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 Post subject: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:23 am 

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According to the "Product Alerts: Discontinued Rifles" portion of their website, SIG has discontinued a large number of rifle models, including the 556R, 556 Patrol and SWAT versions along with all SBRs.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductL ... ifles.aspx




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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:23 pm 
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THIS IS TRUE. CS CONFIRMED IT

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:37 pm 

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Aren't they changing all the 556, 551 and 522 lowers to ones with ambidextrous mag releases?

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:36 pm 

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rambo wrote:
Aren't they changing all the 556, 551 and 522 lowers to ones with ambidextrous mag releases?

rambo

Update from Warriortalk.

All US 55X offerings EXCEPT for the 556R, ironically enough, will have production ceased for 6 months or so due to redesign or the product line. Word I'm reason is that the 556R will continue to be produced.


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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:51 pm 

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I imagine that this is just so they can switch production to the 556xi line that was announced a couple years ago... and then was quietly un-announced...

(Ostensibly the same lower, and the upper will have a different gas block, a reversible charging handle and a different barrel design to make changing them easier, if my memory serves me.)

http://youtu.be/InNMBkC8xvs?t=1m3s

This is of course just speculation on my part.


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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:43 am 

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What WOULD be refreshing is for Sig to:

1. Be CLEAR in the direction that they are going as a company
2. Keep their Promises
3. Deliver those promises in a TIMELY manner
4. Rinse and REPEAT.



Those steps would go a LONG way to ensure that a Legendary company continues to be relevant a market leader in the fast moving future.

While management teams may have a short memory - consumers do not.
Just ask GM or Blackberry.

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Actually that link only lists these rifles.

556 Desert Digital Special Edition

SIG551-A1 10"SBR

SIG551-A1 SWAT 10" SBR

SIG522 Classic 10" SBR

SIG522 SWAT 10" SBR



Those are in addition to the older rifles that were listed a year or so ago as discontinued, 556SWAT, 556HOLO, 556ER, 556DMR. (which surprisingly are now back in their respective product pages)


All the other rifles are still listed under their product pages.

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:51 am 
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The SIG 556 hasn't been discontinued. They are incorporating some or all of the features of the SIG 556 XI in the future production.

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:12 am 
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We could only hope for a tall gas block with 1913 rail

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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:49 pm 

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datcha wrote:
Actually that link only lists these rifles.

556 Desert Digital Special Edition

SIG551-A1 10"SBR

SIG551-A1 SWAT 10" SBR

SIG522 Classic 10" SBR

SIG522 SWAT 10" SBR



Those are in addition to the older rifles that were listed a year or so ago as discontinued, 556SWAT, 556HOLO, 556ER, 556DMR. (which surprisingly are now back in their respective product pages)


All the other rifles are still listed under their product pages.
That wasn't the case at the time I posted the link.

Several sources have confirmed that the 556R will NOT be discontinued.


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 Post subject: Re: 556R discontinued by SIG?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:12 am 

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GOOD now I wont have to run out and grab another one!


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