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Posted: 11/15/2008 12:12:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2008 12:27:33 PM EDT by SHOOTER]
I am wanting one really bad. So I was wondering if anybody heard anything yet on when they might be out.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 12:22:54 PM EDT
Bump.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 12:36:44 PM EDT
I heard on or about Christmas.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 8:30:35 PM EDT
My dealer said sometime in Nov?  Here's a bit more info on the 556C;

Sig press release on the 556C

SIG SAUER® Introduces the SIG 556 Classic


EXETER, NH – SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement, and military firearms, is proud to introduce the next generation in the evolution of the SIG 556 platform with the new SIG 556 Classic model. The legendary performance and accuracy of the Swiss-built SG 550 tactical rifle is found in every SIG 556 and further enhanced in the new SIG 556 Classic. The Classic is a semi-automatic rifle with the silhouette that harkens back to the original military-only 550 model. Featuring a full length gas piston operating system with a 2-position gas valve, the rifle will keep operating even when the environmental conditions deteriorate. Available in 5.56 NATO, the Classic features a Swiss-type folding stock that adjusts to length, as well as a Swiss-type polymer ergonomic forend.

The SIG 556 Classic’s steel receiver features a Picatinny rail with a SIG SAUER Mini Red Dot Sight and an improved combat style hooded front and flip-up rear sights. The Classic’s sleek profile and compact length is enhanced by a 17’’ cold hammer forged barrel. SIG SAUER shaved a pound off the Classic model by incorporating the redesigned alloy trigger housing, AR style magazine and flash suppressor. Two 30-round polymer magazines with connector are included.  The SIG 556 Classic brings back the look and feel of one of the world’s most sought after military rifles but on a platform available for law enforcement and responsible citizens. MSRP is $1998.00.

SIG 556 Classic Specifications:

Caliber—5.56mm NATO
Overall Length—37.1”
With stock collapsed—34.3”
With stock folded—28.1”
Stock Style—Swiss
Barrel Length—17”
Forearm—Polymer
Sight Radius—18.1”
Rifling—1 in 7”
Number of Grooves—6
Weight (w/o magazine)—8 lbs. 2 oz.
Magazine Capacity—30 roun
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 9:26:14 PM EDT
You think there's a difference between "Swiss" and "Swiss-type" parts?
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 9:26:53 PM EDT
Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 9:27:18 PM EDT
MSRP of nearly $2000?

What's the MSRP of today's Sig 556? That'll give us an idea on the actual street price. The prices are pretty high.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 10:22:51 PM EDT
You think there's a difference between "Swiss" and "Swiss-type" parts?


The difference between "SAN" and "TAPCO".

I notice that they seem to have bumped up the MSRP...as I recall it was announced as $1799 previously.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 5:01:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/16/2008 12:58:11 PM EDT by Magnus]
Originally Posted By WesJanson:
You think there's a difference between "Swiss" and "Swiss-type" parts?


The difference between "SAN" and "TAPCO".

I notice that they seem to have bumped up the MSRP...as I recall it was announced as $1799 previously.


Par for the course in the current environs. If things settle down we should see them for $1600ish maybe. I want that folder mechanism but wish they had stuck with the standard type Swiss stock and left the details/shape of the lower the same. From the one pic we have seen it looks like Sig may have cleaned up the lower too much. We shall see. Would be awesome if they offered only the lower itself.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 8:14:05 AM EDT
Check with Ordnance Outsellers.........the price range i got was much lower than that


Originally Posted By Beyond_Visual_Range:
MSRP of nearly $2000?

What's the MSRP of today's Sig 556? That'll give us an idea on the actual street price. The prices are pretty high.


Link Posted: 11/16/2008 3:47:00 PM EDT
so what makes the classic better than the ones I was at the gunshow yesterday?  I see the stock is different and the front sight but is that it.  I was told the stock on the current model brakes easily.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 8:28:05 PM EDT
I broke mine just trying to unscrew it.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:10:06 PM EDT
New lower reciever. Supposed to be released this month, but we probably will not see them till Dec..
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 8:53:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By deadduck357:
New lower reciever. Supposed to be released this month, but we probably will not see them till Dec..


Any ideals if Sig USA will/would offer a Sig "Classic" lower upgrade for owners who bought the earlier versions of the Sig 556 rifles at our cost??
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:10:32 PM EDT
I have a pdf of the sales pamplet.

It looks awesome.

SIG is selling their red dot with it, plus the front sight is a ghost ring sight.

It looks nice.  Rear folding stock seems to be a lot better built.  lower seems to be a "little" different. but could be the angle of the photo.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:51:33 AM EDT
could you post a pic of the sales phamplet?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:05:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By svlwolf:
could you post a pic of the sales phamplet?


+1

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:06:32 PM EDT
The classic is one that I have been considering. They need to hurry up already.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:02:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheSurvivalist:
The classic is one that I have been considering. They need to hurry up already.


I have the Commando.  The Classic would a welcome addition.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:21:53 PM EDT
Any ideals if Sig USA will/would offer a Sig "Classic" lower upgrade for owners who bought the earlier versions of the Sig 556 rifles at our cost??


According to SIG, they won't be selling any bare lowers until demand for the full rifles has been met.  Which I'm going to translate to "Not for a nice long time, if ever."

Why would they?  Financially, it makes far more sense for them to only sell complete rifles, and make more money that way.
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