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
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
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 – 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.