This article originally appeared in Airgun Illustrated magazine.
This is a very long, comprehensive article about PCPs (precharged pneumatics). Just about everything you need to know to get started with pneumatic guns is in one place. Read this before you buy your first PCP. I also suggest that you read a subsequent article I wrote: Helpful info for working with precharged pneumatics.
People new to airguns get confused by all the options. In this article, I guide you through the choices based on your abilities, what you want to do with the gun and more.