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SIG Sauer SP 2022 BB pistol – Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

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Today, we’ll look at the accuracy of the SIG Sauer SP 2022 BB pistol. This is a double-action-only pistol, which means you can fire it only by pulling the trigger. There’s no crisp trigger-pull, like a single-action pull would give. Instead, you manually cycle the hammer with the trigger on each shot. That throws off your hand during aiming.

Also, this gun comes with combat sights which are never as precise as target sights. They are quicker to get on target, which is why they’re used, but they limit accuracy to minute-of-bad-guy.

However, with all that qualifying, I must say that I find this SIG Sauer to be the most accurate BB pistol I’ve shot in a long time. I shot at 15 feet and used an NRA 15-foot BB gun target that has a black bullseye of 0.680″ diameter. That’s close to the size of an American dime. Though it’s hard to hold a DAO action pistol on such a small target, the attempt helps keep the group small, “Aim small, miss small.”

It took two attempts to learn the best method of engaging the target. It turned out to be a two-hand hold with a 6 o’clock sight picture. I also found that shooting faster produced better results. I don’t mean as fast as possible, but five shots in under three seconds, which is a deliberate pace.


All the groups were close to the same size once I learned the best technique. This is the largest group of KWC BBs. Five shots measure 1.785″ center-to-center. I darkened the photo and bumped up the contrast to make the BB holes stand out, but they’re still hard to see.


This is the smallest group. Five shots measure 1.665″ center-to-center. Also shot with KWC BBs. There are two shots in the center hole.

I also tested the pistol with Daisy BBs to see if there was any significant accuracy difference. You may remember I mentioned that the KWC BBs are much smoother than other BBs – even Daisy’s Avanti Precision Ground Shot. That difference doesn’t seem to matter as far as accuracy is concerned.


This is a group of Daisy BBs. Five shots measure 1.779″ center-to-center. Not much difference from KWC BBs. There’s a BB hole near the top, to the left and just below the hole you can see.

Shoots to the aimpoint
The pistol does shoot to the aimpoint, but you’ll notice that two of my three groups are left of center. That’s due to the DAO trigger-pull. It has nothing to do with the BBs. Practice is the only way to get groups centered. A left-handed person would pull to the right.

Final evaluation
This is a pretty impressive BB pistol. It works as advertised and has superior accuracy. I find the magazine hard to load and the sights are fixed, but they are also right on target. For those wanting power, get a different gun. But for those who want to hit their targets, look at this one closely.

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Tom Gaylord (B.B. Pelletier)
Tom Gaylord, also known as B.B. Pelletier, provides expert insights to airgunners all over the world on behalf of Pyramyd AIR. He has earned the title The Godfather of Airguns™ for his contributions to the industry, spending many years with AirForce Airguns and starting magazines dedicated to the sport such as Airgun Illustrated.

18 thoughts on “SIG Sauer SP 2022 BB pistol – Part 3”

    • B.B.,

      “The Patriot” is a spectacularly well shot and outright gorgeous movie! Like almost all historical movies, it has some inaccuracies and anachronisms, but man, what an example of top-drawer cinematography.


  1. BB, it seems to me that a decent airsoft pistol (complete with blowback and a nice trigger pull) is capable of better accuracy.

    That reminds me – have you ever tried one of the WE 1911 airsoft variants?

    • Anonymous,

      I have one in .177 branded with Hammerli. It is a single hole shooter rested, red dot sight, indoors at 10 yards, although after the first ten shots, the cooling effect does lower the point-of-impact. A bit loud for a CO2 rifle. The bolt on mine is very smooth.


  2. Hey B.B.

    I am a long time reader, first time blogger. This is a little off subject, I am looking for a good field rifle in .22 cal and less than 200 bucks. I am torn between the RWS 34 Panther, The Mendoza RM 600, Hammerli Storm, and the IZH MP 513M. I have a RWS Model 48 and 94 In .177 for plinking and very small game. I was looking to keep the new one unscoped and strictly for field/hunting use. Please help me make the best decision for quality, value, performance, and longevity for my dollars.

    Thanking you in advance,


  3. Mike,

    As long as you can afford it, I’d get the Panther. It’s pretty sophisticated for the price. That wasn’t always true of RWS Diana 34s, but this one is really nice.

    The Mendoza is behind in power, but not in quality. If you limit your distance to 35 yards, it would also be good.

    Those are my choices.


  4. Wow… I just realized that I never posted on this even though I had one & was very impressed with it.

    It's late so I have to make this short, but I HAVE to add my take on this gun.

    I'm in agreement with B.B. about it being hard to load. I have huge hands, so that is a factor, & I didn't like the fact that the CO2 & BB clip is all in one, so you can't buy extra clips just for the BBs… But it's BAXS system DOES work, & it works VERY well!

    I have shot a LOT of BB repeater pistols in this price range, & of this type, & I have to admit that this IS one of the most, if not the most accurate ones I've ever shot!

    The trigger & everything else, is along the lines with the other ones of it's family, but if I remember right, this ones trigger was a little better than the others, & the fit & feel was very nice as well.

    I sold mine & kept my Crosman C11 Tactical, because I wanted more power & found it to be very accurate too… But this Sig Sauer SP2022 BB pistol, IS the most accurate BB pistol of it's type & in it's price range I've ever shot!


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