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Umarex USA Introduces Modern Day Youth Pellet Rifle

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) Today’s young shooters are drawn to the new Ruger® Explorer air rifle. The sleek open-stock design is modern in appearance and the rifle is sized right for first-time shooters at 37-inches.

The single-shot, break barrel Explorer puts safety first by incorporating an anti-slam trigger barrel safety system—if the rifle’s trigger is inadvertently pulled while the barrel is broken over for loading of a pellet, the safety system prevents the barrel from slamming shut.

Umarex USA’s National Sales Manager, Neil Dickinson said, “The Ruger Explorer is not only desired by youth, but its safety feature and price have been popular among parents.” The Explorer is priced at most retailers around 75 dollars.

The Ruger Explorer’s spring pistol power plant accurately propels a single pellet at 495 feet per second and it weighs just shy of 4-1/2 lbs. Other features include a cocking effort of just 16-1/2 lbs, a length of pull of 12-inches, a black all-weather stock with ambidextrous thumbhole and vented cheekpiece, a blued receiver and fiber optic sights for quick target acquisition.


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Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

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