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SIG Sauer 556 SWAT Rifle

The semi-auto carbine version of the SIG 550 assault rifle is an excellent patrol and SWAT weapon.

April 01, 2009  |  by Scott Smith - Also by this author

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Troy Weese @ 7/3/2011 10:12 AM

The Sig 556 sounds like a very good rifle. The only other assault type rifle I have considered at this point is the MSAR, but the Sig 556 seems to be more left-handed friendly because I wouldn't need to change out the bolt from left to right if anyone right handed were to shoot my MSAR if I were to purchase one.

BOB @ 5/5/2012 11:24 PM

I have owned and fired various guns in 3gun tac-pol match for over 30years. HK,FNs/FNC,Galil Arm,M1A,KMC SR25,and most recently own both a Sig556 as well as a Sig556classic.I thought that I was the only one that identified the problems with Sig 556 i.e. (1)I was told by Sig that frontsight were accessories, purchased separately when they became available to the public.(2)Their magazine fail to function reliable when shooting prone,simulating shooting low under duress. As an LE prefer to make myself as small a target as possible i.e., a bump on a log a bullet to the head.(3) This is a Sig not an AR Hibrid.(4) The bolt catch were like the mini-14,when sharply bumped,would slam the bolt home. I brought this defect at the shot show,i.e. I discovered at my range, when a student (with no mag in the rifle) retracted the CAR-15 type stock completly open, the bolt slammed home.I have also observed both publishers and tv show hosts demonstrate the SIG rifle using mil-spec or magpul mags, see for your self,if your shooting blanks like Angelina Joline did in the movie SALT, that dont count.I went to Shot Show and explained the Sigs556 discrepancies as well demonstrating how resting the rifle weight on an empty magazine ,(of course)I would then released the bolt and it went half way into battery but stop until I took the weight of the rifle off the magazine did the bolt proceed all the way forward.This didnt happen with the magpul or mil spec mags..(5) An Officer had have two screw driver to undue the take down pin.Thanks to KNS, problem resovled. The Sig reps, gave me a card and walked away.

I placed a CMORE ATAC on this rifle shot in at Tactical Swat match.

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