Sig Sauer Germany is no more...

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  1. bac1023

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    From what I heard this morning, they are apparently closing up shop. Importation issues over the last few years to the US, along with the current situation probably had a lot to do with it.

    It’s a damn shame. The Mastershop pistols are some of the finest produced today. I’m glad I own quite a few. I love shooting them.

    Sig is much more successful selling the cheaper quality Sig USA handguns, which is understandable. The German models are pretty expensive, but I feel they’re worth it.

    Sad times. In a world of $400 plastic guns, its very hard to sustain business trying to sell only high end pistols.
     
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    I have to agree bac, pricey but definitely worth it. Lots of folks like them but I won’t own a US mfg’d SIG.
     
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    That makes two of us.

    I just like guns from their original country of origin anyway.
     
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    Me too. I even prefer Austrian mfg’d Glocks to US made ones.
     
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    Yep

    I don’t own any American Berettas either.
     
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    Wow.

    I don’t own any, but a sad chapter.
     
  7. evlbruce

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    I have not been happy with Sig USA, Sig Germany bowing out just means I won't be getting any new Sigs for the foreseeable future.
     
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    From a collector's viewpoint I concur. But I have to admit, having owned and used examples of both models mentioned, I can find no functional difference between them. My USA Berettas and Sigs are all trouble free. The fine details in machining and finish may not by up to the refined standards of the old country examples I agree but for usage I have found them to be quite acceptable. No offense to the collectors.:D:D
     
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    I’m talking about the Mastershop guns, not the older German and West German Sig duty guns. They are totally different.

    The Mastershop Guns are completely different from anything Sig builds in the US. It’s night and day.

    It’s not just a stamping like it is with Glocks or Berettas.

    Have you owned the Mastershop Guns? That’s what Sig builds in Germany now, nothing else. I’m not talking an aluminum framed and sheet steel WG P226. Those haven’t been built in a long time.
     
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    That's unfortunate. Being able to sell something that's 80% as good for 20% the price doesn't leave much of a market for the opposite.
     
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    Handled and drooled only. Those MasterShop guns are not only fine firearms, they are beautiful works of art. Epitome of the gunsmithing art. Can you tell my fanboy is showing?:D:D:D
     
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    Depends on what you want in a gun...if you want craftmanship and quality you will pay for it aka Sig Germany, but for the masses Sig US

    I really haven't had any problems with my Sig US gun , but I hope they bring that quality and craftsmanship to the US and I don't mean the Legion series... something a bit more refined is in order..
     
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    Exactly

    Like I said, I wasn’t talking the old German duty guns.
     
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    I doubt it Russ

    Just don’t see it happening
     
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    Well true, especially when the final 20% is only appreciated by a small percentage of the market.
     
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    Even if Sig puts together a mastershop that turns out the best Sigs ever, people on this site will say they aren't as good as the German ones.
    For that matter, if Sig announces that people here will trash talk them before they even see a new mastershop gun.
     
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    This is very sad indeed. My collections of German Sigs are small compared to many on this board, but I cherish every one of them and consider some of them (such as my X5's) to be among my favorites.
     
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    Sig USA doesn’t employ Mastershop level craftsman.

    Compare a Anerican P210A Target with a German P210 Super Target and tell me your findings.
     
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    The X Series are extremely nice pistols. I didn’t care too much for the looks of the newer models with the roll mark and the rail, but they shoot great.