This summer we’ve seen quite a few YouTubers and Instagramers developing content centered around training with air guns. The timing couldn’t be any better. Ammo is once again nearly impossible to find for any common handgun cartridge. Oh sure, if you are lucky you might score one box at your local gun store, but, by and large, the warehouses are empty, the stores are empty and there is not a foreseeable end in sight to this ammo drought 3.0.
You’ve just bought or you’re considering a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) airgun. Fantastic! Owners of pre-charged airguns need high pressure air. So how are you going to fill it? Scuba tank, hand pump, or specialized electric compressor? A scuba or carbon fiber tank can put air in your high pressure air rifle quite well, but there will come a day when your buddy with the nitrogen tank or big compressor is out of town and the dive shop is closed. The hand pump though, never runs out of air!
I suspect that many of you are just like me. You love shooting, you love airgunning, but you also have bills. And kids. And a thousand other demands that can make your trigger time slush fund dry up exceedingly fast. Something like a Pre-Charged Pneumatic air rifle that requires accessories in order to shoot can be a bridge too far for folks in this boat.
Umarex USA’s new AirSaber is really turning heads outside of the traditional airgunning world. This is a good thing because it is opening the minds of sports men and women to the power of air and the new possibilities air archery devices can bring to them. But unlike a traditional bow or a firearm, airguns are a bit of a departure from those traditional methods when it comes to living with them.
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.