SIG SAUER Among Founding Members of New Airgun Sporting Association

Leads Effort to Legalize Hunting with Airguns in New Hampshire.

Airgun Sporting Association Screenshot
Airgun Sporting Association Screenshot

NEWINGTON, N.H. – -( SIG AIR, the airgun division of SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to support the newly created Airgun Sporting Association as a founding member. A primary focus of the Airgun Sporting Association is to strengthen relationships between state wildlife agencies and representatives of the airgun industry and to work towards legalizing the use of airguns for hunting and recreational shooting throughout the United States.

“SIG AIR is dedicated to supporting the growth of the airgun sports and to working to enact new laws to allow hunting with airguns using appropriate calibers for various species of game,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR and member of the Airgun Sporting Association Board of Directors.

“More states are beginning to recognize that today’s advanced airgun technology allows for ethical hunting with airguns, and laws are changing accordingly. SIG SAUER worked with game officials and legislators here in New Hampshire to amend a bill to allow hunting of small game with air rifles, such as the new SIG ASP20 break barrel air rifle, and Governor Sununu just signed this bill into law. This is welcome news for current airgun enthusiasts and will help open the door to new hunters and shooters over time.”

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About the Airgun Sporting Association

The Airgun Sporting Association’s mission is to market, promote and serve individuals, companies and corporations involved in the manufacture, importation, wholesale and retail sales and distribution of airguns and related hunting and airgun sport shooting equipment, product, goods and services. For more information, visit:


About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: