The Pyramyd Insyder was all over SHOT Show 2018 scouring the floor for the latest air rifles and air pistols from cutting-edge airgun manufactures like Air Venturi, Seneca, Umarex, RWS and Springfield Armory.
Pyramyd Insyder: SHOT Show 2018 - Part 3 Video Transcript:
Hey guys we're here at the Air Venture booth SHOT Show 2018. This is the Double Shot. Alright why do they call it the Double Shot? Two barrels of ultimate badassery right here. This is of course first and foremost an air shotgun. Basically you can call this the big brother of the Wing shot if you want to, I am just calling it awesome. We have an air distributor system here this is going to allow you to quickly flip between the left and the right barrel, it is absolutely fantastic, it works super smooth and all you have to do, you cock the gun, you turn it, and you are good to go. Of course if you're going to shoot something maybe like these guys, these air bolts out of this, you're going to have to take off these chokes. They did let me play around with this before we came out to SHOT. This is, of course, like one of two prototypes right now, but guys this is super awesome, 18 inch pattern at 20 yards with both barrels. And you're able to put four of these, you know one after the other, with one reload in between into about a three-inch group at 35 yards. This thing is going to be a hunter's dream. You got a quick follow up shot with these air bolts. What more could you ask for guys? So really cool, brand-new, this is going to be under the Seneca line the Double Shot, one you're gonna want to check out in 2018.
Alright guys we are back at the Air Venturi booth. This is a cool little rifle that caught my eye here at the booth. They're calling this the TR 5, now this guy is a youth target rifle, very reminiscent of the IZH 61 that we can no longer get here in the states so. You got a five-round repeating system, of course, this is a spring piston side lever gun. You can see that side lever right here, you simply lift up on it and go to the side and you're able to go ahead, pull that back, and you can actually you just saw that index right there. So this is all gonna work really really simply and smoothly for those junior shooters out there. You got a rail underneath for mounting a sling accessory and, of course, we're going to put target sights on this. So I would imagine you're gonna probably see some sort of aperture sights, you know probably similar to what we used to see on that IZH model, but some updates. They made a little update to the design as far as I can see here. You have a quick adjusting buttstock and it feels like it's got about six positions in it, as well as an up-and-down adjustable butt pad here via this thumb screw on the back, so you loosen it you can actually move that rubber butt pad up and down. You know this one's going to be a great option to get the kids into some target shooting with or if you're just looking to plink in the backyard, probably going to be a really really good choice, and one to keep an eye on as the year goes forward.
Back at the Air Venturi booth. Guys these guys keep coming out with new products it's crazy. This is the Hellboy alright, this is in their Hellraiser line they're calling it. This is basically your AR M4 replica and this feels pretty damn real to me guys. You can see you got the flip opened dust port there, the ejection port. Here's all the features this thing has packed in guys. You have the fully adjustable six-point buttstock here and it this castle nut actually can come loose so it does seem like at least you can change out your buffer tube and your buttstock if you so choose. We do have a selector switch over here on this side. Now you'll notice it does say auto, they are telling me this does not function in full auto, only semi-automatic even when you do have it on that auto selector, eh but that's alright. They're telling me they're hitting good targets with this thing you know a 12 by 12 target I'd bet 240 yards with bb's, alright, that's pretty awesome. You got a drop free mag that's going to house 18 bb's in one co2 cartridge, they're saying fifty to sixty shots. Guys it looks like honestly you could replace all of these accessories with just about anything you want on here, and for those of you that want a little bit more precision you can even unscrew this and you got a flat top rail on top. This is actually really awesome if you're looking to do some action shooting or practice for what you're going to be doing out in the field maybe in the range with your real AR, the Hellboy's going to be one to check out, stay tuned.
Hey guys we're back at SHOT Show 2018 still at the Air Venturi booth. We are taking a look at the brand new Seneca Dragonfly. This actually looks a lot like the Diana Stormrider except that it is a multi-pump, alright, so check that out. You're able to get eight pumps with this in 177, you're looking at about 800 feet per second they're telling me and about 622. Coolest thing about this though,.multi-pump multishot you slide, just like the Stormrider you slide the single shot tray out and a magazine fits right in here. Nine rounds into 177 and 7 and 22. Same magazines as a Storm Rider so those are already readily available, so a little solid 5-pound gun multi-pump gun, it's going to be perfect for you preppers out there. Open sights of course, and you're gonna be able to mount a scope on the 11 millimeter dovetail guys. Again if you've been looking for a multi-pump rifle whether you're looking to get a youth shooter into it or you are looking to do some hunting yourself without having to worry about a spring or a piston breaking on you or having to fill up a gun with a PCP multi-pump pneumatic, the Dragonfly's coming your way. Check it out in 2018.
Hey guys back here at the Air Venturi booth, last thing we're going to show you here today and probably the most significant. I'm watching this display here, it's got me a little mesmerized so I apologize if I zone out. These are the Dust Devil BB's, this is the world's first and only frangible BB. Frangible means it breaks apart when it hits a hard target, guys. That means you could shoot your steel targets, your plinking stuff, we got a gong target, you know on the website, there you can shoot any of these hard targets and these BB's break apart. He's working almost every BB gun you got out there, I think they don't work in the MP40 which was I was really bummed to hear that, but any of your single-stack magazine BB pistols or rifles, these are gonna work great in. They're a little bit lighter than your traditional 5.1-grain steel BB, so they are gonna go a bit faster as well, but this is a way safer option than your traditional steel BB and even then your smart shot BB's, which are low ricochet. If those are low ricochet these are no ricochets, what I'm being told, so that's really cool. 1500 counts probably going to be around ten bucks. Guys, these are gonna make shooting BB guns a lot more fun. We're going to be using these quite a bit here on the Insyder in 2018 so stay tuned.
Alright guys so I was about to leave the Air Venturi booth and they told me they got us a licensing deal with Springfield Armory. Pretty cool. Actually, the first pistol I ever bought, real steel 9-millimeter pistol, was an XDM, and this is the exact replica of that gun. Now this is an airsoft version, they're also going to have BB versions. Pull blowback, drop three mag. Guys this feels just like the real thing, they even have the texturing down, and I'm told it comes with the interchangeable backstraps, as well functional grip safety, come on this is awesome. This is going to make training at home if you have a Springfield pistol, there's gonna be some 1911's out there as well, awesome stuff here guys, this is really gonna open it up. I can't think of many brands now that aren't represented with an air gun replica. Springfield Armory was one of the last ones that wasn't, and Air Venturi is gonna take care of that for us, but not only do they have pistols, guys, that are coming, but they're doing rifles too. Parking them back, just a little bit of an older time here. We have the M1 Carbine replica, this is actually, this is full metal and if this is a wood stock. I'm told there's going to be a synthetic stock option available for a little bit less probably around $199 or so but this wood stock option is definitely going to be available. They're telling me this is a cold blowback gun in the airsoft version. Co2 cartridge looks like a drop free mag again here, yep CO2 right in the bottom, so I'm expecting the BB versions probably going to be very similar. And, of course, the venerable M1A. Now this is a Springer airsoft version that they have here for show, but they tell me they're working on a bunch of other versions which includes CO2 as well so if you are an M1A fan and looking for something not only in airsoft but also in steel BB to replicate the field, maybe your real M1A or an M14, definitely one to check out. Guys this is a huge deal for the guys at Air Venturi. Really cool, looking forward to seeing what they put out in 2018. We're gonna check out the rest of the show now guys. Stay tuned here with the Insyder at SHOT Show.
Hey guys we're here at the Umarex booth, obviously Umarex did big big things in the PCP world in 2017, and in 2018 they are not going to disappoint. The Hammer is here guys. Very very impressive changes and upgrades in my opinion to this gun here. Now they're saying made in America, I don't know what exactly all qualifies is made in America, that's not really the important part, let's talk about some of the performance specs they're talking about here. You have a 4,500 psi carbon-fiber cylinder on this gun which is regulated at 3,000 psi. Gun has a two-round magazine in it and that's going to give you, you should be able to get two to three good shots on a fill at this at up to 700 foot-pounds, seven zero zero guys. That is a ton of power, this will be the world's most powerful production big bore and man I can't wait to get my hands on this, guys. I know it looks like a pretty big gun, obviously fully shrouded barrel but this thing doesn't handle that heavy guys, and quite frankly, the balance throwing it up to the DI there is really really nice. Talking about a brand new valve design there, light speed valve in this gun which should be able to deliver not only that big power, but also a very quick jolt shock shot cycle that should be really really shooter friendly, and a 2-pound cocking effort you just pull it back like that, push it forward, let's try the trigger here real quick. For a big bore guys, that's pretty good, overall the Umarex Hammer is a fan, only one you're gonna want to check out. 50 caliber 700 foot-pounds, 2018 big things coming, stay tuned.
Hey, guys, we're back at the Umarex booth checking out some new RWS guns, now these are going to be made in Germany and America, so this is gonna be an interesting kind of mash-up between Umarex Germany and Umarex USA to deliver what is going to hopefully be a very high-quality spring piston gun. This is the 3400 and we have the 3500 right behind me. Obviously you can tell some really nice stocks on here, you got some nice checkering in there, it looks like we do have an adjustable trigger as well, and you can definitely tell this is taking departure from the traditional RWS line, as we have a fiber-optic front sight up there and even as far as the safety goes, this looks very similar to what they're doing with the Walther guns. So we have a lot of new updated features kind of a mashup gun here between the historically significant Art of US line and what Umarex is wanting to do with updating some of these features. So definitely one we're going to be checking out on the Insyder here in 2018. Looking forward to this one a lot, stay tuned.
Alright guys back into Umarex checking out some Glock stuff. Umarex got the Glock license earlier in 2017 and looking at these I got to tell you, these feel pretty realistic. Now these are some early samples here, and it looks like we got a drop free BB mag here so pretty nice, co2 is gonna be housed in the grip, you could see that piercing screw there at the bottom, but we don't have blowback on this particular version so this is probably going to be a lower price point gun right here, but definitely some cool stuff going to be coming out of this Umarex Glock relationship, we're looking forward to hearing more about it in 2018.
Guys check this out. I saw a video of this gun just before SHOT show. Lit up the Internet, this is the Umarex Legends cowboy rifle. You see that in there, you know what that's gonna be doing? That's ejecting shells. You guys remember those shells that come with the John Wayne pistols, the Colt single-action pistols, those are exactly what we're talking about. You load those shells up right into here, one BB of course in each of those shells, and you are good to go. Blasting with lever action fun, two co2 cartridges I believe in the back of this thing. Guys this is the real deal, this is exactly what we've been looking for add that realism factor with that shell ejection. I could do this all day, guys, Umarex is gonna nail this one. Very excited to get it on the Insyder in 2018.
The Pyramyd Insyder was all over SHOT Show 2018 scouring the floor for the latest air rifles and air pistols from cutting-edge airgun manufacturers like AirForce, Benjamin, Diana, Hatsan and RAW.
Pyramyd Insyder: SHOT Show 2018 -Part 2 Video Transcript
Hey guys we're here at the Air Force booth SHOT Show 2018 looking at the new Texan Carbine. This guy's going to be available in 308, 357, and 457. 24 and three-quarter inch barrel, I'm very excited to try some air bolts in this. You know we put together our own little Texan carbine on the Insyder a few months ago, but this is gonna be from the factory ready to go. Another new announcement on the Texan line, you got the SS coming in 308 and 357 as well, in addition to the 457 that we've already looked at. So very cool new stuff from Air Force but there's more, let's check it out.
Hey guys, so still at the Air Force booth, here's the new big announcement. Rapid air weapons out of Tennessee so that means we are going to be seeing American-made, and these are currently American-made, but American-made rapid air weapons guns through Air Force. On top of that, they are also offering the rapid line which harkens back to the old Theobin days in England. These are available in 177 all the way through 35 caliber. These are some of the finest built guns you will find anywhere in the world. Powerful, accurate, they do just about whatever you want to do, they got a ton of features. You got carbon shrouds, electric shrouds, carbon bottles, different stock configurations. This is going to be one to watch for in 2018. Very excited about this one. We're gonna head out onto the floor and see what else we can find. That's about it from the Air Force booth, we'll catch you in a few minutes.
Alright guys we're here at the Crosman booth 2018 Shot Show. One of the big new things they got coming out here, this is the Benjamin Traveler Compressor. This is going to be able to fill your guns from 0 to 4,500 psi, it is capable of that. For those of you guys with the higher fill pressure guns, they're telling me this does a Marauder from zero to full in about eight minutes or Discovery in like three and a half. So you have the compressor itself we can see, got a filter, a gauge here, you obviously got your quick disconnect on the end of the hose, looks like we got fan cooling. Guys this looks pretty simple, this is going to be plug and go. So definitely one we're gonna keep an eye on here in 2018, the Benjamin Traveler Compressor. We got a couple other things here at the Crosman booth to check out, stay with us.
Got the Benjamin Fortitude here. This one has sent a few waves through the industry when it got announced. A very exciting new gun from Crosman Benjamin here. So basically what we're looking at guys, you're looking at a Maximus stock, looks like a Maximus Discovery trigger and air cylinder, except there's a regulator inside, so you're talking about getting very consistent and also a ton of shots. They're saying up to 70 or 80 and 22 caliber which is really impressive, and then it looks like we have basically a Marauder top portion of the gun here so. Breach in shroud assembly as well and they're talking about a retail price point of $300 on this guy, so this is definitely going to be out there to contend with the Stormriders and the Gauntlets of the world, and obviously bearing that Crossman Benjamin name, we're expecting it that it's going to be very very good, very reliable. 3,000 psi fill, so a little bit different than our Discovery or our Maximus here, but featuring that same trigger. We know what we're gonna get out of this guys, but I can't wait to test it. This one's gonna be one to watch. Very lightweight gonna be really durable. This gun may very well take that $300 price range by storm here. Very excited to see what this gun can do.
Alright guys last thing we're gonna check out here at the Crosman booth, this is the new mag Fire. This is a multi-shot break barrel so Crosman's coming to that party as well now. This is actually really interesting. So you have a kind of pistol grip in traditional almost AR M4 style buttstock here with a deep forend which is kind of interesting as well, make offhand shooting a little bit easier, but really the meat and potatoes of this gun guys, is this multi-shot mechanism. So you're gonna break the barrel down, and then when you get it back up, you are actually going to work this bolt-action system here on a ten round magazine, looks like a Marauder mag to me. So that's gonna be very interesting, certainly a lot quicker follow-up shots than you're gonna get out of a traditional break barrel. We're very excited to see this one come through. This one we didn't even know about beforehand, so it should be a very exciting product in 2018. We're gonna definitely test this one out for you on the Insyder guys, stay tuned.
So sadly we did not make it to the Hatsan booth with enough time in the day to spare. That said Hatsan's got a bunch of new products that we definitely need to take a look at. So on top of three new guns that we're gonna cover here, they also had a compressor, as well as a couple hand pumps. They really come out with a full line of HPA equipment here which is really exciting to see from Hatsan. That said, the three guns are gonna want to look at here, the Hercules Bully, the Flash, and the FlashPup. Now the Flash that you're seeing right now very impressive little guns, six pounds they're saying up to 40-foot pounds in 25 caliber and somewhere in the mid to high 30s and 22. We're gonna have one of those on the Insyder to review for you guys soon which we're really excited about, but they also came out with that FlashPup that you're seeing now so basically same action just set in to a bullpup stock, and then you got the Bully that is a bottle version of the Hercules in a bullpup stock. This thing is going all the way up to 45 caliber, tons of shot count, and they even told us that they're gonna make the cocking effort easier on it, which was a big complaint on the original Hercules, so we're really excited to see these new guns from Hatsan in 2018.
Hey guys SHOT Show 2018, we're back with Pyramyd Insyder. We are at the Diana booth, some very cool new stuff from Diana and Germany. This is the Skyhawk, their bullpup gun. Now it's a little interesting, I know this might look familiar to some of you guys, this gun is actually going to be fully assembled in Germany with a lot of upgraded features, obviously, you can already tell this is a Manelli stock. They're gonna have a couple different stock styles, a couple different action finishes, but I can tell you this is regulated, should be very powerful, very quiet. I'm really looking forward to checking this one out. Nice new bullpup offering from Diana and also for those of you that are hardcore about getting a fully German made gun, we have the P1000 Evo 2. Now this is going to come in a couple different stock configurations, should be very very accurate, I believe it's like a twelve or fourteen round magazine. Beautiful looking wood on these guns here and of course they're gonna be very accurate, regulated, very excited to see these in 2018.
Hey guys back at the Diana booth, the Bandit pistol. This is going to be one to watch for in 2018. You have a PCP pistol, this is totally very comfortable, ambidextrous, so left-handed right-handed shooters, not gonna have a problem with this, this is going to have a magazine, as well as a single shot tray that you see here. We got the target site option here but with an 11 millimeter dovetail, looks like this comes off no problem, so you're going to be able to mount an optic on it, and I'm hearing that they're gonna have a lot of updates for this as well going forward, including a suppressor, and probably, maybe, some stock options too, so we'll definitely be on the lookout to see more from the Diana Bandit in 2018.
Guys back at the Diana booth. Now this is a new, updated version of the Stormrider obviously you've seen our review of it, it was a great gun then, Diana's making it better, they are committed to making their products better. We're gonna have a fixed suppressor on the end of it here as well, and this is the most exciting part for me, an updated trigger guys. This is going to be a two-stage adjustable trigger and I will just show you here, I cock the gun back. So very very light, first stage travel comes to a clean wall, solid break. That's feeling like pound and a half to me, maybe two, a very very nice trigger on this model here. We're very excited to get these in, but very cool. They're also working on a regulator and a 25 caliber version. So the Storm Rider's going places stay tuned in 2018.
We were about to leave the Diana booth and then they told me there was one other thing I had to see. This is the Diana Chaser, this is going to be a co2 gun suppressor. Looks like you got open sights here with the ability to mount an optic on an 11-millimeter dovetail rail, single shot tray with a magazine option, and of course, this nice little lightweight carbine stock. Guys this comes into the shoulder really nice, very lightweight, this is going to be a great backpacking gun and, again, 112 grams co2 cartridge, so you're gonna be looking at, you know that summer pesting season, this is exactly what you're going to want to have. They're talking about a pretty low retail price point here $50-$60 bucks, this could be a very very hot item coming in 2018. Check it out soon.
The Pyramyd Insyder was all over SHOT Show 2018 scouring the floor for the latest air rifles and air pistols from cutting-edge manufactures like Air Arms, SIG Sauer, American Tactical, and Anschutz.
Pyramyd Insyder: SHOT Show 2018 - Part 1 Video Transcript
Welcome to SHOT Show 2018 guys. Checking out some brand new product here with the Pyramyd Insyder. This is the Air Arms S510 TDR FAC. So that means it's the same TDR package you know and love with the brand new side lever breech, as well as a fixed suppressor on the end to keep things nice and quiet. Looks like the gun also does come with a soft touch cheek piece now. And, of course, as you guys probably have seen if you're a fan of this TDR rifle. Just unscrews at the back here and you can see that separation starting with the stock there and you can actually put this up in the case, in a backpack, whatever you want, before you go hunting. You leave your scope on it, all you got to do is mount the buttstock and you're good to go. You have the hallmark features like the adjustable power here with the transfer port adjustment, ten round magazine in 177, 22, and 25, and again updated to that sidelever breech with the walnut stock. This gun, for those of you guys that are looking to get out and do some hunting with something that's super lightweight, check out the S510 TDR in 2018.
That this is going to be a regulated S510. We've been waiting for this one for quite a while guys, very cool. And a new update on the .25s in particular, this is going to be a bit more powerful than our standard S510s have been in the past. They're saying 44 foot-pounds of energy, which puts it right up there with your .25 cal Marauders, your Atamans, a lot of those nicer higher power .25 cal guns. The gun is going to feature your fixed suppressor up at the muzzle end, which is of course connected to a full-length shroud system, and we're sitting it into a beautiful Minnelli Ultimate Sporter stock. This one's going to be the black soft touch, so you know you get the adjustable cheek piece, you get the rail underneath, and that just awesome soft touch feel guys. Also going to be available in laminate, probably a walnut maybe a beech, who knows we'll see, but this one I have to get my hands on in 2018 guys. Stay tuned with the Insyder you'll be seeing this one at some point down the road.
Here at the Sig Sauer booth the SHOT Show 2018. Brand new breakbarrel the ASP20 now this guy's got a lot of cool new features. It does have a pretty high price point on it for a break barrel. but I do think it's going to command that price point. So starting at the front guys we got a fixed suppressor on the end of the barrel here, so that's going to keep your shots quiet. The first real key point here we're gonna touch on is this lock-up system, now this is all machine together, so when they make this, this is not going to move. Barrel droop, any side-to-side wiggle, that should be things of the past as far as this gun is concerned, which are going to make it a very appealing option for those of you looking for the most precision out of a breakbarrel. Of course, we have a Picatinny rail system and it is a gas piston inside of here. Cocking effort is going to be around 35 pounds, very very smooth cocking stroke. And the trigger, guys the trigger they are touting. They did let me try it out here. It breaking at about two and a half pounds, feels very nice to find first second stage, and an ambidextrous safety. I was really surprised to see this, you have access to it from both the left hand and on the right-hand side there, which is a neat little feature we don't see on very many break barrels, if any, and of course rounding it out at the back of kind of a target ish style stock here. And it handles really nicely, feels good. Price point on the synthetic version, this is the wood here, price point for the synthetic's going to be 399 and this scope actually is designed purposefully for air rifles, so you know it's going to stand up. Lifetime warranty on this from Sig. With a really nice reticle, you guys are definitely gonna want to check this out. This is a 4 to 12 by 44 beautiful reticle and this one is also going to be available probably around the $350 price point, so very very exciting stuff from Sig here.
We've just showed you the ASP20. Now that gun, made in America, let's show you something that's made in Italy but I'm very very excited about. We don't see a lot of kind of match pistols or even any kind of well single stroke pneumatics anymore these days but Sig's bringing one to market guys. This is the ASP Super Target, now this is modeled after one of their firearms, it's got a very 1911's look to it. Beautiful, what look to be walnut grips on it, and this is an over lever single stroke pneumatic airgun. This is awesome, check this out, so you pull back on the hammer that's going to release your over lever here, and as you can see here guys, we load it right in there, right into the barrel, this is a 177 of course. You have your piston assembly here. Let me go ahead and close it back up and then we're good to go try that trigger out. Pretty nice and lightweight, a little more travel than I'd like, but I expect that's going to be fully adjustable guys. You don't have a price point on this one quite yet but looks very very intriguing for those of you target shooters out there, so stay tuned for this one, probably third quarter of 2018.
Hey guys Tyler here with the Pyramyd Insyder. We're here at American Tactical on the SHOT Show floor 2018 checking out some brand new guns. Now, this is the Nova Freedom, there's not a lot known about this gun, we saw it in a one Germany last year. This is basically a multi-pump PCP so you're gonna be able to pump this, they're saying 40 times and get up to a 1000 feet per second in 177. 40 times over 17 shots, so you have a pressure gauge on the side and here's the kicker guys, adjustable power. You got a high power setting and a low power setting, side lever action, 11-millimeter dovetail, it's coming with open sights and again the multi-pump that's gonna be capable of doing multiple shots. Really cool, we're gonna be looking to hear a lot more about this one later in the year.
We're here at the Anschutz booth taking a look at their brand new field target rifle. This is the 9015 HP and as you can see this thing has more features than I've ever seen in any gun ever. If you're a field target shooter like me, this is a gun you are going to want to have to get to the top of the competition. This gun, obviously precision barrel, that's a no-brainer, you have an adjustable four end hamster here for putting on your knee. Side lever action, super smooth, and a dry fire mechanism here, and just set that, you can try that trigger. The 5065 4k trigger, one of the best on the market if not the best. I've been testing this gun for roughly the last six months and I have got to say it is phenomenal. You're definitely gonna want to check this one out. The adjustability in this gun is crazy. You can swivel the buttstock, you can move everything up and down, left and right, every which way to make this gun fit you like a glove. Check this one out on pyramydair.com right now.
The Marauder Field and Target, the first fully-regulated Marauder, an airgun that gives shooters everything they loved about the Marauder with more shots than ever before.
Benjamin Marauder Field and Target Air Rifle Video Transcript:
Welcome to the Pyramyd Insyder, I'm Tyler Patner. Today we're gonna take a look at a new twist on an old classic, the Benjamin Marauder Field and Target in 22 caliber.
Alright guys, quite frankly I don't think I need to go over the Marauder in too much detail other than three significant points on the Field and Target edition, one of those is actually on the regular Marauder as well. There's everything on this gun is basically standard with the exception of the fact that you have a Picatinny breach here, so when you're choosing your mounts obviously know that going in, I like that a lot because you could just take the scope off and put it back on very quickly without having a rezero or do too much work. The second significant change here is the regulator, of course that's going to be the big one, and that's not found obviously in any of the other Marauders or anything like that. Don't know exactly where what pressure it's set at, but I'm assuming we're gonna find that out when we shoot over the chronograph, so we'll have to stay tuned for that. And last but not least, is something that's been in place on the regular Marauders for about the last five or six months, and that's a new barrel design that Crosman's employed, and the barrels that I've shot out of the regular Marauders in that time frame have done very very well and they're very consistent as well. You know one of the things back many many years ago, the Marauder 22 barrels were kind of questionable and I'll be honest with you guys, I think those questions can be answered right here right now. This new barrel design seems to be doing a lot better, so obviously we'll get it on the range and find out just how good it's doing but I'm expecting very good accuracy results. Other than that guys, the features are consistent. 3,000 psi fill, male quick disconnect fitting, shrouded barrels so it's very quiet, bolt action, 10 rounds in 177, and 22 highly adjustable matched trigger. You have adjustable cheek piece, rubber butt pad, wood stock that's slightly redesigned a little bit heavier, I'm gonna be right about ten and a half pounds or so as you see it here, but other than that guys let's just get out to the range and shoot, because I know you guys want to see what this gun can do, so do I. Let's check it out.
Alright guys as I said in the studio, Crosman it's got some new barrels. Now these aren't the Lothar Walther barrels that they're gonna be offering through the custom shop, this is a Crosman made barrel but they're going about it a new way. So these barrels should be much much better and I think the accuracy showed that certainly. Predator GTO is right around one inch, that is actually an inch on the dot for this group, and that's ten shots. You know, certainly hunting capable for those of you that want an on lead option. The Crosman premier domes actually did pretty well right about an inch too. So certainly a hunting-friendly pellet. The JSB 18's pretty good, about three-quarters of an inch. But definitely our best, that JSB 15 point eight nine point six inches, 5/8 of an inch guys, this is a dime right here. You're not gonna get a whole heck of a lot better than that and you know, a gun in this price point to be able to put down a group like that forty-five yards, very good. From a 3,000 psi fill, with the regulated Marauder Field and Target, and those JSB 15.89s, you're looking at about 50 good shots down to 1500 psi where we fell off of that regulator. Now with the standard deviation of 2.1 feet per second this is obviously very very consistent from shot to shot and we're certainly getting more shots than we would have with a unregulated Marauder. A little bit of a downer in the Energy Department, they'll run in there about 24 foot-pounds on that eight hundred and twenty-two foot per second average, but you can crank it up you have all the normal adjustments to the hammer spring and the transfer port that you would on a normal Marauder. So you can really tweak this gun to get exactly the performance you want, but that regulator is certainly doing its job, and very very consistent performance out of this Marauder Field and Target.
Alright guys pretty good results out of the Marauder Field and Target here in 22 caliber. Very quiet, obviously, triggers very clean break, and I know it can go a lot lighter than what it's set at now, so keep that in mind if the trigger is a big factor for you, but a very nice hunting trigger right out of the box. The magazines obviously work well and a 10 shot group at 45 yards that's covered by a dime. Very impressive accuracy out of these new barrels from Crosman. There's not a lot that this gun doesn't have in terms of features especially for the price point. Hitting on that regulator, about 50 shots in this particular version. Now here's one of the things that that's gonna vary from gun to gun. Just because of the features here within the gun, to be able to adjust the hammer spring, being able to adjust the transfer port sizing, and all that stuff that you can do with the Marauder platform, you're actually going to be able to tune this gun kind of how you want it in terms of if you want more power, less power and more shots, or you know more power and less shots, there's a lot of things that you can play with this gun to get it set up just the way you want it, so definitely keep that one in mind, and it's a very easy platform to work with. Tried and true, through and through, and made right here in the USA, you can't really beat that in my opinion. The Marauder Field and Target, two thumbs up for sure, and we're very excited to be able to offer it here at Pyramyd Air so definitely check it out if you're cruising online looking for a brand new PCP in 2018. For the Insyder, I'm Tyler Patner. as always don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. See you guys at the next one.
The HW44 is a PCP pistol destined for greatness in your backyard range. Based on the action of their prized HW110, the HW44 gives airgunners the power they want and the accuracy they need for plinking and small game hunting.
Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol Video Transcript:
Welcome to the Pyramyd Insyder. I'm Tyler Patner. Today we got a brand-new air pistol from Weihrauch in Germany, the HW 44.
So, the HW 44, guys, was announced at IWA Germany this year in 2017 and we wanted to get it in before the end of the year as kind of the final new offering that's come in in 2017 here at Pyramyd Air. The gun is a little bit different than what we saw at IWE but very interesting nonetheless. This is a high-powered pre-charge pneumatic hunting pistol that's got a lot of really nice features. Let's take a look at them.
Now starting at the front of the gun, this is probably the only departure that you'll see if you looked at pictures of this gun from IWE, is the fixed suppressor on the end of the gun here, it's about a six-inch suppressor, gonna keep things nice and quiet because without it the gun barks quite a bit. The gun's putting out about 17 foot-pounds of energy in .22 caliber, obviously a little bit less in 177, and those are the two calibers it's available in. So, the suppressor is a really nice addition, and while it does make the gun fairly long at just over 19 inches, it doesn't make it unwieldy, and we'll show you that here on the range a little bit later. It still shoots very well. Just back at the suppressor we do have a fixed front sight and that matches up very nicely with your rear adjustable sight unit, and it is fully adjustable windage and elevation all in one comes very nicely into the sight line very low-profile sight there. Although we do have a Picatinny rail up top and then on the underside of the gun for any optics, you're gonna want to mount, we're probably going to go ahead and mount a pistol scope for the accuracy portion of this review because we were expecting very good accuracy out of this gun and it certainly deserves it but you could also mount a red dot if you didn't want to go with the open sight setup and of course the rail underneath is gonna be good for your lasers, flashlights, things like that, heck, you can even mount a bipod on it if you really wanted to. As far as air capacity goes, we do have a very small cylinder on this gun, important to note. We should be getting very good consistency, although I'm not expecting a heck of a lot of shots out of this gun, probably about 15, that said you do have a colorful pressure gauge on the front, 200 bar max fill pressure, about 2900 psi, and the gun does come with a fill port cover which I love, it's little things that get me, guys, and the fill probe itself. We have it decked out here with a quick disconnect fitting. It does not come with this quick disconnect fitting so note that you will need to get one if you're running a QD setup on your hose to fill it, but just goes right in the end there, you hook it up and you are good to go, very easy to use. Moving on back to the trigger, this is a two-stage, definitely a match grade trigger and it is adjustable as well so important to note there, but the trigger right out of the box guys this is probably breaking right about a pound, maybe a hair under. This trigger is awesome, alright breaks like glass first stage, second stage, you can perfectly define them with your finger and it just breaks super clean, a very nice trigger. Now, the safety unit on this gun you do actually have to cock the gun to engage the safety and it is ambidextrous. One thing you'll notice about this gun is that it is fully ambidextrous so the grip you can actually switch the cocking lever over the loading lever. You can switch everything over, but the safety is the one thing you do not need to switch. It's fully ambidextrous so we're just gonna flip that down, that puts it on safe. We can go ahead and try and pull the trigger, nothing happens, really easy to operate system, and then when you're ready and you want to go shoot it, you just flip it back up. It's very easy to use. So, the HW 44 is built on the same frame as the HW 110 basically so your actions gonna function and feel the same and it uses the same 10-round magazines. So, magazines look just like this, ten rounds in 177 and 22. Obviously, we have the 22 here. There is a bit of a trick to loading it though. So, on the side of the gun we do have this kind of loading lever here which actually keeps a pin that retains the magazine in place, so to go ahead and load it you just kind of flip this into the upward position and then slide your magazine in till it seats, and you'll know it's seated properly when this guy flips back forward, and you're all set to go. You push this forward you're loaded hot and ready to go. The gun does come with two magazines, really like that. Overall the gun feels pretty good, yes, it's a little bit long, but it's not too heavy. I want to say it's right around 2 pounds or so but ambidextrous grip so whether you're a right-handed or a left-handed shooter this is going to fit into your hand nicely. I don't have the biggest hands but there's still room for me to get to that palm shelf there, but a very nice feel putting it out there, points well, and again other than being a little bit long, this gun doesn't handle too poorly for such a long pistol and the fully ambidextrous nature of everything, whether it's the safety that I can get too easily or the mag release or the lever itself, everything on this gun can be swapped to the other side so that feature in and of itself has me won over right there. So, whether you're righty or a lefty this HW 44 should perform very well for you guys. There's one other thing I want to mention before we head out to the range. There is actually a way to D gas this pistol which is very neat. There's actually a little cutout here in the molded plastic here and you can actually fit an Allen key right into there. You twist it and you go ahead and degassed the cylinder, whether you need to do so for travel or maintenance, whatever you may need to do that for, you do have the ability to do that without having to just fire off a bunch of shots, so I do like that feature as well. Again, wire rack nails the little details here, guys, which is really cool. We're gonna head out to the range. Now, I have a Leapers 1.25 to 4 pistol scope here so it's going to give you that longer IRA leave, so we can fully extend out away from the gun, got some Picatinny mounts here to go ahead get this mounted up. We'll see you out at the range. Alright guys, just real quick wanted to show you a couple things before we get to the accuracy. To be able to get our best accuracy and see what this pistol can do, we're gonna go ahead and bench it just like you're seeing it here so got a bit of a front rest that's about all we're doing here, nothing too extensive, but one thing I did want to show you guys was the muzzle flip on this this gun seems to pop quite a bit when you pull the trigger on it, and I wanted to show you guys that right here, so check this out, so two-handed grip off the bag and you can see that gun jump as you fire it. There's a fair bit of muzzle flip so that is something to consider. It's not seeming to affect my accuracy at all, but definitely an interesting feel out of this HW 44 when you pull the trigger.
Alright, guys, it's starting out with our groupings here. At 25 yards, our Predator GTOs did very very well, under a half inch group of 0.45 7/16s or so, very accurate pellet. This is again ten shot groups here, the JSB 15.89s also pretty impressive about 0.6 inches or 5/8 so a nice little grouping there so you definitely got some pellet options. It seems to be favoring the JSP although these Crosman premier 14.3 domes did very well. I was quite surprised by this as a lower cost alternative pellet 3/4 of an inch at 25 yards, you know this is going to be a squirrel's head all day. Moving out to 45 yards, really testing the accuracy at long distance of this HW 44 pistol the GTOs, I was a little disappointed after that grouping at 25 yards, just barely under an inch here for 10 shots decent spread. You're still going to be able to hunt with this at that distance with those GTOs. The Crosman premiers put down a very nice group except for two little Flyers up top there 8 out of 10 in about 11/16s inch group, but overall 1-inch for 10 shots and probably our best pellet out there 45 to JSB 15.89 7/8s inch group right here for 10 shots, very accurate pistol, very impressed out of this gun. At 45 yards, you're definitely gonna have both the power and the accuracy to go after small game with this guy, with the JSB 15.89 zero looking at an average feet per second of about 690 or so which is pretty good. It's about 17 foot-pounds with those JSB 15.89 and again very, very consistent on that regulator. You're gonna get about 15 or 16 shots from 200 bar with a very tight extreme spread and obviously a very good standard deviation. The HW 44 is making very good use of a very small air capacity with that regulator.
Alright, guys, pretty impressed here with the HW 44, very accurate, very consistent chronograph numbers, super smooth operation, and obviously the fact that it's very quiet is a big plus in my world. The ambidextrous grips and the fact that you can swap everything over it is very nice in my opinion as well. A couple gripes though I'm not a huge fan of this kind of magazine retention lever system. It just makes getting mags in and out a little bit clunky almost, but other than that the gun really functions well. Again, I'd like to see a quick disconnect, you know, fitting on these guns, but I get it. You know, fill probe is whatever it is and at least they give you that fill port cover there to keep dust and debris out of the gun, but overall, I mean, those are very small gripes when a gun's doing sub half-inch groups at 25 yards and under 1-inch groups at 45 yards. This is a pistol remember that guys so off the bench of very impressive results here for the HW 44 and one you guys are definitely going to want to check out. The high price point is well justified in my opinion if you are looking for something that is going to be able to hunt or target shoot accurately in a pistol format so check it out on PyramydAir.com. For the Insyder, I'm Tyler Patner. As always, guys, don't forget to comment, like, and subscribe. We'll see you at the next one.
A balance of performance, quality features, and price point, the Chief is Beeman's first foray into budget-friendly, entry-level PCP guns.
Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Transcript:
Red 22. Blue 177. Gunslinger hut! Come on! What? What?
Whoo, guys, it was tough but we won the game. So today we are looking at the Beeman QB, which I looked online I couldn't find what it stands for so I decided instead for quarterback and then I realized that's not what it stands for, and it's out of the Beeman QB series. This is the Beeman QB Chief. Now this is Beeman's intro to the PCP airgun. It's a $180 airgun. It is very simple. It's for beginners, it's for people who want to just get in the PCP world without spending a fortune. So taking a look at this gun it's pretty simple, first of all, a very classic Woodstock, very nice, and like a typical rifle, I would say. Rubber buttstock nothing really adjustable on here, but you know as you look at it's a single-shot bolt-action 177, also comes in 22, you've got the rear adjustable sights here, the fiber optics, and the front side up there. Safety, safety is pretty simple, it's it's right here on the backside, so you know when you get ready to shoot you just flip it like that. It's not automatic at all, so when you cock it and load it, it's ready to go. And here's your dial, so you can see how many psi. It only takes 2,000 psi because like I said it's a small reservoir. You do get about 50 shots per fill. Up front, you've got that you snap that off. You got the male quick disconnect there, so works with any female hose, you just snap it on. Very simple we're seeing more and more that in the airgun world which I love because I hate fill probes. We've got it filled up to 2,000, so let's take some shots, check some accuracy, see what kind of feet per second we're getting. They say at the 177 you're gonna get maximum a thousand feet per second. I'm gonna shoot a couple different size pellets here and see what we do alright, see how accurate it is.
All right so here we go I've got the Meisterkugeln in the seven-grain, I've got H&N Sport at the 8.1 grain and I'm gonna have the Kodiaks at the 10.6 grain, I think it's gonna be too much for this gun but you'll see what it does, and I'm gonna shoot it through the the open sights. It does have an 11mm dovetail here that you can mount a scope on, which you can get at Pyramyd. So here we go, let's take a look-see and see what we got starting with the seven grain. 1,214! Now this says this says that they give you get a max velocity of 1,000 fps on the 177. All right 989 ah that's interesting went from 1200, to 989 that's quite a jump. It's putting together a nice little group down there, didn't get a read on that one.
There we go 970, 600 there you okay so maybe that 1200 was a random one, it looks like it's 9 at high 900, it possibly over 1000. Let's move on and check out the 8 grain see what kind of group we can do there. Pretty impressive group again, like I said, for this gun.
9 54, again pretty nice group. A very nice group, come on Chrony, now that was shooter error, a little bit to the right. Ah there we got 954.1, so mid 900s with the 9 grain. Let's just take a look at the at the 10 grain, that's gonna drop it out about quite a bit but let's see what we've got. Very accurate. So so you're getting is like it's you're getting the 700s with the 10 grain. Now here's the one thing we shot about 20 shots now, and I'm getting close to out of the green, so as far as you know consistently get like, it says up to like, get 50 shots, I don't know if you're gonna get 50 shots on one fill you may get it if you take it down to zero but I got imagine after a thousand, you're gonna you're gonna get quite a bit of drop-off you know. I just want to reach out and see let's just check it out at 50 yards see what this thing can do. I'm impressed, I mean 2,000 psi you expect not a whole lot of power, small reservoir, but this gun has some good power so I think you can, you and you would be able to put to get a group together 50 yards. So let's check it out and see what it can do alright. 50 yards. Golly a 1030.
Yeah 837 that's how that makes a little bit more sense I'm getting kind of low, lower on air but again 993, so this is one interesting thing. I feel like the power's a little all over the place, the guns still pretty consistent 816. So you know I'd say your shot string from what I'm seeing, is about 20-22-25 shots that are gonna be pretty consistent and then it kind of gets a little weird from there. Um that's enough paper for me, I mean the fact this thing that I've got it, I've got a nice enough group at 50 yards with open sights, like I feel pretty good about it. Let's shoot some targets, have some fun, and see what this thing is really all about.
-Alright yeah. Let's see, let's see, let's get some skeet up there.
-Bang, there you go that's what I'm talking about. Can! Apple!
Apple. The slow roll of Apple death. I really want to hit this chalk, this purple chalk right here. There! The air is getting low want to see if this has the power to pop a over 100 psi bottle. Boom! Yes it does Beeman QB Chief. There it is guys I mean that's all kinds of target up to 50 yards, this is an intro PCP gun 180 bucks. I don't know what else you want out of it, I mean it's a great little gun, like I said it's only takes 2000 psi, which you can pump up with a hand pump in like less than 100 pumps. That's it for this Pyramyd Outsyder I'm Rossi Morealle, thanks for watching.