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SIG Sauer 556 Patrol Rifle

The latest version of the SIG 556 platform is an excellent rifle for patrol officers and tactical teams.

April 05, 2011  |  by Nick Jacobellis - Also by this author

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Tim @ 12/28/2011 6:36 PM

I have the SIG 556 patrol, it is a wonderful rifle. My concern to date....

The front grips get too hot to hold after 3 mags... have you experienced this?

Nick Jacobellis @ 1/2/2012 3:43 PM

Thanks for your comments Tim. I generally try to wear a pair of Blackhawk Aviator Gloves when I train with and test semi automatic and select fire patrol rifles and tactical carbines. Doing so can help protect your hands. I also like using a Forward Verticle Grip. It also pays to be able to mount a tactical light as well on any patrol rifle or tactical carbine that you use for personal protection. This is also one reason why it pays to buy the SIG 556 Patrol SWAT Model Rifle. Nick J.

dan solis @ 8/14/2012 11:15 AM

can a civilian with gun permit in connecticut own a sig sauer 5.56 swat patrol rifle? friend of mine recently purchased one and now connecticut gun dealer wants it back. says its not complient with the law.

nonya @ 11/26/2012 6:26 PM


tell your friend to get the hell out of Connecticut. Why would you want to live in a communist state anyway.

Tyler @ 3/5/2013 1:13 PM

I purchased the 556 SWAT Patrol, the only problem I had with it was the folding stock didnt seem to lock tight enough when in the extended position, It wobbled around a bit. I bought the buffer tube adapter from DDLE, now i have droped the folded stock in favor of a standard buffer/stock and i have no problems with it.

As far as it being illegal in CT, It's because it has a folding stock and the barrel length is only 16" it is considered a "Pistol", just do what I did and get the adapter, they provide you with a split pin that can permantly fix the stock in the extended position.

Troy Orton @ 9/20/2015 7:13 PM

Just purchased one swat model, hopefully similar to sniper rifle i had on special response team NAS JAX.

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