Sig Sauer air gun line gains momentum as more models introduced

The P320 Air Soft Pistol is modeled after Sig's P320 semi-auto handgun. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The P320 Air Soft Pistol is modeled after Sig’s P320 semi-auto handgun. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

Over the past two years, gun maker Sig Sauer has expanded their air gun offerings and continued the trend, premiering three new air guns at SHOT Show.

The New Hampshire-based company previewed the P320 ASP, 1911 Spartan BB and Max Michel BB guns to a packed booth. The three guns join the air soft line touted as another alternative to traditional on-range training.

Matt Rice, a spokesman for Sig, told Guns.com at SHOT Show that the air soft line has gained traction and is generating a lot of buzz. He credits that to the realistic design of the pistols.

Actual P320 ASPs will not come with velcro on the slide. This display model, however, had to adhere to the wall in some manner. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

Actual P320 ASPs will not come with velcro on the slide. This display model, however, had to adhere to the wall in some manner. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

“All three guns offer that real-world training aspect,” Rice said, adding that the pistols are also useful for newcomers. “These are great for first-time shooters and great to introduce people to the shooting sport.”

While nothing can truly replace the value of live fire shooting, air soft offers a cheaper means to work on fundamentals and accuracy. Sig’s air pistol line is designed to feel like the real deal— right down to trigger pull and weight.

Sig Sauer already offers several models in their air gun series to include P250 and P226 air pistols as well as MCX and MPX series air rifles.

Sig MCX air rifles look and feel like the real deal. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

Sig MCX air rifles look and feel like the real deal. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The P320 joins the group, with a choice of color in black or coyote tan. The P320 ASP propels both pellets and BBs and features an accessory rail for lasers and lights. The P320 ASP is priced at $119.99

In addition to the P320, Sig also added two new BB guns — the 1911 Max Michel and 1911 Spartan BB pistols. The 1911 Max Michel was designed by the competitive shooter and is a sleek black on silver pistol. It features a 16-round magazine holding 4.5mm BBs.

The 1911 Max Michel was engineered with input from competitive Sig shooter Max Michel. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The 1911 Max Michel was engineered with input from competitive Sig shooter Max Michel. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The Spartan 1911 is a bronze fnished BB pistol with “Molon Labe” engraved on the slide. The grip features a Spartan helmet for even more flare. Also utilizing a 16-round magazine, the gun accepts 4.5mm steel BBs. The Spartan fits current 191 holster systems.

The Spartan 1911 BB gun features a Spartan helmet and "Molon Labe" for some added character. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

The Spartan 1911 BB gun features a Spartan helmet and “Molon Labe” for some added character. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

Both the Spartan and Max Michel 1911 BB pistols retail for $110.99.