sig sauer 1911 spartan BB pistol
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Last week, Sig Sauer announced its new P320 Advanced Sport Pellet air pistol. Now, the New Hampshire-based gun maker is unveiling yet another great training option for new and experienced shooters with the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol.

Based on Sig’s 1911 Spartan centerfire pistol, the CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol variant features a bronze finish with a slide engraved with the Greek words “MOLON LABE,” which translates to “Come and Take Them.” The grip is adorned with the Spartan helmet. Meanwhile, this air pistol also comes with a full-metal slide and frame with realistic blowback action of the metal slide, and a 16-round magazine that holds 4.5mm steel BBs, the press release says.

To make this an even more appealing option for training, the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol fits in a standard 1911 holster, and it mimics the weight and controls of a traditional 1911.

“Training is a must for all shooters, regardless of skill level, and this new SIG SAUER 1911 Spartan BB Pistol is an effective training tool for beginners and experts alike,” said Joseph Huston, vice president and general manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division.  “Our airguns are an inexpensive alternative to live-fire training for those who want to practice but can’t make it to the range as often as they would like, and the fact that the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol fits in a regular 1911 holster allows shooters to practice drawing in addition to accuracy.  Shooting enthusiasts are really embracing SIG SAUER airguns as an additional method of training, and these airguns are also an excellent way to teach beginners firearm safety and how to shoot for the very first time.”

Boasting the same skeletonize trigger as the centerfire model, the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol also has a cam lever COloading port so you can easily and quickly load 12gr COcartridges, the press release says. This pistol is capable of shooting up to 410 fps, but that all hinges on temperature and altitude.

MSRP is  $110.99.

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