Sig discontinuing certain pistols


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Plan2Live
July 20, 2012, 05:21 PM
I was cruising the Sig website and see that Sig is discontinuing a whole slew of pistols. It looks like they are mostly the more ornate versions, except for the 220 Compact which it looks like is just flat out being discontinued. Is this a common move by Sig or did they just make a bad business decision trying to lure buyers in with bling and are now cutting their losses? There’s two or three of those I would like to have acquired but won’t have funds together before they are gone.

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WinThePennant
July 20, 2012, 05:36 PM
Very common.

Sig comes out with a lot of gun choices, and retires a lot at the same time.

9mmepiphany
July 20, 2012, 06:06 PM
Pretty normal for SIG.

They'll introduce limited runs to test the market. If there isn't a demand, they discontinue them; if the is a large demand, they'll add it to their regular line. That is how the E2 features got into regular production

Plan2Live
July 20, 2012, 08:42 PM
Does this practice lead to a lot of collectable Sigs since there are limited examples made?

skt239
July 20, 2012, 08:49 PM
Does this practice lead to a lot of collectable Sigs since there are limited examples made?

I've pondered the same question and even wrote up a post which I never posted. Some where far down the line they could become collectibles, but you can say that about a lot of things. Sig has a huge following (I'm in there some where) and that is a big factor when it comes to the issue at hand. It also depends on how many of the discontinued models were produced; I imagine it was a boat load.

Dreamliner787
July 20, 2012, 08:50 PM
Good question. I hope that in 10 years more people would appreciate diamond plated Sigs. I think with most things from Sig (not everything but most), given time and given rarity, it will increase in value thus increase in price.

9mmepiphany
July 21, 2012, 12:59 AM
Does this practice lead to a lot of collectable Sigs since there are limited examples made?
Realistically no, unless that model was in very high demand to begin with.

SIG went through a period were they had a Gun of the Month...a new take on a current model each month...and it was only available that month. I know guys that have all 12 from that year...I think a couple are still worth at least what he paid for it. The Rainbow Ti 239 has really fallen in value.
http://gunsgunsguns.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/SIG-P239-Rainbow-left.jpg

But you can never tell. Some pistols that were dogs will suddenly become popular again...look at the Colt Double Eagle or the Daewoo 9mm pistol, they could barely give them away when they were in production

coalman
July 21, 2012, 02:36 PM
Sig's can be like the gun man's barbie. Same with the 1911 and the M4. Small, specialized runs can be made with any, and they can be tweaked and blinged, but the core, basic models will remain the real sellers.

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