SIG SAUER Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice on Rifles

SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber, and SIGM400 Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles.

This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX/SIG MPX products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

To determine if a specific firearm is affected by the recall, go to http://www.sigsauer.com and utilize the serial number identifier and visual inspection instructions.

SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM400 Carbine
SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM516 Carbine
If you are a customer who is affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the instructions on the website or call SIG SAUER Customer Service by dialing 603-610-3000, option #1. Have the rifle’s serial number available.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, please visit on to sigsauer.com.

Designed to teach the thumbs forward grip, XTech Tactical releases the PTG (Pistol Training Gloves)

XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and their VP9 & P30 magazines and extensions announced today the release of their PTG (Pistol Training Gloves). The patent pending gloves use hook and loop to reinforce the “thumbs forward grip”.

Check out this quick video!

The Pistol Training Glove, or PTG from XTech Tactical teaches & reinforces the “thumbs forward” grip technique used by military, law enforcement, and professional shooters. With its grip interlock technology, the PTG’s hook and loop fasteners engage only when your hands are in the correct position.  The use of this training tool will develop habits and muscle memory that build shooting skills and confidence.

The gloves are breathable, comfortable and made from high end materials. They come in a full range of sizes ranging from XS-L to meet almost any trainee’s needs. The gloves are fully ambidextrous and address a problem we can all relate to. When introducing a beginner pistol shooter to the thumbs forward grip it is often quickly forgotten. And without the instructor by the trainee’s side and prior to muscle memory being established, the trainee becomes unsure of themselves. Also, in a training environment when handling a live weapon for the first time the trainee often forgets the grip and the instructor is forced to correct them, which often requires physical contact. This can create a dangerous situation but at a minimum affects the confidence of the trainee. With the gloves, you will find the grip will no longer need to be a major focus of training and they assist in building confidence and a more enjoyable experience!

 

The gloves are simple to use and are an excellent tool in your range bag no matter if you are a beginner, instructor, or just act as a 2nd Amendment Ambassador and introducing others to shooting pistols!

MSRP is $34.95. They can be purchased at http://www.xtechtactical.com. Dealer pricing, and special NRA instructor pricing is available. Dealer and Instructor inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

Barnes Bullets Adds To The LRX Line Of Components

Barnes Bullets, LLC (“Barnes”) the leader in bullet innovation and performance, is adding three bullets to its LRX (Long Range X-Bullet) reloading component lineup for handloaders.

New LRX offerings for 2017 include .284”, .338” and .375” calibers. The Barnes LRXTM bullet features a long profile and boattail design that delivers match-grade accuracy at long range with an incredibly high ballistic coefficient and terminal performance that delivers the quick, clean, ethical kills you’ve come to expect from Barnes.

Target bullets with high B.C.’s can’t be trusted to take down big game animals quickly and humanely. Whether your trophy presents at close or extreme distances, you can expect devastating terminal performance with the purpose-built LRX Bullet.

Remington Lays Off More In Upstate NY

Remington Arms has laid off 55 more workers at its big manufacturing plant in the Herkimer County village of Ilion as a slump in gun sales continues.

Ilion Mayor Terry Leonard said the plant’s manager told him about the layoffs on Thursday, citing the industry-wide downturn in sales, the Observer-Dispatch reported.

The layoffs come six months after Remington laid off 122 workers at the plant.

Guns sales have fallen sharply since Donald Trump’s election as president. Trump has repeatedly spoken in support of the Second Amendment, easing concerns that many gun owners had during Barack Obama’s presidency that the government was going to restrict gun sales.

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, issued a statement saying she was “saddened” by the news of more layoffs at the gun maker.

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