Sig 550/551 rifle to come in 2006 for $1000


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AirPower
September 21, 2005, 03:15 PM
Supposedly the Sig 550/551 will be available early next year for about $1000.

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El Tejon
September 21, 2005, 03:24 PM
Here we go again! :D

Beren
September 21, 2005, 03:25 PM
Ha. Source?

Rexrider
September 21, 2005, 03:39 PM
Wow !

That's quite a bargain. Wasn't it at $2000 last time this info was posted?
:neener:

SB88LX
September 21, 2005, 05:15 PM
Advantages over other semi-auto AR variants?

cslinger
September 21, 2005, 05:20 PM
I too fall into the I'll believe it when I see it camp but I have also heard lots of chatter from some dealers etc. that SIG is indeed working on a domestic variant and attempting to come in under $1000, read $999.9999999+tax.

We will see. At any rate they certainly will not be Swiss Arms guns.

Now do I care? Hell no I want my 550 dammit.

We will see what happens.

Advantages over other semi-auto AR variants?

AR like accuracy, AK like reliability and durability and the most important thing is that it is not currently allowed and it will make all the anti's cry and loose more sleep if it somehow does materialize.

In reality it is a very good assault rifle that I think is a more balanced arm then the AR in terms of accuracy vs. reliability. ARs seem to be able to be made more accurate though. I am just a SIG guy and want my forbidden fruit.

Chris

SB88LX
September 21, 2005, 05:26 PM
Aye. "and it will make all the anti's cry and loose more sleep" :cool:

JeepDriver
September 21, 2005, 05:57 PM
Hell no I want my 550 dammit

I second that! :evil:

I'll be all over on as soon as they are released.

KaceCoyote
September 21, 2005, 06:00 PM
I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Correia
September 21, 2005, 06:09 PM
It would be cool, but I'm still filing it in the "Believe it when I see it" basket.

TMM
September 21, 2005, 06:17 PM
does it have a gas oprod like that new H&K?

~TMM

NMshooter
September 21, 2005, 08:21 PM
TMM, think of an AK, but made by very demanding perfectionists...

:D

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
September 21, 2005, 11:43 PM
"think of an AK, but made by very demanding perfectionists..."


Swiss watchmaking gnomes. :D

Built like a bank vault door. In miniature.

Regards,
Rabbit.

cslinger
September 21, 2005, 11:45 PM
Yeah pretty much what they said. Not as accurate as Direct Impingment but one of the best op rod setups out there.

Chris

beerslurpy
September 21, 2005, 11:54 PM
If this is true, I have a thousand dollar response prepared.

Still, this is only marginally more expensive than their pistols, so I am doubtful.

swingset
September 22, 2005, 12:35 AM
In other news, Playboy centerfolds will start seeking out and dating dorky guys wholesale in the last quarter of 2005, abandoning their previous attraction only to the super rich or successful.

Sig Arms will not permit the 550 variants to be produced out of country, which will have to happen to get on the US shores, and even if they did give Sig Sauer the ok to do it, the price of a 550 built halfway as good as the real thing would cost $2,000.

Keep on floating the rumors, it's fun to dream.

Cortland
September 22, 2005, 01:09 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: semi-auto 551s can be brought it as nominal sales samples/LE guns and then sold to civilians as SBRs (to which 922r doesn't apply). The problem I'm sure is that SIG would never play ball.

Lucky
September 22, 2005, 03:00 AM
They sell them in Canada and they're about $2000 in our dollars. So it's reasonable to think that a dealer can get them wholesale for $1000 US.

boofus
September 22, 2005, 04:11 AM
Argh, I hate makign hard decisions.

http://www.biggerhammer.net/sigamt/550/idr550/gr000000.jpg

or

http://www.fnhusa.com/contents/guns_525px/fn_tw_f2000_std_r.gif
:o

Beren
September 22, 2005, 11:27 AM
That's not a hard choice. If you find yourself singing "I like big butts and I cannot lie" on the way to work in the morning, get the FS2000. Otherwise, get the SIG. See? Easy!

CentralTexas
September 22, 2005, 12:32 PM
Oh, you mean a Daewoo! :)
CT

porterdog
September 22, 2005, 12:45 PM
Of particular interest to me was a post by the moderator on the third page. This guy is a straight shooter, as they say...

SIG Forum Thread (http://sigforum.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/630601935/m/308109123/p/3)

MTMilitiaman
September 22, 2005, 01:56 PM
God, please make it true. Please show us that all European based gun companies, even with facilities in the US, are not self-righteous arrogant conceited snivelling little party poopers like HK and some actually have enough business some actually have enough business sense to appeal to a civilian firearms market currently over 65 million strong and growing...

O but then I would have to decide between the SIG and the JLD first...hmm...

It would be worth it to have such a hard decision to make.

Kharn
September 22, 2005, 02:11 PM
If waiting another year will drop the price another 50% (to $500), I'll sign up. :neener:

Kharn

Bergeron
September 22, 2005, 05:30 PM
Suggestion:

Next person to tease about this needs to post either an ad, reputable link, or offer me one for sale at that price.

triage1998
September 22, 2005, 05:35 PM
everytime I forget the SIG550/551 series existed, someone brings it up again and I have to cry myself to sleep for a week. :(

It tis' my holy grail

Cowgunner
September 22, 2005, 05:39 PM
I'd buy one for $1,500. I "hope" it's "might" be coming in for $1,000

MAKOwner
September 22, 2005, 06:22 PM
I don't really have $1k to blow on a rifle but I'd try pretty hard to come up w/ it for a Sig 550 or maybe even better a 551. $1500 would just be too high for me to justify for a single rifle, even if it really is worth it. Hell I've been avoiding a AR cause I don't want to shell out even $700, I'm too cheap (or too broke, hmm).

I place no hope really in them offering one for $1000 or under, if they manage it major kudos would be in order and I'd try to buy one...

GunGoBoom
September 22, 2005, 06:40 PM
If you find yourself singing "I like big butts and I cannot lie" on the way to work in the morning, get the FS2000. Otherwise, get the SIG. See? Easy!

Bwaaaahaha. I do like big butts. But I want both of those. Actually, boofus, it IS an easy choice. The top one is Santa Claus. The bottom one is the girl next door (actually exists). :)

The Grand Inquisitor
September 22, 2005, 09:09 PM
Does anyone have any word on the civ Steyr Aug's which were supposed to be coming out in '06?

I would love for all of this news to be true, but I still don;t believe any of it.

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