Sig 556 availability and price


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anymanusa
November 6, 2007, 10:48 AM
Hey all. My dad just bought a Sig 556. He seems to be pretty stoked to have had a chance at buying it. He thinks they are fairly rare. Are these highly sought after firearms?

I can buy one for about $1600, or a RA XCR for $1425. I think the RA XCR is probably a tad bit better gun. Before you flame me on that, I'm saying that based on the design, not the 'reputation'.

input appreciated. thanks.

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browningguy
November 6, 2007, 12:07 PM
I see the Sigs around Houston for $1300 new.

George Hill
November 6, 2007, 12:24 PM
We sell them for 1499. We could lower the price, but they are hard to get so we don't want to sell them too quickly.

Wes Janson
November 6, 2007, 07:09 PM
$1500 seems to be about standard for stores that have them continually; $1300 for those that just get one in every once in a while, and sell fast. Used, I think I've seen a few people selling for closer to $1100 online.

longhorngunman
November 6, 2007, 07:24 PM
www.mooneysfirearms.com . I think he's got em on sale right now for $1,225. I definetly wouldn't pay $1,400-$1500 for one. In that range I'd say the XCR is a better deal. Lot's of people have issues with the 556, mainly just cosmetics, good gun I think for around $1200 though.:)

TexasRifleman
November 6, 2007, 07:28 PM
He thinks they are fairly rare. Are these highly sought after firearms?

Only because the maker, SIG, either underestimated the market, or cannot figure out how to ramp production.

Sooner or later the market will stabilize around 1200 or so if you are not in a rush.

GunTech
November 6, 2007, 07:31 PM
I just saw two today at Montana Outdoor Sports. $1300.

George Hill
November 6, 2007, 08:05 PM
They are probably just wanting to get a couple and move them fast... because that 1300 is a crazy price. He aint making anything on it. Seriously. That kind of selling is just to get people in the door. A loss leader it is called.
SIG's dealer program is that we have to buy 10 handguns to get 1 556 Carbine. We could get more rifles, but we would have to buy them from a distributor and that would force us to raise our price. The guns might be cool, but we have to make money on selling them to stay in business.

LoadedDrum
November 6, 2007, 10:37 PM
They are quite plentiful around here but they are not cheap.

Outlaws
November 6, 2007, 10:43 PM
In case anyone wants it, the Sportsmans in here in the valley out on Litchfield Rd. has a Sig 556 in stock for $1250.

Ala Dan
November 6, 2007, 10:47 PM
We sell 'em NIB for $1299~! :scrutiny: :cool: ;)

Coronach
November 6, 2007, 10:56 PM
Gander Mtn in PA has them for either $1299 or $1399, can't remember which. They had three sitting amongst the other EBRs. If they were promoing them as loss-leaders, I must have missed it.

I handled one. Eh.

JMO,

Mike

nwilliams
November 6, 2007, 11:21 PM
A local shop where I live had one on the shelf for a few months, I think they were asking $1300 for it. Someone finally bought it but I was surprised how long it was on the shelf.

Personally I don't care for the original model but the new 556 Swat version is a little better.

Considering they are roughly the same price as a decent AR and actually a little more expensive than some, I haven't had the desire for one. My little Bushy may not be that unique but at least it was under $1K works great all the time and just much an EBR as the 556.

rbernie
November 7, 2007, 08:34 PM
Two gunshops within ten miles of where I sit have 'em in stock, for $1300 each. One shop also has the SWAT version for $1800.

One of these shops recently sold a used/unfired example for a grand a couple of weeks ago.

gcrookston
November 24, 2007, 09:15 PM
I just picked one up this week that came with the emergency sights and the little holographic sight on sale for $1,310.00. Put the holosight on my Ruger MkIII. I'll scope it and see how it does. As they become more plentiful I will then look for a SWAT foregrip for it so I can have a little more stable bi-pod mount.

rellascout
November 24, 2007, 10:08 PM
$1,175 shipped for the optic ready model all day long. Do not pay more than $1200!!!!!!!!

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