RAP226 Paintball Pistol
April 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsReal Action Paintball (online www.rap4.com) is proud to announce the release of the latest training tool to law enforcement, the RAP226. A 1-to-1 scale replica of the legendary Sig Sauer 226, the RAP226 is designed to replicate the look, feel, and functionality of the real Sig 226 handgun widely used by law enforcement agencies around the world. The RAP226 is a redesign of the popular RAP17, with enhancements to improve the overall performance and reliability of the marker. The unit design has a new magazine reload mechanism, making each reload easier while also helping to prevent jams. The magazine of the RAP226 been redesigned, too, and is now composed of metal instead of the plastic of the previous version.
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The RAP226 functions like a real handgun with strong blowback action. It is powered by a refillable, internal, built-in CO2 reservoir inside the handgrip which can shoot 30 rounds of .43 caliber paintballs per each fill. A RAP226 EX version that uses a 12g disposable CO2 cylinder inside the handgrip is also available, capable of fire 50 shots per cylinder.
Both the slide and internal mechanism are made of hardened metal alloy and steel that can withstand any condition of use. The barrel is made of light-weight aluminum, helping to keep the overall weight of the marker down. The pistol frame is marked by rugged construction that can withstand drops and rough use. This is the most significant improvement of the RAP226, and answers requests by many agencies that the new pistol be able to survive in the training arena.
The RAP226 does not eject shell casings. Up to 10 paintball marking rounds are loaded into a magazine, and the magazine is inserted into the handgrip. Like a real handgun, the RAP226 stops shooting when out of ammunition. The muzzle velocity is adjustable, topping out between 250fps and 300fps. The effective range of the RAP17 is 20m (65ft), and the maximum range is 50m (160ft).
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