SIG Sauer MCX Rattler
SIG Sauer is a firearms juggernaut in a never-ending loop of research and development. New products are frequently on their launch pad. The company’s healthy suppressor division cranks out serious, hard-use products.
To understand more about SIG Sauer’s approach to research and development, you need to understand that the company has morphed into a complete systems provider. They have a serious focus on providing end users who work in harsh and dangerous environments across the globe with firearms, gear and ammunition in a comprehensive package. These developmental efforts end up benefiting all shooters.
The SIG Sauer Rattler is a prime example. The Rattler isn’t just a short-barreled rifle (SBR) with a suppressor attached, it is a suppressed system that had suppression as the primary objective from the outset. When you develop the firearm and suppressor side by side, you get a better outcome. This is the case with the Rattler and SIG Sauer’s SRD762 line of suppressors.
The SRD762Ti and the SRD762
Suppressors in the SRD762 line are tough — their construction guarantees it. Void of an outer tube, the SRD762, SRD762-QD, SRD762Ti and SRD762Ti-QD share the same build properties, differing only in the materials used. Integrated spacers and baffles are welded together through a special process and give the suppressors incredible strength. SIG Sauer claims that this construction increases strength five-fold over other conventional tube designs.
Losing the outer tube also increases suppressor volume. There is simply more space inside for the gas to expand and cool. The SRD762 suppressors have a healthy 1¾-inch diameter, which improves noise reduction. Typically, 7.62 suppressors have a diameter of 1½ inches. A quarter-inch doesn’t seem like much, but it increases internal volume exponentially. SIG Sauer claims 50 percent more internal volume as