SIG SAUER Issues Safety Recall of CROSS Bolt-Action Rifles


Today Sig Sauer, Inc. is announcing a safety recall for the CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, and consumers should immediately discontinue use of the rifle. This recall applies to all CROSS Bolt-Action rifles currently manufactured.

Sig Sauer has viewed an online video that presents a single CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle with a potential safety concern. This gun has been returned to Sig Sauer and upon evaluation it has been confirmed that the rifle exhibited a delayed discharge after the trigger was pulled. Sig Sauer has decided to issue a safety recall in order to implement a modification to the firing action to address this potential safety concern.

To register for the recall process please visit or call Sig Sauer Customer Service at 603-610-3000, option 1.  Following registration Sig Sauer will further communicate with you to arrange for the return of your rifle to Sig Sauer for the safety improvement. All shipment and replacement costs will be covered by Sig Sauer.

Sig Sauer is committed to providing the highest quality, industry leading firearms in the marketplace and is requesting that consumers take immediate action and follow the recall process as described.


  1. avatar jwtaylor says:

    A trigger issue on a Sig?

    1. avatar Mercury says:

      Sig’s quality just isn’t what it used to be. They got the Ron Cohen treatment and now they’re basically Remington. I don’t care how popular their new handgun models are, you should pick a different brand if you have any choice at all. And I say this as the proud owner of several pre-Cohen Sig and Kimber firearms.

      Did you hear about the MIM guide rods on P238 and P938 pistols breaking when you run the slide too fast manually, e.g. to clear a malfunction? Inexcusable on a carry piece, especially when a machined aftermarket rod costs the same as what they want for a replacement.

      1. avatar full.tang.halo says:

        Almost everything I have from Sig is before Cohen took over. Most of it is Sport/Mastershop guns or runs done in Germany like the triple serial numbered folded slide P226R, or registered importers that have brought in guns. Anything new out of NH needs to have a 1-2 year beta test phase till anyone considers buying it.

    2. avatar Madcapp says:

      Thank you Nutnfancy…you’re still very relevant.

    3. avatar Montana Actual says:

      Hey they aren’t messing around now. One rifle? Nah, send em all back.

  2. avatar D Y says:

    How do you get a delayed discharge due to a trigger? The way they work kinda means they should or shouldn’t drop the hammer, not have a delay, no?

    1. avatar The anti-fancy says:

      Did they try dropping it?

      1. avatar MikeJH121 says:

        Hey at least it’s a Sig boltie….so won’t go all auto if dropped down the steps. LOL

        Drop a Sig it shoots on its own, the Next Sig was breaking firing pins after they were making drag marks on the brass when ejected. Now this. Can’t they just make something that works for the amount they charge?

    2. avatar Mercury says:

      A trigger can have a mechanical flaw that allows it to come to rest at a point where the trigger spring can’t reset the trigger shoe, but the sear still hasn’t released the hammer. Then all you have to do is shake the gun or in really bad cases (which I gather this one is) just wait for the hammer spring to overcome friction and pull the sear the rest of the way off. Simple triggers where the shoe and trigger sear hook are one piece tend to be less vulnerable to this flaw, and more complicated triggers with extra moving parts to misalign mean more chances to introduce the flaw, mechanically speaking.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        It sounds like SIG managed to “Germanize” the Remington 700.

      2. avatar Scotty Crawford says:

        Now THAT’s what I call a high-level comment.I would like to see what Dyspeptic Gunsmith has to say about this particular analysis for corraboration because it’s at a different level, though..You just went above and beyond the call of duty, Mercury.
        Thank you!

      3. avatar Scotty Crawford says:

        My high praise did not get posted right below your comment for some reason. Please skip down and you’ll see my appreciation two comments down.

      4. avatar Scotty Crawford says:

        Well, I give up. I can’t get TTAG to post my comments with MERCURY’s when I hit the reply button, but I was praising him, for the record.

    3. avatar Tom Carlson says:

      In addition to a mechanical defect it can come about due to improper or nonexistent maintenance an/or lubrication.

  3. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

    Nutnfancy found the Sig they were testing (loaner from a fan) was malfunctioning on trigger pull. Good for Sig for addressing this instead of blaming the customer like they did with the P320 customer relations disaster. That and the initial QC issues with the P365 discouraged me from getting a P365 for a year, glad I waited, because they did fix all the issues.

    1. avatar Anner says:

      A ways into testing he found that every few rounds it wouldn’t fire with the trigger completely pulled, but would then fire as he manipulated the bolt handle (nothing touching the trigger as it fired), or something along those lines. It should be a simple fix, modifying some dimensions internal to the trigger mechanism/sear. But damn, coulda been real bad if someone thought they hadn’t cocked it, raised the rifle from the bench, then manipulated the handle and sent a round off into orbit.

  4. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Sounds like there’s an issue with the size of the firing pin vs. the inside channel in the bolt.

    Somehow, Mauser and licensees of the Mauser 1898 design were able to make over 100 million examples of the rifle and they never had this issue.

  5. avatar Red in CO says:

    A safety recall from Sig… aka just another Wednesday. I find it absolutely baffling that anyone still chooses to support them, given their abysmal track record of the last ten years. How anybody can still place such a high degree of trust (which is inherent to purchasing a firearm for self defense) in this company is beyond me

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    After watching that video, I’m glad to see Sig taking care of the issue this quickly instead of trying to bury it like remington did.

    That’s a serious issue!

  7. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Well, that didn’t long…at least they are addressing it, unlike remington, who played the denial card for decades…

  8. avatar Fun Gunner says:

    This is only an issue for men.

    I’m told that women prefer delayed discharge.

    1. avatar Fun Gunner says:

      …from their men, at least.

  9. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    *laughs in Kevin Brittingham voice*

    1. avatar guest says:

      Same gun with a $1000 quality control inspection.

      1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

        Number of Q customers who have to send their Fix in to have a defective trigger replaced: 0

        “bUt I cAN bUY tWo SIgS aND hAVe EnOuGH mONeY lEftOVeR for a GlOCk!” They will all scream.

    2. avatar billblob says:

      Yup, idolize the Ike Turner of the 2A industry…….

  10. avatar Mark says:

    SIG, please fix your shit!

  11. avatar Kel3 says:

    Curse of the desert, lol.

  12. avatar madmax3.6 says:

    I would not buy any SIG that was not produced in either Switzerland or Germany.There have been too many problems with those produced in New Hampshire.I think their quality control sucks ass!!!!

  13. avatar Anon says:

    This is from“, kudos to NutnFancy.

    “Nutnfancy doing yeoman’s work. Overall he’s got good things to say in his review, so if you’re interested in the Cross the whole thing’s worth a watch.

    The video and firearm referenced in their press release is here:

    Demonstration of the failure starts at the 25 min mark. Jump to 28:45 if you’re really impatient.”

    1. avatar Hugh Glass says:

      all I can say is Nutnfamcy loved the Sig P250 and so do I.

  14. avatar Accur81 says:

    Dang, was looking at getting a Cross. Sig needs to improve their quality control. I hear the M17s and M18s are quite reliable. My P320 AXG (somewhat similar to the M18) is reliable, as our my P365, P365XLs, 226, and 227. Props to Ruger for being innovative, having a huge inventory, and mostly not having QC issues. Although Ruger does not make a 9mm pistol that interests me. And they don’t make a 10mm PC carbine.

  15. avatar Eric Nelson says:

    I am confident Sig will fix this issue as they are a great company that makes awesome firearms. This is a fantastic shooting rifle and very accurate. I followed proper cleaning and break in procedures and had no issues after over 200 rounds with my cross. When they realized a single rifle had an issue they immediately took action.

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