Shooting Airguns at the SIG SAUER Range Day
Monday 18 January found me shooting airguns at the SIG SAUER Range Day of 2016.
This event is a major undertaking for the SIG SAUER team – no less than 1,200 SHOT Show attendees were expected to attend this event the day before the 2016 SHOT Show actually starts.
The SIG SAUER Range Day was held at the massive – and very impressive – Clark County Shooting Complex – about 25 minutes drive North from the Las Vegas Strip. With no less than 19 bays of live firing action, the majority of the event was obviously given over to firearms. But SIG SAUER airguns held “pole position” in Bay One of the range!
Below we see Stephen Archer shooting airguns. First the MCX and then the P226. Photographs courtesy of Shannon Jackson Public Relations. Thanks Shannon!
Hearing protection was mandatory due to the huge volume of sound from the firearms! We all wore eye protection as well, of course, as good practice.
The SIG SAUER airgun team were present at Bay One and they helpfully encouraged and explained their products to everyone who was shooting airguns at the SIG SAUER Range Day. I was pleased to see how many of the attendees were interested in shooting airguns at the SIG SAUER Range Day – they clearly saw the airguns versions of the firearms as a valid and interesting products for training and plinking.
The MCX and P226 models were the chosen guns for the day. In deference to the low temperatures, the MCX was run from a large tank and the pistols kept warm before use. As both are CO2-powered guns, this was a very sensible move to take.
Civilian, law enforcement and military customers attendees were all shooting airguns at the SIG SAUER Range Day. This gave a broad range of firearms users the opportunity to see that airguns are an integral part of SIG SAUER’s approach as a complete shooting systems provider.