View Full Version : Sig Sauer 556
03-12-2008, 08:20 PM
I am looking for info, good/bad, on the Sig 556.
I tried unsucessfully searching here for threads.
Any info or direction would be great.
03-12-2008, 08:39 PM
03-12-2008, 08:44 PM
I was really looking forward to it coming out, but when it finally hit the market a lot of people were not thrilled. I have yet to get my hands on one, but the word on the street is not great compared to the 550.
03-12-2008, 09:51 PM
I already did some research on this and other sites.
I wanted the opinions of this members list.
What were some of the cons?
Know someone who just got one. He loves it.
Just another opinion.
03-12-2008, 09:58 PM
i finger fvcked it. wasn't impress but if the price is right i'll buy it.
03-13-2008, 12:23 PM
I held one down at Knob Creek and AIM Surplus and even though I like the way it feels(and I love SIG and loved the 552 I got to shoot), I hate the fact it's a hybrid SIG/AR 15.
I'll wait for the Bushmaster ACR(Magpul Masada), unless I like the FN SCAR more when I get to see it.
03-13-2008, 07:10 PM
I am not impressed with the 55_ series in general--decent enough guns, but not so much better than anything else to be worth the price. And awful mags.
That said, I've never fired the 556, just the earlier models; but people I know who have weren't impressed. You are probably better off spending that money elsewhere.
03-13-2008, 10:28 PM
It's uncomfortable for me and everything is out of reach of your fingers (ie. mag release). It doesn't feel natural like say an M4
03-13-2008, 11:40 PM
Compared to my PE-90 the SIG 556 is an abomination. I got to play with one and it felt like a badly bubbad rifle.
03-14-2008, 02:13 AM
And awful mags.
Well, if mags work 100% I wouldn't call them awful.
03-14-2008, 04:35 AM
I like the 556 for its reliability. never had an issue with any of the ones i sold or fired.
Although, some of the accessories are pretty shi*tty. the flip up sights look like they could break if you just breathed on 'em.
but a guy i used to work with dumped a thousand rounds through his without a proper cleaning and it still went bang. he modified his a bit.
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