The airgun thread - lets see where this goes.

skygear

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#31
The only airguns I currently own are an old Daisy Beretta 92 CO2 pellet pistol and a KSC G series Glock 19 copy airsoft. I've owned a handful of Daisys and Crossmans as well as a Sheridan and a Benjamin but they've broken, been given away or lost in moves.
Used lots of off-the-shelf pellet and BB guns over the years. We still have a couple too. Nothing wrong with using them or discarding them. Once you get a quality one in hand though, you never want to let it out of your sights.
 

skygear

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#32
Basically, I just threw a dart at the catalogue and ended up with .22 Benjamin NP2. I needed an air rifle quickly, not wanting spend time & research it or spend more than 200$.
Its big, about the same size as my Winchester 1200 Goosegun ! Quiet too. Plenty of power and accuracy for my use which is almost daily taking feral Belgian Hares. Usually a broadside shot punches right through.
Those Benjamin Nitro Pistons are a huge leap over a standard springer. At that price point you got a decent rifle. We have over $3k in ours already. Thats just the Gun, Scope, Bipod, Suppressor, Extended Capacity Magazine.

We have a some Nitro Pistons too. Haven't had any issues with them and are quite accurate.

Gamo Hunter Extreme .25
Gamo SOCOM Extreme .177
Gamo Whisper Silent Cat

Ended up with Gamo by accident. Traded people for these rifles and cost to me was a total of $50 out of pocket. People see value in different things.
 

robert

Expedition Leader
#33
Used lots of off-the-shelf pellet and BB guns over the years. We still have a couple too. Nothing wrong with using them or discarding them. Once you get a quality one in hand though, you never want to let it out of your sights.
The airsoft I got for yard practice as it's the same size and approximate weight as a real Glock. You can't snatch the lightweight slide or abuse it and you don't want to drop the magazines on the floor but it's good for drawing and pointing and it's fun. It's also good for teaching kids the four rules of gun safety.
 
#39
The other thing with living in Canada, air guns let you enjoy hand gun / ar shooting with none of the crap of getting restricted fac licence. Carry them all the time, and have fun and safety while camping. We can even purchase fully automatic versions with no issues.
 
#40
I have my sheridan pump I have had since I was 10 and my single action webley tempest since I was 12. Great rifle and pistol around 41 yrs of ownership.
Kevin
 
#41
We are ordering a few new air guns in the little while. Some fully automatic can rippers, And some more serious ones like another version of that 50 cal made by umarex. I’m trying to get the hunting rules changed here so that you can use the 50 cal for coyote hunting here. That thing is awesome.
 

zimm

Expedition Leader
#43
10-15 years ago, there a was fella in Maryland? that made some spectacular works of art in all sorts of gauges. i think his bigger ones flung 750-900gr slugs. the wood and metal work were reminiscent of the lancaster flints. always wanted one. i cant seem to find that sight again. I thought "cougar" was in the name, which means, thats the one word that wasnt in the name.
 
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