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Monday, July 25th, 2016

Crosman Airbow

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).


Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


Sauve Wins 4th WFTF PCP Title, Gupta Wins All-Around

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.


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
Solon, OH

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.


HatsanUSA’s BullBoss: An Airgun That Commands Respect

Monday, May 16th, 2016


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.

BullBoss 2

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.

HatsanUSA BullBoss
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


    Crosman Presents Williamn McLean Award To Airgun Historian Tom Gaylord

    Friday, January 29th, 2016


    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.

    Thursday, January 14th, 2016

    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.


    Air Venturi Announces Revolutionary New Smart Shot BBs Copper Plated Lead BBs Safe For Action Shooting

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

    Air Venturi BBs

    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 – John Wayne ‘Duke’ Pellet And BB Colt Revolvers

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    John Wayne BB-Pellet

    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

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


    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.

    SHOT Show 2015 – Benjamin Airguns – Armada Magpul Edition

    Wednesday, January 21st, 2015


    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


    HatsanUSA – Carnivore Airgun

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Carnivore Airgun

    – 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


    Crosman – Benjamin Armada PCP Air Rifle

    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


    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

    The Armada is built in America.

    For more information on the Benjamin Armada, and the auction, visit www.crosman.com/nsfauction

    Crosman Corporation Announces Availability Of Nitro Piston 2

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

    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 chunnicutt@crosman.com or call him at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

    HatsanUSA Inc.’s 125 Sniper Vortex Airgun Offers Long-Range Power And Accuracy With Reduced Recoil And Sound

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


    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
    Ambidextrous design
    Includes 3-9×32 fully multicoated Optima scope, shoulder sling, and bi-pod


    HatsanUSA Inc. Makes U.S. Debut With Tactical Style AT44-10 TACT Airgun

    Monday, December 9th, 2013


    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.

    AT44-10 TACT

    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
    Ambidextrous design
    Includes sling