Today, the most well-known and common air guns include the multi-pump pneumatics. Usually, they’re lower priced air guns designed of plastic and metal, and typically are restricted to propelling a pellet at velocities of 650 fps or under. They’ll require many pumps of a hinged forearm stock that pressurizes an inside chamber that holds the pressurized air until a trigger is pulled. As the trigger is pulled, this pressurized air will be released, forcing a pellet down the barrel and out from a gun. The multi-pump rifles include the typical option for young shooters, but they still can be very dangerous and need supervision for shooters below 15 years old.
CO2 air guns are simple in design and provide a great compromise between cost, accuracy, and power. With the CO2 air rifle, a simplistic miniature air tank which was pre-charged using CO2 gas will be inserted inside the gun and sealed with a screw-on cap. As the cap is tightly screwed on, it will puncture a tiny seal inside the CO2 tank’s neck, releasing the pressurized carbon dioxide into the gun. As the trigger is pulled, a tiny quantity of pressurized carbon dioxide will be released, forcing a pellet down the barrel. It’s an elegant and simple arrangement that may offer an economical and affordable method for the budget minded to attempt air gunning.
A break barrel air rifle gets its name because the receiver and barrel are mated with each other at a hinge allowing the barrel to become broken open to cock the gun. The action is similar to how a few shotguns are loaded, with an opened barrel exposing a pellet loading port. The rifles possess a cocking arm connected to the barrel, and as this barrel is broken open and pulled toward the stock, it will cause a cocking arm to compress an intense spring that’s contained inside the receiver. As the spring is compressed and then locked into a ‘cocked’ position, a pellet is loaded inside the exposed loading port; the barrel then is returned to the shut position and the rifle will be prepared for fire. The compressed spring is then held in check by the lever attached to the trigger assembly. As the trigger is pulled, it’ll release the coiled spring that consequently un-compresses at a very fast speed and will push a piston forward. In turn, the piston compresses air inside the receiver that is then forced inside the barrel, where it will force the pellet down the barrel and out.
The last kind of airgun which has gained a good amount of popularity is the ‘Pre-charged Pneumatic Air Rifle’ or PCP. Those air rifles will represent the high end of air gun power and quality, and it’s with this category that the most accurate and powerful air rifles may be found. A PCP air rifle relies on air compressed to high pressures, oftentimes up to 3,000 psi, in order to propel the pellet. With the PCP, air usually is pumped by hand using a manual pump or from the outside tank, into an air reservoir that’s built into the rifle. The quantity of air and pressure may be accurately controlled to decide how quick the rifle is going to propel a pellet, providing a shooter a good amount of control over a rifles operation.
GrabAGun has a thorough inventory of air guns available in many makes and models. Their inventory changes daily, so even if they do not have the gun you want today, they could have it in stock tomorrow. Feel free to create a wishlist so that they can inform you when the gun you want arrives. You can also call 972-552-7246 to speak to one of their helpful, friendly staff if you have additional questions, concerns or simply want to inquire about a particular gun model.