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 ammo, I have been testing some of their better known ammunition categories.
The Practice category was my first chance to try out SIG 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 .308 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.”
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. New in 2018 is 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.”
SIG manufactures match grade ammo in the following calibers; 223 Rem, 300 Blackout, 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win. 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.
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 Rem, 300 Blackout, 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win. 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.
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