Coast Guard Adopts SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft for Training
The US Coast Guard has selected the high-end SIG AIR ProForce P229. This P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. Powered by green gas, it 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.
The SIG AIR ProForce airsoft guns are specifically 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. 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.
Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR.
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: MSRP: $179.99
|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|
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: MSRP: $ 179.99
|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.
About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.