New: Crossman Benjamin Armada Air Rifle with M-LOK

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Crossman airguns have released the Armada PCP air rifle with a special edition Multicam edition currently being auctioned on GunBroker ending November 2nd benefiting the Navy Seal foundation. Other sponsors of the air rifle include Zeiss, Surefire, Tarjac, and MagPul.

Unlike many PCP air rifles, the Armada was built to take standard off-the-shelf AR-15 parts. The Armada uses a standard AR-15-style receiver extension and pistol grip. The standard configuration is offered in black and uses a collapse-able CTS stock and includes a 4-16x mil-dot retical optic. Its not a small air rifle, coming in at 42″ with the stock collapsed, but does include an integrally shrouded barrel (ie suppressed).

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The Armada is available for pre-order for $999. 

Full Press Release Below:

Crossman Announces Auction of Navy SEAL Foundation Edition

BLOOMFIELD, New York (October 21, 2014) The world leader in air guns has teamed with the leader in AR accessories to create the Benjamin Armada, the premier AR-compatible PCP Air Rifle featuring the official Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system. The first unit will be auctioned off on GunBroker.com, October 20-November 2 with the proceeds going to support the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“The Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that brings the same breadth of modularity and user configurability that is enjoyed by the AR community,” says Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing for Crosman. “By designing the rifle to Mil-Spec dimensions for the grip and stock interfaces as well as implementing the M-LOK interface system, the Armada becomes a platform that gives shooters an infinite range of possibilities to customize their air rifle with the AR parts and accessories of their choice.”NSFlogo

The .22 caliber Armada is built in America and delivers velocities of 1000 FPS with 32 foot pounds of energy, making it an ideal small game rifle and target shooter. It includes a 10-shot magazine, full sound suppression and gets over 30 shots per fill. The receiver features a machined picatinny rail and the bolt is reversible for left-handed shooters. An on-board gauge for monitoring air pressure and a crisp two-stage trigger make this a worthy addition to your gun collection.

The Armada Magpul Edition is available exclusively at Crosman.com and PyramydAir.com. It features Magpul MOE® grip, stock and cheek riser for the ultimate modern sporting air rifle. It will be available November 10 at $999 MSRP.
Crosman and Benjamin Airguns are excited to announce the auctioning of the Benjamin Armada Special Edition with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation.
In partnership with Magpul, Surefire, Tarjac and Zeiss Sport Optics, this package includes:
  • Magpul M-LOK Modular Locking System
  • Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle / Sniper) adjustable stock
  • Magpul MBUS Pro Sight front and rear
  • Magpul MIAD GEN 1.1 Grip Type 1
  • Magpul M-LOK Cantilever Rail / Light mount
  • Surefire Scout weapon light
  • Tarjac Multi-Cam finish
  • Zeiss TERRA 3x 4-12×50 mm scope
  • SKB iSeries 5014 rifle case in OD Green
  • Benjamin 90 cu in charging system
  • 2,000 rounds of .22 caliber airgun ammunition
  • Telescoping bipod
  • Removable / configurable direct connect handguard panels
  • Custom embroidered Benjamin rifle case
This package retails for over $3,300 and the bidding runs on GunBroker.com from October 20 through November 2.
“There is no substitute for authentic parts matched to the performance of a Benjamin precharged air rifle,” says Jesse Caster, Product Manager for Hunting Airguns. “The Navy SEAL Foundation Edition showcases what’s possible and we are proud to partner with Magpul, Zeiss Sport Optics, Tarjac and Surefire to raise money for the Navy Special Warfare community and their families.”

 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Ralphie

    $999
    Yeah….NO

    • John

      Zeiss Terra is yucky too

  • Canadian Vet

    Want to hear a few good ones? Because its muzzle velocity is greater than 500 fps, in Canada it would be considered a firearm and be subject to licensing requirements.

    That is assuming the “integrally shrouded barrel” gets the pass from the RCMP and isn’t considered an actual suppressor, which would make the whole damned thing a prohibited device. And the Mounties just love making shit up as they go when it comes to classifying guns.

    Just look at their version of “easily convertible to full-automatic fire”, which means their teams of engineers, gunsmiths and millwright in a top-notch shop can make a gun the RCMP brass doesn’t like go full-auto.

    • NJ Gun guy

      At least you aren’t in New Jersey when it comes to air guns. An air gun here is a firearm regardless of projectile velocity. Want to jump through all the legal hoops, just to get a daisy bb gun? Enjoy waiting 8 months for your FID to be approved. And integrally shrouded barrels were recently ruled as suppressors by the state police, after a guy wrote a letter to state fish&game asking about our upcoming first small game air gun season. The letter he got back was not only totally unrelated to his question, but was a huge F-U to everyone in NJ who likes air guns, as internal shrouding is basically the norm now on most new designs.

      I feel for you my brother in the north, I do hope some day we citizens of the democratized western world may overcome such stupidity.

  • Pete

    Think survival hunting…a hand pump and a great big bucket of .22 pellets could feed you rabbit and squirrel and even a few larger delicacies for the rest of your life. Maybe you don’t need this expensive air rifle, but you need an air rifle, whether you know it yet or not…

    • Fred Johnson

      Maybe 10 years tops when the rubber/poly seals and o-rings begin to crumble, crack, or shrink. I like my air rifles, yet the seals and o-rings do not last forever. It’s not like you can just keep back up seals and o-rings on hand either. They will age and turn to junk whether they are in the gun or not.

      Due to that, a good 16″ barreled .22LR bolt action rifle that will shoot all types of .22 ammo would be my choice over an air gun for long term survival “hunting”.

      Doesn’t matter though. I going to go get me a hamburger at Whataburger tomorrow. 😀

  • So, it’s a camo Marauder with a lot of Magpul stuff?

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    It’s CROSMAN, not Crossman….

    • Fred Johnson

      True!

  • wooo

    looks cool, but for a thousand bucks it better be the most accurate pellet rifle i have ever wielded.

    and from my experience with crosman products, they are something of a dissapointment.

    getting groups better than the size of a quarter at 50 feet would be wonderful.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    W-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l . Crosman, Benjamin, Magpul, Surefire, Tearjac, Zeiss, et al, are to be commended for their hard work and efforts in producing this essentially commemorative air rifle to raise funding for a most worthy veterans’ foundation. The problem is that it might have ended up being a bit over-priced, which would deprive the foundation of a broader base of buyers and therefore larger support, as it would then be out of reach for a lot of well-intentioned potential buyers.

    Perhaps the concept of a “high-low mix” might be applicable here. Offering this costlier high-end version to those who can afford it while simultaneously offering a quality but more affordable simplified version for the rest of us could reap the benefits of the best of both worlds. Since the apparent primary goal ( at least by implication ) is to raise funds and awareness on behalf of the Navy SEAL’s and their families, surely this approach is worth at least some consideration?