CO2 Pistols & Rifles

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Krause Publications, Jan 7, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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Current safety trends encourage shooters to opt for guns of less power, especially CO2-powered guns. Several airgun shooters are not required to go through the traditional buying procedures of high-powered pistols and rifles, such as background checks and waiting periods. Plus, companies such as Colt, Smith & Wesson, and Walther manufacture high quality CO2 products that are visually indistinguishable from their traditional firearms.

In this new guide to CO2-powered pistols and rifles, James E. House offers a comprehensive history of CO2 guns, dating back to the 1930s, and a discussion of propulsion, pellets, and sights. Beginning shooters are introduced to the market with a complete analysis on performance and accuracy of currently available products. Airgun enthusiasts are reunited with CO2 classics no longer being manufactured. This book also offers additional sections on target shooting, games, and varmints.

Offers a comprehensive history of CO2 pistols and rifles dating back to the 1930sIncludes a categorical review of BB pistols, .177 caliber pistols, .20 and .22 caliber pistols, and riflesDiscover products currently available only on the secondary market
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Preface
7
The History of Air and CO2 Guns
8
Testing and Using CO2 Guns
20
Ammunition
37
Principles of Propulsion
47
Evaluation of BB Pistols
56
Evaluation of LowPrices 177Caliber Pistols
71
Evaluation of 20 and 22Caliber Pistols
113
Evaluation of Current CO2 Rifles
128
Shooting Some CO2 Classics
147
Fun and Games
183
The Basics of Ballistics
191
Hunting and Pest Control
203
Ballistics Tables
219
Copyright

Evaluation of Elite 177Caliber Pistols
90

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