Sig Sauer improves training with Sig Air ProForce airsoft series

The Sig Air ProForce P229, bottom, and Sig Air ProForce M17, top, airsoft pistols. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Sig Sauer elevates professional training with a new series of airsoft products, launching the Sig Air ProForce airsoft line. Designed as replicas of the actual centerfire pistols, the Sig Air ProForce series will first offer the M17 and P229.

The M17 airsoft pistol features the same look and feel as the Army’s M17 pistol. Rooted in on the P320 design, the M17 airsoft boasts a polymer frame and metal slide with blow-back action. The air pistol uses a drop mag with a 21 round capacity of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. The M17 air pistol tops off its construction with a Picatinny accessory rail for laser or light attachment. The M17 airsoft uses two power source options in the way of a 12-gram CO2 cartridge or green gas.

The Sig Air ProForce P229 features a full-size style with metal frame and polymer grip. The air pistol uses green gas with blow-back action to simulate a real pistol. Using a drop magazine, the P229 brings 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs to the table with a Picatinny rail for accessory mounting. The pistol opts for a fixed front sight with rear white dot sights.

“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, in a news release. “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 M17 airsoft and P229 airsoft retail for $179.

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