Sig Sauer MCX Virtus, 500 Possible Configurations?

Yeah, you read that right. Apparently, Sig had stepped up to bat and swung for the edge of the darn galaxy. I don’t know about you but I need me something with 500 possible configurations. Well, maybe I don’t because I’ll end up spending my kid’s college fund on it. Good thing I’m training him for a scholarship! Seriously though just watch one of the four missions or also referred to as chapters in with they are painting a story upon a battlefield. Sig is designing this rifle for you and you’ll be blown away.

Currently, they have launched “Chapter One: Overwatch” and “Chapter Two: Target Identified”. August 15th, we will see the release of “Chapter Three: Vehicle Assault” and “Chapter Four: Tango Down”. Don’t worry, as they come out I’ll keep you up to date. In “Overwatch” we see a mission briefing to watch for IED placements. The designated rifleman is seen opening a case with an MCX that is fitted with what I’ll assume is the 16-inch barrel as the mission calls for a range of 400 meters. He pulls the rifle out of the case to reveal a folding, collapsible buttock and then threads a silencer onto Sig’s new interchangeable cold hammer-forged barrel. Bada** right?

“Chapter Two: Target Identified” has us back in the briefing room this time getting brief for a strike on a local “network”. Break out that black case again. Here’s where it gets interesting. The rifle from the previous mission is seen being reconfigured. Out goes the 16-inch barrel for the 9-inch chambered in 300 blk with a silencer already affixed. Yes, you did read that correctly. Maybe I should have mentioned that this rifle is chambered in both the widely loved 5.56 NATO and 300 blk. Buttstock? Yeah, that’s out too in favor of a fixed one. Obviously, the hand guard is out too since we swapped barrels and thanks to the M-LOK technology it is a breeze.

Come on if this hasn’t sold you here’s the meat and potatoes. Offer at the moment three platforms with the fourth soon to be released, a “Patrol”, “Pistol” and “SBR”. Three-barrel things coming in at 9”, 11.5” and 16”. The barrels are “of a heavier contour profile” to provide increased accuracy according to the Sig’s press release. They used their proven short-stroke piston system and internal rocket science wizardry recoil system that eliminates the M4-style buffer tube. A freakin’ SIG Matchlite Duo trigger which is a two-stage trigger. A tapered bolt for cycling so smooth it would make a baby’s butt look like five o’clock shadow. Which leads us to the nifty free-floating M-LOK hand guards that Sig says they will be offering EIGHT of both standard and suppressor ready. I don’t know about you but I’m sold and they haven’t even released everything yet! At a base MSRP of $2233.00, I’m going to be waiting for everything to be announced before I fall into any traps but they have me so far! Check back next week to see what else they have been cooking.

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Angelo Pisa

Angelo Pisa

Angelo grew up in California before enlisting in the United States Army in the summer of 2013. After an unfortunate injury, he left the Army in December of 2014. He now spends his time running two growing businesses and is in the process of starting another. His hobbies include sports, anything automotive and firearms.
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