In keeping with my predictions, most of the stuff being shown at SHOT are minor deviations from the standard fare. Case in point: SIG’s rifles. There’s one “major” announcement — SIG is now shipping standalone 516 uppers in 7, 10, 14.5 and 16 inch varieties, their piston driven 5.56 NATO AR-15 offering — but beyond that there isn’t much to get excited about. They’ve dressed up their existing rifles in a number of outfits, displayed below for your viewing pleasure.
What you’re looking at are about 12 guns for between $800 and $1,400 that use straight direct impingement (first two pictures), the 516 gas system (second two) or the SIG 556 action (somewhere in there). The actions are the same as always, it’s just the clothes that have changed.