This, ladies and gentlemen, is the very first civilian production SIG SAUER MPX. We here at TTAG central command have been given exclusive access to the very first production MPX in order to test it (review posting in a few minutes), but we thought y’all might be interested to know that the first batch are shipping to distributors today. Named TTAG’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Rifle of the Year, (yes, rifle) the gun has been delayed for technical reasons, but is finally headed for a store near you . . .
The rifles (and pistols) that are now shipping are being dubbed “Version 1.” The technical issue that prevented the guns from shipping has been figured out in 9mm, but they still have some work to do to get it to work in .40 S&W as well as .357 SIG. So the plan is to get 9mm guns out the door right now, and then come out with a “Version 2” that can change calibers and such. There might be a conversion kit available down the road, but there’s no guarantee.
According to the guys at SIG SAUER, the reason for the two versions is that getting that last little detail right for the other calibers was just taking way too long. So they wanted to get the MPX out and into the hands of customers rather than delay it any longer and increase the chance of it becoming just another piece of gun industry vaporware. In addition, they figured that most people wanted it in 9mm anyway and the caliber change function isn’t really a show-stopping requirement. But if it is, you can just wait about a year for the “Version 2” model to come out.
MPXes are shipping right this second, as confirmed by SIG SAUER themselves, and will be in stores within weeks. They exist, and they are awesome. MSRP on the MPX Pistol: $1,378