The Latest Sig Sauer Macro
A week has passed since the latest infusion of new products by Sig Sauer. In that time, another new product has launched. Recently, Sig has unleashed extensions to its Legion and Custom Works line of firearms with options that have daunting price tags. But, with this newest release, Sig has reverse course and went the other way on the spectrum. The first incarnation of the P365 X-Macro debuted in 2022, marking the largest form factor in the P365 line. The pistol’s 17+1 capacity is still industry leading for a compact carry gun. Combined with integral compensation through ports in the slide as well as enhanced night sights and trigger and optics capability, make the Macro an intriguing option. Unfortunately, all these features came at a price—$799.99 to be exact. For many people, 800 bucks plus tax is a steep hill to climb for a concealed carry gun, especially when Sig has other offerings in the P365 line. (As an aside, Venture Out recently wrote an article comparing the Macro to the P365XL as a perfect CCW Option. EDC Battle: Sig Sauer P365XL vs. P365X-Macro). So, what did Sig do? Well, they streamlined the options and cut costs.
Like Star Wars, Sig decided to start in the middle when it came to the Macro. After relatively good success, Sig has NOW decided to release the base model. The main difference between the base and the original Macro is the exclusion of the integral compensator (or blast chamber, as Sig calls it). The Macro now has a full length 3.7” barrel housed in the slide, instead of the 3.1” variation. Everything else, well, is standard. Like all X-models, the Base comes with Sig Xray Day/Night sights, flat-faced trigger, and an optics cut that accepts Romeo Zero/RMSc footprint optics. The nicest update of the entire Macro line has been the Macro Compact Grip Module. This module has enhanced ergonomics and is perfect for those with bigger hands. I find the Macro to be useful as a training tool and defensive weapon that supports my P365XL. However, the biggest upgrade to the module might be the inclusion of the standard 1913 rail section forward of the trigger guard. This gives the users more options when it comes to lights or lasers. Items such as the Streamlight TLR-7, Surefire XC series, and the Sig Foxtrot line will all easily adapt to the pistol. Other features include interchangeable backstraps, 2-17 round magazines, and options for a manual safety model. All of this comes in at $649.99—a $150 decrease from the original model.
Sig is constantly updating and releasing new variations to its lineup. Though they are doing it breakneck speeds, making it difficult for even astute fan to keep up. Sig should be commended; their models never seem to go stale. Whereas many companies wait a whole year to unleash new models at large events such as SHOT show or NRAAM, Sig releases them tactfully throughout the year, creating intrigue amongst its fanbase. The Base model Macro will be hitting dealer shelves in the coming weeks.