SIG SAUER has introduced their own line of ammunition, accompanied by some substantial promises in a marketing video. Maybe I geek out a bit too much on stuff like this, but — when a big-name company like SIG introduces a brand new design, guaranteeing that it’ll live up to the SIG SAUER name, it really grabs my attention. Especially since SIG says that their ammo has been designed specifically for personal defense. Thanks to the generous support of Texas’ own AmmoToGo.com, I was able to get ahold of two different calibers for testing. Since my recent testing has focused on finding suitable ammo for short-barreled concealed carry weapons, I very optimistically proceeded to put the ammo through two different tests . . .
I was especially intrigued by the inclusion of .380 ACP in Sig’s lineup. The little .380 has very few well-performing ammo choices; the few rounds that actually do perform well all use very old bullet technology (either the Hornady XTP, or the Federal Hydra Shok). With Sig’s brand-new from-the-ground-up design, and promises of optimal penetration and expansion from all of their calibers, I proceeded to test it from a 2.8″ barrel pocket pistol (above).
I also fit the SIG ammo into my current 9mm Ammo Quest, using (coincidentally) a SIG SAUER pistol, the P938. Surely, SIG’s own ammo will perform great from their own pistol, right? Right?