Airguns 2020

Airgun technology continues to evolve, resulting in guns that shoot farther and faster

Air rifles and air pistols deliver high fun, low per-shot expense, and the ability to shoot and hunt in many places where discharging firearms is not allowed. Here’s what’s new for 2020.

Air Venturi

Air Venturi Springfield 1911 is a .45 ACP reproduction.

Air Venturi

The Springfield 1911is a .45 ACP reproduction.Air Venturi

The Seneca Eagle Claw Air Rifle is a pre-charged pneumatic lever-action repeater with an Indonesian walnut Monte Carlo stock, a checkered pistol grip and forestock, a Weaver/Picatinny optics rail, a rubber recoil pad, and a shrouded barrel. It features a 10-shot magazine for the .22 caliber, and an 8-shot magazine in the .25-caliber version. It can deliver follow-up shots in less than a second. Barrel length for the rifle is 20.5 inches; for the carbine, it’s 17. The air reservoir can be charged up to 3,000 psi and is equipped with a Foster quick-disconnect fill fitting. Power is adjustable, and velocities can be as high as 1070 fps in .22 caliber. SRP: $849.99.

Air Venturi’s officially licensed .177-caliber Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec .45 ACP pistol reproduction features realistic heft, authentic controls, and blowback action. This 18-shot, magazine-fed BB repeater looks and feels like the real-steel .45-caliber pistol. Rounded out with a deep-gray parkerized finish, fixed sights, and an 18-round drop-free magazine/CO2 compartment, this handsome BB gun can be used for training at home, plinking, or target practice without the need to pay for range time and .45 ACP ammunition.

The Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec is an ultra-realistic replica that includes an authentic and functioning grip safety and faux-wood grips with the Springfield Armory logo. If fires at 320 fps with steel BBs, 350 fps with Dust Devil BBs. SRP: $119.99.

Booth #2007 (airventuri.com)

Anschutz

Anshutz 9015 black ALU Walnut is based on the well-known 8002 and 9015 ALU models.

Anshutz

The 9015 black ALU Walnut is based on the well-known 8002 and 9015 ALU models.Anshutz

The new 9015 black ALU Walnut is based on the well-known 8002 and 9015 ALU models. The elegant design features high-quality attachments made of walnut combined with a black metal that blends functionality and ergonomics.

The forend can be swiveled and moved as desired, and the ergonomically designed grip, which is used in Anschutz ONE stocks, can also be adjusted in any direction. The scalloped inner side of the grip allows the shooter to bring the air rifle close to the body. The air rifle is available in grip sizes S, M, and L in right- and left-hand versions. SRP: $2,895.

Booth #15158 (anschutz-sport.com)

Daisy

Daisy celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Red Ryder with a special-edition release that sports elegant engraving on the forearm and a commemorative medallion in the stock

Daisy

Daisy celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Red Ryder with a special-edition release that sports elegant engraving on the forearm and a commemorative medallion in the stock, in addition to all the features that made this gun the iconic American Christmas present.Daisy

Daisy celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Red Ryder with a special-edition model that sports elegant engraving on the forearm and a commemorative medallion in the stock, in addition to all of the features that made this gun such an iconic Christmas present. The Daisy Model 1938 Red Ryder has seen some changes over these 80 years—a few cosmetic tweaks, a couple of internal improvements, and a tiny bit of tinkering for performance—but most would be hard put to see them. And, deep down, America’s youth haven’t changed all that much, either.

More young shooters take their first shots with a Daisy than with any other BB gun. SRP: $49.99.

Booth #11053. (daisy.com)

Leapers

Leapers airgun accessories

Leapers

Accu-Sync (left) and PCP01 (right) are innovative accessories.Leapers

On most PCP air rifles, the compressed-air tanks take up a lot of room, especially near where shooters would mount a bipod. Leapers PCP tank rail adaptors are a simple and cost-effective solution, providing a mil-std 1913 Picatinny rail section at the

6 o’clock position for mounting a bipod. The MT-PCP01 (SRP: $39.97) is compatible with 40mm- diameter PCP tanks, while the MT-PCP02 (SRP: $34.97) is compatible with a 34mm tank.

An addition to Leapers extensive line of scope rings for 2020 is the newly developed adjustable quick-release mount (AQR). The AQR is a toolless quick-release mount that will be added to Leapers popular Accu-Sync series of integral scope mounts.

The AQR will also be available in individually paired rings. The AQR incorporates a locking cam lever with a variable-length cross bolt that the user can adjust to increase or decrease the locking plate tension of the mount. This design allows for flexible compatibility on in-spec and out-of-spec Picatinny rails. Integral, squared recoil stops work in tandem with the system, yet are independently machined into the base. This offers a secure zero hold and return to zero. SRP: $79.97, integral mount; $64.97, paired rings.

Leapers UTG RDM20 and OP3 Micro Reflex Micro Dots come out of the box with a low-profile Picatinny mounting base. Since their release and with its adaptive base design, the company has added several different mounts, including several different handgun rear-sight dovetail mounts, a Picatinny 45-degree mount, and a co-witness mount for the MSR platform.

The RDM-20XSD is another addition—a compatible low-profile mount made for the 9mm to 11mm dovetail interface. The low-profile height is ideal for most air pistols and rifles equipped with a flat dovetail receiver. SRP: $22.97.

Booth #2146. (leapers.com)

SIG Air

Based on the MCX Virtus patrol rifle, the .22-caliber MCX Virtus PCPsemi-automatic air rifle has a 17.5-inch barrel with an M-Lok handguard for easy mounting of accessories and a 30-round pellet magazine. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.

SIG Air

Based on the MCX Virtus patrol rifle, the .22-caliber MCX Virtus PCPsemi-automatic air rifle has a 17.5-inch barrel with an M-Lok handguard for easy mounting of accessories and a 30-round pellet magazine. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.SIG Air

Designed to fit the SIG Air M17 pellet pistol and ProForce M17 airsoft pistol, this low-profile 1x23mm reflex sight offers a wide field of view and a 3 MOA red dot. The manual brightness control, located on the front of the sight, has six illumination-intensity settings, making it easy to see the red dot in all lighting conditions. The sight features easy-to-use windage and elevation adjustments, and the lightweight aluminum housing and shockproof design ensure durability. The sight comes with a 1CR20 32 battery and two optic mount plates: one for airguns, one for air-soft. SRP: $59.99.

Based on the MCX Virtus patrol rifle, the .22-caliber MCX Virtus PCP semi-automatic air rifle has a 17.5-inch barrel with an M-Lok handguard for easy mounting of accessories and a 30-round pellet magazine. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. Maximum fill pressure is 3,000 psi, and output is controlled at 1,100 psi to ensure consistent shots. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill. The rifle shoots up to 700 fps with muzzle energy of 11 foot-pounds. SRP: $349.99.

Modeled after the award-winning SIG Sauer P365, this CO2-powered semi-auto BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense. The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holsters to better enable practice drawing the firearm. The 12-round drop magazine holds 4.5mm (.177-cal.) steel BBs and also houses the 12-gram CO2 cartridge for fast reloading. The pistol shoots up to 295 fps, though actual velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. SRP: $99.99.

The SIG Air ProForce MCX Virtus is a safe training tool for professionals and avid target shooters. It replicates the look and feel of its firearm counterpart, making it an ideal option for training in myriad environments where live fire is not possible. The ProForce MCX Virtus is an automatic electric gun (AEG) that runs on a rechargeable battery. It features an adjustable hop-up, creating spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. Equipped with interchangeable springs for velocity enhancement, the ProForce MCX Virtus has three fire-control modes (safe, semi-automatic, and automatic). The included magazine holds 120 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, with a velocity of up to 380 fps. SRP: $459.99.

The ProForce M17 airsoft pistol is similar in look and feel to the U.S. Army-issued P320-M17 9mm pistol and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blowback action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable hop-up feature results in increased distance and accuracy. A Picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. Available in two power-source options—a 12-gram CO2 cartridge or green gas (biomethane)—the pistol will be available with an optional optic plate mount for red-dot sights. Available in Coyote Tan. SRP: $179.99.

Booth #12240 (sigsauer.com)

Umarex

Umarex airgun

Umarex

Umarex airguns look and feel like the real thing.Umarex

The Fusion2 is a bolt-action .177-caliber pellet rifle powered by two 12-gram CO2 capsules. It features a newly designed removable 9-round rotary magazine, a new SilencAir muzzle brake that quiets the report, and a new CO2 puncture tube. The attractive, lightweight polymer stock is topped with a Picatinny rail that accepts the included 4x32 scope. The rifle will also accept 88-gram CO2 cartridges. SRP: $139.99.

The .177 Umarex Synergis rifle was such a big hit in 2019 that a .22 version was a must. The low-profile RapidMag magazine functions much like that of the mag for the popular Gauntlet rifle and even holds 10 rounds. The patented inline under-lever-design auto indexes each pellet and propels an 11-grain wadcutter at 900 fps due to the rifle’s Airflow Boost Technology and TNT Gas Piston.

A metal Picatinny rail is permanently attached to hold an included 3–9x40 scope, and the fully shrouded barrel makes this a quiet backyard rifle. SRP: $169.99.

The CO2-powered 850 M2 resembles a traditional repeating rifle. A pellet is pushed into the rigid barrel with each cycle of its bolt, and a clean shot is fired with no loss of energy. It offers a wide range of features, including Picatinny rails, a removable cheekpiece, a fiber-reinforced synthetic stock, fiber-optic sights, a two-stage adjustable trigger, an 11mm scope mounting rail, and an aluminum eight-round magazine. It can shoot as many as 200 shots with one 88-gram CO2 cartridge, and sends pellets up to 760 fps. SRP: $299.99.

The M1A1 is a legend that earned its reputation on the streets of Prohibition-era America as the “Chicago typewriter,” and in the hands of U.S. servicemen during World War II. The full-auto 30-round M1A1 replica BB gun is powered by two 12-gram CO2 capsules. It has an all-metal receiver that gives it heft and has what at a glance looks like a natural wood finish stock. SRP: $229.99.

The Walther Reign is a compressed-air bullpup rifle made of high-strength aluminum. Operation is smooth and comfortable, and it is easy to locate and operate the cocking lever without losing sight of the target. In addition, the magazine can be inserted from either side. The rifle has a fully shrouded barrel and is available in either .22 or .25 caliber, making it ideal for target shooting and small-game hunting. SRP: $799.99.

The internationally successful Walther PPQ M2 firearm is now available in a .177-caliber pellet CO2-powered version with a belt-fed 20-round magazine. The blow-back metal slide, polymer frame, grip texture, and button mag release mimic the original Walther PPQ M2 pistol. SRP: $119.99.

The Glock 17 Gen 5 CO2 replica fires .177 pellets and has a full-size metal magazine with a 20-round belt inside. It features a blowback metal slide, a polymer frame, and a barrel optimally rifled for Meisterkugeln pistol pellets.

The Glock 19X CO2-powered airgun not only feels like a Glock, but fits a variety of aftermarket holsters, making it ideal for gun-handling drills and practice. It features a compact slide with a full-size frame, just like the 9mm centerfire handgun, and it sports the Coyote color, too. Internally, the CO2 valve regulates the 360 fps velocity and kicks the slide back with each squeeze of the trigger. The full-size metal magazine encapsulates both the 12-gram CO2 capsule and 18 rounds of steel BBs, making its weight and size optimal for magazine drills. The appearance of the trigger replicates the appearance of the Glock Safe Action trigger safety. White-dot sights allow fast target acquisition, and the under-muzzle rail accepts accessories. SRP: $99.99.

The Smith & Wesson M&P 9 airsoft pistol will be a new offering in 2020. Using green gas as its power source, this blowback handgun will be available in either black or tan. A Performance Center version is also planned.

A tan HK 416 A5 AEG (automatic electric gun) is expected to be available spring 2020. Under the Elite Force brand, new versions of the M4 CQB and CQC in a black/tan configuration should be available, as should a new version of the HK MP5K in black.

Booth #15062 (umarexusa.com)

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