Black Ops Junior Sniper Combo air rifle Review

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Choosing a perfect gun for kids is never easy.

It must be lightweight so your kids could hold it without needing a bipod.

It must be easy to cock and effortless to sight in.

It must be cheap so you can buy one for your son and the other for your nephew living in Texas.

And it must be fun.

Let’s see whether Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle could satisfy all the requirements in this comprehensive review.

Gun Type

Black Ops Junior Sniper is multi-pump pneumatic air rifle. A variable pump gun has a piston and pressure cylinder inside. When you cock it, you compress the air between the cylinder and the piston. Since the gun is sealed completely, the compressed air has no where to go and is forced into the cylinder. The cylinder has a lock valve that let the air in and keep it there. When you shoot, the pressurized air is released and the pellet is driven out of the barrel.

Pump-action rifle is self-contained, compact, lightweight and recoilless. You can read more about its pros and cons in this post.

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black ops tactical sniper spring piston combo air rifle| black ops tactical sniper spring piston combo air rifle review

Ever feel like this?

You look at Amazon listings of air rifle.

You see 2 items with similiar names: One is Black Ops Tactical Sniper and the other is Black Ops Tactical Sniper Spring Piston.

They both look almost identical.

And one item is $40 cheaper than the other.

Confused, huh?

Don’t worry. I’m here to help you. There are two guns with the same name, except that one is powered by spring piston and the other uses gas strut as its powerplant.

And this review is about the cheaper one: Black Ops Tactical Sniper Spring piston air gun.

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Crosman Recruit .177 with Scope Review

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The Crosman Recruit .177 air rifle shares lots of similar features with its brother, Crosman 760 Pumpmaster like powerplant, design, scope, loading mechanism and double function. However, it does have some unique characteristics that Crosman 760 doesn’t have and you will find out all in this thorough review.

Gun Type

The Crosman Recruit is a variable pump air rifle. Multi-pump pneumatic gun consists of a piston and a pressure cylinder in the chamber. You compress the air between the piston and cylinder when you cock the gun. The air has no where to go since the gun is sealed completely and is forced into the cylinder. The cylinder has a lock valve that let the air go in and keep it there until you fire. When you shoot, the pellet is driven downrange in the barrel due to propelant force of the compressed air. Generally, variable pump gun is compact, lightweight, recoilless. Besides, it’s self-contained and permits you have control over the power of the gun. You can read more about multi-pump gun here.

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crosman benjamin titan xs .177 with scope | crosman benjamin titan xs .177 with scope review

Crosman Benjamin Titan XS has a word “Titan” in its name which infers that this gun is powerful and robust. Fortunately, it is not misnamed. While putting my final touches on its review, one thought kept running into my head – this air rifle is a nasty beast that you will love for years to come.

Gun Type

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Crosman Benjamin Titan XS .177 is powered by nitro piston technology. A nitro piston gun (or gas piston gun) works the same as the spring gun but it has a gas-filled cylinder instead of a coiled spring. The air in the cylinder is already compressed and you apply more pressure to it when you cock the gun. The pressurized air is kept under tension until you pull the trigger. When you fire, the pellet is propelled downrange the barrel due to propellant force from compressed air. Nitro piston rifle is lighter and last longer than the spring gun. Besides, it is less recoil and easier to cock. Furthermore, it can be left cocked for days because there is no spring fatigue. Read more about nitro piston technology in this post to see how it can make your gun sport more breathtaking.

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crosman benjamin 392 .22 specification

Here we go, the classic air rifle of all time, Benjamin 392, is back. Many air gunners still keep the good old Benjamin 392 they bought from several decades ago and it’s still good and shoot perfectly. Therefore, many expect the great quality from this new generation of Benjamin 392. At the first glance, the product images tell us that it has the same handsome, classic look. But does it have the same great quality like the one sold many years ago? Let’s find out in this detailed Crosman Benjamin 392 .22 review.

Gun Type

The Crosman Benjamin 392 is multi-pump pneumatic air gun. The variable pump rifle has a piston and a cylinder in the chamber. The air in the cylinder is already pressurized and you apply more pressure to it when you cock the gun. When you shoot, the pellet is propelled downrange inside the barrel by driving force of compressed air. Multi-pump gun is generally lightweight, compact, recoilless, and it allows you to have control over the power of the gun. You can read more about its pros and cons in this post.

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Crosman 760 pumpmaster with 4×15 scope Review

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Crosman 760 pumpmaster, a favorite choice of beginning shooter for nearly 4 decades, continues to prove itself with plenties of updates and improvements. However, while researching this product, I see  lots of discrepancies in product description between Amazon.com, manufacturer’ website and other e-commerce sites. To make it worse, even Amazon itself have inconsistent information in product specification. And they still not fix it at this time this review was written. Hey, who says Amazon never makes a mistake, hah?

Gun Type

The Crosman 760 Pumpmaster is a pump pneumatic rifle. A variable pump has a piston and a pressure cylinder. When you cock it, you compress the air between the piston and the cylinder. Since the gun is sealed completely, the air has nowhere to go and is forced into the cylinder. The cylinder has a lock valve that let the air in and keep it there. When  you shoot, the pellet is driven out of the barrel due to propellant force of compressed air,

Pump pneumatic air gun is generally compact, lightweight, recoilless and it gives control over the power of the gun. You can read more about pros and cons of a pump rifle in this post.

crosman 760 pumpmaster review

The barrel is smooth bore with the caliber of .177 (4.5 millimeters). This Crosman 760 pumpmaster is a BB repeater. With a BB repeater gun, you don’t have to open up and reload or cock every time you want to shoot BBs. Each time you shoot, a new BB is reloaded automatically.

This air rifle is not only a BB gun but also a single-shot pellet gun. Single shot gun teaches you to make your first shot count because you have to reload before you shoot the second shot. Moreover, single shot air rifles tend to be cheap and simple. You can teach a newbie shooter how to handle a single shot gun in only few hours.

Having the ability to shoot both BB and pellet, this Crosman 760 gives you an awesome option to switch to pellet in case you get bored with shooting BB. Besides, you can teach your kids how to operate a BB gun and a pellet gun at the same time without having to buy two types of guns separately.

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 crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air rifle | crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air rifle review

The Crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air rifle is designed with inspiration from a Ruger 1022 firearm. If you look at online customer ratings, you can see lots of positive reviews and plenties of negative reviews. What the heck is happening, you say? Don’t worry, I guarantee you will find the answer for that phenomenon at the end of this Crosman 1077 review.

Gun Type

The Crosman 1077 semi-automatic air rifle is CO2 pneumatic air gun. Unlike the spring gun that uses coiled spring as the powerplant, CO2 gun’s power comes from compressed air in CO2 cartridge. When you shoot, the pressurized CO2 in the cylinder is released and it propels the pellet downrange inside the barrel.  CO2 gun is extremely easy to cock, highly accurate, convenient for repeated shooting and can allow semi-automatic firing. You can read more about CO2 rifle’s pros and cons in this post.

The Crosman 1077 has multi-shot capacity with 12-shots rotary pellet clip. When you pull the trigger, the clip rotates around its axis, so there’s pellet reloaded every time. Multi-shot ability permits you to enjoy more shooting and more fun in a long period of time.

The barrel of the Crosman 1077 air gun is rifled steel barrel with spiral grooves inside. Rifled barrel makes buller spin. Spin stabilizes pellet, improves accuracy and enhances shooting range.

The Crosman 1077 air gun is a semi-automatic rifle. Don’t confuse semi-automatic with automatic guns. Automatic gun allows you to fire continuously as long as you keep holding the trigger. The gun keep firing until the magazine is empty. On the contrary, semi-automatic gun requires you to pull the trigger separately. After you shoot the first shot, the trigger must be reset in order to fire the next round. Nonetheless, the Crosman 1077 allows you to fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. The faster your finger movement, the more pellet you fire. This semi-automatic feature increase follow-up shot speed and give you an ability to shoot entire slip without re-adjusting the sight.

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finalChoosing the right air source for your PCP gun can be tricky. There is more than one way to fill your rifle and each of them has both advantages and disadvantages. If you don’t take a step back and consider all the potential options, chances are you are going to end up with frustration because everyone is different and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. In this post, we will take a close look at the pros and cons of 3 common ways to fill your gun: hand pump, scuba tank and carbon fiber tank.

Hand pump

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A hand pump is generally the same as the bicycle pump, but instead of pumping the tire, you pump the air reservoir of the PCP gun. It’s recommended that you do not pump more than 5 minutes and let the pump cool down 15 minutes between pumping sessions to prevent overheating. A modern hand pump can get to 3000 psi (pounds per square inch) When you start to pump, the beginning is easy and you can even pump with one hand to get to 1000 psi. But from 2500 psi on, you begin to feel strong resistance so it’s best to leverage your body weight to pump at this point.

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Is PCP air rifle the best choice?

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PCP air gun is one of five types of air rifles. In the market today, PCP air guns have become more and more popular and are sought-after .In this post, we will take an in-depth look at a PCP rifle, what it is, how it works, its pros and cons and whether you should buy one at all.

Where did PCP Come From?

Contrary to common beliefs that PCP rifles have been made only recently, they actually appeared the first time in the mid-1500s. The first who made the most of them are Austrians. The Austrians had thousands of PCP guns for their army in the war between them and France. Their guns were .26 caliber, 24 shots per minute repeaters in the time that a repeating firearm didn’t even exist. It gave them a huge advantage over Napoleon’s army who only could make 3 shots per minute due to the loading difficulty of the gun powder. After that time, PCP guns continued to be made. The manufacture of PCP air gun stopped after World War 1 and was revived in .177 and .22 caliber around 1980.

How it works?

PCP stands for Pre-charged Pneumatic, which means that the compressed air is put into the gun in advance before it is shot. Basically, it’s the air gun with a hollow tube containing high-pressurized air. Typically, the air is compressed at 3000 psi (pounds per square inch), sometime less, sometime more. There are multiple ways to fill the air reservoir.  You can use hand pumps, scuba tanks or carbon fiber tanks. Once the gun is filled to a certain pressure level, it is ready to use. The firing cycle of PCP happens as follows: When you pull the trigger, the firing valve opens and releases compressed air inside the barrel. The compressed air has no way to go but behind the pellet and the pellet is pushed out of the barrel due to propellant force of the compressed air. After that, a small amount of air and pressure in the reservoir are reduced.

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New generation of Nitro piston technology

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5 years ago, Crosman Corporation, a well-known air gun manufacturer, changed the way the whole world viewed the break barrel air rifle with the Nitro Piston 1 TM technology. They replaced traditional coiled spring with a nitrogen-filled strut in the chamber of the air rifle to provide a better shooting experience: less recoil, less noise (no twang sound as other break barrel guns ), less required cocking effort, long-lasting and can be left cocked for days without degradation in power. Crosman’s product line made with Nitro piston 1 technology has achieved huge success, proved by the presence of nitro piston guns in the best-selling lists of the biggest online stores such as Amazon, Wal-mart, and PyramidAir.

In January, 2014, Crosman announced the all-new Nitro Piston 2 technology:

http://www.crosman.com/croswords/?p=3885

In May, 2014, the Nitro Piston 2 air guns became available to purchase:

http://www.crosman.com/croswords/?p=4046

What’s new in the Nitro Piston 2?

Nitro-Piston-2-LogoThe strut in the Nitro Piston 2 is generally the same as in the Nitro Piston 1. The advanced part is the piston. The piston will be the precision machine featuring patent-pending Recoil Arrest and Tail Guides. These new features help dampen vibration and recoil from the forward movement of the piston. Moreover, Nitro Piston 2 also requires less cocking effort (up to 10 pounds) so it’s totally friendly for young and female shooters.

The Nitro Piston is now manufactured for the Trail model. Crosman states that they will work down to less expensive models to provide a new shooting experience for a wide range of customers while not raising the gun cost.

With Nitro Piston 2 technology, Crosman once again extends their reach for more potential customers. Now, not only the experienced gunners can take advantages from this new tech but kids, women and beginner shooters are benefitting from its easy cocking action and newbie friendly characteristics as well.

And the best part is…

All Nitro piston 2 air guns are manufactured in the Crosman facility at Bloomfield, New York (yes, made in the USA exactly as you like) so they can keep their hands on the manufacturing process and manage the quality up to their expectations.

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