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 […]
Sound suppressors are often referred to as “cans.” In the case of the AirForce Texan SS Airgun, that seems to be a literal engineering goal, but I mean that in a loving and complimentary way. You see, the raison d’être of the Texan SS is big bore performance without the noise. The standard AirForce Texan features […]
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 […]
Rimfire rifles chambered in the ubiquitous .22LR caliber have roamed the earth nearly as long as dinosaurs and my Toyota Sequoia. There are good reasons for that. Rounds are cheap. They have enough power to satisfy most plinking desires and to make mincemeat of tins of SPAM. They’re accurate. Their noise level is a fraction […]
Winning this year’s AiR 15 Challenge during the National Matches Air Gun series of events was SPC Daniel Lowe, 25, of the U.S. Army Reserve team. The match was fired on August 4 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, located at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility. During the Challenge, competitors fire in […]
Today’s feature story is brought to you by Dave Higginbotham who writes for the Umarex USA blog. Shooting a break-barrel air rifle with top precision is indeed an art form consisting of part skill, part training, and part zen. Dave offers up some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your break […]
When the spouse is away, the kids will play.
If the above statement applies to you, I’m not judging – really. In fact, and just hypothetically speaking, I might be making a bit of a confession. You see, I work out of the home and have a pile of airguns sitting on my desk at any given time. I could be a responsible adult and pack them up in my Sequoia for a range trip. Or, I could get creative and set up ranges around my house. Heck, I’ve got a yard, a garage, and for especially hot days here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, air conditioning inside the house. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a little airgun fun. Isn’t that one of the big benefits of airguns anyway? To be able to shoot them safely most anywhere? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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.