airgun types

GETTING STARTED

This info is for the people who are trying to get into airgunning. Thare are a few golden rules to remember and few very important things to consider, so lets do this step by step....

(1) Read through the articles and topics on this site. Particularly the ones regarding the Law, Airgun Types, Power vs. Ft/s, Hunting and Buying Tips.

(2) Now, you have to decide what you want to do with the rifle?

You can't use a 3P competition rifle for hunting. You can't use a semi auto or high power rifle for FT shooting. If you want something that you can use to teach your kids how to shoot, a big heavy rifle is useless. So as you can see, you have to decide what you want to do with the rifle. Your options here will basically be: Compitition (FT, 3P, etc.), Hunting, Plinking

(3) Whay type of rifle are you looking for?

Springers, CO2, or PCP ( high pressure air). They all have some good and bad points... and you would have known this if you read the topic about it. The biggest issue here is probably the fact that you need expensive filling aquipment for the PCP rifles.

(4) How much do you want to pay? This is normally biggest deciding factor. There are products that are totally overpriced, and then there are others that is amazing value for money, but as a rule, you basically get what you pay for. So if you want to buy a rilfe with scope and laser, etc, spend most of your money on the rifle. You can always get a scope later. A good rifle with open sights or a small scope is still way better than a bad rifle with a huge scope. Also keep in mind when you do your budgeting, that you need filling equipment if you want to buy a PCP rifle.

Don't be fooled by useless attachments and eye candy. There are some Gamo's and Hatsan springers out there that have been pimped up with silencers ( that do nothing), fancy open sights (that you will never use, because you're fitting scope), lasers (that also don't work on springers), etc. All in all it looks very good, and cost you the same as a Hw35 that is not nearly as good looking, but offers you 10 times more when it comes to accuracy and quality.

So, to sum it all up... buy the best quality rifle you can afford, and make sure it is the right tool for the job.

Now, you can go to our recommendations page to help you decide what the best rifle will be for you needs.

Good luck