Umarex USA and the Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Sheriff’s Office have launched a joint pilot training program for officers who carry the 9mm or .40 S&W Smith & Wesson M&P9 and M&P40 semi-autos.
Most folks whose primary shooting experience is with powder burners have trouble shooting spring air guns. With either a .22 or a .30-.06’, folks tend to have a firm shoulder weld and a death grip on the fore end. Both of these techniques are a recipe for inaccuracy with a spring air gun.
The Umarex Throttle Review
-Wednesday, December 21, 2016
After Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the stocks of some of America’s gun makers took a bit of a dive. Pundits claimed it was because our Second Amendment rights seemed much more secure, but I think it is because Umarex has unveiled an all-around beast of a .22—an air rifle that’s going to take a huge bite out of the rimfire rifle market.
-Monday, June 13, 2016
Usually my first response to the question of “why airguns” is why not? If you like to shoot, airguns are another opportunity to pull the trigger. What I’ve found is that most of the time folks think we airgunners are trying to get people to choose between airguns and firearms, as in one or the other. That could not be further from the truth. It’s not actually one or the other; it’s about adding airguns as another way to get quality trigger time.
Did you know that altitude and pressure will affect your pump gun? Airgun manufacturers will typically impose a one to 10 time pumping maximum on their multi-pump airguns based on standard day conditions and maximum valve pressure. The pump limit is meant to preserve seals, reduce wear and tear and prevent valve lock. It’s a guide, but not necessarily an absolute.
Remember the Lone Ranger? Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, and look at one of the newest CO2-powered BB guns offered by Umarex USA, under license from Colt. This is the Colt Peacemaker .177, an incredibly accurately detailed (and fun!) reproduction of a Colt Peacemaker Model from the late 1800s. This is, without a doubt, the most accurate Peacemaker reproduction I’ve ever seen in a BB gun. It looks, feels and acts real.
In 1955 Colt re-introduced its famous 1873 Single Action Army revolver. It was a welcomed reprise of “The Gun That Won The West” and Colt has never looked back, still manufacturing the legendary Peacemaker since 1873 – with a brief hiatus caused by the demands of WWII that kept the Single Action out of the lineup until 1955.
If you didn’t think our airguns were great before, you’ll definitely think so now. Umarex has claimed 5 of the 12 spots in Tactical Life’s Top 12 Air Rifles From Gun Buyer’s Guide 2015.
This article is specific to the RWS 48, 52, and 54.
The pull rod (27) on a side cocking air rifle is designed to be the weaker link in the cocking system. This is by design as the pull rod is easier to replace than other cocking components and is also less expensive. The pull rod sho...
Every 1000 Shots
-Thursday, August 22, 2013
The lubrication of any mechanical device is critical for long-term enjoyment. Lubrication of moving parts and seals ensures proper function and extends the life of the product—be it a vehicle engine, circulating fan, or a door hinge. Without proper lubrication, moving parts and seals will be subject to excessive wear and a shortened life.