My friend Howard P. emailed me this yesterday:
SIG Pistol Owners…
Have the SIG SAUER professional gunsmiths perform an Action Enhancement Package and SIG will include these additional services
– Install Short Reset Trigger
At the limited time price of…$199.95 Plus shipping + handling*
A savings of $140.00!
The Short Reset Trigger is just a parts swap. I was working at SIG when it was developed by Ethan Lessard (now with AAC) and was lucky enough to get one of the first prototypes. Personally, I wouldn’t want a SIG P220-series pistol without it. But the “SRT” parts don’t cost any more to produce or take any more time to install than the non-SRT trigger mechanism. I’ve never understood the marketing approach of charging extra on a small percentage of “special” guns rather than just, you know, making all the guns as good as they could be at a given price point.
And polishing the feed ramp! Are you kidding me? Why are guns leaving the factory in a condition that requires the feed ramp to be polished after delivery? If a SIG won’t function properly because the feed ramp is too rough, that’s a defect. It’s not something a customer should have to pay to fix. If you don’t think the polish job is actually going to improve function, why are you selling it to people?
Same with recrowning the barrel. I doubt it makes any practical difference to performance but if SIG thinks it does, why doesn’t the gun come that way in the first place? It doesn’t cost any more for the CNC machine to cut the crown at that angle, after all.
Here’s an idea: instead of charging customers $199.95 + S&H for this stuff, how about including it in the $700 or so they paid already for a gun they expected to work? Just an idea…
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG