Rogers, AR (September 24, 2018) – Daisy Outdoor Products, the most-recognized name in airguns worldwide and maker of the famous Red Ryder BB gun, has finally answered the calls of consumers for an adult-sized Red Ryder (Model 1938ARR). The bigger Red Ryder comes in two kits available only through www.daisy.com. Fans of the classic Red […]
For more than 50 years, families have enjoyed the legendary Crosman 760 Pumpmaster air rifle for beginner plinking and target shooting. Today, Crosman proudly announces they are shipping a new and improved version – the 760 Pumpmaster Classic. The new 760 features a high-capacity reservoir that holds up to 1,000 BBs, a new trigger for […]
Anyone know a reputable personal shopping concierge? I’m stumped for an appropriate gift idea for a 50th-anniversary celebration. I think that’s the one where you’re supposed to give gold, but as much as I like the folks at Crosman, I don’t foresee Fed-Ex-ing ingots anytime soon. What’s the occasion, you ask? Well, the air rifle […]
You can always recognize an AirForce Airgun from a couple of miles away. That distinctive “Space Force” shape isn’t just for Sci-Fi cosmetic appeal – the company’s iconic use of the air reservoir tank as the buttstock is also an efficient use of space and weight. If you have to have something on which to rest […]
Bulldogs have a storied history even if they do look like they lost a game of chicken with a parked mail truck. According to Wikipedia, they’re “a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.” That’s a much kinder way of describing that unfortunate postal vehicle accident, but I digress. Bulldogs were also associated with Winston Churchill’s heroic posturing back in the big war. Described by BBC, “to many, the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination.” You know it’s a legit British quote because they spelled “symbolising” with an “s”.
A while back, I got my hands on a Benjamin Bulldog and its fraternal twin, the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow. While the Airbow is a nifty tool for hunting applications and perforating trees with arrows, the Bulldog has many practical applications too. While, like the Airbow, its looks are non-traditional, it’s got everything you’d expect in a big bore air rifle, even if it shares that flattened nose with our iconic English canine.
Last week we endured modern air travel and hit the road to Exeter, New Hampshire to check out Sig Sauer’s U.S. headquarters – the home of the company’s air gun manufacturing. That’s now branded as SIG Air and no longer the Sig Sauer ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) Division. The idea is to support the company’s product strategy of disrupting the air market in many different arenas, not just in the sporting and competition fields. For example, the new M17 Air Pistol plants a flag firmly in the serious training market space.
Imagine a sound exactly halfway between a resounding “thunk” and an authoritative “whack” – kind of like that of a White Ash Louisville Slugger meeting horsehide at the Home Run Derby. That’s the sound of a Benjamin Pioneer Airbow arrow striking (and impaling) a ¾-inch sheet of sturdy plywood. Why would we do that? In […]
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to resort to serious “tough guy” language that will live on for generations to come, a couple of phrases of grit and defiance stand out. One such maxim starts with the immortal phrase, “We the people…” As the first words of the […]
Last week we took an up-close and personal look at the Gamo Urban 22 PCP air rifle. While it offers greatly expanded safe shooting opportunities over those presented by centerfire guns, it still packs some punch by flinging .22 caliber pellets at velocities up to 900 feet per second. This week, let’s consider a pistol that […]
It’s looking like 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the entry-level PCP airgun. If you’re new to airgunning, PCP (pre-charged pneumatic) guns are those that carry a supply of highly-compressed air ready to go. No cocking or pumping required, at least until your tank runs out. Why now for PCP? First, the […]