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This might be the coolest airsoft (training) rifle ever

Airsoft, which was once seen as a purely recreational activity, has become increasingly recognized as a legitimate supplement to firearms training for professionals.

This is due in no small part to the ever increasing availability of high-quality, realistically-functioning airsoft replicas of modern firearms.

One manufacturer who’s fully on board with this trend is SIG SAUER, who has been rapidly expanding their own SIG AIR in-house brand through their ProForce line of airsoft rifles and pistols, the latest addition of which is the SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle.

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Like other products in the ProForce line, the ProForce MCX Virtus is designed to be as much a training aid as a high-quality replica for the discerning airsoft hobbyist. It starts with a full CNC machined metal receiver, and integrated M-LOK handguard, allowing for the attachment of the same accessories (lights, lasers, grips, etc.) as its real-steel counterpart.

Weighing in at 7 lbs., it also closely mimics the weight of the real-steel Virtus, and with its fully ambidextrous controls and 3-position telescoping stock, it shares all the same handling characteristics as well.

The ProForce Virtus is rounded out by a full-length 12 o’clock Picatinny rail which allows for the attachment of iron sights and/or optics, and other accessories.

The ProForce Virtus is an AEG (Auto Electric Gun), which is powered by a 11.1V LiPo rechargeable battery. It is chambered for 6mm plastic BBs, which it can fire out at up to 370 fps, with a muzzle energy of 1 joule.

The Virtus comes with one 120-round mid-capacity magazine.

The ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle has an MSRP of $459.99 and is now available for purchase from SIG AIR dealers.

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