The good folks at SIG SAUER reckon there’s a market for airgun versions of their guns. I reckon they’re not wrong. Air rifles with the RPM (Rapid Pellet Magazine) Pellet Drive System — the industry’s first encapsulated belt-fed pellet magazine capable of 30 rounds in 3.5 seconds? Yeah baby! Pistols with blowback action? Yes please! Kids who want to play with a gun that looks and functions like the real deal will
put their eye out be in gun heaven. SIG owners who want to practice running their full-scale versions are in. Less noise, less expense, more garage and plenty o’ back yard. That said, no orange tips? These are ultra-realistic guns. Full press release with all the CO2-powered pistols and rifles after the jump . . .
Newington, NH (ammoland.com) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories is pleased to introduce its first-ever Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line of airguns. These world-class CO2-powered pistols and rifles are a new breed of firearms for training and recreation, elevating airguns to a new level of performance and use. SIG SAUER is also offering a wide variety of ASP targets and pellet ammunition . . .
The introductory line of SIG SAUER high-performance Advanced Sport Pellet airguns includes CO2-powered SIG MPX and SIG MCX semi-automatic rifles in .177 and .22 (pellet-only) calibers, and P226 and P250 semi-auto CO2 pistols in .177 caliber. SIG SAUER ASP airguns not only look like the original guns, they are the same weight and have similar trigger pull. This makes them ideal for training with the added benefit of reduced cost and minimal noise.
“SIG SAUER is known for making firearms of exceptional quality, and that same expertise is being applied to the design, engineering, and production of the new SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet line of airguns,” said Ron Cohen, president and chief executive officer of SIG SAUER, Inc.
“Our semi-auto Advanced Sport Pellet offerings will allow those who already own these models of SIG SAUER centerfire guns – be they recreational shooters, competition shooters, or professionals – to train extensively with less noise and reduced expense. They are also ideal for first-time airgun owners or those who wish to upgrade from their current airguns.”
The SIG MPX and SIG MCX ASP air rifles feature the RPM (Rapid Pellet Magazine) Pellet Drive System, the industry’s first encapsulated belt-fed pellet magazine capable of 30 rounds in 3.5 seconds. Both models have an integral Picatinny optics rail and accessory rail in addition to flip-up front and rear sights, both of which are adjustable. The robust metal housing and double reinforcement of all seals ensures durability. SIG ASP air rifles are also available with optics – the SIG MPX MRD package comes with the SIG 20R red dot sight and the SIG MCX comes with two optics options – the Scope package featuring a 1-4×24 scope with fast focus and a mil-dot reticle or the MRD red dot sight package.
The SIG MPX .177 caliber shoots up to 600 feet per second (fps); the SIG MPX .22 caliber – up to 475 fps; SIG MCX .177 caliber – up to 750 fps; and SIG MCX .22 caliber – up to 525 fps.
The SIG SAUER P226 and P250 semi-auto ASP air pistols shoot pellets in .177 caliber and feature realistic blowback action of the metal slide just as the original centerfire models do. Both models have an auto decocking feature for enhanced safety, a 16-round rotary-clip magazine (8×2), rifled barrel, front blade sight, and fixed rear sight. Accessory rails on the P226 and P250 also allow mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The P226 .177 caliber shoots up to 510 fps and the P250 .177 caliber – up to 500 fps.
SIG SAUER is offering an assortment of ASP targets including spinners, traps, and a Texas Star with nine center-mass targets that spin around one central axis. All of these targets are compatible with .177, .22 and .25 calibers. SIG also offers various lead-free and lead copper-jacketed pellets.
SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet airguns are currently available in the following models and colors: SIG MPX .177 (Black), SIG MPX .177 MRD (Black or Flat Dark Earth), SIG MPX .22 (Black), SIG MPX .22 MRD (Black or FDE), SIG MCX .177 (Black), SIG MCX .177 Scope or MRD (Black or FDE), SIG MCX .22 (Black), SIG MCX .22 Scope or MRD (Black or FDE), P226 .177 (Black or FDE) and P250 .177 (Black or Olive Drab Green).
SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet airguns are designed and engineered to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. Each SIG SAUER airgun goes through rigorous testing and must be approved by the SIG SAUER Academy before entering the market. This stringent quality control process ensures that professionals who train with these airguns experience exceptional performance.
For more information, visit www.sigsauerasp.com and www.sigsaueracademy.com.
About SIG SAUER, Inc.:
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to silencers, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with approximately 1,000 employees.
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