Come on guys...don't be so sensitive.
I've never read a single AAR where a 556 made it through a carbine class, a real one that shoots 1000-1500 rounds in two days. Read several where the 556 failed but just maybe no one wrote about 556s making it through â€¦but for $1500+ it should breeze through a class.
I think (and said so) the gas system is probably the best out there right now, and supposedly the piston, tube, bolt, etc are swappable with the 550's, it was just everything else that SIG modified from the original to Americanize it was not up to snuff.
I only shot my rifle 20 rounds (thatâ€™s all it took) but I shot a friendâ€™s 550-2 about 200 rounds. The 556 is nowhere near the same gun. I thought I was buying a 550 that used AR mags and that is how it was marketed but it is not the same. Just curious, has anyone here shot both and feels that the 556 is a good facsimile?
I did make a few dollars on it and the guy that bought it got it for $1450. Iâ€™d really have been upset if I had paid $2K.
About the "look at me gun" - that's good one. I have not come across a single person in two weeks that ever heard of a Noveske. One guy at the sheriff's range said I should have read more and bought a DPMS like he did. Oh well... I think the SIG is more of a "look at me" gun than any AR because most people just assume all ARâ€™s are Bushmasters.
When it gets to about the 3rd year after SHTF, what would you rather be looking for parts for a "rare" 556 or a common "A" gun (AR or AK). Don't be naive and think the SIG doesnâ€™t break. If you have an AR then and need a part, look me up, I might have something we can trade for.
Don't be so sensitive...just think about it.