close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Sig Sauer rifles

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by pipedreams, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    9,777
    Likes Received:
    1,261
    Location:
    S. E. Iowa
    I was in WalMart looking at their black rifles and noticed they had two made by Sig Sauer. There was considerable difference in price between the two the most expensive was $900. plus. Are these Sig rifles worth considering or they something just made for WalMart.
     
  2. B.Reid

    B.Reid

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montana
    Is this an AR type rifle or the sig 556?
     

  3. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    9,777
    Likes Received:
    1,261
    Location:
    S. E. Iowa
    The one looked similar to this picture. Being new to this type of rifle I would have to take a closer look and ask them to see the specs.
     
  4. B.Reid

    B.Reid

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montana
    Yeah that is the 556 I think they call it, I have heard to many bad things about them. The do make an AR that is suppose to be pretty good though. The AR is so much easier to make how you want. With that rifle you get what you see.
     
  5. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    9,777
    Likes Received:
    1,261
    Location:
    S. E. Iowa
    Ok, That what I wanted to know. Like I said I'm new to this sort of weapon and don't want waste my money.

    Thanks....................
     
  6. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    I think Walmart carries the .22 Sig AR look-alike and the 556 AR. That would justify the price difference you mentioned.
     
  7. thisaway

    thisaway Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2000
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
    The WalMart here actually has Sig-Sauer marked AR15s for sale. I looked and it was called a "Sig 200" or something like that. I will ask the guy at the desk to let me have a look at it again and post the actual markings.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
  8. B.Reid

    B.Reid

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montana
    The sig AR's that I have seen are piston guns. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
  9. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    I think the 516 is a piston driven AR
     
  10. tinman517

    tinman517

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV/San Francisco, CA
    The Sig 556 is an excellent rifle. The Sig 522 is a great range toy.
     
  11. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    10,280
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Tejas
    Bushmaster, Sig and S&W ARs are making their way into Wal-Marts now. Great to see the AR in such a mainstream setting IMO. It will help take some of the "evil black rifle" myth away.
     
  12. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    6,280
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    God's Country (Texas)
    The Sig 556 was Sig's failed attempt to attract the original 550' s fans.
    The Sig 516 is Sig's piston AR.
    The Sig M400 is Sig's DI AR.
     
  13. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Pensacola, FL
    The SIG M400 is a good solid AR. It is priced competetively. One of my co-workers bought one last year and I had the task of schooling him on it and setting his iron sights for zero. As far as fit and finish go, I give it an "A". As far as function goes, I would give it an "A". As far as accuracy in concerned, also an "A". If I did not prefer building my ARs the way I want them, I would buy one of these SIGs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  14. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't want to battle it out with the haters that will be around shortly to tell you how sucko these are and they're failboat since they're in NH and not East Berlin or wherever Sig i supposed to be to be Sig, I ain't got time for the pain.


    But they look and feel great to me and they have some real cool configurations. Short of making *EXACTLY* what you want by building or at least having your specs built out on an AR( Which I am, admittedly, the type of guy to like, you know- such and auch Specific Magpul stock, specific model, specific color, and specific grip front and speicifc back etc. et al) but otherwise, Sig makes some real nice configs I'd be happy with if I'd be on the market for selecting an AR off the shelf and rolling with it.
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    51,946
    Likes Received:
    4,324
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    SIG rifles - real SIG rifles are great.

    Bad copies of the AR and the abortion that was/is the 556 suck. What do I know? I only have a 556 for a couple of years. Luckily I got it for cheap.
     
  16. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    13,775
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    N. Dallas
    I don't know of any major issues with the 556 personally. Have heard a lot of people gripe about them though! The M400 looks like a promising build but I am not going to spend any money finding out.

    Just FYI: Owning & shooting the firearms you speak of praise/and or criticize is not acceptable on this forum.

    :whistling:
     
  17. B.Reid

    B.Reid

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montana
    My only issue with Sig is why go there when parts and accessories are so plentiful in the AR platform. Besides AR's just look cooler. LOL
     
  18. Detectorist

    Detectorist

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    15,765
    Likes Received:
    4,796
    Location:
    Missouri
    My Walmart has a Sig AR and it appears to be a target model. Has heavy barrel and 10rd magazine. No sights. $917.00
     
  19. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    7,958
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    NW Florida
    Probably too expensive for what you are getting, but I'd have to see the specs.