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Click here to subscribe: /> Click here to keep up with me: Twitter: />Facebook: />Instagram: /> Larry takes on the SIG 552, the commando version of the SIG 550 series, and reveals the gun's fatal flaw. Other videos you should see: Full Auto vs. Semi-Auto with an AK /> The Myth of Over Lubrication /> Minigun Torture Test /> Insane Russian Shooting Drill /> Badass Slow Motion Heavy Weapons Sequence /> 50 Cal Machine Gun

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Mrgunsngear Channel
Love the 550 series
s Schöttli
Hellow together! The auto block feater is for sport shooting here back in switzerland. In our 300m shooting range you aren't allouwd to shoot 3 burst and full auto. That is only for military use. Sorry for my bad english :/ Hellow from a swiss fan^^
+Vickers Tactical The plate to "limit" the gun to semi (2:40) only exists because in switzerland people take ther military guns home once they've finished the military service and must not use full auto outside of military training context (you can't buy any full auto rifle as a civilian, that's why civilian versions of sig 550s are in semi auto only). It's mostly "trust" based, in pure swiss fashion.
swiss guns are awesome. i like them
Thank You. Nice video! Respect from Latvia.
The switch for semi-auto to selective comes from the Swiss armed forces. While we have our guns on selective fire on CQB-shooting ranges, we have to switch to semi-automatic on 300m ranges. This is the only use for that switch.. It's not for rendering full auto unusable longterm, but just for one single task "300m shooting".
Vickers... you're wrong on the Tritium sights. They don't blind you!!! I have had a Sig 550 (semi-Auto only) since new & even with the new sights it was pleasant & very effective shooting in the dark. Also, muzzle rise is not as bad as you say. The barrel is perfectly in line with the contact point of the but stock & the weight up front, combined with the muzzle device makes it VERY controllable. Finally what makes the mag. coupling feature "a dubious value"? It works very well for me & two together fit perfectly in my mag. carrier. Damn Vickers, either your loosing it, or just a typical has-been Alpha male who thinks his opinion is that of infinite wisdom. I can see right through you Vickers... you failed at pretending to be knowledgable on this one.
Ollie North
Answer to your q about the selector to single shot: here in Switzerland you are not allowed to enter a shooting range for your mandatory yearly practice with an automatic gun. Voilá!
worked with the long version while in the army. solid rifle for what we use them for in
Tom Cena
Hi, guy! I'm from Russia. Thanks to you I better know English. Thank you for not spraying saliva and not swallow the words. You're cool man!
Jason M
Hey Larry Vickers Please do a shooting and slow motion review on the Steyr AUG CQC rife. Thanks!
The Hiphopopotamus
Ever notice that special operations guys like to talk with their hands a lot?
i love my fatherland soo much fuuuck >.< i would die for it.
Marc Michel
Nice vid as usual! The plate for the selector (to make it semi only) is a thing used by the military. When we do our annual target practice, you have to set it to the semi only setting before entering the range. They check (little white dot appears) at the entrance. This way they can be sure none of the guns fire more than semi in the range. Of course you can just open the gun and switch it, but there are RSOs all around who watch the shooters.
Lukas Rovina
nicw Video greetings from switzerland
Games like Stalker, Battlefield, Arma, CS and Sims has the SIG, so it must be a great weapon :P
Josh Myers
You know what weapon this most closely reminds me of? StG44. The buffer just doesnt go into the stock, otherwise I think its a modern update.
I wish full-auto guns were legal in the U.S.
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Ринат Рафиков
кароче это аксу и западный автомат скрестили получили эту хрень
Lukas Rovina
yes would be nice when he makes a video about our 550/stgw 90
Well I think the semi-only blocking plate is used for semi switch under stress. That plate prevents you from over-switched to 3r-burst or even worst, full-auto. It s not like ARs which give users 90-degree selecting switch but this one it's only about 35 degrees between the modes.
shashank Dimpu
Perfect weapon for close quarters
Underrated Critic
Why do you recommend using my trigger finger to return to safety?
I don't like the gun and I don't like SIG in general, but the sound of it is amazing!
my favorite family of rifles 550/1
I didn't know about that "design flaw", nice to know ;) Beeing Swiss I used to be issued a Sig 550 , a very reliable and easy to use rifle, but a bit heavy on the downside (Due to my rank I'm nowadays issued with a Sig P220 Pistol) I had to laugh a bit when Larry explained how to use the safety-switch (thumb/index-finger), because that's exactly what I was trained to do ! XD Regarding the small plate that can be used to limmit the fire-selector to semi-auto only: This has to do with practices within a shooting-range in Switzerland. When entering, every Rifle has to be pre-set to fire semi-auto only, to prevent accidental full-auto fire. So by flipping-down the little plate, you'll conveniantely limmit the rifle's select-fire capability. Sorry for the long text ;) I'm curious what Larry thinks of the standard variant (550)...
RJ Lee
So they took an AK and made it worse?
Eyan Stevenson
I'd love to see the SIG 552/3 vs HK G36C
H.K. Barclay
I never served in the military and I weigh 150 pounds and I would kick Larry Vickers' ass!
I love the look of these 550 series guns, but I always hear about the reliability issues. Primarily the civilian models sold in the US. Yes I know it's made by Sig-US...but that doesn't mean the parent company has no blame. If they're ignoring the issue...which they seem to be doing, then they are just as much at fault.
Looks like someone has been reading the comments! Nice to hear. Slow mo was awesome as always.
Police 10.8Talk of my bucket list firearms. Nice detailed description, typical of Vickers Tactical. Thanks as always.
One of my favorite guns! In Canada, we can get the semi-auto versions of these and the full size ones. That's the semi-auto version in my pic
JW's BulletsNBlades
great stuff as always Larry. Such a badass looking gun.
U cant hate this beauty
Desmend Yarbrough
any videos with a full auto vz58?
Almost a FAL design, more so than Stoner.
Lou Flores
Larry good find thanks for the video..
I have always thought these where neat even as a kid. Though I like the greenish panted ones a bit more much like how AK5Cs are the dark green.
Shlomo Shekelstein
It's an AK clone for 3x the price.
I'll take two... wait they are banned from import. Thanks Clinton.
Resycss Blender
thats 5.56 copy of AK47
the plate which blocks the fuill auto and burst is for swiss soldiears which wanna keep the weapon after they serverd. because in switzerland only semi auto is allowed and legal so it gets blocked that u cant remove it top full auto
As the former special weapons coordinator for SIG SAUER and a specialist is the 55X series rifle to call a upgraded design a fatal flaw is an incorrect statement. Once they went to a polymer guide rod the problem was solved. The 553 was a cost motivated design change for the 552.
Holden McKroin
Why are the mag clamps "of dubious value"? Is it because you can't carry clamped mags in a pouch?
zhang nick
slow mo is the best part to watch
Am I dumb for always thinking Sig Sauer was German? haha dunno why i thought that, never even thought to look it up
Great video Larry and a cool gun. That tri burst system seems really cool with its reset, but I gotta ask you, is a burst mode better than just a full auto mode with a trained finger?
Chase Harris
Where are you from Larry? I pick up an east coast accent.
John Sanchez
ive been serving as a squad leader in the swiss infantry for 3 years now and we still didnt get this rifle... we still have to go into cqb with a rifle that is 3.3 feet long....
I love the sig 550 series sight because you dont need any tools to zero. Now i've only shoot semi automatic because it is not allowed to shot full auto in the shooting range but we had full auto sig 550s in our youth shoot cours. Now i dont know if it is the only reason for this plate but we use it to block the full auto and semi auto here in switzerland when we go to a shooting range because they control you at the entrance
one thing he didn't mention was that they also make very poor suppressor platforms. Apparently because of how they vent excess gas during the firing cycle they are very very loud, even with a suppressor. unlike a DI (or some piston) AR15 weapons that suppressor quite well even down to a 9" barrel like that. that said, I'd still love to have one in the collection. I just saw them in too many action movies in the 90s not to love then right along with the HK roller guns and the AUG and other toys of the era!
Jerry Heinz
Y the hell can't our military have this or any 550's? beats the crummy Mattel toy a mile.
Frank Valente
love the videos thanks for them
Brothers of Fury
You have some of the best videos on the web! Keep them coming!
The 550 series is an absolutely stunning set of rifles. What I wouldn't do to get my own 550 or 551. It sucks that, post-Clinton ban and post Sig-division, Swiss Arms has shown absolutely no interest in exporting authentic SG550-series rifles. And Sig has done an awful job filling the gap, with the shoddy, incomplete 551A1 and the 556 Xi basically being an ultra-modular AR wannabe.
These are available at any walmart, right?
Too bad the Swiss don't import this.
Samsare h
The "Plate" at the Fireselector is for our Ranges (300m only) in Switzerland. Whitout this plate "closed" they dont let you get in because of our Weappon law. I often shoot the SG550 / STGW90 because its our standart Weapon, but newer a SG551/2/3 (We have also the 553 in Military but only for our "Grenis" :( Could you make aVideo with the 553? newer saw a good one on yutube ;)
I dunno, it looks really cool but I can't get over the fact that it looks like a toy.
Australian PC Master Race ™
Awesome videos Larry, Keep them coming mate!
Alex Mason
If you ask me: There's nearly no assault rifle series out there who can compare with the SIG family! Also great video :-D
That is a FAST FIRING little hound dog!
how come when Americans get a 550 series SIG they always have a different charging handle?
the full-auto lock is just required if you go to civilian shooting ranges where if you were to shoot faster than semi-auto you would brake the target computers
Mechnism looks AK series but more Great Accuracy..... good weapon mechnizm system
Timmy Tight Pants
how'd you think this compares to the sig556??
Teenage Mutant Ninja Squirtle
m16 is best raifu
f1r3 hunt3rz
Too sexy a rifle. Uuughhh
Marc Ballesteros
Lone Wolf And The City
I'd like to see a cut away of this piece of shit. Found one in Iraq back in '08. Fairly heavy for it's size is an understatement and there's entirely too much going on as far as controls and internally. The Swiss tend to make exceptional firearms from what I hear. This one did not impress me. Give me an AKSU over this anyday.
meme theif
Awesome video, man. :) Happy I subbed.
Hennessy Blues
Mikhail Kalashnikov should have sued for copyright infringement. Nothing about this weapon can really be given any credit to Swiss engineers for innovation, except for a few cosmetic add-ons, which are really German add-ons to say the least. This is basically an AK-47 with plastic parts, shooting a different caliber, that's all.
Dutch weapons
omg finally this gun is awesome love it that you make a video from it
is this the one in css
For sure the 553 with it's recoil spring captured around the piston is really easier to disassemble and more reliable. What surprised me the first time I disassembled mine, is that with it's particularly design when you separate the upper from the lower you can still operate the charging handle and the bolt will return on battery like if the weapon was still assembled. Kind of unusual to not have the recoil spring located behind the bolt. I also prefer the 553 charging handle design vs the 552 one because with it's polymer part it's a bit more comfortable while shorter.On mine I have the Rotex flash hider option which looks cooler than the standard one. Greetings from France guys, and thanks Larry for all those great videos.
Mik RR
I love this channel, all this slow-mo is like gun porn......mmmmm sexy
rudy mahdi
Hey man your explanation is very cool like your videos
Daniel Stevens
can you buy a civilian version of this in the U.S?
Hi from Switzerland. Good, down to earth showcase. That 552 saw some action :) The bolt carrier of the 552 can actually crack under sustained full auto fire because its drilled all the way trough 2:27 You can also unscrew the 400m aperture to get a ghost ring instead of using the notch sights. (you store it inside the buttstock button)
I love the shell deflector, pure genius
Jacob Whittaker
love the slowmo, gun looks like a reloaders nightmare with those mangled casings lol
Sucks about that guide rod, but the trigger guard pivot is a neat feature for us northerners ;)
I really wish Sig had brought the old school 550 series over more than they did. The 556 rifles are cool but not nearly as much so as the original. And those limited runs of the 550 they did were shit compared to the actual military 550.
Are those black polymer like strips behind the bolt handle dust covers?
cool, the sound of the gun is nice too
another good video. LV is looking great! I really like the video "why I'm fat" and all the hard work you do.
Just as a quick note. The plate that blocks the gun to semi only is because of a rule that at the 300m ranges, in Switzerland, we cannot have the gun on 3-shot burst nor full auto. The white dot that signifies that it is blocked to semi-only is just something that "needs to be visible" when we enter the 300m ranges. IDK, it's a stupid rule, but if you ever serve in the Swiss army, you'll realize that there are a LOT of supid rules lol.
Joseph Nicely
If I could get my hands on one of these devils I'd be set for life. One of my most favorite 5.56 platforms, and in my own personal opinion, one of the most dependable.
You can get the 553 in the U.S. now as a pistol, which is improved over the 552 in many ways. The 553 is genuine SAN 100% Swiss made, so it's expensive, but given what the pre-ban Sig's go for it's actually 1/3 or less for a new 553. You can SBR it but then you have to replace enough parts with American ones for 922 compliance. I own a couple of Sig 556's and agree, they don't compare in workmanship, fit, finish, accuracy, etc., when you compare it to the 553. The 553 is actually capable of 2MOA accuracy with the right shooter, not me, but that's pretty good for 9" barrel!
when you use the night sign you should flipp up also the sign in the front because you will always shoot to low. if you want to aim fast you can screw out a tiny screw to have a bigger hole look
christian nguyen
Idk why but I think of it as a cute little gun
Define Bruh
Best views while a gun is firing, amazing
Caleb Goforth
haha love the way this video was edited. Awesome sound design in the slow-mo parts.
GoldGloveAndTmarTnAre TheBestYoutubersEver
try to get your hands on a johnson lmg it is similar to the fg42 and was for us paratroopers around world war 2
Great video! Love the sg 55x rifles!!!
This weapon sounds wicked cool!
- Bowman
Classic Vickers Tactical Channel Slow Mo......Yes Sir!!