I literally thought that was some sort of spoof at first. The sight (no s) is interesting, but ported barrel? Nope.
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Posts: 40709 | Location: 10,150 Feet Above Sea Level in Colorado | Registered: April 04, 2002
Seems like too much in one package- a pistol made with fiber optic sights and a big flash from the porting. Sounds counter productive at least for indoor shooting and/or night shooting. Now if they did away with the porting and gave it a front sight instead, with a rear sight on a rail piece designed for a red dot, they may be on to something.
Hmm... The tactical types won't like it because you can't do the "one-handed rack" in an emergency: the recessed slide lock can't be used as a release, and there is nothing protruding anywhere on the slide to engage a belt, holster edge, etc.
I had to watch the video on the SIG site to understand how that sight works. It seems to be an enhanced version of a "silhouette point." This is where you put the gun up in your line of sight and put the back of the gun's slide over the target. (The perfectly square and flat Glock slide lends itself very well to this.) This is an alternative (when for whatever reason you can't see or focus on your normal sights) technique recommended by the late Jim Cirillo in his book Guns, Bullets and Gunfights. At close range and in daylight (when I tried it), it does work quite well. A dot would give you a little better focus in low light. I could sort of see this and the other anti-snag features (but not the porting) if you were going to pocket carry this gun. For belt holster carry I think they are a SISOP. (Solution In Search of a Problem) Just lightly rounding sharp edges and corners is sufficient for that.
Posts: 22879 | Location: Johnson City/Elizabethton, TN | Registered: April 28, 2012
Beside the stupid ported barrel on this gun, can somebody explain to me what the hell those front slide serrations are for? Absolutely ridiculous for a SAS gun. Don't give me that press check bullshit, because you already have the LCI.