Tech Force TF99 Premier air rifle: Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2


The Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle is a large, powerful spring gun. This model has evolved a lot over the years.

Before we begin today’s report, I have a special sale to announce. Pyramyd Air has a super special deal on two spring air rifles.

The RWS Diana 350 Magnum in .177 with the T05 trigger was $399 and has been reduced to $299.95. This is the T05 trigger model that we discovered works just as well as the newer T06 trigger. The Hammerli Pneuma in .177 was $349 and is now $299.95. Here’s your chance to get a fine PCP for $300!

Today, we’ll look at the accuracy of the Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle. Some assumptions I made in Part 2 have to be changed after today’s test, but I’ll get to that. read more


Tech Force TF99 Premier air rifle: Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

Part 1


The Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle is a large, powerful spring gun. This model has evolved a lot over the years.

Today, we’ll look at the velocity of the Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle. You’ll remember from Part 1 that I was impressed by the overall finish of this airgun. It’s one of the first Chinese spring guns that has a stock that’s made right. The small features such as the sights and the scope stop on the 11mm dovetail point to quality that wasn’t there on earlier models. The gun has definitely evolved.

I’m all for that, because — in the end — I just want a good airgun. Where it’s made makes no difference, as long as it’s accurate. I do want this large underlever rifle to succeed, and so far it’s looking good. read more


Tech Force TF99 Premier air rifle: Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier


The Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle is a large, powerful spring gun. This model has evolved a lot over the years.

Let’s begin a report that covers an air rifle I’ve watched since it was first developed. The Tech Force TF99 Premier underlever air rifle was a true blending of cultures — American and Chinese. The rifle started life as a much more austere underlever that the U.S. company, Compasseco (now owned by Pyramyd Air), developed into a powerful spring gun that could be sold here. It’s not too much of a stretch to say that the TF99 Premier had its beginnings with the old B3 underlever from China. That unique underlever spring rifle from China was sold in the U.S. by the boatload by Compasseco. I bought my first one from an ad in American Rifleman magazine in the mid 1980s because I was curious how much value they could put into a $49.00 air rifle. Those were the days before I knew anything about Chinese manufacturing; and, in fact, it was that very B3 air rifle that began my education. read more