Osage County Guns Blog
We just received this press release from Sig Sauer. We'll hopefully have more photos and details shortly.
Newington, N.H. (May 4, 2018) – The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics division today unveiled their all new Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinders and riflescopes with integrated Applied Ballistics® and wireless Bluetooth® technology. This groundbreaking BDX technology enables interoperability and key ballistic holdover information to be exchanged wirelessly between SIG SAUER BDX Electro-Optics products. The foundation of the BDX system was designed for simplicity and ease of use. SIG SAUER BDX requires no new learning, and uses the same tools hunters and shooters have been using for years.
How does BDX work? The BDX rangefinder and riflescope system is simple, fast, and intuitive. Simply download the “SIG BDX” app available for Android or iOS smartphones, pair the KILO BDX rangefinder and SIERRA3BDX riflescope, set up a basic ballistic profile, and then you’re ready to shoot or hunt. Once you are in the field, range your target as you normally would, and the KILO BDX rangefinder will utilize onboard Applied Ballistics Ultralight™ to instantly send your dope to the scope via Bluetooth. Using your basic ballistic profile the ballistic solution is calculated for your target and will instantly illuminate on the BDX-R1 Digital Ballistic Reticle with windage and elevation holds in the SIERRA3BDX riflescope. A blue LED on the riflescope power selector indicates that the BDX system is paired, and when the reticle has received new ballistic holdover and windage data from the rangefinder. Continue reading
We just saw this in one of the Facebook Legion pages (https://www.facebook.com/groups/siglegion/?ref=group_header) and thought it was a good time to update our fans on a few new / upcoming Legion related releases. The above photo is being distributed via email to Sig Legion members.
Sig is releasing three new Legion pistols that we know of. We do not have release dates on any of them unfortunately.
The first, pictured above, is the P229 Legion 9mm SAO. We anticipate the part number on this to follow the P226 scheme, E29R-9-LEGION-SAO (15rd version) and 229R-9-LEGION-SAO (10rd version).
We inquired with our Sig rep on the ship dates but nothing is available yet.
In addition to the P229 Legion SAO, we received news last week, while attending a dealer seminar, that Sig is also releasing a P238 and P938 Legion. We don't have photos or any other details but they were referenced in the presentation and we were told that we could publish this scrap of intel since it was being disseminated already. We assume the part numbers will be 238-380-LEGION and 938-9-LEGION.
As more info becomes available we'll post updates here.
Update 5/3/18 12:54 PM:
We've confirmed part numbers reference above are correct. UPC code for the E29R-9-LEGION-SAO is 798681591596 and the 229R-9-LEGION-SAO is 798681591541.
Update 10/30/18 8:07 PM:
Sig just started shipping the new X5 and X-Carry grip shells. We ran a pre-order and started filling those orders last week. A few customers received the grip shells and reached out to us because their 21rd (MAG-MOD-F-9-21) and 17rd (MAG-MOD-F-9-17) magazines wouldn't fit / lock into the grip shells.
We did some checking and realized that Sig is updating the magazine floor plates making the tabs on the sides of the floor plates thinner. Continue reading
We follow quite a few Facebook groups to stay on the front line and monitor consumer discussions. There is a post in the Facebook group Sig Sauer P365 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/306851383159861/) by Phil Strader:
Again, thanks for everyone’s input and feedback with regards to the P365. There have been isolated incidents of the pistol’s failure to return to battery. Although this can possibly be traced back to a grip issue (whether unlocked wrists or high thumbs), we do not want even rare instances of issues to make our customers lose confidence in the P365. Therefore, we are tweaking the gun to improve RTB conditions. This will help to allow every 365 user to experience what so many have already expressed online in very positive reviews. We are making these adjustments now and will resume shipping very shortly. Thanks again for everyone’s patience. Continue reading
Reports started appearing on Facebook over the last week that some (not all) of the first P365's shipped had defective front night sights (they didn't glow in low light). A relatively small total quantity of P365's have shipped to date (total quantity unknown but likely between 200 and 500). As more consumers received some of these early produced pistols, a few more reports popped up that front sights were defective. Continue reading
Browning is ending production of the Hi Power and that means Nighthawk Custom is going to be unable to source pistols for their upgrades.Very few Hi Power pistols will be shipping from Nighthawk Custom but they slated a small set of limited edition pistols. This is the VIP1 and only ten were made (they are not numbered out of the ten).The VIP1 features custom grips, a color case hardened engraved frame, engraved slide, and colored controls.
We were able to take some P365 comparison photos!
Shown in the photos below are a Sig P250 chambered in 9mm, Springfield XDS chambered in .45 ACP, Ruger LCP chambered in .380 ACP, and Sig P365 chambered in 9mm. A few photos at the end show a Salient Glock 43 chambered in 9mm.
Hopefully these will help provide some detail on overall size of the P365.
Sig just released a second P365 variant, this one with X-Ray 3 sights. The rest of the specs seem to be the same as the original model.
Part number: 365-9-BXR3
UPC Code: 798681572762
Update 2/9/18: We've published a separate post explaining the change in P365 part numbers.
We've been busy working our way around the floor of SHOT Show and have lots of photos to share.
By far the new Sig P365 is the most exciting new release for the show. Truthfully the SHOT Show has been pretty lackluster in terms of new releases.
Most manufacturers started releasing new model information as far back as November and while there have been some great additions to existing lines (Kimber had some cool new variations on their 1911 lines).
STI dropped quite a few of their 1911's last year. There are really almost none left. They have, however, added quite a few variations to their 2011 line. We'll provide some more information on the changes from STI but we do have photos to share from the booth.