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.
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 […]
The Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match has been referred to as the Gateway to the Shooting Sports. As Independence Day approaches, teams of young shooters ages 8-15 converge on Rogers, Ark., to compete for Team and Individual National Championships in this 5-meter, 4-position (standing, kneeling, sitting and prone) competition. Now in its 53rd year, […]
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 […]
Patience and hard work paid off during the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2018 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship, as Nation Ford High School from South Carolina finally earned a win after falling short every year since the competition began back in 2016. The National event, featuring both sporter and precision junior athletes from around the […]