New SIG SAUER ASP20 Breakbarrel Product Launch – It's Really Good…

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    hardairmag
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    This week SIG SAUER hosted a major press event at their corporate headquarters in New Hampshire, which I attended.

    The main reason for this was the launch of the new break barrel ASP20 air rifle. We'll be carrying multiple stories on this over the next few days in HAM, including a lot of technical information about the product and full coverage of the manufacturing facility. And there will be more besides…

    The ASP20 is being entirely manufactured in SIG's facility in Newington, New Hampshire. SIG is making its own barrels and they have some very innovative, patented technology built-in to this new air rifle.

    It's a totally US-designed and manufactured air rifle. And it's coming from a major firearms company. That says a lot about SIG SAUER's commitment to the airgun market. They're really trying hard with the ASP20 and they clearly have the resources and financial muscle to make good on their aims. That has to be good for airgun consumers.

    The design aims for the ASP20 have been to reduce cocking effort, improve lockup, eliminate barrel droop and provide a completely new level of trigger adjustment. From what I saw, it looks as though they are right on target with all these aims. Accuracy of the guns we shot was outstanding, too.

    This first overview story is an introduction to what we saw. Keep reading HAM to catch-up with more detailed information…

    Stephen Archer

    Hard Air Magazine

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    intenseaty22
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    Looking forward to your review. Any chance y’all could stretch that accuracy test a little bit further out? 25 yards maybe? Thanks. 

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    TerryE1
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    Cool. I may want one with Beech. I'd sure like to see inside that gun.  

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    intenseaty22
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    TerryE1

    Cool. I may want one with Beech. I'd sure like to see inside that gun.  

    There are some “Xray” views on Sig’s page. 

    https://www.sigsauer.com/store/asp20-break-barrel-air-rifle-22cal-wood-stock.html

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    spysir
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     Will be interesting to watch.

    " completely fresh approach to air rifles design "      well good , whats that mean?

    " multiple new, innovative features "     NEW and I've heard for years there really are not any NEW ideas left, but we all like new.,

    MSRP of $489  is will need to be something special to break into the true airgun world but hopefully it is a match winner!

     

    John

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    TerryE1
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    Nice to see they put a pic rail on it. I hope that safety isn't automatic. 

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    c_m_shooter
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    TerryE1

    Nice to see they put a pic rail on it. I hope that safety isn't automatic. 

     

     

     

     

    The safety on the demo one they had at the airgun show was not.

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    hardairmag
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    Here's some more information about what's inside the ASP20.

    In answer to the questions above…

    1. SIG provided us with several CAD visualizations so that we can "see inside" the gun. In fact there were so many that we'll be running a second part tomorrow to cover it all!

    2. The safety is not automatic and is completely ambidextrous – there's sliders for it on both sides of the stock.

    3. HAM will be getting one of the fist guns to ship. We'll be testing it, of course, including accuracy testing at 25 yards.

    4. The Picatinny rail is fixed to the tube by laser welding. This makes a completely solid job and removes any chance that the tube is distorted , as could happen with lower-tech welding processes, Ed Schultz told me.

    More tomorrow…

    Stephen Archer

    Hard Air Magazine

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    intenseaty22
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    Wow! Thanks, and kudos to you! 25 yards should be able to separate the pea shooters from the lazer guns! 

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