SIG Ends Airsoft Licensing Agreements and Launches SIG AIR ProForce Line for Professional Training

    US Coast Guard’s new SIG P229 air pistol (SIG Sauer)

    SIG Sauer have announced the launch of their professional line of airsoft training weapons. SIG AIR will initially offer a ProForce M17 airsoft pistol and a ProForce P229 airsoft pistol. The move comes as last November TFB reported that the US Coast Guard had picked the SIG AIR SIG P229 Airsoft Pistol for training. SIG say the new pistols are “designed as replicas of their centerfire counterparts in look, balance and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability.

    SIG Sauer have announced that they will no longer be working with licensees to develop or sell SIG branded airsoft or airgun products on the commercial market. Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of the SIG AIR Division, said in a statement:

    As part of our strategic growth plans, SIG SAUER is no longer licensing its brand or marks for use in the commercial marketplace for airsoft and airgun products. We are rapidly expanding the SIG AIR business, and it is important to us to assume full control to ensure all SIG AIR products are of the highest quality. We have many exciting, industry-leading products in the pipeline and look forward to introducing those in the days ahead.

    SIG M17 Air Pistol Airsoft (2)

    Coinciding with this announcement have launched the SIG AIR line of ProForce Airsoft weapons for Professional Training, alongside their other airsoft offerings. Huston said that:

    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 scenario. 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.

    You can find out more about SIG AIR’s range of airsoft weapons on their website here.

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