Trade in your klunker

Your klunker handgun, that is. The Feds won’t give you a dime for it, but Sig Sauer will:

Purchase a new SIG SAUER® P220®, P226®, P229®, 1911, SIG556 pistol, or SIG556 rifle from your dealer’s inventory from September 7th through November 30th, 2009, and SIG SAUER will give you $200.00 for your old KLUNKER* pistol or revolver.

KLUNKER* defined:

*KLUNKER refers to a handgun from any manufacturer that you wish to trade in for the $200.00 payment. Gun must be operational and free from cracks in frame or other key components. KLUNKER must be a semi-auto pistol 9mm or larger, or revolver of .38 caliber or larger. SIG SAUER reserves the right to reject any firearm submitted as a KLUNKER that does not meet our criteria. Rejected firearms will be returned to sender. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery of your check. This offer cannot be combined with any other program or offer.

All Sig Sauer has to do to make this work better than similarly-named Federal programs:

  • Don’t change the criteria halfway through.
  • Actually meet that “6-8 weeks” rebate timeframe.

Not so difficult, actually.

(Via Evyl Robot.)


  1. Jeffro »

    7 September 2009 · 5:06 pm

    Sounds good – even better if I had the money and the desire for a Sig – other than their 1911. I’ll always desire high end 1911s. John Moses Browning, PBUH!

  2. Jeffro »

    7 September 2009 · 5:10 pm

    Oh, and it just occurred to me – were HK to try this, the gun world would have a coronary. But, I’m sure we don’t have to worry about that marketing strategy coming to pass.

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