This is probably the most important article I've written. It shows you how to hold an airgun to get the most accuracy from it. This hold works on all guns...airguns, firearms and airsoft guns. Get smaller groups when you use the artillery hold!
This article originally appeared in Airgun Illustrated magazine.
If you're new to airguns, then you may be confused by the names of powerplants. Get clarity from this short, easy-to-read article.
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.
This is the introduction to a special video I’ve prepared on scope mounting. I made the video all-inclusive, so no matter what kind of gun on which you’re mounting your scope, you’ll find the instructions here.
I shoot at home because I work from home. I couldn't do this type of work if I had to drive to a range. Many airguns can safely be shot in your home, but you have to set up a range that works properly. I show you what I use and how I make sure that I don't cause a dangerous situation.
Airgun silencers that are removable and can be successfully used just one time on a firearm are considered to be firearms by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Yes, you read that correctly. The silencer that meets those specs is actually a FIREARM! Know the ins and outs of silencers, what you can use, what you can't use and how to stay legal.
While this shows the use of the Shooting Chrony, the basics of using a chronograph are the same across the board. Airgunners use chronographs a lot more than firearms shooters. Even if I weren't a writer, I would get a chronograph so I could pick the right fill level for my precharged pneumatic guns, select the best pellets for any gun and to make sure my gun is in top operating order. Read to find out all the things you've been misssing without a chronograph!
It bothers me that manufacturers and retailers have lumped steel BBs into the same category as .177-caliber projectiles. As you'll see from this article, BBs are NOT .177 caliber...and why that makes a big difference to accuracy.
Part 3 of a 3-part series that I wrote because many people don't know how to select, mount or properly use a scope. Part 1 is about scope terms and how to choose a scope. Part 2 shows you how to mount a scope (I also made a subsequent video on scope mounting). Part 3 gives you the info to quickly and easily sight-in your scope. You might find it interesting to know that sighting-in a scope is one of the most-asked questions I get. Don't make it harder than it is! Another scope-related article is, "What does AO mean?" Plus, there are some special issues for some guns and scope. I address those in this article about scope shift and barrel droop.