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First Look: SIG Sauer MCX-Spear Rifle

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SIG Sauer recently introduced the MCX-Spear Rifle, which is an expansion of the MCX series of rifles and is chambered in .277 Fury. Developed with U.S. warfighters in mind, the MCX-Spear delivers improved power, accuracy, and long-range capability, thus making it a viable replacement for the M4 platform.

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The MCX-Spear is an adaptable multi-caliber rifle (available in .277 SIG Fury, 6.5 Creedmoor and 7.62 NATO, with barrel change) that features unique rear and side non-reciprocating charging handles, six-position folding stock, ambidextrous fire control, bolt-catch, and mag release, two-stage match trigger, two-position adjustable gas piston, a lightened free-float M-Lok handguard, a full-length Picatinny rail, and ships with two 20-round magazines.

“This is a rare opportunity for passionate consumers to own a piece of history,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG Sauer.  “This first production run MCX-Spear, and all of the revolutionary technology behind its development, is being offered to the commercial market in a configuration that is a near match to our NGSW-R submission.  Further, this is the only rifle submission to the program that is designed and engineered in the United States by a company with the manufacturing scale and proven adherence to military-grade quality requirements—which is a tremendous source of pride for everyone at SIG Sauer.”

The .277 SIG Fury ammunition is the commercial variant of the 6.8×51 mm hybrid military round available in the hybrid case technology submitted to the U.S. Army NGSW program.  Also available is a .277 SIG FURY FMJ traditional cartridge round available.

“The final component of this special-edition offering includes the SLX Suppressor.  The design of the SLX suppressor is optimized to dramatically reduce harmful toxic backflow and features our patented QD attach/detach system making installation of the suppressor a game-changing level of ease,” said Cohen.
The SIG Sauer SLX Series of suppressors are designed to drastically reduce toxic fume inhalation by the end-user and sound reduction and are available commercially for 5.56, 7.62 NATO, and .277 SIG Fury calibers.  The SLX suppressors feature a monolithic core construction in Inconel, an internal multi-flow path to exhaust gases at a higher rate resulting in lower toxic fume inhalation, a sound reducing baffle design, a flash reducing end cap, and are available with either the new Clutch-LOK QD mounting system for easy install and removal that offers an intuitive tactile locking ring with infinite radial locking positions, or direct thread.

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