SIG SAUER®, The Future Of Firearms
In 1853, Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher began what they thought would become a successful wagon factory above the Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Little did they know then, that their company would become one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of small arms. Just seven years after constructing an industrial plant for building the most sophisticated wagons and railway cars, the three ambitious owners undertook a more serious venture. In part to a challenge from Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense, the Swiss Wagon Factory entered the competition to develop a state-of-the-art rifle with the hopes the Swiss Army would adopt it. Four years later, the award went to the Swiss Wagon Factory for its Prelaz-Burnand rifle. At this point, the Swiss Wagon Factory, with an order for 30,000 muzzle loading Prelaz-Burnand rifles in hand, changed the name of the company to the Swiss Industrial Company - Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft, known worldwide as SIG.
Fast-forward to the 20th century. The SIG P49, the forerunner of the SIG P210, was developed for the Swiss Army and destined to become a legend on the battlefield as well as the competition field. The P220 made its appearance as the new pistol for the army, soon followed by the compact P230 for the Swiss police. These pistols offered new features and levels of reliability never before seen in the industry. By the 1970's, SIG's small arms division was expanding to include Hämmerli Target Arms from Lenzburg, Switzerland, and J.P. Sauer & Sohn, GmbH, of Eckernförde, West Germany, known worldwide for their hunting rifles. In the 1980's, SIG set its sights on the United States of America.
The American market was a vital part of SIG's business plan to continue to expand its market share and become an international leader in the small arms industry. January of 1985 marked the birth date of SIGARMS®, Inc. SIGARMS, then located in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, imported the P220® and the P230. Two years later, SIGARMS moved to a larger location in Herndon, Virginia, and introduced the P225 in 9mm followed by the P226® and P228 in 9mm. By 1990, SIGARMS was looking to increase market share and begin manufacturing. SIGARMS moved to its present location in Exeter, New Hampshire, and in 1992, began production of the P229® in .40 S&W.
Besides importing the SIG Sauer line of pistols, SIGARMS offered customer service from highly qualified gunsmiths in the reputable service department and state-of-the-art training at a separate training facility on 128 acres in Epping, New Hampshire. SIGARMS continued to expand its firearm lines with the Sauer rifle line and the Hämmerli line of target pistols and rifles. In 1998, SIGARMS brought in the first shotgun line designed specifically for SIGARMS by B. Rizzini of Italy. The next year, the revolutionary Blaser R93 rifle line from Isny, Germany, was distributed nationwide through SIGARMS.
In 2001, SIGARMS, Inc. continued to expand its role in the firearms market with new contracts in the law enforcement market as well as new products for the civilian market. The SIGARMS Training Academy has added many new courses at its Epping, New Hampshire location for both civilian and law enforcement personnel. Besides a new apparel line and efforts to reach a broader market, SIGARMS will continue its role in educating people in the safety and use of firearms, while offering to the public the highest quality products and services found in the firearms industry.
On October 1, 2007 SIGARMS changed its name to SIG SAUER®. The change reflects the vast worldwide growth in demand for SIG SAUER products. In response, the company has more than tripled its work force in the past 30 months, invested 18 million US dollars in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and equipment, and significantly expanded its engineering base. The name change, coupled with major new product introductions in pistols and rifles, reflects the continued commitment to the high standards of production, service and innovation the SIG SAUER brand has always represented.
Today, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001 certified company with over 800 employees. It is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide.
We are proud of the loyal, responsible owners of our SIG SAUER® firearms, and hope to continue to serve you, our civilian, law enforcement, and military customers through the future. We welcome your letters and telephone calls letting us know how much you value our products and personnel, and suggestions for improvements and modifications. If you have customer service issues or require product information, please call 603-610-3000. We prefer the opportunity to talk with you and provide personal service to you, our valued customers.
SIG SAUER, Inc.
72 Pease Boulevard
Newington, NH 03801
Commercial Sales in US
Phone: 1-866-345-6744 x3
Law Enforcement Sales in US & Canada
For Europe, Middle, Africa the contact is extension is 3993.
For Asia-Pacific, Latin American, Caribbean the extension is 3994.
Training Facility for Law Enforcement, Military, and Civilian personnel
SIG SAUER Academy
233 Exeter Road
Epping, NH 03042
If you have questions regarding our products and accessories, or ordering and shipping, please call our Customer Service Department at 603-610-6000 x3, or refer to our FAQ page for answers to common questions.
To place orders, receive product and parts information, delivery schedules, information about your order, obtain an RMA number (return manufacturer's authorization),shipping information or questions or problems pertaining to our web site:
SIG SAUER Customer Service Department:
Phone: (603) 610-3000 x3
Fax: (603) 610-3005
SIG SAUER Dealer Service Department:
Phone: (866) 345-6744 x3
Fax: (603) 610-3005
Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
For your convenience, please refer to our FAQ page prior to submitting your inquiry.
Please note: If you are calling about information or service on an existing firearm, please be sure to have the serial number ready for the customer service representative.
Customer Service Dept.
72 Pease Blvd.
Newington, NH 03801
For authorized SIG SAUER dealers, below are the distributors for purchasing SIG SAUER firearms ONLY.
One Hunter Place
Bellefontaine, OH 43311-3001
730 Hemlock Road
Morgantown, PA 19543-9744
2810 Premiere Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
AcuSport Great Lakes:
417 Great Oak Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387
AcuSport Rocky Mountain:
3419 Central Avenue, Suite A
Billings, MT 59102-6647
2270 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661-4509
2501 Avenue J
Big Rock Sports, LLC
1141 Jay Lane
PO Box 1449
Graham, NC 27253
Bill Hicks & Co. Ltd.
Chattanooga Shooting Supplies, Inc.
2600 Walker Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Crow Shooting Supply
Ellett Brothers, LLC
267 Columbia Ave
Chapin, SC 29036
3059 Audrain Road 581
Vandalia, MO 63382
888-442-9215, ext. 2281.
New Jersey State Police Update Pistols to SIG SAUER P229 (7/21/2014)
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Selects SIG SAUER P226 in .357SIG (7/17/2014)
Pennsylvania State Police Select SIG SAUER P227 (6/30/2014)
SIG SAUER® Introduces Classic P232® Chambered in .22LR (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Offers P290RS™ Chambered in .380ACP (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® P320™ Revolutionizes the Polymer-Frame Service Pistol (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Adds Rimfire Variants to P938® Series of Pistols (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Revamps P226® XSeries™ of Competition Pistols (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Adds Desert Models to MK25 and M11-A1 Lines (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Precision SIG716® DMR is Now Available (4/22/2014)
SIG SAUER® Raises the Bar with the SIG556xi® (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Partners with B5 Systems® on SIGM400® Carbine, Pistol (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Introduces Carbon Fiber SIG516®, SIGM400® Options (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER Hires Rob Girard as Director of Commercial Sales Operations (11/5/2014)
SIG SAUER Pro Max Michel Repeats as National Champion (10/1/2014)
SIG SAUER Promotes Creamer to General Merchandise Manager (7/9/2014)
SIG SAUER Completes Sales Team with Addition of Ferguson-Keller Associates (7/9/2014)
SIG SAUER® Congratulates Max Michel, Jr., on Fifth Steel Challenge Title (7/1/2014)
SIG SAUER Partners With Big Rock Sports for Distribution (6/16/2014)
SIG SAUER® Introduces its First Line of Premium Centerfire Pistol Ammunition – ELITE PERFORMANCE AMMUNITION for Personal Defense (4/18/2014)
SIG SAUER® Pro Max Michel Takes Two Titles Over the Weekend (4/15/2014)
Robby Johnson Joins SIG SAUER® Military Development Group (4/10/2014)
SIG SAUER® Adds Industry Veteran York in Vice President Role (3/25/2014)
SIG SAUER® Pro Max Michel has Record-Setting Weekend at U.S. Steel Nationals (3/25/2014)
SIG SAUER® Adds Expertise, R&D Depth with Brittingham and Bunch (2/17/2014)
SIG SAUER® Expands with Opening of New Corporate Headquarters (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Announces Partnership with Veterans’ Organization HAVA (1/14/2014)
SIG SAUER® Introduces SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace for Buffer Tube Equipped Pistols (4/29/2013)
SIG SAUER® P227™ Offers .45 Auto Punch in P226®-size Platform (2/21/2013)
New Fastback Series from SIG SAUER® Rounds Out 1911 Line (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Introduces the New 1911 Max, Built to Winning Specifications (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Makes New MK25 Pistol Available to the Public (1/26/2012)
New P224™ Subcompact a Classic SIG SAUER®, with One Small Change (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Introduces New Models to the P238® Line (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Adds a New Frame and Calibers to the P250® Series (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® P938™ Packs 9mm Power Into P238®-sized Platform (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® P290™ Packs 9mm Firepower into Pocket Pistol (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Celebrates 100 Years of the 1911 with New Models (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Introduces Enhanced Elite Series (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Introduces P226®, P238® Extreme Series (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® P210® Legend Returns (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Adds SP2022® to Domestic Product Line (1/14/2011)
E2 Enhanced Ergonomics from SIG SAUER® (3/15/2010)
The SIG SAUER® P238® New Variations The SIG Pocket Pistol in New Styles (3/12/2010)
The SIG SAUER® P250® 2SUM™ One Package Makes Two SIG Guns (3/12/2010)
The SIG P522 Pistol - The Look and Feel of the P556 in .22LR (3/12/2010)
SIG SAUER® P250 Wins Two NRA Golden Bullseye Awards (6/3/2009)
SIG SAUER® Standard Commercial Pistols To Resume Shipping with Two Magazines (6/3/2009)
SIG SAUER® Secures a $306 Million Pistol Contract by the U.S. Army's Materiel Command (4/29/2009)
SIG SAUER® Commercial Pistols Now Shipping with Single Magazine (3/19/2009)
The SIG SAUER® Mastershop® Series (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER® P232®’s Enhanced Dependability (2/11/2009)
The P556™ Pistol From SIG SAUER® (2/11/2009)
The SIG SAUER® P238™ ACP (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER® Unveils Limited Edition P226® USPSA (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER® Launches Next generation Of The SAS™ Pistols (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER® Classic Pistols Now In .22 LR (2/10/2009)
The SIG SAUER® P220® and P226® Combat Pistols (2/10/2009)
The SIG SAUER® P220®, P226® AND P229® Elite Dark Pistols (2/10/2009)
The New SIG SAUER® P250® Brings new meaning to the word Versatility (10/2/2008)
SIG SAUER®'s Custom Shop Goes Platinum (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Super Cap Tactical (SCT) Series Pistols (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Introduces SSG 3000™ Patrol Rifle (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Introduces SIG716® Precision Marksman (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Targets Hunters with SIGM400™ Predator, Varminter (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Reinvents the Submachine Gun with the SIG MPX™ (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Launches Factory Short-Barreled Rifle Program (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Introduces New Options for SIGM400 Carbine (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Offers Two New Versions of the Innovative SIG516® Patrol Rifle (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Begins U.S. Production of Classic 550-Series Rifle (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Offers SIG556® and SIG551-A1™ Lower Receivers (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Introduces Next Generation SIG556xi™ (1/26/2012)
The New SIG SAUER® SIG50™ Provides .50 Caliber Punch (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Introduces New SIG516™ Models (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Offers SIG516™ Upper Assemblies for AR-15/M16/M4 Platforms (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Offers SIG522™ Commando for Realistic Training (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® Offers SIG556R™ in 7.62x39mm (1/14/2011)
SIG SAUER® SIG716™ Rifle Now in Production (1/14/2011)
The SIG516 Tactical Rifles (3/12/2010)
The Next Generation SIG SAUER® SIG556 Rifles® Are here with the SIG556 Patrol Rifles (3/12/2010)
The SIG716™ Tactical Rifles What You’ve Been Waiting For – Have Now Arrived (3/12/2010)
SIG SAUER® Introduces the SIG556 Classic (2/10/2009)
SIG522™ .22 Caliber Rifle from SIG SAUER (1/15/2009)
SIG SAUER® Continues To Expand its Line Of SIG556® Rifles (8/4/2008)
SIG556® Rifle Wins NRA Tactical Gun of the Year (7/31/2008)
SIG SAUER® Delivers Quiet Innovation with SIG-SD Silencer Line (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Introduces SIGTAC® Line of Firearms Accessories (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Adaptive Carbine Platform Extends Pistol Utility (1/26/2012)
SIG SAUER® Introduces New Military Grade Optics (1/26/2012)
The SIG SAUER® Rotary Diopter Sight System for SIG556® Rifles (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER® Introduces The STS-081 Mini Red Dot Sight (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER Academy™ Interactive Armor CD’s (2/10/2009)
SIG SAUER® Introduces the STOPLITE™ Tactical Light (10/2/2008)
SIG SAUER® Introduces STL-900L Tactical Light and Laser (9/26/2008)
SIG SAUER® Converts Shooters With Its New .22LR Rimfire Conversion Kit (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Offers Line of Paddle Holsters & Magazine Pouches (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Introduces SIGLITE™ Tactical Light Series (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Signs on as Title Sponsor of ‘Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.’ (2/21/2013)
SIG SAUER® Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes Winner Announced (10/15/2010)
Team SIG’s, Max Michel, Starts 2010 Competitive Shooting Season Off with Third Straight Win in the Florida Open (2/24/2010)
SIG SAUER® Appoints AcuSport As New Full-Line Distributor (9/24/2009)
Team SIG’s Max Michel Captures His Third Steel Challenge Title (8/18/2009)
Team SIG Max Michel Takes High-Overall in Bianchi Cup Celebrity Pro-Am Speed Shoot-Off (6/3/2009)
Max Michel, Jr., Shooting Champion, Signs on with SIG SAUER, Inc. (2/11/2009)
SIG SAUER Academy™ Partners with Ron Avery and the Practical Shooting Academy (2/10/2009)
SIG SAUER® Develops Secure Weapons Visibility Network for Government, Military, and Law Enforcement Agencies (8/4/2008)
NCIS Awards SIG SAUER® New Firearms Contract (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER ® Announces New South American Regional Manager (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Taps Dane Davis As Military Market Manager (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Thanks Individual Officers, Military, and First Responders with an Exclusive Rebate Program (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Academy™ Expands Training Courses With Its 2008 Calendar Line Up (8/4/2008)
SIG SAUER® Hires New Business Development Leader (7/31/2008)
Welcome to the SIG SAUER® Events page. This page is updated often with SIG Day events, Trade Shows and other events SIG SAUER sponsors or attends.
SIG Day at your local dealer.......
A "SIG Day" is your opportunity to meet SIG factory representatives. We're there to provide you with a hands-on opportunity to try SIG SAUER handguns, Blaser® and SAUER® rifles, and Blaser® shotguns. If you are a SIGnificant Dealer™ who would like to host a SIG Day, or if you would like to announce a special anniversary or in-store SIG SAUER promotion, please contact your SIG SAUER factory representative, or call Marketing at 603-772-2302.
SIG SAUER Trade Shows & Events
SIG SAUER, Inc. and the SIG SAUER Academy are located in the heart of New England's sportsman's paradise and minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches and shoreline in the East. We are close to Boston's Logan Airport and the Manchester Airport in New Hampshire. Portsmouth and the New Hampshire seacoast offer an array of cultural and historic sites as well as restaurants, watering holes and other activities for every age and budget.
The culture at SIG SAUER is dynamic. Our staff has varied backgrounds in law enforcement, the military, manufacturing, retail and teaching, to name a few. The pace is fast, demanding and fun. We work in a casual, yet professional atmosphere that builds teams through results oriented projects and goals. SIG SAUER is a vibrant, growing company of people focused on success, both personally and professionally.
SIG SAUER is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 1-603-610-3000 for assistance.
SIG SAUER, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our growing workforce. Benefits are offered at competitive rates and, in many cases, are fully paid by SIG SAUER. Advancement and growth opportunities are offered and encouraged to all employees.
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