Our friends over at the Airgun Guild are doing a Benjamin Fortitude Airgun Giveaway & Contest!
Check it out!
Giveaway: Benjamin Fortitude PCP Air Rifle
10 round rotary magazine
Ambidextrous synthetic stock
Regulated 3000 PSI cylinder
On board pressure gauge
11mm Dovetail mount
Male Quick Disconnect fill fitting
Includes sling mounts
The Benjamin Fortitude is a new affordable PCP or PreCharged Pneumatic air rifle offering from Crosman.
It features a bolt action, rotary magazine, pressure gauge, ambidextrous synthetic stock, dovetail scope mount, shrouded barrel, sling mounts, and is fully regulated. At a suggested retail of $300, it looks to be a game changer. It will be available in .177 and .22 Calibers.
Go to the AirgunGuild.com and register. But hurry, because you have to be a member in good standing and have a minimum of posts to qualify for this and upcoming airgun giveaways and contests.
Pacific Airgun Expo is back! The Pacific Airgun Expo is the only airgun show and event west of the Rockies! Set you calendar for March 25th-26th, 2017
Why an Airgun Event?
The Pacific Airgun Expo brings together all segments of the airgunning and airsoft community including; vendors, dealers, importers, manufacturers, customizers, repair, collectors, accessory dealers, as well as new and experienced airgunners.
Here you will find assistance with repair, appraisal, accessories, or airgun purchases. Learn about airgun shooting and competition. We encourage people to bring in grandpa’s old pellet gun, get it fixed, see what it is worth, sell it, or trade it in on a new model. The Pacific Airgun Expo has two days of buying, selling, trading, shooting, learning about or displaying airguns.
The Pacific Airgun Expo strives to educate the shooting sports public about the airgun hobby and industry. By exposing people to airgunning,Pacific Airgun Event hopes to bring more people into the sport which will allow the vendors and manufacturers to grow their market and be able to continue to make the cool stuff we all enjoy. Without the vendors and manufacturers our sport by necessity remains small, so it is our biggest goal to bring new people into the sport thereby supporting the people that make and sell the stuff we need.
When is the Pacific Airgun Expo?
Saturday March 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday March 26, 2017 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where is the Pacific Airgun Expo?
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Who is the Pacific Airgun Expo for?
Airgun Vendors, dealers, importers, manufacturers, customizers, repair, collectors, accessory dealers, as well as new and experienced airgunners are all welcome. People just interested in airguns but have never owned one are sure to find the event interesting and educational.
Have a Free Trump Target for practice shooting with your airgun, rifle, pistol or bow and arrow! This target is specifically for those who are convinced they need to Resist Trump.
We understand that it’s been a frustrating election year. No matter, you can get your frustrations out by using President Trump as your Free Target and to do your thing to resist. He’s got a big mouth that says a lot of things that have little meaning or substance, and so we made his big fat yuge mouth the target.
We decided to keep this target simple and straight forward. Right now we’re using this target in the backyard, stapled to our silent pellet trap, at a range of 33feet to about 30 yards. You can of course use it at any distance you are comfortable with. We might end up making some more targets from this image, and make them 4 up, and 8 up on a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Keeping with the consideration that the web works best when folks share information and other stuff, we will keep this target Free, and you are free to distribute this Free Trump Target to all your friends and family.
This is a Free Trump Target for those who are Resisting the Trump Presidency.
Dennis Quackenbush has been making extremely desirable big bore airguns for many years. Old world craftsmanship with modern know how and machinery, and a classic aesthetic as well as massive power are some of the admirable and desirable attributes of Quackenbush Airguns.
Quackenbush airguns are in such demand that he only sells Outlaw air rifles after he opens up a list that is really a raffle that people are randomly chosen from. Once on the list it may take a year or more to actually get the Airgun you ordered.
I have been trying for three years now to get on that list, but I’ve yet to get lucky. Well, unlucky until a few weeks ago. I regularly go by the Quackenbush (D.A.Q.) website to check on that list and see if it is open or there has been some other status change. On this particular day there was no change in the list, rather there was a status change in that Dennis had some DAQ Outlaw Pistols available for purchase and there was no list involved! Hoozah!
I will admit that as I slept on this knowledge that I could soon be an owner of a Genuine Quackenbush I also was worried that the .58 caliber ammo was going to be hard to find and be so huge as to have a air powered slingshot as opposed to a pistol or a carbine. A 58 cal lead ball is pretty heavy at 279 grains and I thought that I might be biting off more than I can chew. I also admit to myself and anyone listening that I do love big explosions and horsepower like my 12 valve Cummins surrounded by a Dodge. I threw caution to the wind and called Dennis and agreed to send him a bunch of money and in return he’d send me a 58 Caliber Dennis Quackenbush Outlaw Pistol mechanism minus the Crosman 1377/1322 trigger frame assembly he recommends as a suitable trigger.
I just posted the following to the AirgunGuild:
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw Pistol First Thoughts.
When I unwrapped the package containing one Quackenbush (D.A.Q.) .58 caliber Outlaw Pistol minus trigger assembly I thought to myself that this is some serious business. Beautifully blued barrel, air tube, and breech and some mighty large chunks of metal for the bolt and cocking handle, hammer, etc. To tell you the truth I was suddenly a bit nervous holding this thing in my hands. It looked and felt huge for a pistol.
Got down to business and installed the new Crosman 1377/1322/2040 etc trigger frame and pieces and parts. Then realized I’d neglected to install the spring and ball bearing for the safety. Took it apart and installed the safety bits, but before reinstalling squashed the trigger spring a little since trigger feel has so stiff. Put back together and left in in gun cabinet for a few days.
Got home from Jujutsu and made a Beeline to the shop. Took the DAQ out and decided to see how it felt with a Crosman plastic stock on it. Not bad, but I really think the DAQ needs a chunk of walnut caressing all that blued steel. Stock needs to be maybe an inch longer for me.
I think I have a large enough chunk of walnut somewhere. I think being the keyword.
Started to put on a Bugbuster scope, but alas won’t fit. The mounts are too close together. Going to have to figure something out. Decided to order a red dot… Will see how that works out.
I worked the bolt and cocking knob for a while being that everything is tight. Greased up the metal to metal contacts to avoid galling.
Finally decided it was time to fill the beast up. Took it slowly up to 3k which may actually be 2800k since this gauge is a bit questionable. Shot it with no bullet and as it went off in my closed up shop, I jumped. Holy $&@;! That surely woke the dead. Refilled to 3k and stuck in a 58 cal store bought round ball. Stacked up two layers of 2x fir in front of my pellet trap, and a 2×12 behind the trap and one additional layer of 3/4 plywood. Turned on Chrony, held my breath and pulled the trigger.
Holy mother of God, the sound was even louder, and I jumped as most of the wood in front and behind the pellet trap went flying every which way. First 2×4 split in two and dented 2×6 behind it. I swear the pellet trap which weighs about 35lbs got moved a few inches. Chrony said 446.3 fps.
Put all the wood back together and clamped the mess together. Loaded up the Outlaw again, cocked and held my breath and let loose the hand cannon. KAPOW! Stuff fell off the shelves and knocked the wood apart as the clamps gave in. Chrony said 538.3 fps.
I stopped. Was fearful I was going to break something.
I am still giggling at the absolute raw power of this Quackenbush Beast of an AirGun!
More to come!
Quackenbush .58 cal Outlaw Pistol Specifications:
Height: 6 1/8″
With Crosman 1377/1322/2040 grip
Barrel diameter: .75″
AirTube diameter: 1.3″
Weight with Crosman stock: 5 lbs 7 3/8oz
Weight with Grip: 4 lbs 11 3/4 oz
Every state in the union appears to have it’s own unique set of hunting regulations. Here’s a chart that will help with figuring out what species of critter you are allowed to hunt with an air gun.
Please check with your state and local regulations, and do not rely on this chart for having up to date or accurate Hunting Regulations. Many states have rather complex rules on hunting with air rifles and even limit a hunt to certain hours of the day, or days of the week. It’s best to be informed rather than break the law and be accused of poaching.
An air gun is a rifle (air rifle), pistol (air pistol), or shotgun that fires projectiles by means of compressed air or other gas, in contrast to a firearm, which burns a propellant. Most air guns use metallic projectiles as ammunition. Some others use arrows. Air guns that only use plastic projectiles are classified as airsoft guns.
Not a firearm but a gun that uses compressed air or CO2 to propel a projectile. Examples: BB gun, pellet gun, CO2 gun.
A loose term applied to any rifle or pistol that uses some form of compressed gas as the propellant.
Industry Brand who’s parent company Shanghai Air Gun Factory, is a company in China that is the manufacturer of the Crosman 160 Air Rifle Clone, the QB78.
I have ordered a .177 cal version of the QB78 from Mike Melick from Flying Dragon Air Rifles, based on his reputation of offering the best tune up of this rifle without extra charge. The Basic Tuneup involves taking apart the air rifle and lubing, and smoothing out imperfections, etc so that is essentially blue printed.
Shanghai Air Gun factory was established in 1957 and it is the oldest air gun manufacturer in China. With more than 50 years of growth, Shanghai Air Gun factory has developed into one of the biggest and most professional air gun enterprise in China. To date our company has 50 years of experience in manufacturing and selling air gun products and accessories with our main products being “Industry Brand” and “SAG” air guns, ammunition and outdoor accessories.
Industry Brand is famous worldwide and has a good reputation for good quality products at a reasonable price. Each year our company successfully launches and sells new products to the United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East and many other countries around the world. Our company produces over 400,000 pieces of air guns and large amounts of accessories every year as well as releasing new products at the same time.
The air guns we manufacture are powered by spring or CO2. Both spring and CO2 air guns can be classified into match guns or sporting guns. According to the different ways of cocking, spring powered air guns can be categorized into break barrel style,underlever style, or side lever style.
Over the recent years, we have manufactured a new brand known as “SAG” which manufactures the first class products. The first class products of SAG trademark over the past few years has achieved name recognition by many top class distributors and individual clients.
This following catalogue shows our various air gun products, ammunition and some of the outdoor accessories along with their descriptions and specifications.