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?