The piston rifle, description, Advantages and disadvantages of using it

The piston rifle, description, Advantages and disadvantages of using it

This type of air rifle is the best known and used but like everything there are always things in favor and things against using it and we will see them below.

As we have already explained, it is driven by a spring, which is why its name comes from there, the user performs a “break the barrel” or “break” a lever either downwards, similar to breaking the barrel, or to the side , this depends on the manufacturer and the model used.

It is this action that compresses the spring and cocks the gun. After loading a pellet into the chamber and locking the barrel (or lever in place), the gun is ready to fire.

When you pull the trigger, the spring decompresses and pushes the piston forward, compressing the air in front of it behind the pellet. Once the force of the compressed air overcomes the resistance provided by the pellet in the chamber, it pushes the pellet down the rifled barrel and toward its target.

Advantages of using it

An all-in-one package, no need to worry about running out of CO2 and having to fit another canister or re-pump air into the gun. Relatively inexpensive, there are many to choose from and can typically be found holding either .177 cal or .22 cal pellets.

This type of rifle is widely used for pest control since it can be used repeatedly hundreds of times, it is low maintenance and its useful life is long.

Disadvantages of using it

Usually single shot, though you can get somewhere where you can load multiple buckshots at once, these are pretty rare.

This is due to vibrations and movement caused by the internal mechanism that moves the barrel just before the pellet has ejected.

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  • The GAMO Swarm Whisper Air Rifle features the IGT (Inert Gas Technology) piston that allows higher velocity, less vibration and a longer lifespan than traditional spring powered airguns
  • The Whisper Technology makes this gun really quiet, and you will appreciate the reduced recoil thanks to the buttpad equipped with the Shock Wave Absorber
  • All-weather synthetic stock with black rubber inserts
  • Package Dimensions: 47.7" L x 7.1" W x 2.7" H

Gamo Swarm Magnum G2 .177, Multi

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  • ✅ [High Powered Air Rifle] Up to 1,650 FPS with alloy .177 Cal. Pellets
  • ✅ [Inertia Fed] 10X GEN3i technology includes our revolutionary horizontal inertia fed magazine integration
  • ✅ [10 shot Pellet Rifle] 10 shot Magazine: Simply break the barrel and fire for lightning-quick follow-up shots
  • ✅ [Gamo's Quietest Air Rifle Technology] Whisper Fusion noise dampening technology. The quietest Gamo noise reduction technology
  • ✅ [Gas Piston Power] The IGT Mach1 Gas Piston replaces the standard spring power plant with an Inert Gas Cylinder, but the IGT MACH 1’s monster 33 millimeter cylinder delivers more velocity and terminal penetration

Gamo Swarm Fusion 10X GEN3i Inertia Fed .22 Caliber Break Barrel air Rifle. High Power 10-Shot Pellet air Gun. 1,000 fps Velocity.

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Features

  • ✅ [High Powered Air Rifle] Up to 1,000 FPS with alloy .22 Cal. Pellets
  • ✅ [Inertia Fed] 10X GEN3i technology includes our revolutionary horizontal inertia fed magazine integration
  • ✅ [10 shot Pellet Rifle] 10 shot Magazine: Simply break the barrel and fire for lightning-quick follow-up shotsot
  • ✅ [Gamo's Quietest Air Rifle Technology] Whisper Fusion noise dampening technology. The quietest Gamo noise reduction technology
  • ✅ [Gas Piston Power] The IGT Gas Piston replaces the standard spring power plant with an Inert Gas Cylinder

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