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Vintage airguns have an unusual similarity with black powder (BP) guns. Listen as Tom compares some of his favorite vintage airguns (FWB 30, Walther LG 55, BSF 54 and FWB 124) with collectible BP guns, such as the Marlin Ballard, trapdoor Springfield and Pennsylvania long guns.
Ammo, loading, build quality, lock time and barrel length are just a few areas where airguns share a lot with BP.
May podcast delayed
Due to unexpected health issues, we’re going to skip the April podcast. However, Tom is expected to do a May podcast later in the month.
Published 4/27/10 @ 3:04 PM
April podcast delayed
Tom Gaylord has had some unexpected health issues and is currently in the hospital, so the April podcast will be a couple weeks late. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Published 4/1/10 @ 12:01 AM
Tom Gaylord tells you how and why he got into airgunning. He takes you back in time and regales you with stories of classic airguns that you could take out and shoot all day. These days, airgunning is more than a hobby for Tom, but he still goes out and shoots airguns just for fun. In the comments section of this blog, tell us how and why you got into airgunning!
This month’s reader question is about cleaning airguns barrels…how to do it, when to do it and what products to use.
Published 3/1/2010 @ 12:01 AM
I attend the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show every year. It was held in Las Vegas this year, and it was the most exciting show to-date. I can’t tell you about everything I saw…it took me 4 days to see just the airgun booths! The show is not open to the public. This is where dealers, manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, importers and exporters show their new wares and make their deals for the coming year.
At the Crosman booth, I saw a whole lot more guns that’ll have their new Nitro Piston insert. I’m a big fan of the gas spring and believe it’ll increase sales of Crosman breakbarrel rifles. The Crosman-branded NPSS guns are now branded as Remington, and a new line of Benjamin NP guns have been added. Crosman also has some PCP pistols coming out, including the Benjamin Marauder and the Crosman Silhouette. Lastly, they’re bringing out a Crosman Premier .25 cal pellet…probably because they now have a .25 cal. Marauder rifle.
At the Gamo booth, I saw their new SOCOM Extreme breakbarrel rifle, and it delivers 1600 fps! Gamo also has 3 new .25 cal. pellets. I guess everyone’s getting into the .25 cal. groove this year. It’s a great hunting caliber, so I expect these guns to go over well. One of the highlights of this year’s show was at the Gamo booth. That’s where I saw their ND3 and ND5 lasers. These are incredible accessories. They look like flashlights with adjustable beam widths, but they’re green lasers. The ND3 can be mounted on a gun…any gun, including powerful spring-piston rifles. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these!
Umarex’s booth had a number of interesting items, including their new Steel Storm–a CO2 BB submachine gun that might give the IZH Drozd a run for its money. They also have a number of new airguns and airsoft guns they’re bringing out. I’ll test as many as I’m able.
This month’s reader question is about pellet head size and 10-meter shooting. Stay tuned to hear this discussion.
Published 2/1/10 @ 12:01 AM
Issue #38: New stuff!
In honor of the new year, here are some new things you’ll like.
First, H&N pellets. They’ve been hard to get this year, but the shortage is over. We no longer have to depend on Beeman to import their branded H&N pellets, as Pyramyd Air is now importing them directly from the German factory. There are millions of H&N pellets in Pyramyd Air’s warehouse, ready to fill your orders.
A new gun I believe will be a big hit is the Air Venturi Bronco. This is an air rifle I’ve wanted to bring to market for quite some time. Basically, it’s an affordable Beeman R7. Priced at less than $130, it’s everything I want from an airgun…accurate, easy to cock, Western styling, compact. While I designed the gun with younger shooters in mind, I know that adults will want to shoot it, too. It’s smooth shooting characteristics make it a dead ringer for being the hit of 2010. Find out more about the Bronco in this month’s podcast.
I suppose 2010 may become known as the year that 10-meter came into its own. There are already millions of 10-meter shooters of all skill levels, but I think the number of shooters will grow exponentially with the introduction of new guns. In 2009, Crosman introduced the Challenger, which runs on only 2000 psi of air or CO2. The end of December, AirForce Airguns’ Edge rifle hit the shelves after a long wait. The wait was worth it, as this new gun takes the shooting world by storm. Listen in as I tell you more about these new rifles.
Published 1/1/10 @ 12:01 AM