Sig Sauer Issues Rifle Recall

Sig Recall

Top firearms maker, Sig Sauer, is in the news again, this time for a rifle recall. They have been in some choppy waters, as of late, and have been in the news quite often. One such event that brought them some positive coverage is that they’re the recent winner of the military handgun contract.

Sadly, since then, other more negative things have also happened.

First came reports of ammo allegedly falling from the sky onto a major highway in New Hampshire just outside of their Sig Sauer Academy, then some folks reported that their popular P320 pistols were drop firing in certain positions, and finally comes the topic of this short article: the most recent recall on some of their more popular rifle platforms.

This recall concerns the trigger.

Affected rifles are as follows: Sig716 DMR, Sig516 Carbon Fiber, and SigM400 Predator. The issue is that some of the two-stage triggers didn’t have a properly heat-treated hammer, and after a while of use could fail and cause a detrimental malfunction.

The result is a mandatory safety recall of affected rifles to replace the hammer and trigger components. More information can be found on Sig Sauer’s website. To find out if your rifle is one of the few included in this recall, go to their website and check your serial number, here.

The folks at Sig have stated that if you own one of the affected rifles that you need to stop using it right away, and get it fixed as soon as possible.

We’ve heard that the turnaround time is expected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2-3 weeks, and while that’s obviously not an ideal scenario to be in, you can rest assured that Sig is doing everything they can to make sure your rifle gets fixed on their dime and as quickly as possible.

Do you have one of these rifles? Know someone who does? Let us know in the comments. Also, just because I’m curious, which company makes your go-to AR platform rifle? Or, are you like me: someone who builds his own?

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Matt on September 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

    I have a Ruger AR-556. It is my first AR currently and has not presented any problems.

  2. Tamara on September 19, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I have Sigs….2 P320s and an M400Swat…..wondering if I need to rethink my brand …..

  3. Gary on October 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I am in the process of looking at the Sig 220R5-10 and now i am wondering if i should look at other Makes, butbi really like the Sig220R5-10
    What to do?

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