Why Shoot a PCP Air Rifle?
-Friday, September 11, 2020
After spending nine years mostly within the marketing realm of the fishing industry I was astounded that there was such a big marketplace for airguns. I mean, an air gun to me 14 years ago was a Marksman pistol that shot BBs and darts and maybe pellets and what my memory assumes was a Daisy pump gun. Childhood memories. Then I met some people running a legit airgun company.
If your life is anything like mine, you’ve got plenty on your plate. A whole lot more than what you would really like to gnaw on, but nonetheless, there it is. Obligations on your time, job, bills, co-workers, family, health concerns—it all compounds to an unpalatable mush that you have to dig into in order to keep the ball rolling on for one more day, one more week.
The Legends Ace In The Hole and the Cowboy Rifle. Yep, a match made in pulp fiction and silver screen heaven if there ever was one. Cowboys and outlaws of fiction and history used the handy combination of a single action revolver and a lever action chambered in the same cartridge as the pistol. The wisdom of carrying one type of cartridge has not been lost on posterity, but that’s a subject for another blog.
If you want to buy an airgun you also need to secure it safely whenever you don’t use it. If you have kids at home, then you absolutely must store it in a safe and secure way. There are plenty of ways you can go about with this. We’ll teach you 5 ways to safely store your airgun at home.
If there has ever been a time to step away from media and the chaos, this summer has been it. Judging by sales of recreational items like fishing gear and airguns, it would seem like many of our fans and like minded people are doing just that.
August is a month that even we over here in the world of airguns can look forward to. And speaking of airgunning, one way we are supporting the NSSF in their celebration of all things shooting is to give the gift of shooting to a lucky winner. We’ve put together a package that any shooter can appreciate. Let’s take a look at it. First off it’s hard not to notice the Umarex 850 M2 CO2 powered bolt action residing at the heart of this sweet little package.
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.