5.56 Timeline

Sig 2020 New Releases and Discontinued Models

Friend of the website and sometimes guest contributor ,Luis Valdes shared a link about SIG’s new and soon to be discontinued pistols over on B-arfcom yesterday. He made some interesting observations I think are dead on.

The P220 .45 ACP line is being reduced to the Boutique Semi Custom Shop Legion series only. The traditional duty level gun is being cut. The P225A1 is being completely discontinued. The P226 and P229 is having about half of their entire line cut. The P238 and P938 is being drastically reduced too.

The writing is on the wall for Metal Frame DA/SA Hammer Fired Guns. The age of the Polymer Framed Striker Fired Handgun is firmly entrenched and the DA/SA guns are going to way of the dodo bird like how Revolvers were generally replaced by Wondernines in the 80s and 90s. The metal framed pocket guns are going too since the P365 and other competitors guns are vastly selling (Shield, G43, LCP, etc…).

The 1911 line isn’t really being messed with and the P320 is having some models removed but that ebbs and flows anyway since the gun is modular and Sig has been doing that since the gun came out.

The MCX, 716, and M400 rifle line are also seeing cuts. Nothing can compete against sub $400 AR-15s.

It appears that Sig Sauer is slowly going through what S&W did with the abandonment of the Gun of the Week and Metal Frame DA/SA Hammer Fired production mindset. S&W completely abandoned it and went with the M&P line and 1911s. I predicted long ago that Sig and others will follow at some point. It appears it is happening.

I agree with him. You can see the full list of new and tango uniform pistols at the link below.


PSA’s Pre-Bubba’ed AK47

PSA has a great deal for you AK guys. You can even get one custom made to look like bubba had his hands on it for a weekend of mild drinking.

You asked for it, you got it. The Palmetto State Armory Custom Series has taken the best American Made AK-47, the PSAK-47 GF3 and given it a unique Battle Worn Teflon finish to give this legendary rifle a unique appeal.

The PSAK-47 GF3 was designed from the ground up to be the standard in AK-47 rifles, utilizing all new precision manufactured parts. Thoroughly tested in development, we tortured tested to 10,000 rounds to ensure a quality product. Not to be satisfied with just a good AK-47, we kept improving and developed the PSAK-47 Gen3 Hammer Forged (GF3) rifle with a hammer forged bolt, carrier, and front trunnion.

The 4150 barrel is nitride treated for accuracy and durability and is pressed into a new hammer forged front trunnion to ensure the longevity AK-47s are known for.  The hardened steel 1mm receiver features a mil-spec style single hook trigger, and side rail mount. The front trunnion and bolt carrier are engraved with GF3 to designate the GF3 hammer-forged model. The rifle is finished with an enhanced aluminum upper & lower handguard with Picatinny top rail, Magpul Zhukov stock, and Magpul AK-47 polymer grip; Rifle ships with 30 round Magpul magazine (where allowed by law).


PSA Custom Series Battle Worn finish

Gas Nitride 4150 steel treated barrel

Stamped steel receiver

Hammer Forged Front Trunnion

Hammer Forged Bolt

Hammer Forged Carrier

Std. 800-yard rear sight leaf

Enhanced Aluminum M-Lok Upper/Lower Handguard with Picatinny Top Rail

Wow. Amazing. Whats that old chestnut about a certain type of something being born every minute?

SOG Radio Relay Site For Command & Control South

Here is a special treat for you guys today. I am friends with a fairly big number of SOG vets on the old FB since I am a long time student of SOG history. One of the many great things about interacting with these guys is when they share pictures never before seen or published anywhere formally. One of the shared these photos a couple days ago.

It’s a radio relay site for CCS operations. This is the part of the unit that made cross border operations into Cambodia, code named Daniel Boone.