SIG SAUER announced a 1911 style BB pistol that is modeled after the 1911 Max handgun used by Max Michel Jr. Michel is the captain of the company’s competition team: Team SIG. Michel is also a World Speed Shooting Champion and served in the US Army as part of the Army Marksmanship Unit.
The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol has the same weight and size of a SIG 1911 Max pistol and will fit existing 1911 holsters. According to the company, the controls are the same and the slide functions as it would on a centerfire pistol. In addition to potentially being a fun gun, it looks as if the company set up this BB gun to be a training tool as well.
“Many people don’t have the time, opportunity or finances to train as much as they should,” said Michel. “The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol gives you the flexibility to train anywhere, anytime with measurable results. Dry fire training is always recommended, but can be boring and sometimes misleading. This is a great way for those who typically shoot a 1911-style pistol to work on accuracy, speed and drawing from concealment.”
These air pistols run on 12g cartridges and, depending on temperature and altitude, can throw a .177 caliber projectile up to 410 fps. The gun’s magazine holds 16 BBs. These BB guns carry a suggested retail price of $110.99.