SIG MCX ASP Scoped Air Rifle Review

SIG MCX ASP Scoped Air Rifle Review Imagine my surprise when SIG asked if they could send some Air Guns for us to review. We review lots of real guns and […]

SIG MCX ASP Scoped Air Rifle Review

SIG Sauer MCX air rifle review - with scopeImagine my surprise when SIG asked if they could send some Air Guns for us to review. We review lots of real guns and have been waiting for an MCX rifle to review. Would an MCX air rifle be worth the time to review?


I obviously didn’t “get it” at first, but I am coming around. There is something to be said for an air gun having the look, feel and controls of its “real” counterpart. The MCX is designed to closely match the popular MCX carbine and, frankly, does a pretty good job. The basic idea here is that those who have the centerfire firearm version of the MCX can use the air gun version for training. You get the same feel and manual of arms in a MUCH cheaper package, and without the noise and risk associated with a “real” firearm.

So, the MCX air gun is a training tool?

I think the MCX air gun can be an effective and cost effective training tool, if used properly. However, I have to admit, the darned thing is pretty fun to shoot as well.

Review video

SIG Sauer MCX air rifle review - magazineHow did it run?

So far, flawlessly. I lost count of how many times I loaded the 30 round magazine and proceeded to punch holes in the little silhouette on the SIG Pellet Trap target. The recoil is as light as you would expect from an air rifle shooting .177 caliber pellets around 700 FPS… practically non-existent. The MCX air rifle uses an odd little ammo belt housed in the detachable magazine to feed 30 rounds per fill. I was skeptical as to how well it would feed, but have yet to experience any feed issues. Accuracy with SIG pellets was pretty good… when I slowed down the rate of fire enough to get on target. Honestly, not having to worry about the high cost of centerfire ammo, I admit to getting a bit quick on the trigger and doing a few mag dumps.

Where to buy one

I checked a few of my favorite online gun stores and couldn’t find them… but Amazon has the full Sig airgun lineup!

How SIG Sauer describes the MCX Air Rifle


CALIBER .177 cal
MUZZLE VELOCITY up to 700 fps*
STOCK TYPE Synthetic
SIGHTS 1-4×24 Scope
MAGS INCLUDED (1) 30rd Pellet Mag
OVERALL LENGTH 34.75 in (883 mm)
WEIGHT 7.86 lb (4 kg)
MSRP $269.99

From tactical drills to target practice, the CO2 powered SIG MCX ASP delivers 30 rounds of rapid-firing, simulated SIG MCX performance and handling for more realistic, economical training and practice — any time, any place. Chambered in .177 pellet, features include, 18″ rifled steel barrel, synthetic handguard, picatinny rail, tactical front grip and 1-4×24 scope and mounts.

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As a means of bringing down the training costs for folks who use the real MCX firearm, the MCX air gun is a no-brainer.

Sig Sauer

SIG provided the MCX air rifle, pellets, CO2 & targets for this test.

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.