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.
The data pouring in from the National Shooting Sports Foundation is telling us that the rush is on. Again. Both ammo and firearms are hot items and any bargain purchase of such is but a bitter memory. I can’t wait for the next local gunshow. The current situation has also brought some terms associated with “prepping” to the top of search engines. People are looking for tools and gear that will help them out if TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) turns out to be this very moment we are living in or another such moment soon to come.
If you find yourself working from home or having a lot more time on your hands at home rather than your usual haunts, airsoft may be the cure for the Social Distancing blues. Let's take a look at three airsoft guns that you can use in your home during this weird time we now live in.
It’s Like Darts...
“Ammo… Is too precious a thing in these times.” For those of you who caught the Bram Stoker’s Dracula reference there, I applaud you. You are cultured and scholarly. Or film geeks. Whatever the case, ammo is in fact too precious a commodity to waste in these crazy pre-boogaloo days or any other day. “But dry fire practice,” you say. And we say you can do better than that!
The new Umarex Fusion 2, or Fusion 2Gen, as I’ve started referring to it. The Umarex Fusion 2 is simply a step in the evolution of things where things get better by removing limitations from the user. If you’ve ever been around me for long, you’d know that I love old trucks, especially old 4x4s. While the esthetics and ruggedness of some of the older machines cannot be argued, their ease of use and gracefulness certainly can. If you doubt me, just take a completely stock 1969 Jeep CJ5 across Kiamichi mountains and then drive a later model Toyota 4Runner back across the same trail.
Every year needs its shooting challenge and we thought “Split the Pick” sounded like a great challenge, especially since the target is just over 1/16th of an inch wide. While it doesn’t take much to break a toothpick, you do have to be able to hit it!
I really enjoyed writing the first installment of our Awesome Umarex Replicas on the Silver Screen. I have to admit that I do like a good movie, but these days finding a good movie is getting harder. At least it seems like it is. One great thing about today’s web based entertainment services is that you can dial up an old film, even esoteric old films at lightning speed. Take advantage of new technology to access your favorite old films! And while you are at, consider these flicks that just so happen to highlight guns of which we make replicas. Shameless, I know. Let’s take a look at eight more films, shall we?