THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018

Got suburbia? Not enough land to shoot? Has your homeowners’ association discouraged you from building a shooting range in the front yard?

If you’re reading this, then you already know that airguns are a great solution for areas not appropriate for fire and brimstone-type firearms. While certainly not toys, and all safety rules apply, the small and light projectiles moving at lower velocities are far less likely to travel outside of the confines of a properly configured target area. And of course, the noise level is orders of magnitude less, so neighbors (probably) won't start a WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for your deportation.

Enter the Gamo Urban 22 PCP. 

We originally asked Gamo for a loaner because of the attractive price point for this pre-charged pneumatic air rifle. As I write this, Pyramyd Air has them available for just $299.99. That’s a heck of a deal in my book. 

Like everything else with the Urban 22, the bolt is compact and smooth.

When the Gamo Urban 22 arrived, I quickly found a whole different collection of attributes that make this airgun a keeper. First and foremost is the handling. This little carbine (for lack of a better word) is just so darned handy. It balances effortlessly and weighs just 6.7 pounds although it feels like a lot less. I think the light feel is a result of the combination of the pistol-type grip, thumbhole stock, and relatively short barrel of 24.5 inches. It just holds and swings effortlessly, much like a bullpup - except that it's not one.

FROM THE INDUSTRY
Crosman Premier Hollow Points are among the most widely available pellets in the airgun industry, available at most sporting goods and mass retail stores. Now, the bestselling pellets have been recognized by Hard Air Magazine for their excellent performance for the price in their Gold Award review.

Last year, Hatsan introduced the world’s first 14-shot under-lever with the release of its Proxima. But 2018 will usher in something else to the Hatsan line-up – a repeating break barrel duly named SpeedFire.

The SpeedFire is unique to Hatsan’s catalog with its multi-shot magazine and automatic loading mechanism.  With just a single motion, Hatsan’s EZ-Load Action System quickly cocks and loads the gun for up to 12 shots of rapid-fire. For those that prefer open sights, the magazine housing doubles as an adjustable rear sight, and the front sight folds up from its protected storage position – each equipped with TruGlo fibers.

Hard Air Magazine, a monthly e-zine dedicated to the air gun industry, announced their first Gold Awards recently.  We are proud to announce that the RWS Meisterkugeln 7.0 grain Pistol Pellets were selected as a recipient of Hard Air’s award.

This week, GunVenture goes to Puerto Rico for an iguana hunt using airguns from Pyramyd Air. Hosts Ryan Gresham and Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin discover that hunting iguana is not only fun, but helpful to the community. Guided by Iguana Hunting Tours Puerto Rico, they’ll get some serious trigger time as they help to take down some of these Puerto Rican pests, responsible for continuous damage to the territory’s crops, infrastructure, and irrigation systems.

The Mountaineers finished first in the air rifle competition, but they could not make up the deficit to the Wildcats. The Mountaineers finished air rifle with a 2,381, the Horned Frogs finished second with a 2,375 and the Wildcats were third with a 2,372. The Wildcats air rifle score was good enough to win their second ever NCAA Championship.

The ISSF Headquarter informed all ISSF Member Federations that the IOC - in its recent Executive Board meeting - approved the Quota Rules for Tokyo 2020. 

CALENDAR
February 15 - April 2
American Legion Postal Match

Indianapolis, IN

Contact: sabrahams@legion.org

March 24
Beloit Rifle Club Gun Show

March 26 - April 4
Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

April 1-30
April Airgun Monthly Bench League

Port Clinton, OH

Contact: cgreen@thecmp.org

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

April 21
CMP April Monthly Match, Anniston

Anniston, AL

Contact: mcarroll@thecmp.org

CMP April Monthly Match, Camp Perry

Port Clinton, OH

Contact: LSherman@thecmp.org

April 27-28
Arkansas Airgun Show

Malvern, AR
For More Information email seth.rowland@att.net

April 28-29
Daystate Owners Club Shoot

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club
3960 N Usery Pass Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207

Saturday April 28, 2018 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday April 29, 2018 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Registration Information: mail@daystateamerica.com 

May 5
2018 Student Air Rifle Program (SAR) Missouri State Tournament

Jefferson City,  Missouri 

Register Here

May 7-15
ISSF World Cup USA Rifle & Pistol

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

June 10-17
Rifle & Pistol National Championship

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

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