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    Sig 516 upper for AR

    Has anyone seen this new Sig516 Upper Receiver Kit for the AR? I got this in an email from Sig Sauer today. They say that sales are limited to 300 units. Went to their web page but couldn't find it anywhere. Which is why I am asking you all. I guess I wanted to see what you all thought of it. I knew that they were selling the Sig516 as a complete unit, but apparently you can buy just the upper now.
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    Thanks Chicagotex. Didn't even look for previous thread. My bad.
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    I see that it comes with replacement buffer, spring and FCG pins. I get the buffer and spring, but why new trigger and hammer pins?

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    The 516 is flopping and they are desperate for money.
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    You lost me at "Sig"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottryan View Post
    The 516 is flopping and they are desperate for money.
    Bingo!
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    You'll have to excuse my ignorance, but why is it flopping? Strictly sales or is it a bad design? I don't know that much about the AR's yet and am trying to figure out what makes some so much better than others. I know that major names SHOULD be head and shoulders above the others. But Sig is a big name and don't understand why their product would be a flop. Know what I mean?
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    You'll have to excuse my ignorance, but why is it flopping? Strictly sales or is it a bad design? I don't know that much about the AR's yet and am trying to figure out what makes some so much better than others. I know that major names SHOULD be head and shoulders above the others. But Sig is a big name and don't understand why their product would be a flop. Know what I mean?
    To understand why every long gun SIG offers this side of the Atlantic is a piece of garbage, you've really got start with the foundation: do a search on the SIG 556.

    "Should" be damned, names that ARE head and shoulders above: Knight's, Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, Noveske
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoTex View Post
    "Should" be damned, names that ARE head and shoulders above: Knight's, Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, Noveske
    I understand this. When I said 'should' I was meaning in terms of the Sig and the fact that it is a big name yet it is suffering.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoTex View Post
    To understand why every long gun SIG offers this side of the Atlantic is a piece of garbage, you've really got start with the foundation: do a search on the SIG 556.
    When I do a search on the Sig556 I don't understand what it is that I am looking for. You can do a search for it all day long and not understand why it is garbage, as you put it. The only thing that I have seen so far is that Sig USA is at the helm over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoTex View Post
    To understand why every long gun SIG offers this side of the Atlantic is a piece of garbage, you've really got start with the foundation: do a search on the SIG 556.


    It goes back even farther than that, to the release of the GSR 1911 and the Mosquito.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XPR15 SR View Post
    Strictly sales or is it a bad design?

    Both.

    Along with them getting on the bandwagon of the "piston AR15"

    Most real people that matter, believe a "piston AR15" is a fundamentally flawed concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottryan View Post
    It goes back even farther than that, to the release of the GSR 1911 and the Mosquito.
    Not to mention the P250. My dumbass bought one as an impulse buy for some reason shortly after they came out. What a piece of garbage that thing was. Sig's QC is severely lacking these days.
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    Showing my ignorance again. I will have to do research on the piston AR. Not because I am interested in them, especially after what you guys have said about them being crap. I haven't even heard about these. I told you I didn't know much about this stuff. lol

    All I know is how to take it apart, clean it, load it and make it go 'bang'.
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    op,
    problems with the sig long gun line up include poor qc, accuracy issues, and unrefined characteristics common to yugo ak47s. For $500, the sig line of rifles would make complete sense, but not for the price they charge, not at all.

    sig is quickly evolving into the next taurus. I'm a sig p line owner and this change saddens me, but when you stop investing in r&d and instead place that money into advertisement, well, you've killed your company name.

    piston ar's are more of a niche rifle for most, and they don't receive a lot of happiness around here but that is not to say they don't have their merit. Regardless, that discussion is neither here nor there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottryan View Post
    Both.

    Along with them getting on the bandwagon of the "piston AR15"

    Most real people that matter, believe a "piston AR15" is a fundamentally flawed concept.
    Fountain of misinformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey615 View Post
    Fountain of misinformation.
    Back your statement up or retract it. I know for a fact scottryan can back his up. Post something meaningful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattk View Post
    Not to mention the P250. My dumbass bought one as an impulse buy for some reason shortly after they came out. What a piece of garbage that thing was. Sig's QC is severely lacking these days.

    Yep, total POS. Ergonomics and styling of a brick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey615 View Post
    Fountain of misinformation.
    If Eugene Stoner wanted the AR to be a 'piston' gun he would have made it one nearly 50yrs ago.
    Adding pistons to ARs is akin to adding spark plugs to a diesel engine.
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    on a related note, Ruger is offering their SR556 as an upper too. $1086.40 on CheaperThanDirt site.
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