The Benjamin Fortitude is a bolt-action, 10-shot air rifle that packs higher-end PCP features into an affordable package. Airguns are complicated beasts. There’s a lot of engineering under the hood required not just to launch a pellet accurately and with sufficient power, but to do it over and over again with consistency. One of the […]
We’re not above stealing someone else’s political slogan concept if it serves a noble purpose. Oh, and this rallying cry might be the first ever on which we can all agree. Ready? Hint: it’s related to airgun compressors. MAAA – Make Air Affordable Again If you can look past the fact that our new maxim […]
The Benjamin Traveler changed my life. OK, maybe not in nearly so dramatic a way as my Prancercize lessons or dry-aged Tofu ribeye steak and wheat grass diet, but even still, I’m a happy camper. You see, back in the day, I had to get my air cylinders filled at the nearest paintball center. I’ve […]
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.
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 […]