By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. Purchasers of the Swiss-style version get three short rails that can be mounted to the bottom and sides of the hand guard allowing you to mount a weapon light, laser, etc. Overall Weight: 6.3 lbs (without magazine) Sadly, no SBRs in WA state… hopefully, that will change some day…. I'm not seeing any either. Is this a gun I’d recommend?

Extremely active on the civilian, military and law enforcement markets, the SIG Sauer name has longtime established itself as a synonymous for extreme quality levels and hellbent reliability in both handguns and rifles manufacture. We supply essential information about each respective market. And the 10-inch barrel makes the gun very easy to maneuver in close quarters. All of that said, however, I still see this gun as a niche weapon. Your email address will not be published. For purposes of clarity, I consent to Athlon's collection, storage, processing, and transfer of my Personal Data and Non-Personal Data (as defined in the Privacy Policy) for the purpose of signing up for the email newsletter. Wound ballistics-wise, a .223 at less than 2400-2500 fps is less than ideal, at least according to Fackler. Is there any way to source the parts without getting lucky on gunbroker / armslist? JBEv…I think you’ve been closed up for just a wee bit too long. Particularly, SIG and SIG Sauer semi-automatic pistols are used today by hundreds of military forces and Police units throughout the world, as well as by countless sports shooters, private security operators and simple gun owners who rely on them for top-level competitions, to ensure the safety of others, or to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their most valuable assets.

And the best thing is you can visit your gun/can and shoot it there while you wait for approval as they have an indoor range on premise. Keep in mind that even with a 5.56 suppressor, the P556 is still going to be a louder gun as there are no 5.56 subsonic loads that I know about that will reliably cycle a semi-auto rifle and are available to the general public. I’m going the route of the dedicated SIG stock because it folds and I want to keep this gun as compact as possible. Instead, I went with a single rail mounted to the right hand side which is where I positioned my laser. The POF 415 is a sturdily built rifle, heavy but very stable when firing. I'd bet they have the can and gun in stock for you. Police and military forces will instead need to contact SIG Sauer directly to inquire about availability of select-fire SIG556xi variants. This layout is the grounds from which SIG Sauer developed one of its latest, most important new products for 2014 − this being, the SIG556xi rifle platform. I’ve wanted one since I bought my 556 classic. This, in turn, enables better control of the weapon due to less mass needing to be stopped at either end of the bolt carrier travel. If they fixed that little problem, I’d give serious thought to fleeing there from MD. OVERALL RATING * * * * My description of how the two systems work is fairly accurate. I have a Sig p556xi in 5.56. Much like all its SIG SG-series predecessors, the SIG Sauer SIG556xi system is based upon an upper receiver and a lower receiver, both manufactured out of machined, blued stainless steel, treated to military specs. Yeah…and we all know that the guns we buy are out of sheer necessity. Given what I know now, if I were starting from scratch, I’d probably go for a 300 BLK SBR because it packs more punch and can fire subsonic rounds which is a benefit if you have a suppressor. Looks like I'll be looking for a pistol in 300blk. We also provide the latest news from around the world and everything you need to know about new products and developments relating to your particular passion. If you have a need for it, you’ll love it,  If not, then just keep walking. Want to lug around an M1A or FAL…be my guest, they’re both great choices…but I want something more well rounded for civil unrest. This high impact collision occurs while the bullet is still in the barrel and can result in a shock sufficient to throw the aim off just a bit. But the first time I went to the range with an “on the fence about guns” friend, it quickly became an invaluable tool for all the reasons you cite. My first group was fired with the red dot from 25 yards, and while nothing to write home about, would have kept every round in the bad guy and inflicted a fair amount of damage in the process. This has the advantage of reducing the total mass of recoiling parts compared to the long-stroke piston. I have really really wanted a Sig 556 SBR (with the original, non-collapsing folding stock) for the longest time. . I suppose a good compromise would be a subsonic 220 grain 300 BLK round that would likely not penetrate too far, but would majorly mess a bad guy up. Once I get my SBR paperwork back from that ATF, I may revisit that.

Your statements in this post are diametrically opposite the ones in the Wikipedia article you cite to back up your conclusions. Please refer to the following wikipedia article: While I’ve never had a problem with one, folks who know tell me that in any given multi-day rifle class at the SIG Sauer Academy, at least one or more of these die.

The 556 classic swat is a heavy son of a gun.

At the time . No problems with it ever! I initially mounted my Streamlight TLR-2 laser/flashlight combo to the gun and it made the P556 an awesome home defense gun. When it comes to close-quarters combat, it is hard to…. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. It was getting harder to get one then. Rapid fire and accurate follow-up shots are child’s play.

I am not having much luck.

The P556 also features back-up iron sights which take the form of a permanently mounted front sight and a small rear sight that folds completely down into the rail. First, as it uses a piston to reset the bolt rather than showering the carrier with filthy gas, the gun runs cleaner. The new generation of tactical rifles from the Swiss-German SIG Sauer brand has been conceived for modularity and versatility: the SIG556xi is fully mission-configurable! Joined Jun 2005; Posts 2260; EE Offline; OK, USA.

Some claim that it has too much recoil, and other than being a range toy that eventually gets tossed into the back of the safe or sold, it has no real use (unless of course you’re planning to make it into a short barrel rifle). The long stroke piston design affords two improvements over the AR-15. I followed pretty much the same path. Romanian RPK Bolt Carrier. The activation of the light on the Beamshot isn’t as good as the TLR-2, so I will likely switch back in the not too distant future.

… the energy is imparted in a short, violent push and the motion of the gas piston is then arrested allowing the bolt carrier assembly to continue through the operating cycle through kinetic energy.