Over the last couple days, SIG SAUER announced (through Instagram) their lineup for the initial launch of their commercial/civilian silencer line. I’ve got the full specs and pricing details on the first three cans to be announced below, but there is something very interesting to note . . .
The rifle cans all use a fast attach system. Kevin Brittingham has been rather famous for his stance that fast attach systems are stupid and inaccurate, and yet here he is launching a new line of fast attach cans. That said, their system is pretty slick: there are no ratchets to play with or wear out, and the taper on the mount allows the can to more accurately align with the barrel.
That’s appreciated on the consumer end, since it means people can still buy one can and put it on everything no matter the thread pitch, but it makes me curious as to how it stacks up to the more modular SilencerCo Omega. We’ll get them side by side ASAP and report back.
Look like nice cans. Bit unique looking which is a bonus in a world where every can looks more or less the same (tubes).
We will see how they do once they are released…..and how long Sig takes to actually have them in the hands of customers.
The Omega is a couple hundred more, but I like the versatility of calibers.
Sig isn’t exactly known for releasing shitty products…And their cans look like old school rifle grenades.
Except for the 45, which looks like a fleshlight.
Shut up and take my money!!! MUCH want, here!
OOOOOHHHH… That 338 needs to go on my Nightmare…
I recently dated a nightmare…
Okay, a few questions bear asking:
What rate of fire are these rated for? Most TI cans that I’ve seen are more geared towards hunting/target use where there’s a relatively long duration between firing shots, so as to allow them to dissipate heat and not break welds.
Is there one unique, detachable piece that’s serialized and separable from the rest of the can to allow you to rebuild/repair it without having to toss the whole thing and go through the Form 4 dance all over again? Tangential to that, are these end user serviceable?
Also, what’s the expected round count before requiring repair/rebuild or replacement?
I like the torpedo look….. i think.
I’m a bit disillusioned with Sig after buying my Sig 716 rifle. The bayonet lug won’t hold a bayonet in a useful position. After mounting a scope I can’t reach the charging handle, which is a common issue, but Sig made its rifle non-standard so after market charging handles won’t fit. I’ve had far too many occurrences of the firing pin not hitting the primer hard enough to fire the bullet.
It’s otherwise very nice and accurate. But I wonder if I were to buy a silencer from them, would it have the same quirky German tendency to not be compatible with other rifles?
I see KB is still a fan of pipe bomb looking cans.