed for a US SOCOM range day else where – but the chance to get behind the MG 338 more than made up for that.
What Else Graced SIG’s Range?
We had the chance to put some rounds through a number of SIG guns, old and new, during the day. First up was a suppressed 5.56 MCX.
Next up we have the new Tread 7.62 rifle, which with the SIG Tango6T was a blast to shoot.
Next SIG had their full range of P365 pistols, including the P365 SAS. I was surprised by how much I liked the SAS’ unconventional sights and pleasantly surprised to connect with the 50 yard steel plate.
Breaking from the pistols I took a look at a couple of MPX pistol calibre carbine and braced MPX pistols, with the suppressed 6.5in barrel MPX being especially fun to blitz through a falling-plate rack with.
Of course the M17 and M18 pistols were out on the line, with the M17 running a ROMEOZero.
The full range of SIG pistols ranging from the P226 and P229 Legion pistols to the new P210 line:
One of my favourite pistols was the P210 Compact, a sleek, very aesthetically pleasing, smaller companion to the new P210.
Last but not least, while I didn’t get a look at the new CROSS rifle myself, Joel over at TFBtv did take a look and you can check out his video here. I did manage to speak to SIG about the new hybrid .277 Fury round and they had a very cool over-sized model to demonstrate the round’s make up.
SIG also confirmed the .277 Fury is currently identical to the 6.8x51mm round they are submitting to the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program.
Be sure to follow TFB’s SHOT Show 2020 coverage for more coverage of SIG’s new products and much more this week!