The folks at Sig Sauer have been busy. I wasn’t present at the product planning meetings, but I might imagine the conference room debates along these lines:
“Our new products need to be big and powerful. You know, loud and authoritative!”
“We really need to focus on the softer side. You know, speak softly, but carry a big stick.”
Well, it appears that both sides won, in a sense, as new Sig guns for 2015 seem to represent both sides of the boardroom debate. Two of the new guns I checked out at Sig’s range event were the Sig P220 10mm and the new Sig MCX 300 Blackout rifles.
The newest Sig P220 comes in the flat shooting and hard hitting 10mm caliber. “A 10mm version of the legendary P220 is at the top of the list of ‘most requested products’ from fans of our products,” said Jeff Creamer, Executive Director and General Merchandise Manager for SIG SAUER, Inc. “We heard the demand, and created a P220 that will make full use of the cartridge’s potential.”
The new P220 10mm models will all feature 5-inch barrels to take full advantage of the 10mm round’s big-time velocity, so you probably won’t see any compact variants anytime soon. Three of the four new models are single-action and include the Elite beavertail and SigLite night sights and front cocking serrations. The Stainless Elite P220 is the beauty queen with stainless finish and rosewood grips while the Stainless Elite Nitron P220 sports black nitride finish and G10 grips.
The third single-action model is the Hunt Ready P220. This model also has the Elite beavertail and front cocking serrations. Outfitted for field use, the Hunt Ready P220 has the Sig Romeo1 mini red-dot sight installed, black G-10 Piranha grips, and a Kryptek® Highlander camo pattern finish.
Last is a traditional double-action / single-action model, the Match Elite Reverse Two-Tone P220. It’s also got a stainless finish but includes black G-10 Piranha grips and adjustable match sights.
I had the opportunity to shoot the Stainless Elite Nitron® P220 and it’s a honey. The newer rounded profile Sig grips tend to fill my hand nicely. That and the classic Sig “all metal” weight made the hot 10mm rounds a pleasure to shoot. It was surprisingly soft and un-snappy for a 10mm. I want one.
All except the Hunt model ($1,713) have an MSRP of $1,422.