Webley Junior – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Announcement: Just a reminder that Airgun Arena is holding a shooting contest. There are rifle and pistol categories. Rifle categories are: spring, sporter (PCP/CO2) and target. Pistols categories are: sporter, custom and target. The contest started on April 15 and ends on May 15, 2010. Pyramyd Air is supplying prizes, and there’s still time to enter.

Update on Tom/B.B.: I visited with Tom for 3 hours Thursday afternoon. He said he felt fantastic and was quite animated! He’s improving day by day. I’ll be spending quite a bit of time with him this weekend.

Today’s blog comes from Airgun Revue #6, which was published in 2000.

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When Savage made a folded-metal gun

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: Tom’s feeling better and his spirits are quite high. He had several liters of fluid eliminated from his abdomen. Turns out there was no fluid in his lungs, however the fluid in his abdomen was pressing on his lungs and made it difficult for him to breathe. His belly still looks a bit distended to me, but that might be due to having a very long needle poked into him at various angles. Tom said it was pretty painful, but he’d do it all over again if he had to.

Today’s blog originally appeared in the September 1998 issue of The Airgun Letter.


A toy gun made like a BB gun. The Savage ball-shooter must have been a young boy’s delight!

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Give ‘em something to do

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom: The hospital didn’t get around to doing the procedures mentioned in yesterday’s update…because people who were in critical condition were ahead of him. They hope to do everything today. Tom looks and feels MUCH better, and we think the hospital is on the right track. Without going into too much detail, they’re working with his body’s natural immune system and have seriously altered the medications and protocols of the previous hospital.

Todays blog comes from the August 2001 issue of The Airgun Letter. I remember when Umarex first brought out so many CO2 pistols that looked like firearms. People wanted them but didn’t really know what to do with them. Popping paper targets got kind of boring after a while. These days, there are lots more CO2 guns, but we haven’t seen a big growth in targets. So, this article is still pertinent.

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BRV – Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: Some time today, doctors will drain Tom’s abdomen and the small amount of fluid that’s seeped into his right lung. He’ll get general anesthesia, so we may be in for some more funny stories if he goes through Sundowner’s Syndrome again.

Now, on to today’s blog which is a continuation of my experience with air rifle benchrest. This is an edited version of the article that appeared in the January 2000 Airgun Letter.

by Edith Gaylord

By the time our two-day benchrest tournament came around in September, I’d already shot a number of matches and was ready to compete against all comers. I didn’t expect to win, but I didn’t expect to be at the bottom of the heap, either.

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BRV – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: On Sunday morning, Tom’s white cell count skyrocketed and two more pancreatic cysts were discovered. He’s been transferred to a regional trauma center to receive care from doctors and nurses who specialize in his type of medical situation. We were very relieved once he was situated in the new hospital. They immediately made changes to his protocols, medication, etc. An interesting discovery…the gallons and gallons of fluid in his abdomen is pure bile! I have no idea how long it would have taken the other hospital to discover this. This is progress, and both Tom and I are grateful for the change of venue.

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New products and more

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: Tom is still making progress, and things are moving in the right direction. (Woohoo!) Once again, today’s blog is from B.B.

Pyramyd Air has some new products, so I wanted to bring some of them to your attention. They have a web page that lists new items, but all of you may not look at it. Plus, I can add my 2 cents here.


Beautiful, huh? It’s even more gorgeous in person…rich walnut stock (beech also available), unparalleled blueing, accurate, powerful. What’s not to like?

The Falcons are coming! The Falcons are coming!
About 10-12 years, Edith saw a female target shooter out-shoot her husband in EVERY field target match with a Falcon Light Hunter rifle with a skeleton stock. When she found out that Pyramyd Air was going to sell Falcons, she grinned from ear to ear.

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My survival gun

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: Things are still progressing smoothly. He’s being fed intravenously and is now allowed to drink some water. Today’s blog came from B.B.

Here’s a little teaser: Pyramyd Air will be revealing something new and exciting on Monday, May 3. A lot of people have been working on this surprise for months. No more clues. And don’t even think of trying to get any info out of Edith!

Ever wonder which airgun you’d want if you were on a deserted island (think “Gilligan’s Island”)?


On a deserted island and hunting for food? Hope you have the Sheridan Blue Streak with you!

The Sheridan Blue Streak, which I got in 1978, is my choice as a survival gun on a deserted island. Does that surprise you? You probably thought I’d pick the Discovery or the Beeman R1 (my personal R1 is an older model and has open sights, the current one does not). They’re great rifles, but each rifle and all other powerplants just can’t bring to the table the reliability and flexibility of a Sheridan Blue Streak.

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