Kral Puncher Breaker Silent Synthetic .177 PCP repeater: Part 4

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Kral Puncher Breaker rifle
Kral Puncher Breaker bullpup with synthetic stock.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

This report covers:

  • The test
  • The day
  • JSB Exact Heavy
  • Magazine is easy
  • H&N Baracuda Match 4.50mm heads
  • Trigger
  • Wind picked up
  • Crosman Premier heavies
  • Evaluation

Today we will finish the report on the .177 caliber Kral Puncher Breaker bullpup PCP. I have taken longer to write this report because of the weather here in Texas. We have had a cold wet winter that has kept me off the outdoor range, and today’s test is the one at 50 yards. I learned a lot about the rifle in this test and when you see the results I think you will agree.

The test

I shot the rifle off a bench with a sandbag rest. The targets were 50 yards away and I shot 10-shot groups. Not only will I describe how the rifle shot, I’ll also give you a lot more detail on things like the trigger pull. read more

They’re listening!

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

  • They’re listening
  • History
  • Benjamin Discovery
  • Not just guns
  • Companies watch other companies, too

I was frustrated this morning while trying to sight in the Kral Puncher Breaker bullpup for the first accuracy test. I was getting nowhere and burning time. It’s not the rifle’s fault. It was a confluence of imponderables that would have taken too long to sort out and get a blog ready to publish in one day. I will give you the details when I report on the rifle, so I thought I would do tomorrow’s blog today.

They’re listening

In case you wonder, “they” are everyone who is not us. That’s wisdom from the oracle of the north — Red Green. In today’s case, they are the manufacturers.


Back in 2005 when I first floated the idea of a 2000 psi PCP to several manufacturers I was met with skepticism. You can’t get 1000 f.p.s. on 2000 psi of air pressure. People don’t want cheap PCPs! As long as PCPs cost under a thousand dollars, that’s good enough, because the PCP market is very small. read more

Precharged pneumatics, regulators and power adjusters: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

    • Two things
    • What is an air regulator and what does it do?
    • How does the valve behave?
    • So — why have regulators?
    • Result
    • Why you need a chronograph
    • What I have not yet addressed

    Today’s blog was a gift from reader Michael, with several others joining the discussion. Here’s what Michael said last Thursday.

    I’m not a future TexanSS owner, but I enjoy reading about any model of AirForce air gun. I have considered buying a TalonSS ever since AirForce came out with them, and I’ll keep thinking about one until I someday break down and get one.

    They are accurate, lightweight, cool looking, etc., but to me the greatest appeal is AirForce’s wide ranging power adjustment. To me that is huge. Want to increase shots-per-fill for target practice? Dial it down. Want to rid your side yard of that pesky squirrel but you have a .25 Condor? Dial it down to squirrel power. read more

Feeling the Christmas spirit yet?

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

  • What do you want for Christmas?
  • What’s the point?
  • So — what do you want for Christmas?
  • You are the key
  • Speed sells
  • Accuracy
  • PCPs
  • Handguns
  • One last thing
  • Summary

Well it’s upon us, that time of year when everyone’s thoughts turn to… avarice! Last Friday was Black Friday — originally named for that shopping day when retailers count on their bottom lines turning from red to black for the year. In the beginning, it was whispered behind closed doors, to keep from informing the public of the delicate nature of business. Today it’s shouted through every advertising media channel for weeks before the day arrives — in the hopes of whipping up a buying frenzy. And it does. Some stores that are known for their deeply-discounted loss leaders have lines that form hours before the insanely early hour that their doors open. read more

One and a half years later

Hi all, I asked Tom to give me the stage for a day, and he graciously agreed!

About a year and half ago while Tom was under the weather and I made a few posts. In one of them asked for your honest feedback on our then recently released commercials.

I appreciated your honest answers very much.

Today, I am asking you to provide feedback on the following new commercial that we launched recently. The idea was born when I was sharing bread with Tom & Ryan Gresham from Gun Talk TV a few years back, so I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t.

Does it connect with you? Too cheesy?

Please provide your honest feedback, I seek the truth, so don’t mince the words if you don’t like it. read more

The Beeman P1 air pistol: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Beeman P1
Beeman P1 air pistol.

This report covers:

  • Cocking is strange!
  • Cocking effort
  • Crosman Premier lites
  • Dry fire
  • Bottom line
  • RWS Hobby
  • RWS R10 Match Pistol
  • Sig Match Ballistic Alloy pellets
  • Trigger pull
  • What’s next?

Today is the day we test the velocity of my new/old Beeman P1 pistol. I have a lot to say today and it may be of interest to some of you who own the P1 or HW45 air pistol.

Cocking is strange!

I’ll get right to it. This pistol I’m testing cocks in a strange way that I have never seen before. I have shot perhaps 10 P1 and HW45 pistols over the years and never have I encountered what this one does. It cocks to low power smoothly and easily, then it stops and I have to yank it past low power to high power! If this was the first P1 I had seen, I probably would not even think it had another power level. Are any of you P1 owners experiencing this? read more

Determining muzzle velocity

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This is another guest blog from reader Dennis Baker. He sent this to me based on the comments several of you made to his last guest blog.

If you’d like to write a guest post for this blog, please email me. Now, over to you, Dennis.

Determining muzzle velocity

By Dennis

This report covers:

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Trajectory
  • ChairGun Pro trajectory calculation
  • Comparison of observed and calculated trajectories
  • Error assessment
  • Conclusion


How does one determine muzzle velocity? Well, mostly with a chronograph. But if you don’t have a chrony, and don’t want to spend the hundred or so bucks to buy one, use it once, and have it sit around the house taking up space and using up air for the rest of its life, there is another, though less convenient, option. Read on … read more