Remington will be expanding their reach with more air guns in 2015 including a new adjustable stock air rifle and 1911 Co2 bb pistol. Air guns fire a metal projectile such as a bb or pellet at high velocities using compressed air or gas and can be used to hunt small game and pests. They are weapons and should be treated as such by observing safety rules, including the golden rule of never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy. These guns can be used for sport, pest control, and are also a useful tool to teach children the ropes of gun safety and marksmanship.
The first new gun for 2015 is the adjustable stock air rifle in a break barrel gas piston style, which will come in two barrel sizes: .177 cal, or 4.5 mm, capable of as much as 1200 feet per second with lead projectiles and 1350 feet per second with alloy and .22 cal, or 5.5mm, capable of as much as 750 feet per second with lead projectiles and 900 feet per second with alloy. Remington has tested energy at 19 foot pounds, which is a solid impact for a pellet of those sizes. The rifle weighs 7.5 pounds and is 45.5” in length with a 14” length of pull. This air rifle will come with a 3-9×32 scope and mounts and has a fixed silencer as required by law. For safety’s sake it does have a manual safety.
The other new air gun coming up is a 1911 style bb pistol designed to fire bb caliber, which means 4.5mm, using CO2 canisters. These bb’s reach speeds up to 320 feet per second using steel bb’s. Although the air gun is constructed of heavy metal frame for durability, it weighs just 2 pounds and is 8” long. It features a skeleton trigger, under-frame accessory rail, and fixed blade front sight with fixed notched rear sights. For realism it has semi-auto blowback and is fully field strippable. For firepower it can hold 18 bb’s and operates using a 12g CO2 cartridge with approximately 40 shots possible per cartridge. And, of course, it has a manual safety.
Remington’s air gun line, which includes an aesthetically realistic 1911 model, is well-made and carefully manufactured. Pride is taken in craftsmanship, and it’s evident in every detail, from the way the 1911 field strips precisely like a real steel 1911 to the balance of the rifles. All the guns function well with minimal recoil – yet they do have some recoil, a feature which lends them even greater realism. Remington also manufactures pull-to-reset and shoot-to-reset silhouette targets in a variety of shapes as well as pellet catchers and field targets. They even have .177 and .22 hollow point pellets. These are versatile weapons with multiple uses and are enjoyable for all ages – with proper safety training, of course. If you think an air gun isn’t for you, think again, and take a look at Remington’s.