View Full Version : Thinking about getting a Sig 516 - Where to buy it?

02-21-2011, 8:15 AM
I only own pistols and have been thinking of getting a AR-15. I think I want the Sig 516 since I am a fan of Sigs. Tell me what you think about the 516. Also are there other options you would chose over the Sig 516.

Where can I find a Sig 516 that is CA compliant?


02-21-2011, 8:23 AM
The 516 is a good rifle, but no real features to distinguish it from all the other AR15 style rifles out there. And if you're buying from a California dealer, the retail price seems to sky rocket from the MSRP of $1250/$1599 up to $1499/$1799 depending on where you shop

Where are you located? I've only seen 2 dealers that stock the SIG516 Patrol ($1799) here in Southern California.

Just in price alone, I'd suggest buying a SIG556 SWAT ($1299-$1599) and save some money. More stocking dealers too

02-21-2011, 8:34 AM
I am located in San Diego and I am fine with buying it online. The cheapest I have found is $1,369 online but they are out of stock.

02-21-2011, 9:14 AM
I have a Sig Swat and it's a great rifle. I would go with that before the 516. Wait for the price to drop.

02-21-2011, 12:15 PM
Riflegear had the Sig 516 in stock last time I was there might want to check with them

02-21-2011, 12:47 PM

02-21-2011, 4:02 PM
You can also call the Sig Academy in New Hampshire. The Pro Shop there can sell you a 516 upper and then add it to your favorite lower

02-21-2011, 6:43 PM
I got my sig516 from personalsecurityzone.com. It was 3-400 cheaper than any local store within a reasonable distance. I think they are sold out tho. Try calling them

03-09-2011, 8:47 AM
I am going today to buy my Sig 516 and wait my 10 days. I am looking forward to getting this as it will be my first AR. I already have some Magpul accessories in the mail on the way to me.

03-09-2011, 2:04 PM
So where'd you finally go and what was the price?