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Are we finished?

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier In almost every field of mature consumer technology, there’s a sense that the science and achievement have gone as far as they possibly can. The days of innovation are over and, from this time forth, all new models will be repaints and reskins of what’s gone before. So it … Read more

Cometa Indian spring-piston air pistol: Part 3

Cometa Indian spring-pistin air pistol right

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 The Cometa Indian spring-powered air pistol is a powerful, big airgun. Today, I’m testing the accuracy of the Cometa Indian air pistol. There’s been a lot of interest in this pistol, partly because it isn’t familiar to many of you — but mostly because of … Read more

Categories Accessories, Ammo, Competition, Education / Training, Spring 32 Comments

Things we can learn from shooting firearms

Shot group within a group 250 Savage

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier I’ve written about firearms in this blog from time to time. Even though it’s about airguns, there are so many lessons we can learn from firearms that it’s a shame to turn our backs on them — as if by using explosive gas instead of compressed air they’re somehow … Read more

Categories Accessories, Ammo, Competition, Education / Training 73 Comments

IZH 60 Target Pro air rifle: Part 2

IZH 60 Target Pro air rifle right

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 The IZH 60 Target Pro now comes with target sights. Today is velocity day for the IZH 60 Target Pro. Before we begin, there’s a surprise correction I need to make to Part 1. When I measured the length of pull, I didn’t mention that the adjustable … Read more

Categories Ammo, Education / Training, Special/Unique, Spring 30 Comments

Bending airgun barrels: Part 4

barrel bending fixture with new clamp

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Announcement: Jedediah Strong Smith is this week’s winner of Pyramyd Air’s Big Shot of the Week on their airgun facebook page. He’ll receive a $50 Pyramyd Air gift card. Congratulations! Jedediah Strong Smith submitted this week’s winning photo for BSOTW. Do you see that there are two people in this image? … Read more

Categories Accessories, Ammo, Competition, DIY, Education / Training, Spring 62 Comments

Bending airgun barrels: Part 3

barrel bending fixture

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 This report talks about bending and straightening airgun barrels. Sometimes, airgun barrels are bent and need to be straightened to work properly with their sights. While there are many home fixes for doing this, I wanted something more precise that I could control more closely. … Read more

Categories Accessories, Ammo, Competition, DIY, Education / Training, Spring 27 Comments

Cometa Indian spring-piston air pistol: Part 2

Cometa Indian spring piston air pistol

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 The Cometa Indian spring-powered air pistol is a powerful, big airgun. Lots of interest in this Cometa Indian air pistol! Some of you know it already, and many more are interested in the light cocking effort. How can “they” make a gun that shoots 500 f.p.s., yet … Read more

Categories Ammo, Education / Training, Spring 18 Comments