Please, don't call it “a toy”. The newly introduced SIG Sauer SIG AIR ProForce M18 airsoft training pistol is “designed for professional training and for discerning recreational airsoft shooters who demand the highest quality and reliability”. SIG's replica of its own US Military issued M18 handgun is actually identical in look and feel to the real thing, with the same balance and handling characteristics. Moreover, the ProForce M18 also features an optic-ready slide with removable rear sight plate for easy mounting of the soon to be released SIG AIR Reflex Sight and is field strippable, with a polymer frame and metal slide with full blowback action.
The flush mount, green gas magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm airsoft Bbs. An adjustable hop-up feature and Picatinny accessory rail round off the package.
SIG AIR ProForce M18, flexibility in both budget and training
“The perfect option for training in a variety of environments and refining your technique when you can’t make it to the range.” This is how Tom Taylor, SIG's Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, describes the ProForce M18. The whole SIG AIR ProForce line is in fact designed to allow flexibility in both the budget and training environment, and already includes the airsoft versions of SIG's M17 and P229 pistols, plus the MCX Virtus rifle and some accessories.
Muzzle velocity is up to 320 fps, and for a price of 179.99 the SIG AIR ProForce M18 comes standard with one magazine. (a CO2 cartridge magazine is also available and sold separately).
SIG AIR ProForce M18 airsoft pistol – Specs and price
Gas or CO2|
Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs: ||Green
Gas – up to 320 fps / CO2 – up to 410 fps|
Gas – 1 joule / CO2 – 1.5 joules|