Is Sig Sauer that good?

SIG was founded as a wagon factory built in 1853 by Friedrich Peyer Hof, Heinrich Moser and Konrad Neher. After the factory won the contract to manufacture 30,000 rifles for Swiss Federal Ministry of Defense, the name was changed to Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft.

Today, SIG Sauer is the largest company of the Luc-Ortmeier holding, and one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the world. Not so long ago the company tripled its staff and invested $18 million in production development.

According to the company itself, one third of the US police use SIG Sauer products.

SIG Sauer has also many scope models, here you can read a comparison of the top-selling products – Romeo 4 vs Romeo 5. Originally SIG Sauer was a brand name for pistols developed by SIG and manufactured in Germany by Sauer, and later in the USA. Since 2000, SIG Sauer is not only a brand name, but also a company with the same name.

The company is renowned for its well thought-out and quality weapons and regularly organises exhibitions every year:

Some of the new firearm innovations of the year 2020:

SIG Sauer P210 Carry pistol

P210 Carry

What the company showed us in Las Vegas was a little more than just a prototype. But it was also enough to warm up the interest of SIG fans! The new P210 Carry 9mm pistol is based on the P210 Target, which is essentially the second coming of the venerable and legendary P210, which has been in production since 1947 and is the benchmark for quality and precision.

Standard view of the new P210 Carry. It’s still a prototype.

New aggressive look with matte black finish, G10 black grip, SigLite tritium night sights, 4.1″ barrel (P210 Target is 5″), this P210 Carry is “bad guy”, but version based on great classics.

The new model features 8+1-round magazine, aluminum frame, front and rear cuts on the bolt with rounded edges for comfortable carrying, which enhances the effect of its immediate use.

Only the release will have to wait until mid-2020, when it will be available at a price from 1300 US dollars.

SIG Sauer P320 RXP pistol

P320 RXP

The “Collimator Revolution” by SIG took shape in the form of the first presented P320 RXP 9mm pistol. Available in 4 versions: Full-Size, Compact, XFULL, and XCOMPACT, the RXP pistol carries a factory preset ROMEO1PRO collimator. “The number one problem with installing collimator sights on guns is to clearly match the red dot to the hit point,” explains Tom Taylor, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER is the only manufacturer in the firearms industry that truly integrates the collimator and pistol into a single system right at the factory, ensuring the user does not need to configure any further.

The P320 RXP Full-Size and Compact Series are blowback operated pistols with barrel flip-up compensators, double-sided controls, detachable magazine locking and modular polymer grips. P320 XFULL and XCOMPACT RXP in addition to these features XSERIES have X-RAY3 Day/Night flip suppressor, XSERIES ergonomically improved handle module, flat trigger for clean 90 degree response, NITRON XSERIES bolt and extended double-sided lag lever. 17 or 10 rounds stainless steel magazines are available in full size versions, while compact RXP pistols are available with 15 or 10 rounds magazines. Barrel length is 4.7″ for both versions of P320 RXP Full Size and XFULL, 3.9″ for P320 Compact RXP and 3.6″ for XCOMPACT RXP.

In terms of optics, the SIG Sauer ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex 6MOA collimator comes with 12 brightness level settings and a TruHold Lockless Zeroing system designed to reduce kickback and quickly return to zero right after the shot is fired. The housing is made of aircraft grade aluminum to reduce corrosion, and the optics are IPX7 dust and waterproof. What’s more, the ROMEO1PRO carries aspherical lenses with a high quality super-modern coating, which provides excellent light transmission and absence of aberrations.

SIG Sauer Cross rifle and .277 Fury cartridge

SIG Cross

SIG Cross – universal rifle. SIG Cross rifle is also available with .277 Fury cartridge with hybrid sleeve.

The first SIG Sauer bolt action hunting rifle, manufactured in USA, Cross comes with new innovative .277 Fury cartridge with hybrid housing. Suffice it to say that SIG Sauer Cross was conceived as a universal rifle with hunting carbine characteristics, with sniper rifle accuracy.

In particular, it features the SIG precision-adjustable buttstock and the all-aluminum housing, which simplifies the movement. The rifle is available with 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win barrels, and will soon be available in .277 SIG Fury version with hybrid cartridge case. The .277 Fury caliber has a steel base and brass walls and is characterized by its unique long range piercing action.

Some countries even take this company’s weapons into the army, for example:

In September 2015, the US Army and Air Force initiated the XM17 Modular Handgun System. The purpose of the program was to find a replacement for the outdated M9 Beretta pistols. In January 2017, the winner was SIG Sauer M17 and its shortened version M18. Despite this, the US Marine Corps decided to postpone the replacement of the Beretta pistols, which will be officially completed next year.

The Marines are ready to accept the novelty. This means that from 2020 each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces will receive a single gun. It should be noted that the Marines were waiting for a reason – recently completed resource testing of the pistol. During the tests, 36,000 shots were fired from three guns. Despite 12 misfires, the M18 never failed the testers.

P320 rifle is based on recoil at short stroke. The special feature of the gun is its modularity. It is based on fire control unit, which includes trigger, ejector and four guide rails. Individual design can be “assembled” around these elements: there are three different sizes of polymer grips and three grip options, which allow changing the used caliber – 9×19 Parabellum, .357 SIG and .40 S&W. The US Army adopted the M17 with 120mm barrel, and the M18 with 98mm barrel. Both models are equipped with Picatinny barrel, which allows the installation of additional accessories – sights or tactical flashlights.

The company has won many tenders and is one of the best gun manufacturers. It’s not for nothing that it’s been praised.

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How long can you store guns in a safe?

How long can you store guns in a safe?
Weapons on wood
To date, the huge range of various modifications of firearms can confuse novice hunting enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the storage and carrying of weapons is the material with which beginners will get to know and thoroughly study. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution (adopted in 1791) guarantees the right of Americans to own firearms. There are a number of federal laws that regulate the ownership and use of firearms, but most of these rules are set by individual states.

Under current federal rules, firearms may not be sold to people with mental illness, previously convicted of a crime (this includes individuals suspected of breaking the law, prosecuted for domestic violence, etc.), drug addicts and non-US citizens (there are exceptions, but few). Pistols can usually be purchased only by people over 21 years of age, and guns can be purchased after reaching 18 years of age. When buying a gun in a store, the buyer fills out a special questionnaire, which includes his home address, place of work, etc., signs a number of documents (thus declaring that all the information given to him is accurate) and in some states leaves a thumbprint of his right hand. Buyers are also required to show their documents to the seller, and in some states a special training course is required before buying a weapon.

Federal law states that a sold gun must have certain characteristics. Since 1986, it has been prohibited to sell fully automatic weapons in the U.S. (however, submachine guns, machine guns, etc. manufactured before 1986 may remain in the possession of people and be sold privately). In 1994 another restriction was introduced – magazines of rapid-fire rifles must not hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition (respectively, it is allowed to own and resell privately acquired magazines before 1994). In 46 states there are no restrictions on how many barrels can be purchased. Only four states have a rule that a buyer can buy one shotgun (pistol, rifle, etc.) per month. In 43 states, purchasing a gun does not require a license or registration. The 44 states do not regulate the secondary arms market in any way (i.e. the owner of the gun can freely sell it to anyone). In 27 states the buyer is checked not only by the federal database of criminals, but also by the databases of the state itself (respectively, in 23 states, such a request is sent only to the federal authorities). Forty states prohibit counties and individual municipalities from enacting laws that tighten or relax existing rules of this nature.

There are four main approaches to weapons ownership in different states:


Shall issue a “must issue” permit – state authorities issue a permit to possess a weapon to anyone who meets certain criteria.

These criteria may vary slightly from state to state, but generally include age requirements, no criminal record, no mental illness history, and no criminal record. Fingerprints had to be taken and some states also required courses on the safe handling of weapons.

Some states allow possession of a weapon even by former criminals (after a certain period of time), some allow it to be sold only to residents of the state, some recognize permits issued by other states, some do not.

The general rule is that if a person who wants to buy a gun meets all the required criteria, they cannot be denied a permit.

May issue” means that state authorities only grant permission to own a weapon to those who can prove they need it. However, a permit may be refused without explanation. Such rules apply in California and New York, for example.

Permission is not necessary – states where you do not need a permit to buy a gun (Alaska, Arizona, Idaho – for residents over 21 years old, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming).

In some of these states, weapons can only be kept unloaded, while in others, you must always carry your ID along with your weapon.

Possession of a weapon is prohibited. There’s no such thing left by 2016. But in D.C., Hawaii, Massachusetts and New Jersey, as well as in Rhode Island it is not easy to get permission to carry a gun, although formally it is a “may issue” of the states.

Desert Eagle

Seven states in the United States (out of 50) do not have age limits for purchasing weapons from private sellers. 18 states do not set a minimum age for owning a firearm (that is, formally, a baby can own a gun). Also 13 states allow teenagers at the age of 13-16 years to own the weapon. Only four states have laws stipulating that personal firearms must be stored in a specially equipped, secure location (such as a safe deposit box).

In 2000, the Open Society Institute for the first time compared the “weapons” regulations that exist in different states of the United States. The most stringent legislation could get 100 points. The study found that the toughest regulations are in Massachusetts (76 points) and Hawaii (71 points). Six other states (New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut and California) have “moderate” rules (scored from 27 to 53). Forty-two states scored less than 20 points, of which 20 scored less than zero: the freest rules of ownership exist in the states of Maine (minus 10 points), Louisiana and Alaska (minus 8 points).

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 38 states prohibit the entry of firearms into school grounds. Another 16 have a similar ban on university campuses (campuses). Some states leave these rules to universities.


Woman with dog

According to the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Bureau, approximately 60-65 million Americans (which makes up 45% of American households) currently hold more than 200 million firearms (73 million rifles, rifles and automatic rifles, 66 million pistols and revolvers, 62 million pumps, shotguns, etc.). – the exact number is unknown).

Annually, the number of weapons in private hands increases by 4.5 million barrels. Thus, the Americans have the largest private arsenal in the world.

According to the statistics of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 18.5 million hunters live in the USA. Any person who has reached the age of 16 years can become a hunter.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2002-2003), there are more than 1.7 thousand licensed manufacturers and about 740 licensed importers of firearms in the country. In 2002, manufacturers supplied more than 1.4 million pistols and revolvers and about 2.7 million rifles, shotguns and shotguns to stores.

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