SHOT Show 2018 – SIG Sauer, Inc. introduces its latest break-barrel air rifle: the 4,5mm/.177 and 5,5mm/.22 ASP20 is the first SIG SAUER airgun to be built in the United States
Available in .177 and .22 calibers, the SIG Sauer ASP20 suppressed single-shot, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) air rifle delivers down-range power and accuracy with the lightest cocking effort in its class, making it ideal for hunting small game such as squirrels, crows, rodents, woodchucks and groundhogs.
This SIG break barrel air rifle also features the airgun industry’s most advanced trigger system – the smooth, crisp and adjustable ASP MatchLite trigger, which is ultra-smooth in its operation and can be adjusted to break at one of eight different pull rates – from 2.5 to 4 pounds, that being 1,13 to 1,81 kilograms – allowing users to select the break that’s most comfortable for them. The trigger breaks at 4mm, regardless of the pull rate selected.
SIG SAUER’s proprietary GlideLite cocking mechanism in the SIG ASP20 makes it significantly easier to use than other break barrel rifles. The ASP20 cocks at 33 lbs. (approx. 15 kg) versus the standard 48 – 52 lb. (21-23 kg approx.) cocking force typically found in competitive products in this power range.
The action of this air rifle is larger in diameter and shorter in length than most on the market.
Powered by a gas piston, the .177 caliber ASP20 delivers 20 foot-pounds (27,11 Joule) of energy with a muzzle velocity of 1021 feet per second (311 meters per second) using an 8.64-grain lead pellet while the .22 caliber delivers 23 ft-lbs (31,18 J) of energy and a muzzle velocity of 841 fps (approx. 256 mps) with a 14.65-grain lead pellet. The ambidextrous safety of the SIG SAUER ASP20 is located outside the trigger guard, not inside. The safety location makes it easy to engage using either the right or left hand.