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 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.
The Cowboy Rifle is a part of our Legends line. The Legends products are our homage to iconic designs from the past. Whether a war-time replica, or, in this case, a tribute to the guns of the Old West, we wanted to create an accessible, honest, and realistic replica that would please fans and history buffs alike.
SHOT Show is the biggest event in the firearms industry. Companies from all over the world compete for attention on the show floor in Las Vegas, Nevada. While most of the participants are there for traditional firearms, air guns are well represented. Umarex, once again, is leading that segment of the industry.
Odds are you are already familiar with Ruger®’s 10/22®. The gun has been in production since 1964 and there are more than 5 million of them out in the wild. There are countless variations of the rifle, so a new model is rarely headline-worthy. This is an exception. Ruger has now teamed up with Umarex to produce an air gun version of their most iconic rifle.
I’m a sucker for a good prototype. There is something about putting your hands on a gun before it is in production that feels like a glimpse of the future. So when Umarex invited me out to test out the Synergis, I jumped at the chance.
When Umarex began work on The Gauntlet, they set out to change the way air gun shooters think about pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) rifles. The goal was to produce a gun that provided uncompromising performance without the sky-high price that most stand-out PCPs command. The .177 and .22 versions were both a success, and now they’re debuting a .25.
The MP40 was a stepping stone, one that came along at a very troubled time in world history. But as with all weapons, the gun has no agenda or conscience, it is the implement of its user’s intent for good or bad. The MP40 has existed long enough to have played its part on both sides of that line. As a CO2 model, it is more of a tribute to technology and firearms evolution. The MP40, like any great and enduring firearms design that has been recreated as a CO2 model today, is a part of history that we can hold in our hands.