By David Crane
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June 30, 2014
DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information the SIG MCX select-fire, multi-caliber (5.56mm NATO/300BLK/7.62x39mm Russian) piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) assault rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) family and SIG MPX select-fire, multi-caliber (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO, .40 S&W, .357 SIG) submachine gun (SMG) family for awhile now, including the most recent variant of the MPX, the SIG MPX KeyMod machine pistol/SMG, which was introduced at NDIA SOFIC 2014. But, just last week, we got the oportunity to actually run both weapon systems at the SIG SAUER Academy range during the SIG SAUER New Media Writers’ Event, which was a lot of fun.
The three video clips below show SIG Sauer personnel describing the development background and raison d’etre (reason for being, or purpose of) the respective weapon systems.
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SIG Sauer MCX (Mission-Configurable Weapon System) Dual-Piston/Op-Rod 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x39mm Russian AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)/PDW/Carbine with Integral Suppressor Introduced at NDIA SOFIC 2013! (Photos!)
SIG MPX, MPX-C and MPX-K Multi-Caliber Submachine Gun (SMG)/Semi-Auto-Only Carbine/SBR Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) Packages with Silencer/Sound Suppressor, Lancer Systems Translucent Polymer Magazine and SIGTAC Reflex Sight/Combat Optic (Video!)
SIG SAUER SIG556xi Modular, Multi-Caliber (5.56mm NATO, 300 AAC Blackout/300BLK, 7.62x39mm Russian) Gas Piston/Op-Rod Combat/Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Configuration Capability!
300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) LVAW (Low-Visibility Assault Weapon) Honey Badger Suppressed Tactical AR (AR-15) SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/Sub-Carbine Demo Video, and 300 BLK SIG516 (also written SIG 516) Heads-Up