This past year has led to empty warehouses and store shelves in retail sporting goods isles. Among the items that we’ve been shuffling out of our doors as fast as we can get them in are break barrel air rifles. Break barrel rifles still make up the largest share of the air rifle market, chiefly for these two reasons- 1. They are simple. 2. They are affordable.
Ever since its establishment in 1972, Umarex has been pushing towards new horizons. Umarex has created a world of adventure for sport shooters, recreational shooters, trainers, and hunters. Millions of people enjoy shooting sports around the world and they expect exceptional products from Umarex – and they get them.
Three years ago the first Gauntlet PCP air rifles hit the shelves of airgun retailers and a new frontier for Umarex Airguns had opened. No, this wasn’t the first PCP air rifle Umarex had made, far from it. But it was the first consumer friendly, hard hitting, and tunable air rifle we had made. All of the previous PCPs were set up for knocking the X-ring out of targets in competition and had a price tag to match. When we threw down the Gauntlet, we took serious performance and made it accessible with a price of just under $300.00--something that its competitors at the time couldn’t touch.
After Church a few weeks ago a buddy, Naghmeh asked me if sometime we could take her and her kids shooting. Well, it just so happened last week that I needed to run out and test out a Mossberg shotgun and SPARC red dot scope for a Turkey/Varmint Hunting article and sight it in for an upcoming hunting trip. I also wanted to test out some Air Venturi Exploding Golf Balls so we invited her along.
The number of female shooters has done nothing but go up in the last decade, particularly in the last few years. And in case you weren’t aware, ammo for those firearms has gotten really expensive and really hard to find. So what’s a good husband or kid to do? How about look for some shooting alternatives for mom? One such alternative are Umarex Airguns officially licensed blowback action air pistols. Depending on how and where she chooses to practice or train, all of these are available in either .177 steel BB or 6mm airsoft.