This week, SIG Sauer announced the MCX Virtus, which the company is billing as the most adaptive, accurate and longest-lasting rifle on the market.
Available in .556 NATO and 300 BLK the Virtus is the result of consultations with Special Operations units throughout the world that provided feedback on the original MCX rifle. The goal was to make the MCX even better, to build the most advanced rifle in the world.
“SIG has supplied firearms to meet the unique demands of specialized units for decades,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, in a press release. “Similar to the P320® pistol, the MCX VIRTUS was created to be the ultimate modular platform, a design that will change the demands of the modern rifle for years to come.”
“Virtus” is a name pulled from ancient Rome. It means virtue, courage, bravery, and excellence. SIG believes that their new baby embodies those traits.
More accurate, more modular (over 500 different configurations), and more durable (a service life of more than 20,000 rounds all without a single part replacement), this new rifle is ready for any possible need or mission, says SIG.
More from the press release:
Available in Patrol, Pistol and SBR variants, in Stealth Gray or FDE color, the MCX VIRTUS utilizes the proven SIG SAUER short-stroke piston system and unique internal recoil system that eliminates the M4-style buffer tube. The result is a compact, light-recoiling platform that can be configured for any task.
Cold hammer-forged barrels, available in 9”, 11.5” and 16” lengths, feature an advanced interchangeable design and can be exchanged at the operator level. To increase accuracy, the barrels are of a heavier contour profile. Also assisting with accuracy is the new SIG Matchlite Duo trigger, a two-stage unit that provides the shooter with a crisp, clean feel. A new tapered bolt lug design results in smoother cycling and extends the bolt life. Capping off the upgrades are eight (8) new free-floating M-LOK handguards available in standard and suppressor-ready configurations.
Looks like SIG is doing it again. By that, I mean (to quote Charlie Sheen from circa 2011), #Winning! Coming off the heels of landing the MHS contract, one can certainly make the argument that they are becoming the preeminent firearms manufacturer on the planet.
For more information about the SIG MCX VIRTUS, visit sigsauer.com/virtus.
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