THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018
The Umarex Legends Ace in the Hole looks the part of a classic Colt Army Shopkeeper revolver.

Everything has its purpose in life, even airguns. Sometimes that purpose is competition. Sometimes it’s hunting. And sometimes, or maybe much of the time, that purpose is just plain fun.

Such is the case with a new air revolver that’s been getting a thorough workout in my backyard. The Umarex Legends “Ace in the Hole” is a six-shooter reminiscent of the classic Colt Army Shopkeeper. The original Shopkeeper looked like a standard Army model, but with about 1 ½ inches of barrel lopped off.

The Ace in the Hole includes six cartridges but you can buy additional ones.

Like the original, the Ace in the Hole sports a 3 1/2-inch barrel with a spring-loaded ejector rod to extract spent cartridges. "What," you say? It’s a pellet gun! What cartridges? That’s where the “fun” purpose comes in. The Ace in the Hole fires .177 caliber pellets in a most interesting way and with a polite nod to authenticity. This nifty revolver comes with six shiny cartridges that look a heck of a lot like .357 Magnum cases. However, instead of a primer on the bottom and a bullet on top, there is a .177-caliber hole drilled right through, top to bottom. You place the pellet into the base of the cartridge and then proceed to load the cartridges in your six-gun for shooting. The air pressure blasts the pellet through the faux cartridge and into the barrel. When finished with all six, drop those cartridges out and reload them with new pellets. I guess that makes these "green" cartridges?

The Ace in the Hole uses standard CO2 cylinders available most anywhere.
The ”cool” factor starts as soon as you open the (heavy) box. And there you have it. The Ace in the Hole feels like a real six-shooter. Made of actual metal, it’s got the right weight and feels legit. The finish is worn, weathered, and rustic – on purpose – and it looks great. The grips are smooth plastic with an Ace of Spades logo on each. The hammer has a large knob for “speed cocking” not that you’ll be fanning the hammer on this revolver like those gunfighters in bad spaghetti westerns. The only thing that's not quite authentic is the plastic front sight. Presumably, due to a production economy of scale to keep the price down (that’s a total guess on my part), it’s a plastic front post that snaps onto the barrel with three half-circle “clamps,” for lack of a better word. There are spares in the box in case you lose or break one.

Recently, we've gotten more reports of bad censorship behavior by content monitors at YouTube. Based on past behavior, it's no secret that the company would love nothing more than to ban gun-related content from their platform. Several weeks ago, we reported on a series of channel shutdowns and removals for innocuous airgun content. Now, the company is at it again. 

FROM THE INDUSTRY

Daisy Outdoor Products, America's oldest and leading maker of BB guns and other youth outdoor equipment, will be in Dallas, Texas this week for the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Daisy invites guests to booth 8017 to learn more about their popular assortment of BB guns and accessories. 

Umarex USA is pleased to announce their attendance at the National Rifle Association’s 147th Annual Meeting and Exhibits May 4-6 in Dallas, Texas. Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth #8020 to visit.

Umarex USA welcomes attendees to enjoy a hands-on experience with Umarex’s cutting edge airguns. An interactive airgun range during the show will allow show participants the opportunity to shoot four different Umarex Airguns including the Umarex Gauntlet and Colt Peacemaker. Attendees can also sign-up at booth #8020 to win Umarex Airguns in the daily giveaways. 

GAMO® Outdoor USA announces their attendance at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on May 4th-6th.  Stop by booth #8017 and see the new airguns designed for everything from recreational shooting to big game hunting.

Sig Sauer ASP-20 Break Barrel Air Rifle

The new SIG SAUER ASP20 break barrel air rifle, 1911 We The People BB Pistol and X-Five ASP Air Pistol will be among the many high-performance airguns on display in the SIG SAUER booth (#6220) at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas this weekend. Available in .177 and .22 calibers, the highly anticipated ASP20 features the airgun industry’s most advanced trigger system and delivers down-range power and accuracy with the lightest cocking effort in its class, making it ideal for hunting small game. This is the first SIG SAUER airgun to be built at SIG SAUER’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Hampshire and many of the company’s firearms technologies were used in the design and production of this impressive break barrel air rifle.

For the 8th consecutive year, the NRA and Pyramyd Air will team up to host the ever-popular airgun range during the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, May 3-6, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Sponsored by the world’s largest internet airgun retailer, the Pyramyd Air Airgun Range provides attendees of all ages with hands-on airgun shooting fun - for FREE. Plus, they'll be great prize giveaways all weekend and a special appearance by Keith and Matti Warren, hosts of The High Road with Keith Warren on the Pursuit Channel. 

Absolutely dominant: the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event saw the People’s Republic of China take the gold and sign a new World Record with 29-year-old Ji Xiaojing and 20-year-old Wu Jiayu. It’s the third gold medal won by the Chinese National Team at the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Changwon (KOR), which makes them the leader of the medal standings so far.

The two shooters ruled the contest from the very beginning, progressively building a consistent gap on their closest rivals, and finishing with the resounding score of 487.7 points: 4.9 above the previous World Record.

Absolutely dominant: the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event saw the People’s Republic of China take the gold and sign a new World Record with 29-year-old Ji Xiaojing and 20-year-old Wu Jiayu. It’s the third gold medal won by the Chinese National Team at the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Changwon (KOR), which makes them the leader of the medal standings so far.

The third ISSF competition of the season closed today at the Changwon International Shooting Range in Changwon (KOR) from April 20th to April 30th, following the ISSF World Cup Stage 1 and the ISSF Junior World Cup 1, which respectively took place in Guadalajara (MEX) and Sydney (AUS).

A total of 876 athletes participated in the competition, representing 70 National Olympic Committees and piling up 1400 starts.

CALENDAR
May 3-6
National Rifle Association Annual Meeting and Expo

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, May 3-6 in Dallas, Texas. The Exhibit Hall will be open May 4-6.

Information: NRA Annual Meeting

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2018 Student Air Rifle Program (SAR) Missouri State Tournament

Jefferson City,  Missouri 

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ISSF World Cup USA Rifle & Pistol

Ft. Benning, GA
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June 4 - August 3
3-P Summer Camp 2018

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Port Clinton, OH

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June 4 - August 4
2018 SD Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship

Humboldt Sharpshooters Junior Club
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Stranahan New Shooter Match 2018

Stranahan High School
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2018 May Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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2018 CMP May Monthly Match - Anniston

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Anniston, AL

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2018 CA Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship (2 of 2)

Selma High School MJROTC
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2018 PA Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship

DuBois Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
DuBois, PA

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3-P Summer Clinics 2018

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American Legion, Dept of Virginia, North Region Championship

Warrenton Rifles
Centreville, VA

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2018 CMP May Monthly Match Camp Perry

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Port Clinton, OH

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Oxford High School Shoulder-to-Shoulder Rifle Match

Oxford High School Marine Corps JROTC
Oxford, MS

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2018 Net Competitor Spring Kick-Off League - Postal Match

2018 NC Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship 2 of 3

Dalton L McMichael HS AFJROTC
Mayodan, NC

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Standing Camps Summer 2018

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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American Legion Virginia Eastern Regional Championship

King George High School NJROTC
King George, VA

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2018 FL State 3PAR JO (2 of 2) / General Frank Laudano Memorial

Sarasota Military Academy
Sarasota, FL

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2018 June Airgun Monthly Bench League

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Port Clinton, OH

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June 10-17
Rifle & Pistol National Championship

Ft. Benning, GA
USA Shooting

June 21-23
National Three Position Air Rifle Championships � Sporter Class

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH

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June 30
Midwest Airgun Show

June 30 - July 3
2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championships

Rogers, AR

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July 20-22
2018 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship

Rochester Brooks Gun Club
962 Honeoye Falls 6 Road
Rush, NY 14543

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