FORT SMITH, AR (April 25, 2017) – Umarex USA announces its upcoming exhibition at the 146th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits following high demand generated by its introduction of innovative new products at the most recent Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. The NRA Annual Exhibits, this year April 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the most attended consumer gun shows every year. Exhibition at the NRA Show provides consumers a relaxed venue where they can handle a variety of Umarex Airguns like the Gauntlet, Octane Elite, and Umarex Forge. Consumers will also have opportunities to get one of the new Big Blast reactive target caps and learn more about the .50 caliber Umarex Hammer and Umarex ARX ammunition.
“The NRA Show offers us a unique opportunity to connect with our fans and shooters of all disciplines,” said Richard Turner, President of Umarex USA. “The innovation and technology in our products has generated a lot of excitement and there’s no better venue to connect with the expected 80,000 plus patriots than the NRA Annual Exhibits.”
Show attendees are encouraged to visit Booth 656 to check out the special NRA Edition of the 7.5 inch Colt Peacemaker only available at UmarexUSA.com. Attendees can also shoot the new Umarex Gauntlet at the NRA Airgun Range room #B308 and B309.
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SIG is currently displaying two new additions to the ASP airgun line, the P320 ASP pistols in Black and FDE. Chambered for .177 pellets, the ASP P320 series features an all-metal slide, rifled steel barrel, and polymer grip. The rearward section of the grip breaks away to reveal the CO2 canister housing which powers the action, and the P320 ASP comes complete with an impressive 30-round rotary magazine.
Solon, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2016) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, today introduced the Air Venturi Electric 4500 psi Air Compressor. This release marks a welcome addition to the PCP airgunners’ toolkit . Currently, PCP owners have to rely on local fire departments and SCUBA shops to refill their air tanks and hand pumps to fill their guns. The new Air Venturi Air Compressor allows users to refill their air tanks in the convenience of their own home in as little as 10 minutes.
“The Air Venturi Air Compressor makes PCP airgunning much more user-friendly,” said Air Venturi Marketing Manager Kristen Coss. “PCP Airguns generally represent the best airguns for power and accuracy, but until now their biggest drawback has been finding a way to fill your air tank without a drive into town. This compressor makes the middleman completely unnecessary, because you can now fill your airgun at home.”
According to Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development, the Air Venturi Electric Air Compressor marks a turning point in PCP airgunning and may turn more users onto PCP airguns. “Typically compressors of this build and quality can be priced as high as $3,000. We really wanted to develop an affordable option for PCP airgunners. With an MSRP of $1,499, our compressor puts fast refills within reach,” he said. “PCPs are the future of airgunning, and with the Air Venturi Compressor you cannot make refilling these guns easier or more convenient.”
Air Venturi’s compressor plugs into a standard 110V outlet and refills air tanks up to 4500 psi. The kit includes a hose with female quick disconnect fitting, extra seals and O-rings, male-to-male fitting and replacement filter. The compressor is perfect for Air Venturi carbon fiber and aluminum tanks currently available at AirVenturi.com.
Approximate fill times:
90 cu-in. Tank: 0 to 3000 psi in 10 minutes; 0 to 4500 psi in 15 minutes
74 cu-ft. Tank: 0 to 3000 psi in 35 minutes; 0 to 4500 psi in 52 minutes; 3000 to 4500 psi in 17 minutes
88 cu-ft. Tank: 3000 to 4500 psi in 20 minutes
Please visit us at the Air Venturi Booth #2007 at the 2017 SHOT Show for a first-hand look at the Air Venturi Electric Air Compressor as well as our selection of new air rifles, air pistols, and accessories. View AirVenturi.com for more information on the Electric Air Compressor.
The All-New BullMaster Will Make Its Debut at SHOT Show 2017
HatsanUSA is pleased to introduce the BullMaster, a new semi-auto Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle with a bullpup design. The BullMaster will be available in .177 (1050 fps) and .22 (970 fps) calibers and is HatsanUSA’s first venture into semi-auto PCP airguns. The rifle will be prominently showcased at the HatsanUSA booth (#1425) at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV.
“Our customers have been asking us to release a semi-auto bullpup for quite some time and with the BullMaster, HatsanUSA is delivering in a big way. For us, the key feature is that the semi-auto action is gas operated, as opposed to electrical. This delivers greater reliability and longevity,” said Blaine Manifold, President of HatsanUSA.
The semi-auto action on the BullMaster allows shooters to quickly cycle through a detachable, rotary magazine (14-shot capacity .177 (4.5mm) and 12-shot capacity in .22 (5.5mm)). Each rifle comes with three magazines and sports carrying slots in the stock for storing spare magazines.
The BullMaster is fitted with a 500cc volume air bottle that is mounted to the forearm. Two air cylinders are included with the rifle. The barrel is fully shrouded, precision rifled and choked for optimal shot count, accuracy and sound moderation.
The rifle features a bullpup-style stock, with an “EasyAdjust” Elevation Comb, which allows shooters to adjust the elevation of the comb with the push of a button.
The BullMaster also utilizes HatsanUSA’s patented anti-knock system, which prevents discharge and wastage when the rifle is knocked or bounced.
Newington, NH (January 4, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories, adds to its world-class Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line of airguns with the introduction of the new P320 CO2-powered pistol. This semi-automatic .177 caliber ASP pistol is the first air pistol in the world to feature a 30-round belt magazine and is designed to look and feel like the highly-acclaimed SIG SAUER P320 centerfire pistol. Weight and trigger pull are virtually identical offering recreational shooters, professionals and competitive shooters another outstanding training tool to easily hone their shooting skills at greatly reduced costs.
“The SIG SAUER P320 has been extremely well received by law enforcement, recreational shooters and competitive shooters alike, and customers have been asking for a pellet version of this pistol since we introduced our very first airguns,” said Joseph Huston, vice president and general manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division. “The industry has truly embraced our ASP air rifles and air pistols as excellent training tools when the cost of ammunition, lack of range time or other factors prevent people from training with their centerfire guns as much as they would like or feel they should. We are committed to producing these high-quality, CO2-powered alternatives that make it easy for people to train in their back yards.”
The P320 ASP air pistol features a metal slide with realistic blowback action and polymer frame in addition to a smooth slide safety. This air pistol is double-action only, has a front blade sight, fixed rear sight and an accessory rail which allows easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The 12gr CO2 cartridge is inserted and removed through a compartment in the side of the grip. Velocity is up to 450 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on pellet weight, temperature and altitude. The P320 ASP air pistol also shoots steel BBs in addition to pellets and is available in two colors – Black or Coyote Tan.
BLOOMFIELD, New York (OCTOBER 3, 2016) Crosman Corporation, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of airguns and ammunition, is proud to announce it has reached an agreement with the Army JROTC to be the official supplier of sporter class air rifles and will begin shipping 4,600 Challenger rifles and accessories this month.
This partnership will support over 600 Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) high school programs benefitting an estimated 14,000 cadets. “We are proud to be the choice of the Army JROTC and feel privileged to contribute to the lives of so many young men and women through the competitive shooting sports”, said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. “The Challenger was selected for its superior accuracy, adjustability and precision performance and we look forward to seeing thousands of cadets maximize their marksmanship potential at the sporter class level.”
The Crosman Challenger is manufactured in Crosman’s Bloomfield, New York facility and features a Lothar Walther barrel, a patented linear bolt, an adjustable stock, and can be easily filled to 2,000 PSI with a hand pump. In addition to these rifles, accessories to be delivered include air tanks, hand stops, bipods, slings and Swab-Its® bore cleaners.
“The Challenger air rifle has impressed coaches across the country and new records are being set by cadets at nearly every competition,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing for Crosman. “As the leading American manufacturer of airguns, we’re proud that the Army JROTC chose Crosman and we can’t wait to see what new heights their cadets will reach with the Challenger.”
For additional information on Crosman’s full line of competition airguns including the Challenger, visit crosman.com or write to Chip Hunnicutt, Marketing Manager, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email him at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter (@chiphunnicutt) or call him at (800) 7â€“AIRGUN (724-7486).
CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2016) – The third annual Pyramyd Air Cup, hosted by the world’s largest internet airgun retailer Pyramyd Air, boasts the best attended AAFTA Grand Prix event for field target shooting in the U.S. during 2016. Hosted in conjunction with local AAFTA club, the Ohio Airgun & Field Target Shooters Association (OAFTSA), nearly 100 shooters descended upon the Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia, OH September 9-11 for the most challenging and exciting airgun match of the year. The third annual competitive shooting event attracted amateur and professional shooters from all over the country and delivered winners in multiple airgun shooting disciplines including Field Target shooting, the fast-paced GunSlynger event, and the PayDay Challenge.
“We introduced a record number of people to the sport of airgunning at this year’s Cup,” says Pyramyd Air CEO, Joshua Ungier. “And while the competitive spirit was remarkable amongst shooters, it was the almost tangible level of anticipation for each exciting course of fire that really sets the Pyramyd Air Cup competition apart from others,” he said.
According to Hunter Piston class competitor Peg Brewer of Victor, NY, “Every aspect of the Pyramyd Air Cup goes above and beyond. Pyramyd Air makes the Cup a 4 star event all the way around.” Brewer states, “I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that their demo tent, filled with an abundance of exciting airguns, got me into the sport.”
Reigning AAFTA National Champion Ken Hughes, added, “What a weekend! The Field Target courses were challenging, and the wild, rapid-fire style of the Gunslynger event was difficult in its own right. It was great getting to meet new airgun buddies and check out the new gear from the many vendors in attendance. I really enjoyed the PA Cup!”
“Field Target is one of the most difficult shooting disciplines out there,” says Pyramyd Air Cup Match Director, Tyler Patner. “Combine the multiple skills required to rise to the top of your game, with the myriad of factors you take into account at each lane, and you’ve got a challenging sport,” he says.
“Targets are small, metal silhouettes of animals that consist of a kill zone and a colored paddle,” explains Patner. “Placed at unknown distances from between 10 yards to as far as 55 yards, the targets have kill-zones ranging in size from 3/8 inch to 1 1/2 inches. When the pellet passes through the kill zone and hits the paddle, the target falls and you’re awarded a point,” he said. “It’s a game of precision and practice. You range find with your scope, dope for distance, take the wind into account, and then you have to execute. It’s really a lot to take in,” he added. “There are different restrictions based upon your selected class, but the challenges remain the same. Wind doping, range finding, and remaining mentally tough over the entire course of fire are the biggest hurdles competitors face,” Patner says.
2016 Pyramyd Air Cup Winners:
Open PCP – Brian Van Liew
Hunter PCP – Bill Rabbitt
Hunter Piston – Paul Manktelow
WFTF PCP – Greg Sauve
WFTF Piston – Hector Medina Gomez
PCP – Greg Sauve
Piston – Eric Brewer
PayDay Challenge: ($200 prize, split between two shooters)
Dave Hitchcock and John Eroh
Numerous airgun manufacturers donated competition prizes and product to the 2016 event including, AirForce Airguns, Air Arms, Beeman, Crosman, Birchwood Casey, Diana, Feinwerkbau, H&N, Hawke Sport Optics, JSB, Leapers, Plano, Predator, Umarex, UTG, and Walther. “You’d be hard pressed to find an airgun competition with a better selection of prizes for its winners,” says Ungier. “Our winner’s packages help assure shooters that if they’re limited to traveling to only one competitive shooting event, they recognize the Pyramyd Air Cup as the industry’s premier event.”
BLOOMFIELD, New York (SEPTEMBER 16, 2016) Les Bear Chase, prostaff for Benjamin, the premiere hunting brand of Crosman Corporation, was awarded his third consecutive Compressed Air Gun Hunter of the Year Award at the annual Trophy Game Records of the World banquet on July 23. He also placed in the top five for Exotic, Sportsman, and overall Hunter of the Year Awards. This now completes the use of airguns in taking 19 different big game species, with 14 of them World Records. On hand to present the award was Mr. Bobby Love, President of United Hunting Heritage International, and Razor Dobbs of “Razor Dobbs Alive” on Sportsman Channel.
Chase was also the featured speaker of the event. His presentation on Big Game Hunting with Air Guns provided the audience an overview of today’s large bore air guns and their capability on big game.
Les was presented 10 plaques for eight Top Five entries including three new world records (Red Sheep. Asian Sika, and Watusi), and completing the Texas Slam and Texas Sheep Slams. He received awards for record Fallow Deer, Catalina Goat, Wild Boar, White Corsican and Four Horned Sheep. He also placed in the Top 5 for Sportsman and Exotic Hunter of the Year.
Since 2014 Chase has logged 19 different species and 14 TGR world records, all with a Benjamin airgun. Chase hopes to complete the Exotic Slam with the successful pursuit of a Gemsbok and Addax with an airgun. He earned Airgun Hunter of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Solon, Ohio (August 1, 2016) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, today introduced the Air Bolt. The new, 430 grain, carbon fiber bolt may be used in any .50 caliber precharged pneumatic (PCP) air rifle with a barrel 22 inches or longer, and effectively transforms the PCP gun into a high-powered bolt slinger.
“The Air Bolt by Air Venturi converts your .50 caliber PCP air rifle into a powerful archery hunting tool intended for large game hunting,” said Air Venturi Director of Business Development, Paul Milkovich. “This ground-breaking innovation represents the ideal marriage of airgunning and archery by delivering an affordable addition to your existing airgun ammunition resources. With the Air Bolt, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on an entirely new archery platform. Simply take the .50 caliber PCP air rifle you already own, and add the ground-breaking Air Bolt to your existing ammunition collection. The Air Bolt comfortably fits any PCP air rifle with at least a 22-inch barrel, and accepts standard broadheads,” he says.
According to Milkovich, “The Air Venturi Wing Shot and the Sam Yang Dragon Claw each launch Air Bolts at velocities up to 500 fps, and generate up to 238 foot pounds of energy. With these kinds of numbers, it’s easy to see how the Air Bolt can transform your .50 caliber airgun into a multi-use hunting tool capable of taking trophy-sized big game.”
“In our testing, the Air Bolt consistently achieved groups of 1 inch at 30 yards,” said Milkovich. “With that kind of accuracy, it’s easy to ‘Robin Hood’ the bolts if a shooter isn’t careful – they’re that accurate.”
The Air Bolt is constructed of 100 percent Hi-Modulus Carbon Fiber with a small outside diameter that produces maximum speed and accuracy. With the 100 grain field tip, the Air Bolt weighs 430 grains in total.
BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 25, 2016) Since its introduction in January, Crosman Corporation’s Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® has captured the attention of rifle hunters seeking a safe and efficient entry into the exciting world of bowhunting, and crossbow owners who are drawn to it for its safe and uncomplicated operation. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently issued a negative position statement on the Airbow® that contained misstatements about this revolutionary hunting weapon.
Contrary to what the ATA has stated, Crosman Corporation does pay the required excise tax that goes towards conservation efforts supported by Pittman Robertson funds. Although pneumatic weapons are currently exempt from this tax, the arrows used by the Airbow® are subject to the tax. Additionally, because Crosman wants to support conservation efforts along with firearms manufacturers and other archery companies, Crosman is proactively pursuing the removal of the tax exemption for certain large bore pneumatic weapons, including the Airbow®.
The Airbow® may not meet the ATA’s definition of “pure” archery equipment; however, hunters that currently use archery weapons and firearms continue to petition their state wildlife and legislative leaders to make it a legal alternative to use in their preferred seasons. Consumers are drawn to the Airbow® because its performance compares closely to, if not exceeds, most crossbows. Furthermore, both consumers and state officials that have experienced the capabilities of the Airbow® firsthand recognize it as a safe alternative to crossbows.
Professional hunter Jim Shockey stated it best in explaining his support of the Pioneer Airbow®:
“Despite equipment innovations over the years, we hunters have learned to coexist. I believe we’ve become more accepting of each other, no matter what type of hunting tool we choose. And this is a good thing for the future of our hunting heritage. As hunting equipment manufacturers have innovated, the hunting market has grown, more people have jobs in our industry, and wild places and wild animals are better off. More hunters mean more dollars for wildlife conservation.”
Two hundred years ago an airgun helped lead the expansion of the West as part of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. Today, Crosman Corporation continues the exploration of new territory with pneumatic power and the Airbow® is leading the way.
For more information on the Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® please visit benjaminairbows.com. For up-to-the-minute news from Crosman Corporation, follow us on Twitter (@crosmancorp).
BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 13, 2016) Summer’s hottest shooting competition lived up to the billing with the 7th running of the Crosman All-American Field Target Championship as 80 shooters from across the country plus Canada and Puerto Rico competed over two days at Rochester Brooks International Gun Club in western New York. The match featured a 120-shot rifle course and a 30-shot pistol course with awards presented in nine competition classes.
Joel Gupta of Westampton, New Jersey put together the most complete performance of the weekend, placing fourth in his rifle division with 106 points and winning his pistol division with 36. The combined total of 142 secured the All-Around title by five points over Puerto Rico’s Manuel Morales.
The World Field Target Federation (WFTF) division utilizes the international standard of 12 foot-pound rifles. Greg Sauve of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a member of Team USA and a top international competitor; he previously won WFTF PCP class in 2011, 2012 and 2014. After Day 1 of the 2016 CAAFTC he led by a single point and finished with a score of 110. Three shooters tied for second with a 106 and Brian Vandenboom of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois won in a shootoff while Jeff Paddock of Olmsted Falls, Ohio fell to third and Tyler Patner of Solon, Ohio placed fourth.
WFTF PCP Top 5
1. Greg Sauve 110
Green Bay, WI
2. Brian Vandenboom* 106
Winthrop Harbor, IL
3. Jeff Paddock* 106
Olmstead Falls, OH
4. Tyler Patner* 106
5. Tom Holland 100
Maspeth, New York
Manuel Morales of Puerto Rico led wire-to-wire in WFTF Piston class and finished with a score of 104. Jerry LaRocca of Liverpool, NY finished second with a 101 and Ray Apelles of Somers, New York secured third with a 99.
When it comes to airguns, bullpup designs have quickly become very popular. Unfortunately, most bullpups on the market can be quite expensive, but HatsanUSA’s new BullBoss allows airgunners to enjoy the popular balanced design without breaking the bank.
Based on the company’s recently released Gladius, this streamlined version that boosts efficiency and provides shooters with the quality and many advanced features that has made Hatsan one of the most renowned airgun manufacturers in the world, and then some.
The BullBoss will be available in .177, .22 and .25 calibers and utilizes a smooth side-lever action that provides shooters with steady and consistent follow-up shots with up to 42 foot-pounds of energy. Shooters will also benefit from the gun’s easily accessible safety selector that is located inside of the trigger guard.
The BullBoss is fitted with HatsanUSA’s proprietary QuietEnergy Technology, which incorporates a fully shrouded sound moderator that deminishes downrange noise by 50%. The hard hitting airgun also incorporates a precision-rifled barrel, anti-double feed, and HatsanUSA’s patented anti-knock system – which insures there’s no air leakage if the gun is dropped or jarred.
The BullBoss is also made to be customized to the shooter’s preferences. It not only features an easily adjustable elevation comb, but a Picatinny optics rail and 6-slot Picatinny rail for accessories. The BullBoss will be even more customizable later this year, when HatsanUSA releases various colored and camouflaged stock options for the heavy-hitting airgun.
The MSRP of the BullBoss is $799.99.
Pre-charged pneumatic power system Side-lever cocking action Average Power:
.177 Caliber – 27 ft lbs (1070 max fps)
.22 Caliber – 38 ft lbs (1070 max fps)
.25 caliber – 42 ft lbs (970 mx fps)
– Fully adjustable comb
– Detachable 255cc air cylinder for 200 bar fill (2900psi) with built in pressure gauge
– Detachable 10 shot .177 or .22 caliber magazine or 9 shot .25 caliber magazine
– Manual and automatic safety
– Anti-double pellet feed prevents more than one pellet loading into the barrel
– Patented Anti-Knock System prevents gas wastage when the airgun is knocked or bounced
– Fully adjustable 2-stage Quattro Trigger System
– Quick fill nozzle and air cylinder discharging cap
BLOOMFIELD, New York (January 26, 2016) Crosman Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacture of air rifles and pistols, presented the William McLean Award to Tom Gaylord in recognition of his contributions to the sport of airgunning.
“Tom has written about airguns for over twenty years and his selfless interest in the advancement of the sport includes contributions to product development for several companies including Crosman, and the promotion of airguns through his articles,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP of Marketing for Crosman.
The presentation was made in the Crosman booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow (S.H.O.T.) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award’s namesake, William McLean, is the inventor of the first Crosman air rifle which was produced and sold in 1923. McLean was regarded as an intelligent inventor, particularly in the area of firearms and airguns, and his contributions to the shooting sports endure today.
Gaylord was presented with a bronzed Crosman 760 Pumpmaster, a model that has sold over 17 million since it was introduced in 1966. “It’s fitting that we can recognize the 50th year of the 760 with this acknowledgemnt of Tom’s special place in the history of airguns,” added Lambert.
AIR VENTURI ANNOUNCES ATAMAN AIRGUNS NOW AVAILABLE IN U.S.
High Quality, Extremely Accurate Russian-Built PCP Air Rifles
On Display at 2016 SHOT SHOW
Cleveland, Ohio (January 14, 2016) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, today announced that Ataman M2R air rifles are now available in the U.S. Built in Russia, the Ataman M2R series precharged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles will be distributed in North America by Air Venturi. The rifles feature five different stock configurations, and are offered in multiple calibers ranging from .177 to .35.
“Ataman air rifles are known for their high quality, exceptional reliability and cutting-edge technologies,” states Air Venturi Director of Business Development, Paul Milkovich. “By combining the most up-to-date production technology, superior materials, and the legendary expertise of Russian gunsmiths, Ataman has created world-class PCP production guns that we are proud to offer throughout the U.S. Visit booth #2007 at SHOT Show for a hands-on look at these phenomenal air rifles,” he added.
According to Milkovich, “The Ataman M2R series of PCP rifles are excellent options for hunting, sport shooting, and shooting for leisure.” Each model in the M2R series features sidelever action, a free-floating Lothar Walther barrel, two-stage adjustable trigger, self-indexing magazine, internally shrouded barrel, and an ergonomic, ambidextrous stock. “Depending on the configuration you may choose from a beautifully crafted walnut stock or a synthetic, soft-touch black stock,” he said. “The lightweight Ataman M2R air rifles are constructed to the highest performance standards, and you’ll notice that in every aspect of craftsmanship.”
“Whether you choose the .35 caliber version for dispatching hogs, the .22 caliber for pest control, or the .177 for target shooting or plinking, rest-assured you’re getting a meticulously crafted gun worthy of handing down to the next generation,” says Milkovich.
The M2R Carbine is offered in walnut only, and is available in .177, .22, .25, and .35 calibers. The ergonomic, ambidextrous stock features a checkered forearm and grip, robust buttpad, and raised cheekpiece. The ability to fill to 300 bar and regulated pressure control ensures shooting accuracy and the maximum number of shots. The pressure gauge and charging port are conveniently located in the front plug. The Picatinny mounting rail is milled directly to the receiver.
Available with a walnut or black synthetic soft-touch stock, the M2R Tactical Carbine resembles sniper-type rifles. This gun is available in .22, .25, and .35 calibers. The comfortable, pistol grip stock has a complex body shape with a grip that fits right-and left- handed shooters. The forestock is extended and the stock has an adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate that enable shooting from different firing positions.
The MR2 Bullpup is offered in two types. Type 1 features the synthetic soft-touch stock while Type 2 has an attractive walnut stock. Each version is offered in .22, .25 and .35 calibers and the smaller sized stock is great for people who travel or hunt where a standard sized gun would not be ideal. The M2R Bullpup has a Picatinny mounting rail, and the barrel receiver, clamps, and trigger are integrated into the main rail.
The MR2 Ultracompact Carbine features smaller dimensions and weight compared to other PCP rifles while maintaining the same on-target accuracy. The stock is adjustable for different lengths, and it folds to the side shortening the rifle length, making it convenient for carry and storage. Because of the telescopic stock, the gun can be used for shooters of any size. The pistol grip offers easy shooting for right- and left-handed shooters.
Please visit us in booth #2007 at the 2016 SHOT Show for a first-hand look at the new Air Venturi Ataman air rifles and all of the other new Air Venturi products.
Cleveland, Ohio (October 27, 2015) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, astonishes airgunners with news of the first notable BB safety innovation in nearly 100 years. The groundbreaking new Smart Shot BBs feature a double coating of copper plating surrounding heavyweight, lead shot. Since resistance to ricochet is exceptional with the new Smart Shot BBs, many safe options for various types of hard targets and shooting disciplines are now available to shooters.
According to Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s director of business development, “A new world of shooting opportunities are unlocked with Smart Shot BBs due to the safety enhancements of their greatly reduced ricochet properties. Bounce back from steel targets is markedly less because these BBs flatten out and drop to the ground rather than rebounding like steel BBs.”
Smart Shot BBs undergo the copper plating process two times. That extra step provides enough rigidity to prevent deformation of lead in the magazine and gun barrel, but still allows the softer BB to compress on impact. “A flat BB means less ricochet, less worries and a safer shooting environment for you,” says Milkovich. “Since the Smart Shot BBs keep their shape so well, they’re a better choice for spring-loaded BB magazines. And even though they’re heavier than steel BBs they’re the exact same diameter at 4.35mm.”
Another advantage of Smart Shot BBs is their distance and power; especially when shot from pneumatic or CO2 powered guns. “These BBs hit harder because the lightweight steel of traditional BBs has been replaced with much heavier lead,” Milkovich stated. They also have less friction and remain clean from oxidation during handling and storage because of their copper plating. “All of these features make Smart Shot BBs a superb option for gallery rifles and indoor shooting ranges,” he said.
What does that mean for the casual plinker or target shooter? “You know the BB gun in your closet collecting dust because you can’t shoot it in your basement or backyard for fear of ricochet? Well now you can enjoy it again with Smart Shot BBs,” he says. “It’s been about 95 years since mass-produced lead BBs offered people the option of using BB guns to shoot at hard surfaces like a steel target. Now airgunners can worry less about ricochet and cleanliness and simply spend more time shooting. You may even consider something as exciting as competing in Cowboy Action Shooting with a BB handgun or rifle,” says Milkovich. “Choose the heavyweight Smart Shot BBs and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their performance, penetration and low ricochet. Just remember that you and everyone around you should always wear eye protection during any shooting activities.”
Air Venturi is currently offering a line of John Wayne ‘Duke’ Colt SSA CO2 revolvers, chambered for both pellets and bbs. The revolvers come in several finishes, and are faithful replicas of the Colt SSA revolver.
CROSMAN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL FIELD TARGET COMPETITION SERIES
BLOOMFIELD, New York (August 14, 2015) Crosman Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacture of airguns for hunting, recreation and competitive shooting, has partnered with the American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA) to create the Crosman National Field Target Series. The Series is open to AAFTA participants using Crosman or Benjamin rifles and pistols in competition and will kick off in October with the start of the 2015-16 season.
“The Crosman National Series is an exciting points competition that recognizes participation while rewarding performance,” said Chip Hunnicutt, Marketing Manager for Crosman. “Crosman has hosted the USA’s second largest field target event for the past six years and the CNS is a natural evolution of the company’s support of this fun and exciting sport.”
AAFTA sanctions events across the country, all conducted by Member Clubs and featuring divisions and classes for a variety of shooting styles. Shooters must successfully knock down targets placed at ranges from 10 to 55 yards with kill zones from 3/8” to 1.5” in diameter. Larger regional matches are featured in the AAFTA Grand Prix and the season culminates late in the year with the AAFTA National Championship. Participants in the Crosman National Series will rank based upon their cumulative scores throughout the year with bonus points awarded for shooting in Grand Prix events, the National Championship and the Crosman All-American Field Target Championship.
“Field Target is not unlike 3-D Archery or Golf in that every course is different and that’s a major draw for folks looking for an alternative to punching paper on a range,” says Hunnicutt. “Crosman products are popular for their affordability, accuracy and overall performance, all reasons why they’re a great choice for field target competition.”
The Crosman National Series will offer AAFTA Member Clubs access to featured products to boost their local shooting programs and additional discounts for advertising their events. The top three finishers in the Rifle and Pistol disciplines will be awarded product gift certificates and free entry to the Crosman All-American.
“Crosman has supported AAFTA for many years and we are excited to have an industry leader step up to help grow the sport of Field Target,” said Leo Duran, AAFTA Chairman. “This program will benefit our members and match participants, so we invite shooters of all levels to come out and try Field Target!”
To learn more about AAFTA and the sport of Field Target, please visit aafta.org.
The Armada Magpul Edition is a .22 caliber airgun which comes equipped with Magpul MOE accessories, including the stock and pistol grip. The aluminum forend is M-LOK compatible for the use of all M-LOK accessories. The trigger is 2-stage, and adjustable.
Additional features include:
– Compatibility with Mil-Spec AR-15 pistol grips and stocks
– Over 20″ of Picatinny rail space
– Over 30 shots per fill
– Comes with a 10 round rotary magazine
– 3000 psi operating pressure
– Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP), side bolt-action, multi-shot air rifle
– QuietEnergy fully shrouded barrel and Integrated Sound Moderator (Approximately 50% Quieter)
– Precision rifled barrel for accuracy
– Available in .30 (860fps) and .35 (730fps) calibers
– Ambidextrous & ergonomic design synthetic stock with thumbhole
– Picatinny rail beneath the forearm for mounting accessories
– Soft rubber inlays on forearm for better control and feel
– Elevation adjustable comb
– Adjustable rubber butt pad for length-of-pull as well as elevation and fit angle
– Detachable 7-shot rotary magazine in .30 and 6-shot rotary magazine in .35 caliber.
– Detachable aluminum air cylinder tube (255cc). Spare cylinders are available
– Equipped with “Easy Read” pressure gauge
– Includes quick-fill nozzle & air cylinder discharging cap
– Heavy-duty secure 11mm / 22mm Weaver style scope mount
– Overall blued finish, black anodized receiver
– Manual / Auto Safety
– “Anti-double pellet feed” mechanism preventing more than one pellet loading into barrel
– Patented Anti-Knock System to prevent gas wastage when rifle is knocked or bounced
– Quattro Trigger: 2-stage full adjustable match trigger for trigger travel and trigger load
– Gold plated metal trigger & metal trigger guard
– Fitted sling swivels
– Includes: two magazines and sling
The Benjamin Armada is a .22 caliber pre-charged pneumatic rifle which features a Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system forend. According to the manufacturer, the Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that “allows shooters the same breadth of modularity and user configurability as enjoyed by the AR community.” It achieves this through the aforementioned M-LOK forend, as well as designing the rifle to Mil-Spec dimensions for the grip and stock interfaces.
The Armada is capable of delivering velocities of up to 1000 FPS with 32 foot pounds of energy. Included is a 10-shot magazine. The rifle features full suppression, and is capable of 30 shots per fill. The receiver has a machined Picatinny rail, and the bolt is reversible for left-handed shooters. Also included is an on-board gauge and two-stage trigger.
Unfortunately, the images aren’t showing the production model. Rather, it’s a special one-of-a-kind model that’s currently up for auction on Gunbroker through November 2nd, with the proceeds going to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The package contains:
– Magpul M-LOK Modular Locking System
– Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle / Sniper) adjustable stock
– Magpul MBUS Pro Sight front and rear
– Magpul MIAD GEN 1.1 Grip Type 1
– Magpul M-LOK Cantilever Rail / Light mount
– Surefire Scout weapon light
– Tarjac Multi-Cam finish
– Zeiss TERRA 3x 4-12×50 mm scope
– Telescoping bipod
– 3 removable/configurable, M-LOK compatible handguards
– Custom embroidered Benjamin rifle case
BLOOMFIELD, New York (May 21, 2014) – The standard for break barrel airgun performance changes today with the announcement from Crosman Corporation that new Benjamin Trail rifles featuring the groundbreaking Nitro Piston 2 powerplant and Clean Break Trigger (CBT™) technology are now shipping. First revealed at SHOT Show to wide acclaim, the highly anticipated new generation of airguns deliver more speed and more power with incredible accuracy, all while being up to ten pounds easier to cock.
“We can’t wait for shooters, hunters and airgun enthusiasts to get their hands on a Nitro Piston 2-powered Trail from Benjamin,” said Jennifer Lambert, Vice President of Marketing for Crosman. “The ease of use, power and accuracy will change everything you thought you knew about break barrel airguns.”
Nitro Piston 2 reinvents the gas piston technology first brought to market by Crosman five years ago. Friction and wasted energy have been minimized with patent-pending Tail Guides and Recoil Arrest, resulting in a system that is the most advanced ever found in a break barrel air rifle. “The new Benjamin Trail rifles drive 30% more air into the chamber, resulting in speeds 55% faster than coiled spring powered airguns and double the effective range of simple gas piston powered guns,” said Jesse Caster, Product Manager. “The CBT is an adjustable two-stage trigger system that pulls smoothly and breaks clean. It’s the best break barrel trigger we’ve ever made.”
The new Benjamin Trail rifles are available in .177 and .22 and feature a rifled steel barrel, industry leading sound suppression, sling mounts, integrated Picatinny rail and include a CenterPoint® 3-9×32 mm scope with mounts.
The .22 caliber shoots up to 1200 feet per second (fps) with 26 foot pounds of energy (fpe) and is capable for turkeys and fox up to 40 yards. The .22 is available with a hardwood stock or a synthetic stock and has an MSRP of $350. It is also available with a Realtree® Xtra camouflage finish with an MSRP of $380.
The .177 caliber has velocities up to an astounding 1400 fps with 21 fpe. It is suitable for target shooting and is effective on rabbits up to 40 yards and squirrels at 60 yards. The .177 is available with a synthetic stock and has an MSRP of $350.
For additional information on Nitro Piston 2, visit www.crosman.com/np2, or write to Chip Hunnicutt, Manager Corporate Communications, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).
HatsanUSA Inc. has released its highly innovative 125 Sniper Vortex. These high-velocity vortex air rifles allow users to shoot from long distances with serious power and precision. Not only are they perfect for pest control and target shooting, but they are sure to change the common misconception that airguns are nothing more than gimmick.
Available in .177cal (1250fps), .22cal (1000fps), and .25cal (750fps), these single-shot break barrel airguns use Hatsan’s advanced Vortex Gas Piston technology. This powerful system, completely built in-house, is designed to propel heavy weight lead pellets at incredible velocities by utilizing a pressurized gas piston in a break action style barrel.
The benefits of the Vortex Gas Piston System are extensive. Airguns fitted with this powerful system can remain cocked for long periods of time without causing any spring stress or damage to the gun itself. They can also produce more consistent power between consecutive shots and have longer lifetimes compared to conventional spring powered airguns. Additionally, gas piston power eliminates most vibrations created from the oscillation of heavy springs, thus providing users a shooting experience which is both quieter and smoother.
The 125 Sniper is also fitted with Hatsan’s Shock Absorber System (S.A.S.) that significantly reduces vibration, and an integrated sound moderator is fitted in the muzzle break. On the other end of these ambidextrous designed rifles is Hatsan’s TRIOPAD® butt system. This unique system utilizes a heavy-duty rubber recoil pad and three stock spaces to allow maximum recoil absorption with up to four different length of pull options. All of these advanced features work together to make the 125 Sniper Vortex one of the most quiet, yet powerful, airguns on the market.
All 125 Sniper Vortex models also feature Hatsan’s fully adjustable 2-stage Quattro Trigger system, soft rubber inlays on the forearm and grip for better feel and control, a scope rail mount, and a micro-adjustable rear sight and open front sight both with Truglo fiber optics. They include a 3-9×32 fully multicoated Optima scope and a Hatsan shoulder sling.
The MSRP of the 125 Sniper Vortex is $418.00
125 Sniper Vortex
Vortex Gas Piston break barrel action
Available in .177cal (1250fps), .22cal (1000fps), and .25cal (750fps)
TRIOPAD® butt system for maximum recoil absorption and three TRIOPAD® stock spacers
Precision rifled barrel for accuracy
SAS Shock Absorber System
Fully adjustable 2-stage Quattro Trigger
Micro adjustable rear sight and open front sight both with Truglo fiber optics
Manual safety and automatic cocking safety
Fully Adjustable Elevation Comb
Large muzzle break for easy cocking of the rifle
Integrated sound moderator inside muzzle break
Scope mount rail and mounted scope stop
Includes 3-9×32 fully multicoated Optima scope, shoulder sling, and bi-pod
Hatsan, known throughout the world as a premier airgun manufacturer, has entered the U.S. market with HatsanUSA Inc.. To mark its debut, the company has turned up the cool factor with its tactical style air rifle that is perfect for target shooting, pest control and anything in-between.
The AT44-10TACT is able to shoot high-density lead pellets with a muzzle velocity of up to 1070 feet per second, squashing the common misconception that airguns just aren’t that powerful. Available in three calibers – .177cal (1070fps), .22cal (970fps), and .25cal (870fps) – this tactical airgun is able to reach such powerful velocities by utilizing a Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) system. The PCP system incorporates a detachable 180cc air cylinder for 200 bar fill (3000 PSI) to shoot at incredible velocities with nearly zero recoil.
While the muzzle velocities of the AT44-10 TACT may be perceived as lower than other airgun manufacturers advertise, accuracy and energy upon impact are vastly superior. This is because Hatsan airguns are rated using heavier lead pellets while other manufacturers rate their airguns using lightweight alloy aluminum pellets. In fact, the use of alloy aluminum pellets in Hatsan airguns is not recommended, as their power can partially disintegrate lightweight pellets, greatly reducing their accuracy and effectiveness.
“Because of advancements in technology, people need to drop any negative, preconceived notions they have about airguns,” said HatsanUSA Inc. President and CEO Blaine Manifold. “The AT44-10 TACT is a great alternative to a low caliber rife. Not only does it have comparable power, but pellets are both readily available and inexpensive.”
Attention to power and accuracy are just the beginning of the AT44-10 TACT. This airgun looks and feels unlike anything else on the market. Its ambidextrous design features a removable telescopic stock, three Picatinny rails, a scope mount rail, and fitted sling swivels that allow users to accessorize their air rifle. It is fitted with soft rubber inlays on the forearm and grip for better feel and control, as well as Truglo fixed front and rear adjustable sights. It includes three detachable 10-shot rotary magazines for the .177cal and .22cal models and a 9-shot rotary magazine in the .25cal model.
Like all Hatsan airguns, the AT44-10 TACT is manufactured in Turkey with components that are nearly all made in-house, including a precision-rifled barrel made from high quality German steel, and a 2-stage fully adjustable Quattro Trigger. It also utilizes Hatsan’s patented Anti-Knock system, which prevents gas wastage when the rifle is knocked or bounced, and an anti-double pellet feed mechanism to prevent more than one pellet loading into the barrel.
Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) side-lever action
Available in .177cal (1070fps), .22cal (970fps), and .25cal (870fps)
Precision rifled barrel for accuracy – threaded for ½” UNF air stripper and fitted muzzle cap
Includes three 10-shot rotary magazines in .177cal and .22cal or three 9-shot magazines in .25cal
Three Picatinny accessory rails beneath and on sides of forearm
Detachable telescopic stock with adjustable comb
Detachable steel air cylinder tube with pressure gauge (180cc) for 200 bar fill (3000 PSI) pressure
Quick-fill nozzle and air cylinder discharge cap
Dovetail groove receiver for both 11mm and 22mm scope mounts
Manual Safety and Auto Safety
Anti double pellet mechanism – prevents more than one pellet load into barrel
Patented Anti-Knock system – prevents gas wastage when rifle is knocked or bounced
Adjustable rear and front site with Truglo fiber optics
Fully Adjustable 2-stage Quattro Trigger