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Category Archives: Competition

The various forms of airgun competition

Feinwerkbau 80 Match pistol

Back in the 1980s, when I first discovered high quality airguns, the Feinwerkbau 65 was the pistol that ruled ISSF air pistol competition. Introduced in 1965, the FWB 65 used a simple and elegant ¬†system to eliminate recoil: The receiver was free to slide rearward on firing, dissipating recoil energy instead of allowing it to […]

Pellet Traps for indoor practice

If you want to improve your marksmanship you’ve got to practice, and unless you have a dedicated outdoor range with a sand berm, like one friend of mine, you’re going to need a pellet trap. Even if you have an outdoor range, if you live in the Northern half of this country you’ll need a […]

Alfa-Proj PCP Match Air Pistol

    I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced better-quality match air pistol for a while. Used FWB 65s are now going for over $600, and parts are getting harder to find. The Hammerli A20 is almost a thousand bucks, and sized for a junior hand. But Air Arms’ PCP-modified Alfa Proj, at $749, is […]

The Daisy 777 Target Pistol

I’ve written a bit about the 777 and its cheaper cousins, the 747 and 717, but until this one arrived via UPS yesterday I had never actually handled a 777. I found this one at a very good price on Gunbroker.com. ¬†It arrived, along with a Plano case, a set of airgun-sized silhouettes, and three […]