Sig brings out new—BB gun (VIDEO)

Calling it a training tool, gun maker and New Hampshire defense giant Sig Sauer introduced a new BB gun this week designed after one of its signature 1911 models.

Max Michel, Jr., captain of Sig’s shooting team and the man lending his name to the BB gun, described the new pistol as an invaluable and fun training tool for shooters of all skill levels.

“Many people don’t have the time, opportunity or finances to train as much as they should. The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol gives you the flexibility to train anywhere, anytime with measurable results,” Michel said.

He also said it gives newer shooters the ability to learn firearm safety and basic fundamentals in a controlled, comfortable, quiet, and safe environment and that it removes the intimidation factor of the loud bang and recoil.

The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol fits in current 1911 holster systems and has the same weight and controls of a traditional 1911 firearm. It features a full-metal slide and frame with realistic blowback action of the metal slide. The 16-round magazine holds 4.5mm steel BBs and the trigger has the same styling and shape as the 1911 Max firearm.

There is also a cam lever CO2 loading port for easy and quick loading of the 12gr CO2 cartridges.  The .177 caliber 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol shoots up to 410 fps. However, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. MSRP is $110.99.