SIG has jumped on the pistol to PDW bandwagon. Joining ranks with Hera and CAA, SIG now has a kit you can attach your handgun into, to turn it into something different. Whatever it is, it’s not a Carbine and this is a poor use of the word. SIG would have been much better off to have simply created a real pistol caliber carbine.
There are a lot of critics of the result of turning your pistol into an SMG wannabe. Guys who want this would probably be better off with a real SMG type weapon such as an Uzi or Steyr TMP or something along those lines. These are your basic “PDW” platforms… Personal Defensive Weapons. They have their place and purpose. Now, converting your SIG or Glock into one of these type guns seems questionable to many. But when you lock your Glock into such kit, you do gain some things… Stability is one. Recoil is reduced and Control is enhanced… Accuracy is improved. Quicker target engagement and ease of target engagement is gained. If you use it properly as demonstrated in the video by SIG’s shooter. Holding the weapon out against the sling gives you an anchor point. It’s not as ideal as a stock, but it does work. The unit with the folding stock is better, but then you have an SBR. A Short Barreled Rifle. This is a Class III type firearm and as you can tell, it’s obviously more evil and malicious than using a floppy single point sling. One other thing to be aware of is that attaching a vertical foregrip as shown in the video, well that’s the spawn of Satan as well… Doing that creates a new form of wickedness called an AOW… or “Any Other Weapon”. Something the ATF has been unable to appropriately classify. So you can have this SIG ACP kit on your gun and legally it’s just a pistol still. Until you put that Vertical Foregrip on it and then you have an unregistered AOW. You can’t do that unless you go through the same Red Tape as you would to register your SBR. Now, you can put a Bi-Pod on your handgun. That’s legal. You can even fold down one leg as use it as a VFG… Because it’s still a Bi-Pod. So watch out for that. AOW’s, SBR’s… Oh my. So many ways to commit a felony.
The only thing that could make this SIG ACP any better would be to mount a Taurus Judge in it.