Being from Georgia, we know all about the bites from mosquito’s!!! Although this post is about mosquito’s, the bite is just a little different!!! Today, we are proud to bring to you guys one of our training pistols….the Sig Sauer Mosquito! Chambered in .22 LR this little guy is affordable, easy to shoot, and fits in the hand like a glove… Here’s a little more about this little bugger!
The SIG Sauer Mosquito is a semi-automatic pisol based on the Sig Sauer P226. It’s about 10% smaller in size than the P226 and chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. The pistol has a blow-back operation and is manufactured with an aluminum-zinc alloy slide and polymer frame. The Mosquito has controls that are along the same lines as those present on full-size models and include but are not limited to: a left take-down lever, a left de-cocking lever, reversible magazine catch and an ambi-manual safety. Other safety features include an integral safety lock (located at the rear of the magazine well which when enabled prevents cycling of slide hammer fall, and trigger action), sometimes referred to as a mag release safety. This is a wonderful little pistol for plinking and fun shooting. Due to limited successes, the pistol was discontinued in 2013.
Our pistol came in the two-toned reverse colorway and we have put nearly 3,000 rounds through it. Although this guy is very finicky about what it likes to eat, when we found that special cartridge, we’ve had minimal problems. The grips feel good in the hand and allow for a good purchase of the pistol. The recoil is little-to-none as this pistol is chambered in .22 LR. We use this most often for training purposes (to allow novice shooters to get a feel for a standard sized pistol).
Although most malfunctions occur due to the type of ammo used, for this to be a Sig we expect it to chew anything. With that being said, that’s probably the biggest gripe we have about this pistol. All in all we give this pistol the PSA stamp of approval (although the stamp is a little smaller than normal!!!).
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!