Yesterday we received a shipment of the new Sig Sauer 716 “3-Gun” rifles. This rifle has many features we have seen on the 716 Patrol including a 4-position piston operating system, flip-up front and rear iron sights, and a quad rail (albeit slightly longer). You even get the durable Magpul 20-Round PMAG, but two this time around compared to one on the Patrol rifle. The differences may not be easy to spot, however there are some notable upgrades which make this rifle stand out from the standard Patrol rifle (or other Sig Sauer AR-style rifles we have seen thus far).
First and foremost, this rifle ships in a very nice hard plastic case similar to the SSG 3000 case. New is the 18″ Heavy Barrel – it’s threaded and includes a thread cap. This may very well be the same barrel we will find on the R716 ‘Precision Marksman’ when it’s eventually released. Next, a TI-7 stock sits on the buffer tube with QD sockets on either side which you can use in combination with the included 2-point QD sling. This stock feels strong and sturdy – a fine addition to the rifle. Also welcomed is an upgraded latch on the charge handle to give a better grip, especially while wearing gloves. While on the subject of gloves, a Magpul Winter Trigger Guard sits nicely under the trigger. A raised letter ‘G’ is cast on the side of the new trigger, a hint that you will have something better than the standard Mil-Spec we’ve been accustomed to. In place of this basic unit Sig Sauer has installed a Geissele 2-Stage Trigger to complete the 3-Gun package.
The rifle pictured is being shipped to a friend who is a police officer in Illinois where it will be put through its paces. We will post any pictures and thoughts he can provide from a law enforcement perspective after he is able to fully vet the rifle.
Sig is coming out with a new M400 pistol with flat dark earth Magpul furniture and a flat dark earth Pistol Stabilizing Brace.
This variation will be welcomed as the other available model, the M400 Swat pistol, has a heavier quad rail adding more front end weight. Given the intentions of the brace, it makes sense to keep the weight as low as possible.
Below is a photo of the M400 FDE Pistol:
We don’t yet have an ETA on initial deliveries but I suspect the only holdup is the FDE PSB. The other parts should be readily available.
Sig provided their 2014 model lineup to dealers this week and with it included a number of new firearms and accessories.
Of all the additions, the most notable to us is a 1911 chambered in .38 Super. The 1911′s in 9mm and .40 are still in the list so it appears Sig intends to eventually produce them. The P210 Legend Super Target is also back in the price list (it was dropped from the 2013 list). We are also seeing the addition of a P938 Scorpion as well as M400 upper receivers.
So without further ado, here are the additions: Read more…
We received word today that Sig will be selling a new 716 rifle with an 18″ barrel. The model is going to be called the 716 3-Gun and will be shipping in about four to eight weeks.
I’m told the 716 3-Gun will have a match grade trigger, Sig grip and stock, quad rail, 18″ heavy barrel, and it will ship in a Sig Rifle-Gobag. MSRP is expected to be roughly $2600.
This rifle will be the first 18″ 716 to ship. In 2012 Sig took orders for a 20″ Precision Marksman (R716-H20B-PRM) but it never shipped. Eventually it was canceled and replaced by an 18″ Precision Marksman (R716-H18B-PRM). To date we have not seen any of the 18″ Precision Marksman rifles ship. As of this posting the estimated ship date on that model is 02/2014.
As we receive new information or photos, we will post updates here.
Update 6-18-13: The Sig part number for this model is R716-H18B-3GH and the Sig order description says “SIG716, 7.62 NATO, 3GUN HVY, SEMI, 18 IN, MATCH TRIGGER, SIG GRIP”. Estimated delivery is currently November 13, 2013.
Sig is now offering a new optic targeted to shooters looking for a quality scope but who also don’t want to spend quite as much as the cost of an average Trijicon ACOG.
The CP4 is a very durable 4x scope with nitrogen filled body. The reticle has three modes: non-illuminated black, illuminated green and illuminated red. There are five brightness settings for each of the two illuminated reticle settings. Additionally, the CP4 is rated for an immersion depth of 5.0m for 30 minutes.
The new 1911 features 26LPI front strap checkering, custom G-19 Grips with Max’s logo, a flat trigger, Dawson Ice Magwell, adjustable rear sight, Tru-GLO front sight, Koenig Speed Hammer, and EGW sear and firing pin.
As many of you know, Sig is updating the line of X- series pistols and adding a variety of new models and features. We’ve obtained a list of the models and brief descriptions and that is below. We’ll work on posting a more detailed model list with photos and estimated MSRP soon. Until then here is the list we’ve been provided.