First Look: SIG Sauer Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition

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posted on July 18, 2018
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Developed in conjunction with a number of SIG Sauer's sponsored shooters, the company released its all-new SIG Sauer Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition, an offering designed to give competitors an edge in USPSA shooting competitions by offering more accuracy and faster-paced shooting than similar ammo options.

“SIG Sauer always strives to improve upon existing products and the new Match Elite pistol competition ammunition is another example of this,” said Brad Criner, senior director of brand management and business development, SIG Sauer Ammunition.  “This load was developed by SIG ammunition engineers, working very closely with Max Michel and Lena Miculek, to be the ultimate pistol competition load. The reduced charge weight delivers lower felt recoil, giving shooters an edge from a speed and accuracy standpoint.”

The Match Elite Pistol Competition ammo is available in 9 mm and is loaded with a 147-grain projectile loaded in a nickel-plated cartridge case and driven by the company's clean-burning powder. Overall, the load was made to provide a softer-shooting option to competitors, producing less felt recoil and muzzle rise in their competition guns and enabling them to transition between targets faster and easier. Certain elements of the load are designed to promote enhanced reliability, such as the nickel plating located on the exterior of the cartridge case that reduces friction and enhances lubricity for better reliability. The company's quality-control standards are also designed to provide enhanced accuracy to shooters, giving them an extra edge on the competition circuit.

“This is the most accurate competition load I have ever shot,” said Max Michel, Jr., Captain of Team SIG. “The SIG Sauer Match Elite consistently delivers groupings of less than two inches at 25 yards versus four inches on average with other ammunition, making it the ideal choice for professional and everyday shooters who want to improve their performance.”

The 147-grain SIG Sauer Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition retails at a suggested price of $24.50 per box of 50 rounds.

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