This is an update to an older Sig Sauer Ammo review. The old review was published in June of 2018. All that has changed is the updated caliber offerings of the ammo, as well as adding links to our ballistic charts throughout the entire article.
Sig Sauer Ammo Review
Sig Sauer is probably best known for its exceptional line of handguns and rifles. You may have even heard of the Sig Sauer Academy having been around now since the late 1980s.
However, some folks may not know that Sig has been in the ammunition business since 2013. Since its start in Kentucky the ammo part of Sig has now moved to Jacksonville, Arkansas. The ammo division now offers a full line of practice, defensive match, and hunting ammunition along with brass for the reloading enthusiasts.
Although I have yet to try all the offerings of SIG’s ammo, I have been testing some of their better known ammunition categories.
Sig Practice Ammo
The Practice category was my first chance to try out SIG’s ammo and it did not disappoint. There were zero feeding or reliability issues. Offerings in the Practice ammo line include, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 380 Auto, 38 Super, 9mm, 10mm, 357 Sig, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and even .223Rem, 300 BLK, and .308 Winchester FMJ.
SIG provides another choice for the shooter when it comes to reliable training ammunition. The company describes this line as “manufactured to SIG’s exacting standards with durable copper jacketed bullets, solid brass cases, and dependable primers.”
Sig Sauer Defensive Ammo
Defensive ammo from SIG, also known as V-Crown, is offered in the following; 38 Special +P, 380 Auto, 38 Super + P, 9mm, 10mm, 357 Sig, 357 Magnum, 40 S&W, 44 Magnum, 44 Special, 45 Auto and 45 Colt.
Several calibers are available in different grain weights.
Released in 2018 is the 365 Sig 9mm ammo, developed specifically for the also new SIG P365 pistol, a great combination for concealed carry. As SIG puts it when talking about their defensive line: “From bullet to brass to propellant, SIG V-Crown ammunition establishes a new standard in jacketed hollow point centerfire pistol cartridges.”
The Sig defensive ammo known as F-Crown has consistent, reliable performance and bullet expansion.
Sig Sauer Match Ammo
According to SIG: “Our subsonic match rounds deliver increased downrange terminal performance and low noise for suppressed AR rifles, while supersonic rounds offer superior accuracy and minimal dispersion when suppressed.”
I have personally tested their match ammo in 308 Win and can say that it is both accurate and reliable.
Sig Sauer Hunting Ammo
The hunting line of ammo offered by SIG is one I have not tried as of this writing. It’s available in the following calibers; 22-250 Rem, 223 Rem, 243 Win, 300 Blackout, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Remington, 270 Win, 308 Win 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 7mm Remington Magnum. Obviously, it’s a good selection.
SIG states that their “HT superior hunting rounds yield consistent 1.8X diameter expansion using an all-copper projectile with optimized nosed geometry and premium nickel-plated shell casings, delivering consistently reliable accuracy for taking down game.” My intent is to try SIG hunting ammo afield, soon.
While I will continue use of other brands of ammunition that I have employed over many years of hunting, training, competition, and other special purposes, I have no doubt that the SIG lineup of ammo will have a place in my options for ammo use now and into the future.
Check out our in depth handgun ballistics chart.