History of Sig Sauer

Sig Sauer handgun
Sig Sauer has a rich and lucrative history as a company. For more than a hundred years, it has been at the forefront of firearms manufacturing and sales worldwide.
 
The original SIG company originated from the Swiss Wagon Factory created by Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher in 1853. They won a competition held by Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense and were awarded a contract to produce 30,000 muskets for the Ministry. From there they changed their name to Schweizerische Industriegesellschaft (SIG), German for "Swiss Industrial Company." Today, they are one of the most prominent firearms makers in the world.
 
In the mid-1900s, SIG designed and created the P49 for the Swiss military. Its consumer equivalent was the P210. Both firearms are incredibly durable, even by today's standards. With its toughness and durability, the P49 was the effective replacement to the Luger pistol which had been popular at the time.
 
SIG expanded their offerings further in the 1970s by joining up with Hammerli Target Arms of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of West Germany, Sauer & Sons specialized in hunting rifles and shotguns. The SIG Sauer handgun line was a response to the need for a handgun that balanced price with quality. The very first SIG Sauer handgun ever produced was the SIG P220. 
 
1985 saw SIGARMS Inc. making its way into American shores. The company was originally based in Virginia before moving its US headquarters to New Hampshire in 1990, and eventually changing their name to Sig Sauer. In addition to pistols and handguns,  the company added Sauer rifles and Hammerli target pistols and rifles, furthering their reach beyond military applications into the consumer handgun market. 
 
Sig Sauer's headquarters today is in Newington, New Hampshire. The company boasts of several divisions each dealing with a different market of sale: commercial, law enforcement, military, and international. Sig Sauer Academy, located in Epping, New Hampshire, provides firearms and tactical training for enforcement organizations and a variety of businesses in which this kind of specialized training is required. The Academy campus is a vast area that offers multiple shoot houses, a 360-degree range, a public shooting range, and a maritime training area. 
 
All but five of Sig Sauer's products are manufactured in the United States. The company employs over 800 people, according to their company website. 
 
All the machining at SIG is done on brand new, state-of-the-art CNC machines. The facility is kept remarkably clean and firearms are tested extensively before they leave the factory and enter the market to be sold.
 
As an official distributor of Sig Sauer products in Wichita Falls, TX, GunCo Arms has extensive knowledge of their products and its usage. If you want to learn more about Sig Sauer and its history, you can give us a call at our number: 940-341-2501. Make sure that you fill out this application.