More people are familiar with the history of Remington than they are with the gun manufacturer, Sig Sauer. A Swiss brand, Sig Sauer (originally known as the Swiss Wagon Factory) was started in 1853 by Conrad Neher, Friedrich Peyer im Hof and Henrich Moser. Rapidly becoming one of the largest manufacturers of small arms, within seven years, they began developing rifles at the insistence of Switzerland’s Federal Ministry of Defense. A mere four years later, they were awarded a contract for the Prelaz-Burnand rifle. Eventually, their name evolved into the Swiss Industrial Company, otherwise known as Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft, and eventually this was shortened to the abbreviation SIG.
During the 20th century, Sig Sauer developed the SIG P49 and the SIG P210. The P220 later became the choice pistol for the army and the P230 by the Swiss police. Greatly expanding throughout Europe during the early and mid-20th century, Sig Sauer began to set their sights on expanding to America in the 1980s.
In 1985, Sig Sauer began SIGARMS(R), which was located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. This small division imported the popular P220 and P230 models and a mere two years later, they were developing the P225, P226 and P228 in 9mm.
By the 1990s, they had further expanded their market share within the U.S., when they eventually moved to their current location in Exeter, New Hampshire. They then began production of the P229 in .40 S&W.
Sig Sauer not only imported their renowned Swiss firearms, but they also offered an exceptional 128-acre training facility in Epping, New Hampshire. Gradually expanding their line, they began offering both target pistols and rifles via their Hämmerli line.
Continually expanding, SIGARMS officially changed their name to Sig Sauer in 2007. Investing more than $18 million in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Sig Sauer has successfully tripled their workforce, introduced several new firearms and remains committed to one of the highest levels of customer service satisfaction.
Today, Sig Sauer is the largest member of the worldwide J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh, which represents a business group of firearm manufacturers. They focus on providing guns to commercial markets, military and law enforcement worldwide.
Techna Clip specializes in carrying convenient Sig Sauer gun belt clips. These clips are designed to conveniently transport conceal carry pistols, which are a niche market for Sig Sauer. Among the most popular models includes the P238 belt clip, which is available in both black and nickel. They also offer the PUG, which is a handgun holster mount for vehicles, which makes it easy to access a gun during a carjacking or other type of self-defense situation. Recently, Techna clip released the new Sig Sauer gun clip for the P938 model.