Wow – a very interesting turn of events. One of the big announcements from Sig Sauer at this years NRA Annual Meeting is the launch of a new AR platform rifle – the Sig M400.
Known for taking the AR platform to the next level with gas rod operation in their 556 and 516 series, the M400 bucks the trend by reverting to a direct impingement operation – like most other AR platform rifles.
The move makes sense though, as the M400 is targeted at the Law Enforcement market. With parts interchangeability with existing AR rifles, departments can buy the Sig brand and reliability without wasting existing parts inventories and maintenance knowledge. An added benefit – the M400 should have a street price of about $800.
Things that make you go hmmmm.