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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 . . .

Press release:

Newington, NH ( – 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.

SIG MPX Airgun
SIG MPX Airgun
SIG MPX Airgun
SIG MPX Airgun

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 P226 Airgun
SIG SAUER P226 Airgun

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.
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SIG SAUER P250 Airgun
SIG SAUER P250 Airgun

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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  1. I was hoping to see a more compact stock on the mpx, or folding. These would be fun. Are the barrels rifled? This affects things in a lot of states, I haven’t brushed up on current airgun laws in MI for a while, last I knew you had to register a co2 pellet pistol as a pistol with the state police.

  2. I bought the P226. It’s ok but no where near the advertised velocity of 500 FPS. The blowback bleeds the CO2 quickly and it only ships with one mag. It is rather neat how the CO2 goes in, but it requires more than a little effort to close the door. The paint wears quickly and the alloy is rather unsightly. The trigger is blah even in SA. As a trainer, it is questionable at best. As a conversation piece and backyard plonker (my word), it’s fine. Don’t expect incredible accuracy and you won’t be disappointed. There are better, faster, cheaper options in the air gunning world, but if you got a holster already……eh, why not.

    • I just picked up a P226 in FDE. I like the heft of it and thought the single action was close enough to the real thing. A little loosey goosey, but not worlds different. Not sure what I’m supposed to do with the threaded barrel haha. Of course, now I can shoot in my office 😛

      SIG sent a care package with like all of their target offerings and some pellets. Pretty impressive array of targets! They’re supposed to loan an MCX or MPX also, and if that arrives I intend to review all of this stuff along with the P226. …I’ll run them over a cronograph, btw…

    • You will only get the 500fps if you use their Sig Alloy Pellets or other similar pellets. Many air gun specs are pumped up by using alloy pellets.

      BTW, PCP versions of the rifles are supposed be available next year.

      • I am of the opinion that the advertised FPS shouldn’t be based on a whiz-bang pellet that is 2-3x what everybody shoots. Their packaging makes you believe differently. Perhaps they have or will have a faux suppressor that will act to increase the FPS through a longer barrel. I would like that.

  3. They are a bit late to the party. Beretta,Walther and S&W have been doing this for years. Gateway guns!!! Prob won’t be Cali approved though.

    Crossman makes a PCP upper that fits on an AR15 lower……. Boom!

    They were like super high $$ but cool. They may not make them anymore?

    Been using an air rifle for small game since the .22 shortage/panic. I have a Benjamin Discovery PCP .22 cal that is pump filled. 25 ftp of energy. With lead dust catcher. Quiet,accurate,deadly. 500 shots of trigger time for $10. + pumping labor. roughly 100 pump strokes for every 20 shots. PT and shooting, what fun.

  4. No this is what they’ve been putting their efforts behind? Instead of getting the suppressors announced last year made and out the door?

    No wonder Brittingham left.

  5. I see a takedown lever, does it disassemble to any extent? I really like the idea, I have an airsoft select fire M14 I bought in a fit of enthusiasm soon after my M1A NM, battery powered and surprisingly powerful, though I doube it’s this powerful. I may need that 226.

    • You cannot take down the 226. Looks only. Well, drive a few pins out and you probably can, but it’s not intended for that. If you like to take stuff apart, try the P08 in blowback. It sucks down the CO2 and has a fluke where it can go full auto, but you can take it apart. That gun is fun, but I returned it and got the non-blowback version. Blowback=low FPS. How low? Dents tin cans and bounces off plastic soda bottles.

  6. ” the industry’s first encapsulated belt-fed pellet magazine capable of 30 rounds in 3.5 seconds? Yeah baby!”

    ….and that sort of rapid-fire will drop the velocity down to that of a spitwad after a few rounds. Looks cool though.

  7. Nice to see why they haven’t been releasing all of their new suppressors. Starting to see why Brittingham didn’t want to stick around.

  8. I have to admit these look like fun. But if you’re pitching it as a trainer, why put a decocker on the P250 which is DAO and doesn’t have one? :confused:

    • Is there a decocker on it?

      On another note, Sig now has removable, interchangeable, this-is-the-gun trigger assemblies for both DAO and striker fired. While most “Sig people” seem to favor what Sigs reputation was largely built on, da/sa pattern guns……

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