The journey has been a long one for the Crosman Rifle Company since its beginnings in 1923. From that initial foray into the airgun market, fast-forward to 2019 where we meet the newly-branded corporation Velocity Outdoor. While all things airgun-related still remain at the heart of the company, they have diversified, purchased, and absorbed numerous other brands. Though not many hunters and shooters are familiar with the wide array of Velocity’s products, the company is poised to change that, and here’s what you’ll need to know.
Meet Velocity Outdoor
After numerous company purchases and acquisitions by other groups, in mid-2018 Crosman formed the Velocity Outdoor Group. Their headquarters and warehouses are in Bloomfield, New York, where a team of over 300 American workers design and build their products. That’s just a short hop from their roots many decades ago in Rochester, New York.
Their diversified portfolio of companies targets the hunting and outdoor markets, though there is something to entertain an array of shooters from youngsters to backyard plinkers. The Crosman company led the way in the Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) technology space with guns built under the Benjamin brand. In addition, Velocity holds the license to produce airguns for Remington, Marlin, DPMS, and Bushmaster. Recent shake-ups involve the Velocity family of brands acquiring recent powerhouse crossbow company Ravin, whose ultra-compact, high- speed bows push the limits of shoulder-mounted archery.