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Sig Sauer's Most Popular Firearms

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015 03:54 PM

Sig Sauer’s history of gun making dates back to the mid-1850s. Through the decades, the New Hampshire-based company has introduced new firearms to meet the more sophisticated demands of military, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Sig Sauer’s most popular firearms range from those used for self-defense to models for the skilled marksman who owns a diverse collection of guns.

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The breadth of options available for different models demands careful study and research before purchasing. Here is a look at some of the most respected and popular firearms in Sig Sauer’s collection:

1. One of Sig Sauer’s most popular firearms is the P229, which is a favorite of Federal air marshals and local law enforcement, according to Bob Campbell in “The Shooter’s Log” on the blog Cheaper Than Dirt. Unveiled in 1992, the P229 is identified by its short, heavy slide, which absorbs recoil. The pistol handles a .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge. Dependability aptly defines this model. “The P229 is as reliable as a machine can be,” Campbell stated, “with reliability defined as the propensity of a firearm to fire and continue to fire with each trigger press.”

2. An older Sig Sauer pistol model that remains popular is the P220. As the Sig Sauer website describes it, the P220 can release 10,000 fires a day without failure. This Sig Sauer pistol comes in a variety of options, from the Carry SAO, with its 3.9-inch barrel and ambidextrous thumb safety, to the Scorpion TB, “tricked out with all the features a shooter could want, from front cocking serrations to custom grips,” according to the manufacturer.

3. Personal Defense World maintains that Sig Sauer has the most diverse line of conceal carry pistols. The P238 models, for example, have different finishes and grips that appeal to owners who want a custom look and feel to their firearms. Sig models with the SAS designation have an anti-snag feature designed for holstered conceal carry guns. The Sig Sauer P238 SAS has a smooth design that can glide easily out of an against-the-body holster.

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4. When it comes to rifles, one of Sig Sauer’s most popular models is the SIG556xi. This modular, multi-caliber rifle suits diverse purposes, primarily for law enforcement and military. The SIG 556xi has a gas piston operating system and a two-range trigger. As Tactical Life explained it, “The SIG556 proved to be a fun rifle to shoot. It barely displayed any muzzle climb or recoil and was as reliable and accurate as a service rifle should be. The ambidextrous controls allow for an officer to fire the carbine from either shoulder quickly and easily, allowing for greater tactical flexibility.”

5. In the sub-machine gun category, the SIG MPX 9mm is popular with experts who have had experience in a military or law enforcement capacity. In a review of the MPX in Tactical Life, former SWAT-team member Dave Bahde described the rifle as compact, lightweight, and reliable. “Sig Sauer really has something with the MPX, especially for those units or teams that need a solid submachine gun,” he wrote. “Chambered in 9mm, .357 SIG or .40 S&W, it is an excellent weapon that can be used across the NATO environment.”

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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