The Evolution of the SIG SAUER MCX: Introducing the MCX-SPEAR-LT

SIG SAUER is pleased to announce the evolution of the most advanced and tested rifle platform in the world with the introduction of the MCX-SPEAR-LT. Built off the foundation of the MCX Virtus the third generation of the MCX combines all the extensive testing, continued product development, and customer/special operations feedback to become the MCX-SPEAR-LT.

The first generation of the MCX platform was designed to be an AR-15 style platform with added modularity. The second generation of the MCX, the MCX Virtus, was purpose-built for rugged durability and brought unprecedented modularity. Now comes the MCX-SPEAR-LT, which incorporates the best of both generations and is the culmination of the latest research, development, and innovation in the MCX platform. The lightened handguard has the expected rigidity and durability of the MCX, the lower is a familiar SDI, M400-style lower and ambi-bolt catch and release that is designed to fit the legacy VIRTUS uppers for more versatility. The MCX-SPEAR-LT will accept AR-15 style triggers, in addition to the legacy triggers for even more flexibility in the MCX platform. With the MCX-SPEAR_LT also comes the long-awaited addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the MCX family bringing even more modularity to a platform that simply can’t be matched. The evolution continues and the MCX-SPEAR-LT has raised the bar for modular weapons technology.

Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.

The MCX-SPEAR-LT rifle is an aluminum frame rifle with a gas piston operating system featuring a lightweight ergonomic handguard, push-button folding stock with cheek-rest, and a cold hammer forged carbon steel barrel available in 9-inch (300BLK), 11.5-inch (7.62×39 & 5.56), and 16-inch (7.62×39 & 5.56) lengths.

The rifle offers fully ambidextrous controls including bolt catch and release, a SIG QD suppressor-ready flash hider optimized for SIG SAUER QD suppressors, a SIG flatblade match trigger, comes optics ready and can be easily paired with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO8 or TANGO6T, and is finished in a Coyote Anodized finish. The MCX-SPEAR-LT is available is 300BLK, 556 NATO, 762×39 calibers.

MCX-SPEAR-LT Specs:

  • Caliber: 300BLK
  • Barrel Length: 9 inch
  • Caliber: 556 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 11.5 inch
  • Caliber: 762×39
  • Barrel Length: 11.5 inch
  • Caliber: 556 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 16 inch
  • Caliber: 762×39
  • Barrel Length: 16 inch

MCX-SPEAR-LT Details:

The MCX platform has long been SIG SAUER’S breeding ground for developing the best rifle system in the world through extensive testing, continued innovation and customer feedback. Now SIG SAUER introduces the latest evolution with the new MCX-SPEAR LT, based on its predecessor the MCX Virtus the new MCX-SPEAR LT has a lightened handguard with attachment screws for additional rigidity and a lightened profile barrel with improved accuracy. Other features of the MCX-SPEAR LT include an ambidextrous bolt catch and release on its lower, coyote anodized finish, minimalist stock for maximum compact foldability and AR15 style trigger compatibility. And the new MCX-SPEAR LT brings the long awaited addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the MCX family. Developed with a new latch system the 7.62×39 MCX-SPEAR LT was developed to handle the many varieties of 7.62 caliber ammunition while still maintaining reliability and smooth shooting. The New MCX-SPEAR LT, has once again set the bar for modular weapons technology.

SIG MCX-SPEAR LT FEATURES:

  • Lightweight Ergonomic Handguard
  • SIG Flatblade Match Trigger
  • Fully Ambidextrous Controls
  • Interchangeable Barrels
  • SIG QD Suppressor-Ready Flash Hider

Source: SIG SAUER news release

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