SIG Sauer MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle Now Shipping

    Sig's new air-powered copy of their MCX Virtus.

    Sig's new air-powered copy of their MCX Virtus.

    SIG’s MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle is a premium series of 5.56/300BLK gas piston firearms intended to compete in the higher end of the AR-heavy modern rifle/carbine market. Available in FDE or gray, it weighs in at just under 8 pounds with a full-length 16-inch barrel and comes with Sig’s Matchlite Duo trigger. Would you like an air-powered version for training, plinking, varmint hunting, or just plain fun? Now you can have one.

    Sig set up this pellet gun to be as close to the real thing as possible.

    Sig set up this pellet gun to be as close to the real thing as possible.

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 25, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the MCX Virtus pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) Air Rifle is now shipping.

    Based on the MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle, the .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP semi-automatic air rifle features a 30-round rapid pellet magazine and 17.5-inch barrel with M-LOK™ handguard for easy mounting of accessories.  The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch, high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. Maximum fill pressure is 3,000 psi and output is controlled at 1,100 psi ensuring consistent shots.  The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.

    The .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle shoots up to 700 fps with muzzle energy of 11 ft-lbs.

    MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle:

    Total length: 37.25″
    Barrel length: 17.5″
    Weight: 7.5 lbs
    Finish: Gray
    Muzzle Velocity: up to 700 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 11 ft-lbs
    Caliber: .22
    Magazine Capacity: 30
    Power Source: High-Pressure Air

    The MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle is now available for purchase at the

    MSRP: $349.99

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    About SIG SAUER, Inc.

    SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.   Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations in the U.S. and around the world.  For more information about the company and product line visit:

    You can see one different from the real Virtus with the HPA bottle where a folding stock would normally be.

    You can see one difference from the real Virtus with the HPA bottle where a folding stock would normally be.

    Maybe if you have a regular Virtus, you could pick one of these up for your kid to have a gun “just like Daddy’s” and do some safety training. Or the airgun could also serve as a useful practice tool when using your 5.56/300BLK rifle isn’t practical. Whatever your use, if you snag one of these pellet-projectile pieces, please let us know in the comments what you think of it. See you at the range!

    Photos courtesy of SIG Sauer.

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    Will P

    Lifelong hobby/sport shooter and hunter, former US Army infantryman, perpetual firearms student. Always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in a wide variety of shooting disciplines, and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB