The Turkish Sig MCX? The Akdas SAM Rifle

James Reeves
by James Reeves

James Reeves is at IWA 2024 talking to Turkish manufacturer Akdas about their SAM carbine. The SAM is a Turkish short stroke piston operated carbine that is similar to the SIG MCX in that they use similar operating systems, AR-type magazines, similar stock options that interface to a 1913 receiver attachment point, hardened steel replaceable wear points in the receiver, and easy-to-change rail system that interfaces with the upper receiver. While it lacks the SIG MCX’s adjustable gas system, caliber support, and easy-to-swap barrels (not to mention the SIG prestige and the military contracts attached to the MCX at the highest levels of SOCOM), this is still an interesting take on a next-gen combat carbine from a country known to be capable of producing quality budget firearms.

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James Reeves
James Reeves

Owner, Neutral Ground Gun Co. NRA/Louisiana State Police certified concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present Maxim Magazine's MAXIMum Warrior, 2011 TFBTV Executive Producer Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition Lawyer Instagram: gunshorts Twitter: @jjreeves

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  • 1-in-6 is a bit aggressive of a rate of twist for 5.56 isn't it?

    • IOJ IOJ on Mar 06, 2024

      @John Edward Nicholson III Not for a very short barrel that might shoot tracers. The shorter the barrel, the more agressive the twist rate needs to be to keep the projectile stabilized in flight (see the AKS-74U's twist rate of 1 in 160mm compared to the AK-74's twist rate of 1 in 200mm).

  • LCON LCON on Mar 09, 2024

    If form follows function than Sig got it right. And the Italians and Turks are backing that argument.
    Right now Stoner and Allan Zitta should be blushing.