SIG SAUER Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice on Rifles


SIG SAUERNewington, NH-( SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber, and SIGM400 Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles.

This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX/SIG MPX products.

SIG M400 Predator
SIG M400 Predator

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

To determine if a specific firearm is affected by the recall, go to and utilize the serial number identifier and visual inspection instructions.

SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM400 Carbine
SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM516 Carbine

If you are a customer who is affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the instructions on the website or call SIG SAUER Customer Service by dialing 603-610-3000, option #1. Have the rifle’s serial number available.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, please visit on to

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Michael Vasquez

I have the 516 Carbon Fiber but my serial # was not on the recall list

Mark Ethridge Woodward

I FULLY agree with Joe Williams. SIG has bitten off more than it can chew, from the unexplained delayed release of their suppressors to absolute incompetence from their service department when I sent in a SIG threaded barrel in to have the gorilla handed thread cap removed. Correct, their pistols remain the best, but it’s the followup customer care that worries me and SIG needs to remember that they aren’t the only game out there…


WHEW! Good thing I only have the regular @ss NOT $3000 Patrol rifle from like 80 years ago.


As Murphy noted, Anything That Can Go Wrong Will, and When It Does, There Will Always Be Someone Who Just Knew It Would.

Joe Williams

I guess these things happen when you get too big too fast. But i still love my Sig pistols, can’t afford thier rifles