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Do You Know What SIG Stands for in Sig Sauer Firearms?

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We love Sig Sauer’s slog – born in Europe, perfected in America! If you have ever heard of Sig Sauer, you know that this company is a world leader in firearms and accessories.


To dive right into the answer of our blog title – Do You Know What SIG Stands for in Sig Sauer Firearms?. Sig stands for Swiss Industrial Company. Read below for the fascinating history of this company dating back to 1853. 

Sig Sauer History


When business entrepreneurs Friedrich Peyer Im Hof, Heinrich Moser, and Conrad Neher opened a wagon factory near the Rhine Falls in Switzerland in 1853, they laid the foundation for what would become the international leader in the small arms industry. Just seven years after constructing an industrial plant for building their wagons and railway cars, the three ambitious owners undertook a new venture responding to a challenge from Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense to develop a state-of-the-art rifle in hopes that the Swiss Army would adopt it.

Four years later, the trio found themselves facing an order for 30,000 of their rifles, and changed the name of their company to Swiss Industrial Company. The name was later shortened to SIG as they officially became one of the world’s premier firearms manufacturers.


In the 1970s, the SIG small arms division expanded within Europe to include Hammerli Target Arms of Switzerland, and the legendary J.P. Sauer & Sohn, GmbH of West Germany – one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers.


In the 1980s, SIG set its sights on the United States of America and opened its first American location in Virginia under the name SIGARMS, and began importing and assembling the company’s classic handguns (P220 / P230 / P225 / P226).


In the 1990s, SIGARMS expanded its United States footprint by opening new manufacturing facilities in Exeter, New Hampshire where it would continue to grow to include the world-class SIGARMS training academy in Epping, New Hampshire.


In 2007, SIGARMS officially changed its name to SIG SAUER® to reflect the evolution of the brand from just firearms. Since then SIG SAUER has experienced unprecedented growth and expanded its New Hampshire footprint to include a 206,000 sq./ft. corporate headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility at Pease International Tradeport.

SIG SAUER continually invests in workforce development by hiring the foremost industry experts in ever expanding and diversified product categories to ensure that all SIG SAUER products exceed the quality expectations that are synonymous with the brand.

Sig Sauer Academy

The extensive service experience of our employees benefits our core markets immensely, and in no way is that more clear than through the offerings of our world-class educational facility, the SIG SAUER Academy. Located in Epping, New Hampshire, the Academy offers an extensive curriculum in law enforcement and military firearms skills, as well as diverse offerings in the safe and effective management of firearms for civilians. Within a varied complex of indoor and outdoor ranges, the Academy provides customized training in security subjects for corporate customers and law enforcement agencies on a contract basis.


SIG SAUER® is a world-renowned firearms company and offers the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement, and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and airguns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system.

Sig Sauer Kydex holsters

If you are looking for a Kydex holster to fit your Sig Sauer weapon, check our extensive inventory to find the perfect holster for you.

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Spider Concealment offers handmade custom KYDEX gun holsters for your Glock, Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Springfield, Heckler and Koch and 1911’s. Our goal is to provide our customers with quality IWB (inside the waistband) and OWB (outside the waistband) KYDEX holsters for prices that will not break the bank. We have FREE shipping on all of our orders.

We are a small family-based company located in Florida. We provide the best KYDEX holsters made and designed right here in the USA with lifetime warranties. We will do anything we can to earn your business and make you a customer for life. Give us a call at 813-244-6993 or email us at any time with questions or concerns.

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