Over the past few weeks, Sig Sauer’s been hinting at some cool stuff coming our way very soon. First off, it’s no secret that Sig has hired Kevin Brittingham, formerly of Advanced Armament Corporation. AAC is/was known for a) ridiculously cool guns and b) ridiculously cool silencers*/suppressors, so it makes sense that Sig is coming out with much the same things.
And they are.
The MCX takes the MPX to new levels, and our friends at The Firearm Blog got to shoot one earlier this year and were very impressed with how it shot. We’ll have more on this gun later in the year, so stay tuned.
And suppressors! Did we mention suppressors!? Take a look at what Sig posted on Instagram earlier this month:
“SIG SAUER is bringing the best silencers ever produced to market. SIG hired the founder and lead engineer from #aac. The new #sigsilencers are the next generation.”
But what’s suppressor without somewhere to put it? As we reported earlier, it looks like the Designated Marksman Rifle is going on a diet and turning itself into a lean, mean shooting machine.
Word on the street is that this gun will come it at around 9 pounds without an optic, and unless we miss our guess (and we’re pretty good at guessing) that’s a quick-detach suppressor mount on the front of that gun.
As far as handguns go, look for more additions to the P320 line, along with this interesting critter designed to meet the Army’s requirements for a modular pistol.
According to the Military Times, it has an ambidextrous thumb safety with a 1911-esque thumb shelf, as well as a slide release lever that is smaller, angled more forward than a stock 320, along with a loaded chamber indicator and a bunch of other tweaks.
We’ll have more updates on what else is coming out from Sig Sauer this year, so stay tuned.
* Hiram Maxim, the guy who invented the darn things, called them “silencers” on the patent application. Look, I know and you know they don’t actually “silence” the gun, but that was his name for it and he invented it, and let’s just roll with that for now.