SHOT Show 2016: SIG M400 Predator

If you understand the drive to hump your gun and gear out into fields and mountains for the sole purpose of sitting quietly while making strange sounds periodically, you just might be a fan of calling coyotes. And if you call coyotes you just might have a dedicated predator gun. Coyotes are fast and require a round that’s even faster, fired from a rifle capable of fantastic accuracy. And not only must that rifle be accurate, it had better be reliable. Enter the newly improved SIG M400 Predator.

The SIG M400 Predator was first unveiled in 2013 and gained immediate popularity. While it’s true that the M4 platform is one hot item and will most likely remain one for some time to come, there’s more to this particular rifle than just its M4 roots. The M400 Predator has always been an excellent rifle, and now it’s even better.

SIG M400First, a few basic specs. This rifle is chambered in 5.56 NATO, has an 18″ match-grade barrel, and a 1 in 8 twist rate. Without a magazine it weighs in at a flat 7 pounds but at SIG’s range event the gun was loaded down with nice optics and a full magazine which left it feeling closer to 10 pounds. Its overall length is 36.25″. Features include QD Ambi-Sling Mounts and a SIG Over-Molded Grip. It also has an M1913 upper receiver and ALG M-Lok Handguard. The M400’s upgraded barrel is pretty nice but the Geissele trigger is even better.

Shooting this gun was fun but it was more than that: it made me wish more than anything I was sitting in a field calling in a coyote (or three, or four…). The trigger was clean and smooth, follow-up shots were easy, and the gun proved to be a tack-driver. The sweet sound of bullets striking steel plates rang out again and again; safe to say I was more than a little disappointed when my time was up. Also safe to say I’ll have one in my hands as soon as possible for some hunting – for work, for an article…yes…but also because I can’t stand the idea of not dropping some coyotes with it.

MSRP $1384. Get yourself to SIG’s site for a closer look.

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SIG Predator

Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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