SIG Sauer Announces Commercial Version of U.S. Army NGSW MCX-SPEAR, 277 SIG FURY Ammo

by
posted on January 17, 2022
sig_commercia_ngsw-1.jpg

SIG Sauer has announced the official expansion of the MCX series of rifles with the new MCX-SPEAR chambered in 277 SIG FURY.

The company says: “The MCX-SPEAR was developed with direct input from U.S. warfighters to provide more power, distance and accuracy to replace the current M4 rifle platform. The MCX-SPEAR is now the most innovative and advanced AR platform in the world.”

MCX-SPEAR
SIG Sauer MCX-SPEAR ($7,999, scope not included).


Some background: The MCX-SPEAR is an adaptable multi-caliber rifle (277 SIG FURY, 6.5 mm Creedmoor, 7.62mm  NATO, with barrel change) that boasts 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 and a full-length Picatinny rail. In addition, it ships with two 20-round magazines.

  • Caliber: 277 SIG FURY / 6.8 x 51
  • Overall length: 34.1 inches
  • Overall height: 7.97 inches
  • Overall width: 2.98 inches
  • Barrel length: 13 inches
  • Barrel twist: 1:7-inch
  • Weight (with magazine): 8.38 pounds


As for the 277 SIG FURY ammunition, it is the commercial variant of the 6.8 x 51 hybrid military round available in the hybrid case technology submitted to the U.S. Army NGSW program. Also available—a 277 SIG FURY FMJ traditional cartridge round.

The final component of this special-edition offering is the SLX Suppressor. The design of the SLX suppressor is optimized to reduce toxic backflow and features SIG's patented QD attach/detach system. The SLX suppressors have a monolithic core construction in Inconel, internal multi-flow path to exhaust gases at a higher rate resulting in lower toxic fume inhalation, sound-reducing baffle design and flash-reducing end cap.

Here is what Ron Cohen, the president and CEO of SIG Sauer had to say about the new MCX-SPEAR:

“This is a rare opportunity for passionate consumers to own a piece of history. 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 MCX-SPEAR, 277 SIG FURY Hybrid Ammunition and SLX Series Suppressors are shipping now. Learn more at SIGSauer.com.


Read more: Bill Hickok’s Carry Gun

Latest

USPSA Rules 3
USPSA Rules 3

USPSA: Learning The Rules

Curious about USPSA rules and the hierarchy of match officials? This article will help.

NRA Promotes Civilian Participation: 1935 National Matches

NRA increased opportunities for civilians at the 1935 National Matches by expanding the Pistol, Smallbore and High Power Rifle competitions, which attracted approximately 3,000 competitors that year.

USA Shooting Athletes Achieve Podium Finishes At 2024 ISSF Baku World Cup

Austen Smith wins Women’s Skeet gold with six-point cushion, Dania Vizzi and Dustan Taylor claim Mixed Team Skeet silver at the 2024 ISSF Baku World Cup, May 1-12.

New: Swarovski Optik MY Junior Binoculars

Aimed towards the youth market, Swarovski’s new MY Junior binoculars sport a compact design that still packs a punch with 7X magnification and effective 28 mm objective lens diameter.

What’s In Your Range Bag, Gavin Perkowski?

Akron rifle team standout Gavin Perkowski was invited to the 2024 NCAA Rifle Championship in March.

Minnesota-Crookston Trap Team Wins First-Ever Conference Championship

The University of Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles topped the USA College Clay Target League’s 1A-Conference 6 trapshooting leaderboard this spring—marking its first conference title in program history.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.