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Shooting Gear

SIG SB15 Brace

The recently announced SIG SB15 brace is now a standard option on several of the company’s pistols.  The new pistols include the P516 with the 7.5″ and 10″ barrels, the SIG P556 SWAT with a 10″ barrel and the P556 Classic.

SIG SB15 review

The SB15 brace is a forearm brace that looks like a very short buttstock with adjustable straps that affix the unit to the shooter’s forearm.  The idea is to provide greater control and stability when shooting one of these large pistols.

The unit passed ATF scrutiny (see the ATF letter here) so no worries about violating any NFA rules on having a SBR (short barrel rifle) without a tax stamp.

SIG SB15 for sale

SIG Sauer announced the SB15 earlier this year, and these are the first pistols on which SIG is offering the device as a standard option.  The pistols are similar to the rifle versions of the gun, but without a buttstock and with shorter barrels.  Magazines and other accessories will interchange between the guns.

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Rifles

SIG M400 Varminter

SIG M400 Varminter SHOT Show

The SIG M400 Varminter is a new hunting rifle using the AR15/modern sporting rifle platform.  Designed for precision, long range taking of varmints, this M400 is chambered in 5.56 and has a variety of options and features that will be appreciated by many hunters.

First off, the M400 Varminter uses a 22″ match grade, heavy barrel.  The fluted barrel is stainless steel and has a 1:9″ twist, which is fine for stabilizing lighter weight bullets frequently used for varmints.  While a 1:8″ twist is better for heavier bullets, it is literally fast enough to spin apart some lightweight, compressed metal bullets.

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Handguns

SIG P290 Rainbow

SIG P290 Rainbow photo

The SIG P290 Rainbow is another in a series of multi-chromatic pistols introduced by the company over the past several years.  While some people hate the look, there are a lot of people who really like it.

At this year’s SHOT Show, SIG Sauer showed the latest of these color changing handguns, and I have to say it looks a lot better in person that it does in photos.  I’m not sure I would ever buy one, but they are eye-catching.

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Handguns

SIG P238 Tribal

SIG P238 Tribal picture

The SIG P238 Tribal is just one of the new variations of existing guns that SIG Sauer showed at the SHOT Show this year.  Generally, the company will roll out several variations of their popular guns at the show, with some of them becoming permanent additions to the line, while others become limited runs.  The P238 line has seen quite a few variations during the past few years.

The P238 Tribal is little different from the standard pistol in function and size.  The gun is still a single-action, subcompact handgun chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge.  It has a 2.7″ barrel length and weighs only 15.2 ounces (unloaded and without a magazine.)

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news

SIG MPX: Video and Details

SIG MPX video

“The next generation of submachine gun is here,” states a SIG Sauer video demonstrating the all new SIG MPX.  The SIG MPX is a new submachine gun that the company is expected to show off at next week’s SHOT Show.

There are a number of features that really set this gun apart from others in this category.  First, according to the video, the SIG MPX is the world’s first submachine gun to work with a fully closed and locked rotating bolt system.  The gun uses the SIG Sauer short stroke gas piston system that the company has used on their other rifles.  There is a last round hold open.