Hi, you guys are going to review the new Sig MCX once you can get ahold of one, right? According to Sig’s Facebook/Instagram they just started shipping them today. I so want to buy one of these but your blessing would be one of my requirements. 😉
To paraphrase the Pope: who am I to disagree? We asked, they provided. And now one of the first full production SIG SAUER MCX rifles is sitting in my trunk waiting to be reviewed. I’ve had some time to play with the gun at SIG SAUER’s facility and SHOT range day. So far I can say . . .
I’m very, very happy with the end result. I was worried that something would be lost in translation, as the MCX went from an engineering experiment to a SpecOps full-auto toy and finally to a firearm that you’ll be able to walk into your local gun shop, plunk down your hard earned cash, and walk out the proud new owner of a Title 1 version of the mythical beast. A few questions remained unanswered . . .
We’ve never really gotten a good objective assessment of the accuracy of the firearm. Shooting it into the berm and at close range paper targets is one thing (and it does wonderfully in that realm). The true test of the gun: can it hold its own when you directly compare a 5-round group from the MCX with a 5-round group from a similarly priced firearm. I’ve been a little disappointed in the accuracy of some of SIG’s latest concoctions. Hopefully they’ve ironed-out the kinks at the barrel shop and we’ll see some tighter groups this time around.
The other concern: are the ergonomics are up to par? The MCX uses a new skeletonized stock. It looks dead sexy, but I haven’t had enough time behind the gun to really evaluate its practical aspects. I’m concerned that she’ll be a bit front-heavy during extended use sessions due to the lack of junk in the trunk. The pencil profile barrel might restore balance to the force. As an SBR it works, but we’ve never really seen a 16-inch version. So we’ll see. Full review to follow.