by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
- Air Venturi
- Lil Duke
- New Air Bolts
- Big Bore Carnivore
- Sun Optics compressor
- The year of the airgun
This was the first actual day of the SHOT Show, and the crowd was excited! I stopped at the Air Venturi booth first, so let’s see what’s there.
First up was the Lil’ Duke BB gun. As you can see, it’s styled after the model 92 Winchester John Wayne carried in a number of his most famous movies, including True Grit. This is the one he fills his hand with.
The Lil Duke is bound to become a favorite.
The John Wayne airguns have been quite successful for Air Venturi. They had a second booth upstairs this year where they showed a number of their other John Wayne handguns, including a 1911 that Wayne probably carried in the Sands of Iwo Jima!