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 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.
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!
- SIG Sauer MCX air rifle with Red Dot
- SIG Sauer MCX air rifle with iron sights
- SIG Sauer MCX air rifle magazine
- SIG .177 caliber pellets
- Target seen in the video: Sig Sauer Swivel with Quad Spinner Target
How SIG Sauer describes the MCX Air Rifle
MODEL SIG MCX ASP
OPERATING SYSTEM 90 Gram CO2
CALIBER .177 cal
MUZZLE VELOCITY up to 700 fps*
TRIGGER WEIGHT 7 lb (31 N)
STOCK TYPE Synthetic
ACCESSORY RAIL M1913
SIGHTS 1-4×24 Scope
MAGS INCLUDED (1) 30rd Pellet Mag
OVERALL LENGTH 34.75 in (883 mm)
WEIGHT 7.86 lb (4 kg)
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.
SIG provided the MCX air rifle, pellets, CO2 & targets for this test.