Hatsan Introduces the Blitz, a Full-Auto .30-Cal Air Rifle

    Hatsan's new full-auto pellet rifle, dubbed the Blitz.

    Hatsan's new full-auto pellet rifle, dubbed the Blitz.

    Airgunners and pellet slingers, this one is for you. Among a few other product lines, Turkey’s Hatsan Arms produces a wide array of pellet guns. With a 8th July press release, Hatsan’s US division has announced a new full-auto .30-cal airgun: the Blitz. Small backyard varmints, time to hide in your burrows!

    A closer look at the Blitz's stock.

    A closer look at the Blitz’s stock.

    Hatsan’s release reads as follows:

    Bentonville, AR – New for 2020 is another airgun innovation from Hatsan. The Blitz is a select-fire semi-/full-auto, Pre-Charged Pneumatic, .30 caliber air rifle that produces upwards of 50 ft-lbs of energy. Users can easily switch between either firing mode with just the flick of a switch. The gas-operated cycling mechanism does not rely on battery power and is capable of firing at a high rate of speed. This new rifle features a large 580cc carbon fiber air tank that can provide over 100 shots of semi- or full-auto excitement. Two 16-round spring rotary magazines are included with the rifle, and the loading key has its own unique storage space on the stock.

    The tactical all-weather synthetic stock not only looks great but boasts excellent ergonomic features, as well. The integrated pistol grip has rubberized panels to help facilitate a secure grip in any environment. An elevation adjustable cheek rest ensures proper sight alignment, and the buttpad is both elevation and angle adjustable so it can be customized to fit just right.

    Equipped from the factory is a 1-piece carry handle with adjustable open sights that can be removed to make way for lighted and/or magnified optics of choice. Hatsan’s standard combination optics rail is integrated into the top of the receiver, allowing for the use of either 11mm dovetail or 22mm Weaver mounts. Three Picatinny accessory rails surround the air cylinder for ultimate flexibility in accessory mounting options. The Blitz also features a built-in manometer that is color-coded for easy reference.

    Blitz Features:

    • Select fire, semi-/full-auto, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle
    • Currently available in .30 caliber
    • Detachable spring rotary magazine holds 16 pellets
    • 2 Magazines included
    • Gas-operated cycling mechanism does not rely on batteries
    • 580cc carbon fiber air tank fills to 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
    • Tactical all-weather synthetic stock with integrated pistol grip
    • Rubber pistol grip panels for enhanced control and feel
    • Elevation adjustable cheek rest
    • Elevation and angle adjustable rubber butt pad
    • Combination 22mm Weaver and 11mm Dovetail optics rail
    • Included 1-piece carry handle with open sights
    • Built-in pressure gauge to monitor tank pressure
    • Black anodized aluminum receiver and barrel shroud
    • Manual safety switch
    • Fitted/integrated sling mounts
    • MSRP: $999.99

    Blitz Specifications:

    • .30 Caliber
    • Max Velocity: 730 FPS
    • Max Energy: 53 Ft-lbs
    • Magazine Capacity: 16 pellets
    • Air Cylinder Volume: 580cc
    • Fill Pressure: 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
    • Number of Shots: 100
    • Tactical synthetic pistol grip stock with adjustable cheek rest and butt pad
    • Overall Length: 45.2″
    • Barrel Length: 23″
    • Weight: 8.9 lbs “
    Hatsan employs an interesting drum magazine design.

    Hatsan employs an interesting drum magazine design.

    Squirrels in your yard driving you crazy? Do you have a gopher problem as serious as Bill Murray’s Carl Spackler, Bushwood Country Club’s unhinged groundskeeper? Need to take down a herd of rabbits for a backwoods stew recipe? Then this high-speed airgun may be just your solution. Happy plinking! See you at the range.


    Photos courtesy of Hatsan Arms.
    Will P

    Lifelong hobby/sport shooter and hunter, former US Army infantryman, perpetual firearms student. Always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in a wide variety of shooting disciplines, and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB