The ultimate rifle for every urban shooter should be one of the air guns from Airforceairguns.com.
I had the opportunity to review one for you. The one I have is called the Condor SS in .22 caliber. This is a pre-charged pneumatic air rifle. This is an epic rifle that is not a firearm but a serious choice for long range shooting, getting rid of pest and small game hunting.
You know that in a urban and suburban environment a firearm cannot be used to get rid of rats, rabid small game or target practice. You can do all that with this rifle.
The one I have shoots so fast that the lead pellet would have sounded like a .22 going off if it weren’t shot through a suppressed 18-inch barrel. Airforce airguns calls it Sound-Loc® reduction technology. It uses a “pony” like diving tank that locks into place and is a part of the design. I used a full size SCUBA tank to charge it to 2500 PSI. The tank holds 3000 PSI.
I went to Columbia Scuba, in Columbia, Maryland to rent the tank in order to charge the gun. The air went into the special designed nozzle without a hitch in a few minutes.
It has settings that allow you to shoot it and different settings. I had it moderately high and used about 15 single shots before the velocity decrease was noticeable. It still rings my .22 caliber steel target at 50 yards after that. I have shot about 25 shots through it now and have about a 1000 psi left. I know “your mileage may vary” but this gun is epic to me.
I would like to see a shooting club (hint hint) emerge of airforce airgun aficionados appear in my area.
Do you know these things come in different colors?
- •.177, .20, .22 or .25 Caliber Lothar Walther Barrel
• Pressure Relief Device
•Extended Scope Rail
•Ring-Loc ™ Valve System
•Available in Blue, Red or Original Black Finishes
•Velocity: 600-1300 feet per second (Depending on caliber, pellet weight, and power setting)
•Power Adjustment: User-adjustable
•Maximum Fill Pressure: 3000 psi / 200 bar (Only use compressed air or dry nitrogen)
•Action: Single shot
•Weight: 6.1 lbs.
•Length: 38.125 inches
•Barrel: 18 inches
•Trigger: 2-stage adjustable for position
•Sights: Open optical sights may be installed
• Air Tank Volume: 490cc
• Safety: Automatic on cocking
I ordered a handful of different types of .22 pellets, hollow point, target, hunting, etc to try out over the next couple of weeks. I’ll let you know what I find out. Right now, I AM LOVING THIS RIFLE.
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