Air Guns

[SHOT 2024] Umerex Unveils Their FISHR Bow Fishing Airgun – An Arrow Rifle

At the 2024 SHOT Show Umarex unveiled its latest offering to the specialized sport of bowfishing – the FISHR Bow Fishing Airgun, also referred to as an Arrow Rifle. Umarex, which already made a mark in the market with its innovative air guns like the Umarex AirSaber Arrow Rifle, has created a buzz with its new water game equipment.

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Crosman Introduces the Fortify Air-Powered Classic BB Revolver

BB Guns can be a whole lot of fun when you’re not able to make it to the range with your family and friends. Crosman has been in the business of making high-quality BB guns for 100 years and while the original pump-action BB guns are still around, Crosman is excited to announce their Fortify CO2-powered BB revolver. This 18-shot, single-action revolver might make for a great Christmas present for you or a loved one – just don’t shoot your eye out!

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New FX Panthera Air Rifle – Made to Win Precision Rifle Competitions

Shooting Precision Rifle Competitions with an airgun? Really? Yes, with FX Airguns‘ new FX Panthera there is now a dedicated, purpose-built air rifle on the market designed to compete and win Precision Rifle Competitions. According to the press release, the FX Panthera feels and shoots like a precision 22LR, with “laser-sharp precision and accuracy“.

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SilencerCo & Krytac to Develop Exclusive Maxim 9 Airsoft Pistol

An exclusive licensing with SilencerCo has given KRYTAC the right to create their first gas-powered airsoft pistol as a Maxim 9 clone. The KRYTAC Maxim 9 airsoft pistol has a baffled anodized aluminum slide and a strengthened polymer frame. The modular design of the baffles enables versatility in both short (240mm) and long configurations (275mm).

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The New Smith & Wesson M&P Marker M2.0 from T4E

When it comes to training, nothing quite beats using the real thing, however, when safety is a top priority during force-on-force conflicts, something like the new M&P Marker M2.0 from T4E (Training For Engagement) can really be a helpful tool to the operator doing the exercise. The M&P Marker M2.0 makes use of a .43 caliber projectile which can be either chalk, a paintball, or even reusable rubber bullets combined with a 12-gram CO2 cartridge to deliver its training projectiles with realistic blowback action.

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New Vortex Big-Bore Supreme Airgun Slugs from HatsanUSA

Big-bore air rifles are becoming a more popular option for hunters and target shooters due to the lower cost of ammunition, and the challenge it adds to the sport of hunting and target shooting. HatsanUSA is excited to announce its new line of big-bore PCP air rifle slugs with its new Vortex Big-Bore Supreme Slugs. These new CNC machined slugs will be available in .45 and .50-caliber variants with a total of 5 different offerings between the two.

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SIG Sauer Releases the Proforce P365 Airsoft Pistol

Replica airguns or airsoft pistols are a lot of fun for backyard target shooting, force-on-force training, or even just as a fun and inexpensive way to pass the time without heading to the range. SIG Sauer has just announced the release of their newest air pistol, the new Proforce P365 Airsoft gun. The new Proforce P365 Airsoft pistol shoots standard 6mm bbs, features 12-round magazines, and runs off of 12-gram CO2 cartridges.

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The Student Air Rifle Program Expands into Kentucky

The Student Air Rifle (SAR) Program is a youth-focused shooting program aimed at helping school-aged kids in grades 4 through 12 get a basic grasp of basic air riflery keeping students on target at the range, and also in school. Today the Student Air Rifle Program announced its first step into the state of Kentucky, with 17 new certified SAR instructors being added to the BARI (SAR Basic Air Riflery Insctutors) list during the June 30th BARI training workshop in Nicholasville, KY.

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Benjamin Airguns Introduces the New Armada Semi-Automatic PCP Rifle

Among the various rabbit holes that you can go down when it comes to punching holes with things that have triggers, lies an often underrecognized tool – the humble PCP air rifle. Benjamin Airguns has been in the business of producing high-quality airguns for target shooters, hunters, and casual shooters for over 150-years. Benjamin is now excited to offer its latest air rifle – the Benjamin Armada Semi-Automatic. An adaptation of the original Armada bolt-action air rifle, the Armada Semi-Automatic sports convenient features that make it an ideal choice for target shooting, varmint hunting, and pest control – especially in regions where traditional firearms are highly regulated.

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Crosman Introduces the New Icon PCP Bolt-Action Air Rifle

Crosman is probably most well known for its fun backyard plinking air rifles and BB guns but now they have released the first airgun specifically designed for newer PCP hunters. The new Crosman Icon PCP bolt-action air rifle is capable of delivering velocities of up to 1,000 fps and will come in .22 and .177 caliber offerings. This new platform is intended to be both simple and affordable so that those curious or new to PCP air rifle shooting can start exploring the benefits of PCP air gun hunting.

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TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 34: Airgun Deals for Cheap Backyard Training

Welcome to TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 34. With the cost of ammunition still high and gas prices on the rise, I think it’s the perfect time to get back into some backyard airgun plinking! Airguns offer you a lot of flexibility in terms of where and when you can shoot, they are also still really affordable and can oftentimes scratch that itch for you without you having to spend your valuable money, time, gas, and ammunition on a trip to the range when you could accomplish close to the same thing from the comfort of your own home. So for TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 34, we’ll be going over some of the most popular choices and deals on airguns that you can pick up to bring the range fun home with you.

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[IWA 2022] Umarex's Glock Paintball and Air Pistols

Glocks are very popular, a statement that can earn someone the title of “Captain Obvious”. It is still true, though. So it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the German gunmaker Umarex is giving this pistol its very special attention and opening up the air pistol and paintball gun market. The company was licensed by Glock to make copies of the gun for various non-lethal uses. It started last year with a gas-gun version. Due to the enthusiastic acceptance and the great demand, it was decided to develop further variants. The next two copies, Glock paintball and air pistols, were presented at the IWA.

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New Benjamin Bulldog 457 – The Most Powerful PCP Air Rifle

Benjamin Airguns has just announced that they’ve come out with the most powerful PCP (pre-charged pneumatic) air rifle to hit the market yet – the Bulldog 457. The Bulldog 457 is the largest bore air rile to debut from Benjamin Airguns and boasts more than double the energy of the previously released Bulldog 357.

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[SHOT 2022] New Air Gun Models From Umarex

Umarex USA is a major producer of air guns. Their booth at SHOT Show 2022 was loaded with new models across multiple product lines.

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[SHOT 2022] A 20 Gauge Air Gun? (That Shoots Anything!) The Umarex Primal

Today at SHOT 2022’s Industry Day at the Range, Umarex unveiled their brand new Primal 20. Airguns have been carving themselves a niche in the hunting market and Umarex is one of the big names in that area. Their newest offering is a 20-gauge slug (or shot) firing airgun.

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HatsanUSA's First .50 Caliber Rifle: PileDriver

HatsanUSA’s PileDriver first appeared at SHOT 2020, the company describe the air rifle as “the market’s most powerful production PCP rifle.” With a 33in barrel and capable of producing 800 ft-lbs of energy, the PileDriver is available in .45 or .50 caliber. It has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

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Airgun Modifications: The Crosman 2240 Suppressor Project

One of my first air pistols as a kid was the pump action Crosman American. Simple, cheap to shoot, and accurate enough for 10 year old Pete, that gun provided me with endless hours of neighborhood fun (I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Mrs. Yamamoto for plinking the buds off of her well-manicured hibiscus bushes). The C02 cartridge version of the American is the Crosman 2240 – a bolt action pistol that can be had for about $75. Thanks to Larry, one of our readers, we were alerted to a Crosman 2240 suppressor project at www.buck-rail.com. Airgun are a lot of fun. They’re even more fun suppressed.

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Daisy Model 25 Pump BB Gun and Rocket Shot Kit

The name Daisy brings back memories for so many of us. Many shooters had their first shooting experience with a Daisy BB gun and still grew up to love meatloaf. The classic Daisy Model 25 Pump BB gun has been rattling cans for more than 100 years. Now, you can get one for yourself. The Model 25 Pump BB Gun and Rocket Shot Kit is on sale for Labor Day!

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Crossman Full Auto R1 Fallen Patriots Rifle + 6,000 rounds of BBs

Crossman has just announced that in a salute to the flag and our nation’s heroes they will be launching their new Full Auto R1 Fallen Patriots rifle along with 6,000 rounds of BBs for free with each order. The promotion is both a great deal for customers and will also benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation by donating 7.5% of the proceeds to the cause.

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FN Introduces the FN 303 Mk2 Less Lethal System

FN have introduced an improved version of their FN 303 less lethal system, the FN 303 Mk2. This is a pellet launching system which fires fin-stabilized, .68-caliber projectiles. It has a magazine capacity of 15 projectiles and is effective out to 50 meters. It’s powered by compressed air and its semi-automatic action can rapidly fire a range of projectiles.

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New SIG MCX Canebrake Pellet Air Rifle – Canebrake on a Budget?

A lot of us here on TFB including you readers have expressed the notion that training could be made a lot cheaper using BB guns or air rifles. SIG Sauer has just dropped their new SIG MCX Canebrake Pellet Air Rifle with some pretty rad features and realistic 30-round magazine capacity. This should prove to be a great way to take some of your gear you might have on a similar rifle and put it into a pellet rifle that could probably be realistically used for training or some light pest control.

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Umarex Introduces the Gauntlet 2 Pre-Charged Pneumatic Air Rifle

Fans of air guns will be happy to hear that Umarex has updated one of its more popular pre-charged pneumatic air rifles – the Gauntlet. The Gauntlet 2 claims to offer many improvements over the first-gen Gauntlet air rifle like a refined look, a larger air tank and increased regulated pressure at the tank. The Gauntlet 2 will be available in both .22 and .25 calibers.

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Antique Victorian Air Cane Gun Restored and Tested

A do-it-yourself enthusiast (hw97karbine) recently dropped us a line to show us one of his latest projects – the restoration of an antique Victorian Air Cane Gun. Possibly a companion or replacement for sword canes, the pneumatic cane gun makes use of some clever engineering to turn an everyday object into a defensive weapon.

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The New P1 Full Auto Blowback BB Air Pistol from Crossman

We’ve been getting a lot of snow up here in the north and it’s times like this that make it just a little bit more difficult to get out to the range to spend a few rounds. Thankfully, BB guns are a safe and cheap way to get some trigger time in even when you can’t venture out to your favorite shooting spot. Crossman has just released a new full-auto capable CO2 air pistol – the P1. The P1 is capable of semi-automatic or full-auto fire of up to 850 rounds per minute at 400 feet per second.

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Canadian Replica Firearms Bill Redefinition Could Threaten Airsoft Guns

A recent redefinition to the Canadian Replica Firearms Bill C-21 carries the possibility that Airsoft Guns or air-powered pellet guns could become prohibited weapons. The notion that airsoft guns could become “prohibited weapons” under this new redefinition comes from a single specific paragraph contained within the bill.

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FX Airguns Goes Tactical: The FX Maverick

Airguns are going tactical, and FX Airguns‘ latest bottle gun, the FX Maverick, has three different configurations of coming with different sized bottles and barrel lengths. As you can see, there is a lot of Picatinny rail for those who want to put attachments on.

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New Improved FX Airguns FX Crown Mark II with GRS Riflestocks

FX Airguns was founded in 1999 by a passionate airgun enthusiast in a small town called Mariestad, Sweden 1999. When he couldn’t find the airgun of his dreams, he created one. They have now introduced a new, improved version of their Crown model, called the FX Crown Mark II. An increased plenum size by 28% is the biggest improvement, but they have also modified the valving to make the rifle more suitable for airgun slugs. The new FX Crown Mark II also has a Picatinny scope rail with a 20 MOA angle, and you can also get it with a Norwegian GRS rifle stock.

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Daisy's "Christmas Story" Red Ryder BB Gun Now Available

A great many shooters who are adults today shared the same dream as kids in the 1980s and 1990s. We wanted to wake up Christmas morning to find a particular present waiting for us, left under the tree by Santa Claus and inspired by Ralphie Parker, as portrayed by Peter Billingsly in the 1983 classic holiday film “A Christmas Story”. You know the one. We wanted an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle. We didn’t care how many people warned us, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” We would have triple-dog-dared you to try to find a better gift for a kid.

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French Army Adopt Airsoft HK416F-S For Training

The French Army uses the HK416F rifle. Eric B recently posted about their bayonets for said rifles. Well according to Retex, a French magazine, the French Army is getting airsoft rifles for training purposes. It is called the HK416F-S.

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SIG AIR Reflex Sight Now Shipping – Airgun Red Dot Under $50

SIG Sauer has published a press release announcing that the SIG AIR Reflex Sight, which was introduced at the beginning of the year, is now shipping. At an MSRP of $49.99, this is an affordable red dot sight designed for use with airguns only, particularly, with optics-ready SIG AIR airguns such as the SIG AIR M17 pellet pistol, and SIG ProForce M17 and M18 airsoft pistols.

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