If you are like me, you’d rather give a gift than to get one. Now if you hit the sweet spot and get me something really cool, well, I like that just as much as anyone. But what I like better is the feeling I gave something that mattered. That kind of giving, the kind that does the most good for a worthy cause is good giving, the best giving. It’s giving that lifts your soul, causes a feeling of gratitude to soak into your bones.
Air rifles are not stagnant products. It might seem that advances in the craft of building air guns might have plateaued but nothing could be further from the truth. While PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatics) are all the rage in the current environment, not everyone is super excited about the idea of pumping up a PCP tank or investing in an HPA compressor. That being said, we’ve revisited the classic under-lever design and added a twist of awesome to it. How? By including a low-profile rotary magazine that holds 12 shots!
One of the things we do really, really well here at Umarex is crafting replicas of many manufacturers' popular models. This is done with licensing agreements that allow us to make BB and airsoft replicas of some of the most popular firearms in the world. It’s good for everyone involved, especially the consumer, as you can get your paws on a replica of your favorite model for a fraction of the cost.
All About That Action!
-Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Some people just think our replicas are cool. Some people like that our licensed replicas look just like the handgun they are based on. Some people appreciate the realistic training opportunities afforded by a replica of their firearm with blow-back action. No matter what camp you find yourself in, our action pistols are the scratch to your itch for air pistol awesomeness.
Do You Even Ruger, Bro?
-Thursday, November 14, 2019
What are the odds that a product released today will be around in 20-30-40 years? Very slim indeed. Today’s design esthetic leaves a lot to be desired. Trends come and go, but some designs do endure. While the jury is still out on some of the more modern creations, the verdict has been in on the Ruger 10/22 for decades now.
If you have gotten on board with Walther’s PPS M2, there’s no reason not to have either the .177 steel BB or the 6mm airsoft on hand for training when your schedule doesn’t allow for a trip to the range.
The Gauntlet Unleashed
-Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Amidst a sea of expensive air rifles, the Umarex Gauntlet is the one that stood out at the 2019 Pyramyd Air Cup that took place August 23rd through 25th at the Cardinal Shooting Center just outside of Columbus, Ohio. The Gauntlet was the least expensive pellet rifle on the benchrest firing line, yet it and its shooter, Eydin Hansen the @TXHogDude, advanced to the final round.
I’ve always been dubious of firearms manufacturers that claim their guns need a break-in period. Airguns, though, are a different story. For those who are new to the sport, these tips will help you get consistent results from your airgun.
I have nothing against iguanas, personally. The big lizards hardly offend me at all, in their natural habitat. But in the Florida Keys, where they are an invasive species, these little dinosaurs are becoming a very big problem. Females can pop out 76 eggs at a time, and they have no natural predators. There’s only one surefire way to get rid of them, and it is exactly what you’d expect.
Teaching people how to shoot can get complicated. It is easiest when you have a willing adult who is really motivated to learn. Even then, though, they may come in expecting blistering recoil and noise. If there’s one place where Hollywood underplays the power of traditional firearms, it is sound. No one ever wears hearing protection, and the guns are loud, but not too loud. The reality can take new shooters by surprise.