Sig reaching for the ‘no step’ demographic

Last week Sig made official the news of their newest M400 series AR– the “premium entry-level rifle” Tread— which includes a line of branded accessories to go along with factory-standard features. As such, they seem to be aiming at the sub-$1K AR market now dominated by Ruger, PSA, and others and are bringing the features to do it.

The Tread is an optics-ready, aluminum frame rifle with a mid-length gas system, 1-in-8-twist 16-inch stainless barrel, and free-floating M-LOK handguard. Added to this are a single-stage polished/hard-coat trigger, ambi controls, and a Magpul SL-K 6 position telescoping stock.

See the Gadsden-esque logo?

Then comes the promised user-configurable accessory line to include a 13-inch and 15-inch M-LOK handguard, ROMEO 5 Optic, adjustable flip-up sights, ambi charging handle, three chamber compensator, M-LOK front sight adapter, as well as M-LOK hand-stop and vertical grip kits.

Not bad for a gun that is running for $799 at a number of retailers. Pretty tough to build your own for very much less than that.

More in my column at Guns.com.

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