As SIG ramp up their air gun offerings, the US Coast Guard’s official airsoft training pistol is now available commercially. The 6mm ProForce P229 fires biodegradable BBs, using Green Gas, at 295 fps.
The airsoft pistol is currently only available in black and weighs in at 1.85 lbs. It joins the recently released ProForce M17 and the new pellet target pistol, the ASP Precision Super Target Air Pistol. Certainly one for the airsoft players out there but as the Coast Guard have shown there are real world training applications too.
Here’s what SIG have to say about the new ProForce P229:
The SIG SAUER ProForce P229 – the official training firearm of the U.S. Coast Guard – is now shipping to the commercial market.
The semi-automatic ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. Powered by green gas, the ProForce P229 features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.
The velocity of the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is up to 295 fps with muzzle energy of .8 joules (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.
Here are the specs for the ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:
Total length: 7”
Barrel length: 4.75”
Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
Muzzle Energy: .8 joules
Caliber: 6mm BB
Magazine Capacity: 25
Power Source: Green Gas
The ProForce P229 is now available and has an MSRP of $179.99. For more information on SIG SAUER’s airguns, check out sigsauer.com/airsoft.
If its good enough for the Coasties to play with is it good enough for you? Let us know in the comments below!