Expanding the line of its air pistols, SIG Sauer has released the airgun replica of P226 X-Five competition pistol. The new air pistol is called X-Five ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet). With the steel slide and frame, blowback action and similar weight, the SIG X-Five ASP replicates the feel of its real counterpart.
This air pistol shoots .177 caliber pellets. It is fed from 20-round SIG magazines called RPM (Rapid Pellet Magazine). The pistol is powered by standard 12-gram CO2 cartridges installed into the grip. Muzzle velocity of the pellets shot from these pistols is 430 fps. According to SIG Sauer, the muzzle velocity may vary depending on the temperature and altitude of any particular area.
The new X-Five ASP air pistol also has adjustable sights and an accessory rail. The overall length of these air guns is 8.7″ and they weigh 2.7 lbs. The SAO trigger pull weight is 5.5 lbs. These pistols are available in silver/black or completely black color options.
Airgun replicas of real firearms allow the users to have the same or similar feel of the weight and controls of their firearm and use the airguns as a cheaper alternative for training purposes. These are also handy tools to practice some drills and weapon manipulations indoors. Here is how Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division, describes the advantages of these air pistols:
The new SIG SAUER X-Five air pistol is an outstanding training tool as are all of our Advanced Sport Pellet airguns. Airguns allow for more flexibility as to where you can shoot, such as your backyard, and more and more professionals are buying airguns for this very reason. Airguns are also perfect for teaching beginners firearms safety and the fundamentals of shooting.
The SIG Sauer X-Five ASP air guns are listed on the company’s website and have an MSRP of $139.99 regardless of the color choice.
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