U.S. Coast Guard börjar träna med airsoftvapen! (SIG AIR Pro Force P229)

Tillverkaren Sig Sauer i USA har skickat in ett pressmeddelande om att U.S. Coast Guard kommer börja träna med airsoftvapen (SIG AIR Pro Force P229).

Sedan flera år tillbaka har Cybergun licensrättigheterna för Sig Sauer-produkter som airsoftvapen (inklusive träningsvapen via Cybergun-ägda Spartan MLE), men det verkar som att det är Sig Sauer själva, via deras SIG Air-division som lanserar produkten.

Sist i pressmeddelandet framgår det att airsoftpistolen SIG AIR Pro Force P229 kommer bli tillgänglig kommersiellt 2019, så det kan innebära att den då kommer till konsumentmarknaden.

Om undertecknad har tolkat det rätt, är det ganska intressant gällande Sig Sauer-licensen gällande airsoftvapen.

Sig Sauer själva har sedan några år tillbaka har gett sig in på Airgun-marknaden med egna produkter. Det är säkert mycket möjligt att Sig Sauer håller på att ”ta tillbaka” airsoft-licensen så att de i framtiden själva (via SIG Air) kommer släppa airsoftvapen.

Den som lever får se helt enkelt!

U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for Training

Newington, N.H. (November 2, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Coast Guard will acquire the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to be used for training with their Cadets and Guardsmen. The SIG AIR Pro Force line of products from SIG SAUER includes high-end airsoft pistols designed to be an exact replica in look, weight, balance, and handling characteristics to their traditional firearm counterpart.

U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for Training
“The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol is engineered and manufactured to meet the SIG standards for precision, quality, accuracy, and reliability,” began Joe Huston, Vice President and General Manager, SIG AIR. “The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol gives the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cadets and Guardsmen the ability to practice gun handling, conduct target practice in various environments, and train in realistic force on force scenarios with a pistol that has the same look and feel of their issued P229 sidearm.”

The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with a one piece molded ergonomic polymer grip and night sights. The pistol uses a semi-automatic firing mode with a gas blowback to replicate traditional firearm shots with a functional slide lock, and has a muzzle velocity of 280-340 ft/second and a range of 50-80 feet. The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 comes equipped with a SIG rail and one 25-round magazine.

“It’s an honor to build SIG SAUER products for use with our nation’s defense professionals and know they meet the highest standards for both quality and performance,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “The M17 pistol has been adopted by every service branch, our TANGO6 riflescopes are being integrated into the weapons systems of our special forces and the U.S. Army, and now we can add the U.S. Coast Guard’s SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to the wide range of SIG SAUER products in use with the men and women serving our country.”

The U.S. Coast Guard’s acquisition of the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistols was made through a small business set-aside awarded to Tidewater Tactical in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol will be available commercially in 2019.

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