Air guns and air rifles are a great first step into the world of shooting sports. It is a popular and fun activity that can be enjoyed by anyone. People buy air guns and air rifles to compete in target shooting competitions. These are commonly referred to as ‘plinking’.
They are also purchased for personal use to shoot targets on private property or for pest control. Air guns fire either ball bearings [referred to as BB’s], or small pellets. There are two main types of air gun available. The first is spring powered. Spring powered air guns use the stored energy in a spring to propel the ‘BB’ or pellet. The second is pneumatic. These air guns use compressed gas to launch the round.
Is it the right sport for me?
If you would like to take up shooting as a hobby, air guns provide a fun, and safer option to live firearms. It is easy to get started straight away. Buying your first air gun or air rifle is very straightforward: all you will need is, to find a licenced supplier, and a valid form of ID to prove you are over 18. Your supplier will be able to inform you of any legal requirements and licences that may apply to you.
How much does it cost to get started?
You can buy your first air pistol from less than £70 and you can find air rifles for sale from around £60. Pellets and BB’s start at £5 for enough to get you started, and you can also purchase various accessories, targets, and maintenance kits.
Where can I buy one?
Solware Gun Shop – Air Rifles Firearms Shotguns Accessories have an extensive array of air guns and air rifles for sale. They will even send your purchase to your local licenced gun retailer if you are outside their area.
If you are interested in taking up this exciting sport and hone your marksmanship skills, Solware can help. With their wide range of stock, and extensive experience, they will be able to give you all the answers you need to get into this fun and skilful activity.