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Thread: Swiss SIG 553 pistols have hit the US market

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    What about the 55x design makes it so that the upper has to be steel instead of machined aluminum? Hypothetically speaking, if someone wanted to make a next gen rifle based on the 55x design, would it be possible to make it entirely aluminum (for weight saving, as that seems to be all the rage these days)?

    My main reason for asking is pure curiosity, as I've always be interested in the SG55x series, and I'm just trying to learn a bit more about their engineering.
    Of course it’s possible. But costly. Not likely to see this unless the Swiss military specs as such for their next rifle.
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    Agreed., I love my 551 but the import marks are HUGE. I still want a 553 with rail that I can SBR.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNC View Post
    Donít get me wrong, Iím glad we have Swiss 55x. We can thank CO Gun Sales/Armati for breaking open the floodgates on imports and for Midwest Distributors (and Michaels Machines) for getting LE trade-in 552 and 551 on the commercial market. Without them we would all still be lamenting the lack of Swiss guns.

    But, I wish JDI would have done gray and black complete 551s with steel lowers and more discrete import markings. JDI has done a real service in continuing the import of Swiss 55x. That one can order a 553 with their choice of short or long barrel, gray or black finish, steel or aluminum lower, green or black furniture, diopter or pic rail upper - that is truly awesome.





    Ha. Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    Agreed., I love my 551 but the import marks are HUGE. I still want a 553 with rail that I can SBR.
    Honestly, while I wish the markings were different, you should buy it now while they are still available to be imported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNC View Post
    Honestly, while I wish the markings were different, you should buy it now while they are still available to be imported.
    I agree. Now is not the time to pick nits. Buy what you want now and stock up on magazines. I am looking for another 553 for my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    He really needs some help with his reviews.
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    He seems to know a lot, so I focus on the content and not the cats on the table or towel in the background. Plus, I think it's pretty interesting that a blind guy shoots and does gun reviews.

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    I liked the cat.

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    Would be totally kewl if they can release a 553R Kal 5.45x39. I know it ainít happening but it would be nice to have. I understand you canít offer everything under the sun and it is a lot of work to have the lower work with different AK-74 Bakelite mags.

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    I love his reviews. He is about the only one doing SAN reviews.
    Last edited by 68ar15; 10-25-19 at 12:42.

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