I wonder if the old timers in the mid 60's felt the same way when they saw the M1 and the M14 being superseded by the "Mattel Rifle" A.K.A. the M16 rifle system. I had a long discussion with Mack and we were discussing new rifle builds and the future of battle Rifle for the US Armed Forces and the new caliber for the AR Platform. Mack was extolling the virtues of the 6.8 caliber round and how effective it was in A-Stan, and I had decided to build my next potential Kayak loss as a 6.8 caliber or a 6.5 creedmore to take advantage of the versatility of the round. Out of the 3 rifle system, I am leaning toward the Sig because it is the closest ergonomically to the AR platform and there is less of a learning curve for the Soldiers to learn and will be easier for the Soldiers to grasp and under pressure having to fumble around with unfamiliar rifle can take precious time and time wasted is a time killer and a that can be a soldier killer.
Sig Sauer developed the most traditional looking of the three offerings. They are quick to point out that they are the only company of the three that developed the entire weapon in-house. The gun, the silencer, the ammo, the accessories are all designed and developed by Sig Sauer.