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Trade in Sig556 for new Commando model?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marktx, Aug 29, 2008.

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What should I do?

  1. Sell 556 and get Commando model

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  2. Keep the one I got and be satisfied

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  3. Man up, buy it and have two

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  4. Forget the Sig and buy something else

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  1. marktx

    marktx Member

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    Wasn't really looking for a 556 when I bought mine, but couldn't pass it up for $1100 (including tax) which seemed like a smoking deal at the time. The regular 556 forearm never appealed much to me but they seem nigh on impossible to get for a reasonable price. So now Sig has this Commando version out with the 551 forearm and a nifty folding and collapsing stock which I really like. So I'm thinking that I could probably sell my current 556 for the $1100 I paid and get a brand new Commando model ($1460 delivered :)) and probably come out ahead rather than trying to find and buy a new stock and forearm for mine.

    Am I smoking crack trying to justify this to myself???

    Old and broke (well maybe not broke)
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    The new hotness!
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  2. Destructo6

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    I didn't like the folding mechanism of the Commando model. It felt cheap and weak. I don't know if that is the case, but that is how it felt.

    If they offered a 551 folder, I'd be all over it.
     
  3. Wes Janson

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    Keep your current rifle. Buy the handguards online for ~$100, and then a CTR stock for another $100. The only difference will be that you won't have the side-folding mechanism, which is no great loss anyhow. If you really want a side-folder AR-stock, then order an ACE adapter. Depending on color, you can probably get stock, handguard, pistol grip, and adapter for about $300..which puts your right back to the same place as the Commando.
     
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    Yup, very. The Commando looks good, but feels cheap. Personally, I would not waste money exchanging the old/original 556 for it.
     
  5. Eightball

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    Nice quote on the pics of the rifles :D

    By the way---get the Commando, the way the 556 should have been but wasn't. It's the only version of that rifle I've contemplated buying, because it's how it should have been all along.
     
  6. gcrookston

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    I'm waiting for their sniper version to come out... then I'll trade in mine...

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  7. Wolfgang2000

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    There will always be a "new and greater" toys coming out. If what you have works well and you work well with it, Keep it. Especially if you have to go up side down on the deal.

    That said, guns and ammo are like Jello, there is always room for more! :neener:
     
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