SIG Sauer

Sig Sauer: all the facts and background information

The firearms produced by the German manufacturer SIG Sauer are much appreciated all over the world for their quality and accuracy. With its "Made in Germany" pistols and rifles, the company based at Eckenförde in Schleswig-Holstein (in the north of Germany) is the sector world leader. For SIG Sauer, quality is more than just a characteristic of these excellent guns : it forms the basis for the trust of its partners and customers and thus guarantees the company's sustainable success.

The entire concept of SIG Sauer's success is based not only on its own quality requirements, but above all on the fundamental understanding of customers’ requirements and needs. SIG Sauer knows perfectly the needs of sports shooters, hunters and collectors as well as law enforcement and the military. This is why its products range from modern combat pistols for military or law enforcement to high-performance modular sports guns. A good example is the SIG Sauer P220 X-Six "Longslide" pistol in .45 ACP, which with its complete and well thought-out factory equipment offers sports shooters a series of luxurious details. For many shooters the so-called longslide guns, with a longest sight radius and a better balance allow to get a few more points in training and in competition. SIG Sauer pistols provide shooters with more accuracy and quality on the shooting range. The excellent standard configuration and the good performances of these guns, available in various models and calibers, in light of the many tests we have carried out and that you can find on our website, can only be confirmed.

In its " Mastershop Sport line " the German manufacturer offers a full range of accessories. Shooters can request standard or customized accessories from gun experts. In this way sports shooters can have guns that are perfectly suited to their needs. The changes made, for example to the trigger, the sights and the grip guarantee better performance and bring sports performance and accuracy to a whole new level. To customize their guns to their liking, customers can choose between numerous colors, coatings, grips and engravings. SIG Sauer transforms its firearms into unique objects with totally personalized details. SIG Sauer's continuing quest for innovation has led to the production of unique guns, such as the P320 XFive Legion featuring a frame made from polymer and tungsten. Not to forget sub-compact defense guns segment – very interesting especially in the US – that stimulated the German company to produce interesting pistols such as the SIG Sauer P365 dedicated to concealed carry. 

Even in the field of military and LEO weapons, SIG Sauer has nothing to envy to the competition. An example is the versatile assault rifle SIG Sauer MCX . Not only the SIG MCX allows to interchange 9 "/ 228.6 mm, 11.5" / 292.1 mm and 14.5 "/ 368.3 mm barrels as needed, but it also allows for an easy conversion between .223 Remington and .300 AAC Blackout calibers. Moreover, it can be adapted in a very short time to all possible scenarios. The modern German-made machine guns enjoy a good reputation all over the world and are in service in many armed forces around the world. The engineers at SIG Sauer continue to improve the design of these weapons and at the same time develop innovative ideas. The products of this German high-quality manufacturer range from top sniper rifles to effective assault rifles. In addition to rifles for law enforcement and SF, SIG Sauer also offers versions for civilian use and special rifles for sports shooters. Initially designed for the US professional market only, this "black rifle" was subsequently made available to the civilian market in the MCX Virtus Sport version.

SIG Sauer P320/M17: the new US Army service pistol

On January 19, 2017 the US Department of Defense announced that SIG Sauer had won the tender for the US army’s new “Modular Handgun System” MHS . Renamed as M17 by the military and  based on the civilian model SIG Sauer P 320, the new US Army service pistol is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol featuring a 17+1 round capacity and a coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slide. After the US Army, the US Marine Corps is also replacing its sidearms with the new SIG Sauer handguns too, including both the full size M17 and the M18 compact version .

The M17/M18 is the first service modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. The huge success is a testimony to SIG Sauer employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world. For civilian shooters and collectors, SIG Sauer also offers the trendy pistol in two different versions : the standard P320-M17 and the M17-Commemorative.

To the delight of sports shooters, the P320 is also available in an X-Five version with a five-inch barrel and sports shooting features .

In recent years, SIG Sauer has expanded its field of interest to include conventional and optoelectronic optics and ammunition.
SIG Sauer's optics range includes rangefinders, binoculars, variable and fixed magnification riflescopes, together with Battle Sight-type and observation optics, named after the NATO phonetic alphabet. We therefore have the SIG Sauer Sierra, Tango and Whiskey riflescopes, the Bravo3, Bravo4 and Bravo5 battle sights with 3, 4 and 5X fixed magnification respectively, the Romeo1Pro, Romeo3Max red point reflex optics, the Romeo4DR, Romeo5, Romeo7 and Romeo8H ruggerized sights. The binoculars are called Bravo, the "long ones" Oscars, and laser rangefinders Kilo.
But SIG Sauer has not limited itself to the production of optics: in fact, it has independently developed a technology called BDX (Ballistic Data Xchange) that provides for the exchange of information via Bluetooth between the scope, the rangefinder and a smartphone with a proprietary App. The SIG Sauer Kilo2200BDX rangefinder is used to measure the distance to the target and other data (e.g. site angle); the data is processed by an internal computer and then sent to the scope, which makes the necessary ballistic corrections to the electronic reticle.
Finally, SIG Sauer also produces a complete range of ammunition for long and short weapons, ranging from hunting cartridges to defense cartridges, from sports shooting cartridges such as the Match Grade Elite Performance to training and operational cartridges such as the SIG Sauer Elite Military Grade .

Which SIG Sauer gun is perfect for you?

You will find more information on these "Made in Germany" firearms and SIG Sauer on We have rigorously tested both pistols and sniper rifles, as well as sports and assault rifles produced by this renowned German manufacturer. We are happy to share our experiences and knowledge with you. With the help of comprehensive articles on the different models in various calibers, you can decide for yourself which SIG is best suited to your individual needs. Discover the world of SIG Sauer with test reports, technical data, recommended prices and other interesting information directly on the website.