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Here’s an interesting thought. How about designing a break-barrel repeater?

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SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol. Modeled after the 1911 Spartan centerfire pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol features a unique bronze finish. The slide is engraved with the original Greek words ‘MOLON LABE’ which means ‘Come and Take Them’, and the grip is emblazoned with the Spartan helmet.

SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories, adds to its world-class Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line of airguns with the introduction of the new P320 CO2-powered pistol. This semi-automatic .177 caliber ASP pistol is the first air pistol in the world to feature a 30-round belt magazine and is designed to look and feel like the highly-acclaimed SIG SAUER P320 centerfire pistol.

The Hornet Maxxim is available in both .22 and .177 caliber configurations providing the perfect shooting platform for small game hunting, recreational shooting and pest control. The Hornet Maxxim features quality parts and advanced technologies to improve the overall experience of shooting and hunting. Simply break open the fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel, load a pellet and take aim.

Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands, is announcing the release of four new interactive target systems. These new offerings are designed to create dynamic shooting sessions to airgunners everywhere with targets that feature a combination of spinning paddles, noise-generating steel, and resettable shooting challenges.

SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol. Modeled after the 1911 Max centerfire pistol designed by World Speed Shooting Champion and Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, Jr., this CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol is a fun and useful training tool for shooters of all skill levels – from beginners to experts.

Crosman Corp. announces it has once again been awarded the contract to be the official supplier of sporter class air rifles for the Army JROTC program. The Army will purchase more than 13,000 Challengers, adding to the more than 4,000 rifles they purchased in 2016. The air rifles will be built at Crosman’s headquarters in Bloomfield, New York.

HatsanUSA announces the Riptor - a new C02-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol. The Riptor is the ultimate fun-gun for shooting cans or targets in the backyard. With its realistic blowback action, this is one plinker that you'll want to take with you wherever you go. It's also a great option for teaching pistol fundamentals to first-time shooters.

ELEY has extended their product line to include .177 caliber air pellets, ELEY ventus. ELEY is the world's most accurate competition .22LR ammunition manufacturer and ELEY pellets will follow suit. ELEY ventus pellets are a result of years of research and development and are manufactured from all raw material.

Crosman Corporation today indicated they have extended warranties from 1 to 5 years on all Benjamin and Crosman break barrel and PCP air guns. The new warranty covers repairs or replacement of products as a result of defects in materials or workmanship; repair of Crosman products will be at no cost for 5 years from date of purchase.

Crosman Corporation is introducing several new key break barrel technologies and features at SHOT 2018 that will deliver significantly upgraded performance in speed, power, sound suppression, and accuracy across a wide spectrum of airguns under the Crosman and Benjamin brands.

Crosman Corporation, in partnership with DPMS Panther Arms, is proud to announce the new DPMS SBR full auto CO2 rifle – the most fun you’ll ever have shooting an airgun.

February 12-19
The Robert Mitchell Rifle Championship

Colorado Springs, CO
USA Shooting

March 24
Beloit Rifle Club Gun Show

March 26 - April 4
Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

April 6-27
Rifle/Pistol National Junior Olympic Championships

Colorado Springs, CO
USA Shooting

April 14
13th Annual Flag City Toys that Shoot Airgun Show
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