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Where Can I Shoot My Air Rifle?

One of the first things people ask when they buy their new air rifle is where they are allowed to shoot it. It’s a good thing to ask as shooting in the wrong place can land you in trouble. You can shoot your Air Rifle on your own land but you must ensure that any pellets do not end up …

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Airgun FAQ – All Your Airgun Questions – Answered

Here are the answers to the most common questions asked about airguns. I’ve been asked so many times the same questions about Air Rifles, Air Pistols, BB Guns etc. I thought it must be worth creating an article that simply addresses the most common questions I’ve had over the last 40 years or so. The biggest questions and simple answers, …

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Can I Use a BB Gun for Self Defense?

These days we’re all just a little more concious of security in our home and protecting our family from those that may wish to do harm. Proper firearms can be very expensive, they’re more hassle to get hold of and not everyone feels comfortable with owning or using one. However, is it an option to use a BB Gun for …

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What’s The Difference Between a BB Gun and an Airsoft Gun?

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked this. It’s actually an important question for a parent to answer as there are some significant differences between a BB gun and an Airsoft gun. If you make an ill-informed choice then are you providing your child with a dangerous weapon? Or should neither of them be regarded in …

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How Dangerous Are BB Guns?

Bringing up a son can be difficult at the best of times. I was the same at this age, always wanting toy guns so I could play soldiers. Of course, 40 years ago we didn’t have as much choice as we do now. Back then, my options were typically plastic replicas that used to break after a few weeks, much …

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What’s the Difference Between an Airgun and Airsoft?

My son is a bit gun crazy. My wife would rather he wasn’t. But I was when I was a kid. The difference between then and now is that there’s so much more choice of guns! Not only can you have a replica, but you have some fantastic Nerf guns, Airsoft guns and of course Airguns. He owns over a …

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A Beginners Guide to Air Rifle Scopes (and how to choose one)

For anyone who either owns an air rifle or is thinking of getting one, you’ll eventually (trust me on this one) get round to buying a new scope. But what types of air rifle scope can you get and are some better suited for tasks than others? Depending on what type of rifle and scope mount you have will dictate …

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Can I Dry Fire my Air Rifle?

I remember my Dad telling me in our old back garden about 40 years ago to never fire our Air Rifle without a pellet in it. So, I never did. I didn’t really question it, just bowed to his superior knowledge. Then, when my son started learning how to shoot a few years back I told him exactly the same …

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What Types of Pellets Are Available For my Air rifle?

If you’ve just started shooting you may be under the impression that your choices are simply limited to the caliber of the pellet and although arguably, you’re broadly correct it’s actually far from the truth. Depending on what you’re shooting and what you’re actually shooting at, will dictate what type of ammunition you should be using. It’s one of these …

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What Types of Air Rifle Are There?

Recently, my son and I were in an airgun shop looking at all the varieties of weapons available to us these days. It dawned on me that there are a lot of choices these days and how difficult it must be for someone just getting into the sport to know what type of airguns are available and also what type …