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.
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.
Sig is going to be releasing a new 1911 which will likely be a limited production run – a 5.11 Tactical 1911 Carry with rounded heel like the Fastback line.
The new 1911 will have a flat dark earth coating, engraved slide top and right side (engraved Always Be Ready), custom Hogue G-10 grips, skeletonized combat hammer, Viking Tactics Action Point Sights, and 5.11 logo engraved flat trigger.
Below are the sell sheets provided by Sig. The part number is 1911CAR-45-511. We do not yet know the estimated selling price.
All photos and sell sheets compliments of Sig Sauer. Watermarks were added to prevent hot linking.
We received Sig Sauer’s new P227 model, a full size .45 ACP with a double stack mag. It is very similar in overall dimensions to the P226. The standard mag holds 10rds and an extended mag will be available that will hold 14rds.
Currently, there are no caliber x-change kits or conversion kits that properly function on the P227. The existing P220 and P226 .22lr slides will fit fine but won’t work with the existing .22lr mags (the magazines don’t fit due to the larger magazine well’s interior dimensions for the double stack .45 ACP mag). The P220 threaded barrel, BBL-220-45-T, will work in the P227.
Below are detailed photos of the P227 model 227R-45-BSS.