Airgun Education

Episode 23 – How to select the right airgun: Pt. 3

Choosing the right airgun is hard enough with all the different brands, models and calibers. We’ll help you sort through it all to find the perfect gun for your needs.

Episode 22 – How to select the right airgun: Pt. 2 – Small game hunting

Hunting is one of the top reasons people buy air rifles. They’re safer than firearms because the projectiles don’t travel as far as those from a firearm, and they’re also not as loud as most firearms. That makes them ideal for suburban areas, where small game such as possums, raccoons and woodchucks often invade. Watch the video to find out how much power and energy you’ll need in order to humanely dispatch small game. Accuracy is important, too, so be sure you select an air rifle that can put 5 out of 5 shots in a 1″ circle. If your airgun can’t do that, you should select another gun that can. Below are the guns mentioned in this video.

Read more about airgun hunting in this article on Pyramyd Air’s website.

The Benjamin 392 and Benjamin 397 are multi-pump pneumatics — .22 caliber & .177 caliber, respectively.

A precharged pneumatic, the Benjamin Discovery air rifle runs on high-pressure air. You can buy the Benjamin Discovery with a hand pump or you can get the Discovery without a hand pump.

Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston Hardwood air rifle has a thumbhole stock and includes a CenterPoint 3-9×40AO scope & Weaver rings.

RWS Diana 34P Striker air rifle combo includes an RWS Lock-Down mount and Leapers 4×32AO scope.

Beeman RX-2 Elite Series air rifle comes with a Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12×40AO scope. Instead of a metal spring, the RX-2 has a gas spring. You can also get the Beeman RX-2 air rifle without the scope.

Episode 21 – How to select the right airgun: Pt. 1 – Pest control

Hunting…and specifically pest control…is one of the top reasons people buy air rifles. This is the first episode in a series that helps you find the right airgun for your needs. Episode 21 provides specifics about how to find the right rifle for humane pest control. Below are the guns mentioned in this episode.

Additionally, spring-piston guns require the artillery hold. Click to see how it will help your accuracy.

Daisy 22 SG multi-pump pneumatic air rifle

Benjamin 392 multi-pump pneumatic air rifle


RWS Diana 34P Striker spring-piston breakbarrel air rifle with 4×32AO scope


Remington AirMaster multi-pump pneumatic air rifle with 4×20 scope


Gamo Big Cat 1200 spring-piston breakbarrel air rifle with 4×32 scope


Walther Talon Magnum spring-piston breakbarrel air rifle with nitrogen piston insert and 3-9×32 scope

If you need some info about multi-pump pneumatic airguns, click to watch episode 3.

Need to know more about pellets? Click to see episode 4.

Episode 18 – Introduction to scope mounts: scope bases

Airgun scope bases are different than firearm scope bases, although they share similarities. Airguns are more difficult to mount scopes, and the scope bases do all the work. Learn about the different types of scope bases and when they’re used.

Episode 17 – Introduction to scope mounts: scope stops

Airguns are different than firearms in many ways, but one of the most surprising is that airguns can be much harder on scopes and scope mounts than firearms. It’s not the power, it’s the two-recoil delivered by spring-piston airguns. Therefore, you need a scope stop for your spring guns, especially the powerful springers. Learn all about scope stops and scope-stop pins in this instructional video.

Episode 16 – Introduction to scope mounts

What type of scope base is on your gun? What type of mount do you need? Weaver, Picatinny, 3/8″ or 11mm? Do you need 2-pc mounts or a 1-pc mount? 30mm or 1″? Lots to think about and lots to know. This is part 1 in a series on scope mounts that will help you figure out all of it.

Episode 15 – How to determine cocking effort

Learn how to measure the cocking effort of your spring-piston rifle. It’s important for you to know this, and we show you how to do it.

Episode 14 – Introduction to Underlevers

Underlever spring guns have become very popular in recent years. While use of these air rifles is pretty straightforward, there are some things you need to know. Watch the video to get spun up!

Episode 13 – Scope sights 101: Scope adjustment

If your scope isn’t properly adjusted to your eye and the distances you shoot, you won’t hit what you’re aiming at. Learn how to properly adjust your scope. Just as important, we tell you what NOT to do.

Episode 12 – Scope sights 101: Scope parts

Learn the basic parts of a scope and what they do.

Swiss Arms P92 replica pistol
Swiss Arms P92 CO2 BB pistol

More and more, we're hearing that airguns are ideal for firearm training when it comes to improving trigger control, acquiring a target and increasing accuracy. While all those are big pluses, let's remember the other reasons: (1) Save a fortune on ammo (if you can even get firearm ammo!). (2) Shoot at home. (3) No hearing protection needed. (4) Airguns are a fraction of the cost of firearms. So, click on the image & add this to your gun vault.

New .22-cal. Sheridan!
Sheridan 2260MB CO2 rifle

Sheridan has always made .20-cal. airguns. So, this new .22-cal. rifle is particularly exciting. And, it's available only in limited quantities. If you collect Sheridans (or just love them for their quality), you MUST add this to your gun vault. It's a single-shot CO2 rifle with a metal breech. Bolt-action single shots like the 2260 are ideal for teaching proper gun handling. Everything you love about Sheridan guns…and more. Get yours NOW before they sell out!