The Power To Pump
Air Gunner|October 2020
The Power To Pump
Mark Camoccio gets physical with the new Stoeger Airguns’ Manual Pump
Mark Camoccio

Opt for a pre-charged pneumatic airgun (PCP), and you’ll have to consider investing in charging equipment. Of course a divers bottle is the easiest option, and I have one in reserve for awkward rifles with huge capacity; yet bottles have major drawbacks. They need periodic safety testing, can be heavy, and need safe handling and respect in transit at all times.


For those of us who wish to sidestep the worry and layer of stress that high-pressure bottles entail, there is of course the airgun pump. I’ve been a huge fan of airgun pumps for years, and still charge the vast majority of guns that I get sent for review, and my own personal rifles I hasten to add, via this method.

On test here is the brand new model from Stoeger Airguns, and they’ve timed it to coincide with their first PCP- the XM1.



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October 2020