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21 January 2015

SHOT Show 2015: SIG SAUER adds subcompact and .45-Caliber options to P320 family

SIG SAUER, Inc., redefined the polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun with last year’s introduction of the modular P320. This year, SIG SAUER continues to expand on that modularity with the introduction of .45-caliber variants, subcompact models, and two new finish options.

With the modular design of the P320, there is no end to the variation of models,” said Jeff Creamer, “So, for 2015 we’ve added to the large end, with the addition of models chambered in .45Auto. We’ve also added to the small end, with new subcompact offerings.”

P320 Compact

P320 Carry

P320 Subcompact

The P320 Compact in .45Auto utilizes the same modular fire control group as the rest of the P320 family. With user-selectable grip module sizes, P320 owners can set up their P320 pistols to have the same grip diameter and trigger pull, significantly reducing training time. The P320 Subcompact places the same fire control module as the Fullsize, Carry, or Compact into a small, easy-to-carry package. Measuring just 6.67" long and 1.06" wide, the Subcompact frame holds 12 rounds of 9mm. It will also accept (15 round) and Fullsize (17 round) magazines. Weighing in at 24.9 ounces with a magazine, the P320 Subcompact is a perfect deep cover or backup option. As with all P320 pistols, the Subcompact features a modular, one-piece stainless steel frame which is the serialized part. By simply removing the takedown pin, the fire-control module can be converted to accept
different size grip modules. In addition, changing the length of barrel and caliber is as easy as fieldstripping the gun. The P320 is available in 9mm, .40S&W, .357SIG and .45Auto.

Featuring one of the best out-of-the-box striker triggers on the market, the P320 trigger delivers a crisp, clear break measuring in at 5.5-6.5 lbs, and has a short, tactile reset. SIGLITE night sights come standard on most models. For those wanting to add a little color to their pistol, the P320 Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Two-Tone FDE offer a break from the standard black polymer pistol. The FDE is completely finished in a PVD flat dark earth finish, with a matching polymer grip module.
The Two-Tone FDE offers the flat dark earth frame, with a Nitron top end. As with all P320 models, slide assemblies and grip modules can be mixed and matched around the same fire-control module, allowing the shooter flexibility, without having to adapt to a different trigger pull.

At the booth, Sig Sauer presents  new products: P320 Subcompact Nitro, P320 Coup FDE, P320 Carry Nitro and the Full-Size Nitron. The other focus is on the Sig MCX in the versions 7.62 mm, 5.56 mm and as a Pistol w/SBX for 300 BLK.



MCX Carbine

With that Sig Sauer unveils the next evolution in rifle technology. Designed from the ground up as a short-barreled, silenced, lightweight rifle-caliber system, the SIG MCX has reset the standard for modularity, sound suppression, and mission capability. With the introduction of the SIG MPX submachine gun, SIG SAUER raised the bar for performance and modularity in a pistol-caliber platform. The SIG MCX combines that modularity with rifle-caliber power in a compact package, designed for optimum performance with a silencer.

We’ve built a team of the best minds in the industry, when it comes to silencer technology, rifle engineering and the .300 Blackout cartridge,” said Jeff Creamer, Executive Director and General Merchandise Manager for Sig Sauer, Inc.The end result is a technological leap forward in ergonomics, modularity, cartridge performance, and sound reduction.”

Unlike every other firearm on the market, the SIG MCX was designed from the start for optimum performance with the .300 Blackout cartridge and a silencer. When paired with a Sig Sauer silencer, the outcome is a firearm with superior suppression capability and enhanced reliability with both supersonic and subsonic loads. An auto-regulating gas system makes the transition from subsonic to supersonic seamless. In combat situations, the SIG MCX can run supersonic on the silenced setting without damaging the firearm or negatively impacting reliability.

Sharing a modular design with the SIG MPX, the SIG MCX is a mission-adaptable marvel. Changing between .300 Blackout and 5.56 NATO is as simple as swapping barrels and op rods. Converting to 7.62x39mm simply requires an additional bolt face change. All of this can be performed by the user in the field. Barrel lengths can also be changed, with 16" and 9" versions initially available. “The SIG MCX can be set up as a silenced personal defense weapon or a primary rifle in almost no time at all,” Creamer said. “The one constant is SIG SAUER reliability and durability.”

The SIG MCX features a revolutionary recoil assembly that does not require a buffer tube, allowing for sidefolding stocks. A full-length picatinny top rail allows for the mounting of lights or optics. Removable Sig Sauer iron sights come standard. The lower receiver offers familiar AR-style controls, with ambidextrous selector and mag release as standard. The SIG MCX upper is compatible with mil-spec AR-15 lowers and, with the use of a SIG MCX Stock Kit, allows consumers to fully upgrade their legacy system. Three variants of the SIG MCX will be available to the commercial market; semi-automatic rifle, short-barrel rifle (SBR) and pistol configurations. All will be available in .300 Blackout, 5.56 NATO or 7.62x39mm, with caliber conversions available immediately. All SIG MCX models will feature aluminum KeyMod handguards, ambi AR-style controls, an ambi charging
handle, and will utilize standard STANAG magazines. Also unique to the SIG MCX is an upper receiver with hardened replaceable wear points, including a cam path wear insert, a feed ramp insert, a removable/replaceable deflector, and charging handle latch point inserts.

The rifle variant will feature a 16" cold hammer-forged barrel, while the SBR will come with a 9" barrel. Both will offer a choice of four stocks: a low profile, side-folding skeletonized stock, a telescoping stock, a tubular side folding stock, or a folding telescopic stock. The pistol variant will feature a 9" barrel and a side-folding SBX Pistol Stabilizing Brace.
Andre Forkert

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