German Sport Guns, manufacturers of a huge variety of .22LR handguns and pistols has announced the production and importation of their new “FireFly” .22 LR handgun in partnership with American Tactical Imports (ATI). The new handgun should be familiar to those who know Sig Sauer designs, that is because it is the former Sig Sauer Mosquito handgun.
The history of the FireFly is interesting. Per a letter posted on the thread and confirmed by ATI, German Sport Guns manufactured the Sig Mosquito under Sig Sauer’s brand for “many years”. After Sig went another direction in 2015, German Sport Guns has opted to continue to manufacture the platform under their own GSG brand to be distributed through ATI.
Announced on AR15.com, ATI has stated the new handgun will be available in “summer 2016” and that the handguns are in full production back in Germany. They feature all the same Sig Sauer ergonomics, with the addition of a slide-mounted safety. The frame has the ubiquitous de-cocker and Sig placement slide release.
Like its Mosquito named predecessor, the FireFly will be 10% smaller than the Sig P226 (much like the .380 ACP / .22LR Browning 1911s, which are 85% sized). If in line with the Mosquito, magazine capacity will be 10+1.
No word if the FireFly will feature the same broad range of models that the Mosquito did (presumably, it will, as they are the same tooling and manufacturing processes).