Beginner Videos

Episode 34 — Introduction to pellet seating

If you thought dropping a pellet into an airgun was all that was needed, watch this video! How deeply you insert a pellet into your air rifle or air pistol can often make the difference between a dead-ringer and wall-hanger.

Pellet pens have been around for some time, and they make it easier to insert pellets into breakbarrel air guns. Because pellets are small, they can sometimes fall out of place due to an oversized loading port or just because it’s hard to handle small items.

By sliding pellets into the barrel of a pellet pen, you don’t have to worry about proper placement. Just click the pellet pen when it’s at the loading port, and a pellet is properly inserted into your airgun.

But pellet pens with pellet seaters have been shown to make a noticeable difference in accuracy. After the pellet pen has inserted the pellet in the rifle, you use the pellet seater to push the pellet further into the barrel. Watch this video and learn more about pellet pens, pellet seaters and how they can improve your accuracy and help you hit the 10-ring!

Episode 33 – Cleaning your airgun barrel

Continuing our series on airgun maintenance, this video tells you more about the ins and outs, the pluses and minuses, and the pros and cons of barrel cleaning. Sometimes, a barrel that appears dirty really isn’t! Stay tuned for another lesson in keeping your air gun in top condition.

Episode 32 – Airgun Cleaning: Part 2

Continuing with our series about how to properly clean airgun barrels, part 2 builds on what you saw in part 1.

We’ll take you through the paces of how to clean an air gun, which cleaners to use, the types of tools and when you’ll know your barrel is clean. Replay this as many times as needed to make sure you’ve got the basics before starting on your guns.

Episode 31 – Airgun Cleaning: Part 1

You already know that air guns are different than firearms. But did you know that airguns have different cleaning and maintenance requirements than firearms?

This is part 1 of a series about cleaning airguns. This episode tells you which airguns are most likely to need frequent cleaning and which ones will probably never need cleaning.

Episode 30 – All About Lasers

If you think lasers are just for military use, you need to watch this video! Lasers can really help you drill your target or quarry. Unlike scopes, lasers can easily be fitted on most air rifles and air pistols. Because lasers don’t have parallax or the same limitations as magnifying optics, they can be used on just about anything that shoots a projectile.

In this video, we tell you about the different laser beam colors, which color is best for your use, and some important points about safe and legal use. Whether lasers are used with other optical devices or in conjunction with them, you’ll notice increased accuracy when you use them.

There’s one correction we have to make to the video that could not be made post-production (and we didn’t catch during production). Almost 5 minutes into the video, we show you a row of screws that are labeled as adjustment screws for the laser. In fact, these are NOT the laser adjustment screws. They’re the screws that tighten the laser’s mount.

Episode 29 – Red Dot Sights

Dot sights are a wonderful addition to any gun that has dovetails or a mounting rail. They’re easy to use and have a rheostat to make the dot larger or smaller, which also makes the dot brighter and dimmer, respectively. Unlike scopes, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re putting your dot sight on an air pistol or air rifle. The same sight will work perfectly on either type of airgun.

Some dot sights have only a red dot, while others come with the option of green or blue dots. Most dot sights do not have any magnification. Those that are magnified usually have only 2x or 3x power.

Watch our video and learn about a great optical sight option that you may not have considered before.

Episode 28 – Maintenance for CO2 airguns

This is the second part of a multi-part series on airgun maintenance. CO2 guns are very popular, and there are just a few simple things you need to do to maintain them in good working order. Follow the basic steps outlined here, and you’ll enjoy shooting your CO2 pistols and rifles for years to come.

Episode 27 – Maintenance for pneumatic airguns

While airguns are relatively maintenance-free compared to firearms, there are still some basic things you need to do to keep them in tip-top shape. This is the beginning of a series on airgun maintenance, and each video is about one type of powerplant.

This episode is all about penumatics — single-strokes, precharged and multi-pumps. To keep your pneumatic airguns functioning properly for years, follow the simple steps in this video and spend more time shooting and enjoying your airguns and less time having them repaired.

Episode 26 – Introduction to airgun safety: Part 1

While your airgun may have a manual or automatic safety, that’s not we’re going to address in this video. YOU are the safety for any gun you use. Mechanical safeties can fail. You are in charge of the gun, and it’s up to you to practice the highest level of safety you can. This doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. In fact, it means you CAN have fun because you can enjoy the shooting sports without endangering yourself or others. Watch this video, remember the safety points, practice them, internalize them and make them second nature when handling any gun…airsoft gun, airgun or firearm.

Episode 25 – Introduction to airgun calibers: Part 1

How do you know which caliber is best for what you want to do? If you hunt, do you want .177 or .22? What about .25 caliber? Is .20 caliber an optimal selection? What about target shooting? Or just plain plinking? If you have more questions than answers, then sit back and listen as we tell you some basic differences between the calibers and why you’ll want to pick one over another.

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Uzi CO2 BB submachine gun

You've seen tons of movies with guys spraying bullets from their Uzi submachine guns and probably thought it would be a blast. Except for the cost of ammo! You can have all that fun with this Uzi BB submachine gun at just pennies a round. Throw shots downrange for hours on end with all the fun, none of the firearm hassles and a fraction of the cost.

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Air Arms TX200 air rifle

When it comes to spring-piston air rifles, the Air Arms TX200 Mk III is a favorite of many airgunners, including airgun writer Tom Gaylord. His favorite caliber is .177. While the gun will initially impress you with its beauty and superior craftsmanship, you'll be even more impressed with the incredible accuracy! Tom claims this is "the most accurate spring gun below $3,000." Beech or walnut, left-hand or right-hand stock. Isn't it time you got yours?