Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle

Gamo Whisper Fusion

Gamo Outdoor USA announced a new air rifle called the Whisper Fusion Mach 1. The new Whisper Fusion Mach 1, or WFM1 for short, uses the company’s IGT Mach 1 gas cylinder (33mm) to launch projectiles.

With the IGT Mach 1 system, the WFM1 air rifle slings .177 caliber pellets downrange at velocities up to 1,420 fps. Likewise, .22 caliber pellets can make for 1,200 fps. Both of those velocities were measured using PBA Platinum Ammo.

Gamo uses the Custom Action Trigger (CAT) in these guns. The CAT allows the owner to adjust both the first and second stages of the trigger pull.

Of course, with Whisper in the name, you might expect some kind of sound suppression. You would be justified in thinking so, as the company uses something called Whisper Fusion technology to help reduce noise from the rifle. The sound suppression is integral to the body of the steel barrel. The company claims a noise reduction of up to 89.5% when compared to standard air rifles.

To help reduce felt recoil, the company uses a Shock Wave Absorber (SWA) recoil pad matched with a molded cheekpiece. Gamo states these items can reduce felt recoil up to 74%. Additionally, the company uses a Recoil Reducing Rail (RRR) to lessen the impact of recoil on a mounted optic. According to Gamo, the recoil impulse to the scope is reduced by almost 100%.

The air rifle comes with a 3-9x 40 AO scope. The MSRP is $249.99 for both calibers.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Markbo

    What aboit accuracy? Velocity alone is useless without accuracy.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      In my experience this will be at least a 100-yard hunting gun, more in the right hands.

      • Gabe

        Doubtful, 100 yards is the outer limit for most high end air guns, including big bores. A springer/gas ram gun in .177 or .22 might be good out to 50 yards but probably better inside of 25.

        In my experience, any airgun advertising high FPS like this one will only be accurate with the heaviest of pellets which will slow the FPS down considerably. Not to mention you will probably never see anywhere near 1420 FPS even with alloy pellets.

        • TheSmellofNapalm

          I have killed many a bird with my G2 at 100+ yards with a 3-9x.

    • Gabe

      Most air guns are accurate but don’t trust the FPS numbers and don’t use alloy pellets. Always buy heavier lead pellets and try several brands through the gun. Every gun will shoot differently with different pellets, I’ve even seen guns of the same brand and model, made a year or two apart, shoot differently with the same pellets.

      • iksnilol

        heavy pellets + artillery hold should be okay.

  • Seniot Gun Owner 1950

    I’ve owned gamo break barrel gas ram rifles and have found the advertising hype to be just that, inaccurate hype. They do not chronograph at the announced velocities and their groupings look like you’ve shot a scatter gun. When they start to test with magnum heavy pellets like the domed Skenco NewBoy Senior .22 Cal,in 28.6 Grains, or the domed H&N Piledriver Pellets, .22 Cal, in 30 Grains, AND then tell the truth about velocities And you get decent 1 inch or samller groups at 50 yards, I might reconsider a Gamo rifle. Until then I’ll pay a bit more and stick with PCP and the Airforce line of rifles.
    Senior Gun Owner 1950

    • Gabe

      Unfortunately, that is common amongst most airgun manufacturers, particularly with springers and gas ram guns. The most honest FPS ratings I’ve seen come from Hatsan, which is a Turkish manufacturer. They actually test with commercial lead pellets and are usually pretty close to advertised FPS numbers. Not to mention fairly high quality for the price they charge.

  • Airgunner357

    If your first air rifle is a GAMO, your second will be something else. Then you’ll then know what GAMO really means
    Guns
    Always
    Mediocre
    Obviously
    If you don’t want to send your dollars to Spain, get a US made Crosman or a Benjamin.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      I disagree with you, sir. I’ve owned a Gamo Whisper G2 for several years and it is an absolute tack-driver with good ammo and a usable scope. You didn’t actually try to use the terrible 4×32 that they come with, did you? I’ve taken all manner of critters with the gun, and with proper shot placement those .22 diabolos will drop them on the spot. I’m unclear as to what else a hunting air rifle is supposed to do, exactly.

    • IndyToddrick

      My Gamo Whisper Bone Collector was only $150 and is dead accurate out to 35 yards. I sighted it in two years ago and am amazed every time I take it out. Unless you are into competition target shooting I doubt you’ll ever need anything better.

  • Sianmink

    This could be just the thing for the half a million feral chickens plaguing my neighborhood.

    • OJS

      that sounds like fun

  • Gabe

    A suggestion to TFB, I like the content you guys provide but it seems you guys need someone with more experience with air rifles. The only articles I see pop up here are normally from Gamo or Crosman with the occasional article when something cool comes out, like the AirForce Texan.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like seeing the airgun articles, as I see airguns as a very important part of shooting. They are great for training (especially youths), great fun and can be just as cool as a firearm.

    I would like to see some more in depth reviews of the products. Hands on, comparisons, crony testing, etc. I know it seems like a lot to ask but these articles just seem like press releases. There are so many cool products out there from companies most people haven’t heard of, so many shooting sports dedicated to airguns with specialty equipment. I drool over products like the FX Royale Field Target gun but finding a review written by knowledgeable reviewer can sometimes be hard.

    Just a suggestion, feel free to ignore me and keep producing the quality content you always have! 🙂

    • The Brigadier

      I agree with Gabe TFB. AirForce makes air guns in several calibers up to 25mm. They are appreciably more expensive than the Gamo, but they are also appreciably faster and more accurate. I for one would like to see a comprehensive article about these rifles.

  • YS

    I was not aware that recoil was an issue with air rifles.

    • OJS

      I think it’s more of a scope issue than a human-felt one

      • YS

        Because no one makes a scope that can handle the recoil from an air rifle???

  • RickOAA .

    An RWS 34 is where the decent break barrel airguns start.