Sig Sauer is expanding its MCX platform—initially released a couple of years ago—with a new offering dubbed the MCX Virtus. Sig developed the MCX Virtus as a result of feedback from Special Operations units throughout the world. As a result of the added features and enhancements, the MCX Virtus delivers increased accuracy, not to mention an insane level of modularity, all while providing a service life of over 20,000 rounds without replacing a single part. Configurable in more than 500 combinations, the ground-breaking and modular MCX VIRTUS is engineered for unmatched reliability and is designed to perform beyond 20,000 rounds without the need for replacement parts.
Chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK, the MCX Virtus comes in Patrol, Pistol and SBR variants (a fourth will be released at a later date) and uses Sig’s short-stroke pistol system and internal recoil system that eliminates the M4-style buffer tube, resulting in a compact, low-recoil platform that can be configured for any task. All three models boast the new Sig Matchlite Duo trigger, a two-stage unit that offers a crisp, clean feel for the shooter. Meanwhile, the tapered bolt lug design results in smoother cycling and extends the bolt life. Rounding out the upgrades are eight free-floating M-LOK handguards in standard and suppressor-ready configurations.