Shooting challenges can be intimidating. Not everyone is a Rick Rehm who can shove an aspirin from between two balloons with about any air gun, but that shouldn’t keep you from trying. You just might surprise yourself! Travis over at Gateway to Airguns cooked up a cool, easy-to-do shooting challenge...
Up until recently I’ve toted around Walther’s PPS Classic as my daily carry pistol. If you’ve never been blessed with shooting this thin German made masterpiece, you are really missing out. Currently the PPS M2 is the premier single stack striker fired sub-compact that the rest of the firearms industry tries to beat. Whichever version you end up with it’s hard to be disappointed with such an easy handling and pin-point shooting handgun.
There are a lot of new gun owners out there and, believe it or not, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of air gun owners here in the topsy-turvy 2020. If you find yourself in the new airgun owner category there are a few things that are vitally important to consider in taking care of your new air pistol so you can enjoy it for as long as possible.
If you have neighbors and love trigger time you need quite guns. There are some whisper-quiet airguns and there’s some that are quiet enough to shoot on your own home airgun range or in your garage. Some of them in fact are quieter than the sound the pellet or BB makes when it strikes a target. Most low powered airguns are quieter than the bounce of a basketball and certainly many are drowned out by the sound of a lawnmower or leaf blower. The typical nail gun or even someone pounding nails with a hammer makes more noise than quiet pellet rifles and BB slingers.
Doesn’t pulling the trigger create instant gratification? So, how is precision airgun shooting like fishing? They’re not alike at all if you’re thinking of a competitive bass fishing tournament. Those can get a bit stressful especially if you have a competitive streak in you
Here we are again. Staring at yet another ammo drought straight in the face. I was teaching school in 2008 when the first run on guns and ammo occurred. All of a sudden anything that went bang was in high demand. Seemingly overnight shelves and cases that held firearms and ammunition were laid bare. The locusts devoured everything in their path, leaving only a few scattered boxes of the most oddball rounds imaginable on the shelf.
Shooting wasps and dirt daubers has long been a past time of rural sharp-shooters. A handful of BBs and a shady perch in the vicinity of an old barn can keep a person occupied for quite some time on a hot afternoon. And, given that there’s reportedly a new flying bandit on the loose in North America, now’s the perfect time to hone your sharpshooting skills lest the “murder hornet” set up shop in your shed.
Airsoft to the Rescue
-Monday, May 4, 2020
Who in their wildest imagination thought my gun range in Tucson would be shut down for the last couple of months, plus possibly longer into the future, during the COVID-19 issue? I knew I needed trigger time before I head to multigun nationals later this summer so what are my options? Well, after leaving my Umarex Elite Force AR airsoft rifles sitting in the garage for the last two years it was time to blow off the dust and figure out how to set up a little course of fire.
It is not easy to buy a great gift for a gun lover. This is mainly because we are tempted to buy some sort of a gun. However, this is not possible because of the laws and regulations in place. But, even if it would be possible, it is not easy to predict what type of gun a gun lover will like.
Fortunately, there are countless possible gifts for a gun lover, ranging from very funny t-shirts to complex accessories. However, remember that, at the end of the day, the most important thing is to buy something that the receiver will appreciate. If you focus on that, you will always buy the perfect gift.
My Air Gun Evolution
-Thursday, April 16, 2020
Like many of you, my first experience with a gun was an air-powered BB gun. As I matured, a fairly high-powered pellet gun was allowed by my parents. (and no Mom, I did not shoot my eye out with it) Rabbits and squirrels were harvested regularly, and some of my most memorable dinners with the Scott clan included game that my air rifle had provisioned for the table. At the same time, my interests were being lured to the “fire” side of firearms, with a steady progression from small-caliber/gauge rifles and shotguns to medium, then larger, and eventually to masochistic weapons like a brutal 500 N.E. double rifle and a 3 ½ “ 10 gauge shotgun for what, I do not know. This was about the time I discovered air again.