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SIG SAUER in-house Airsoft development

Author // Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen Categories // Special

Real-steel manufacturers take the Airsoft market serious!

SIG SAUER in-house Airsoft development

It's now official, another real-steel manufacturers dives into the Airsoft market themselves! SIG SAUER released two press items that are airsoft related. What we have been aware for sometime now is that the company are planning to enter the airsoft market on their own. Their announcement confirms this as they end the licensing of SIG-branded Airsoft and Airgun products and the release of two airsoft guns under their SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft Line . This means that Cybergun do not hold the license anymore to produce SIG products for the airsoft market. More information can be found on their website https://www.sigsauer.com/products/airguns/

After this announcement the SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft Line for Professional Training has been announced.  Starting with the ProForce M17 and P229 Airsoft Pistols. Speculations go that WE Airsoft might be the OEM party for the ProForce Airsoft Line given that they have the F226 (P226), F229 (P229) and M17 GBB Pistols in place. Continue reading for the whole press release!

Exiting times and great to see more and more real-steel parties take the Airsoft and professional Airsoft training business serious...

 

SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft Line for Professional Training

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 17, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new, high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft line for professional training. SIG AIR ProForce products are designed as replicas of their centerfire counterparts in look, balance and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability. Initial SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol offerings include the M17 airsoft pistol and P229 airsoft pistol.

“The SIG AIR ProForce line of airsoft guns is designed for professionals who train frequently and want the option of training safely in realistic force-on-force scenarios,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “SIG SAUER is a huge proponent of training, and we will continue to offer our customers numerous new product options to facilitate the safe practice of gun handling and target shooting in various environments.”

The new SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol is similar in look and feel to the U.S. Army issued P320- M17 9mm pistol and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable hop-up feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight.

Available in two power source options – 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas – the SIG M17 Airsoft pistol will be available with an optional optic plate mount for red dot sights. Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Coyote Tan.

ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

  • Total length: 8.5”
  • Barrel length: 5.5”
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Finish: Coyote Tan
  • Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps
  • Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
  • Caliber: 6mm BB
  • Magazine Capacity: 21
  • Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

Recently chosen by the US Coast Guard for training, the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. The P229 airsoft pistol is powered by green gas and features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. Fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.

Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Black.

ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

  • Total length: 7”
  • Barrel length: 4.75”
  • Weight: 1.85 lbs.
  • Finish: Black
  • Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps
  • Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
  • Caliber: 6mm BB
  • Magazine Capacity: 25
  • Power Source: Green Gas

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

 

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SlickAxe

Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen

Owner of NLAIRSOFT.COM and AirsoftMeetup.com since 2002 |  Co-Founder of the Dutch Airsoft Association NABV since 2004 | Co-Founder and boardmember of the European Airsoft Association (EAA) since 2009 | Into #airsoft since 2001

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