Introduction

This site features my airgun collection that focuses on CO2-powered pistols that are replicas of popular firearms. I have enjoyed shooting airguns since I was in elementary school. I got my first airgun, a Daisy lever-action rifle, when I was eight. That gun saw a lot of action in the backyard and basement as well as on my grandparent's farm. Two years later I became the proud owner of a brand new Daisy 25 that dispatched many pests over the years from the barn and corn crib.

The Author Takes Aim with His Daisy (1956)

Although I could never afford one, some of my friends owned the "coolest" airgun I had ever seen the Hahn 45 CO2-powered six-shooter (replica of Colt 1873 SAA). Many hours were wiled away practicing our quick-draw in imitation of our TV heroes as TV Westerns were at the peak of their popularity at that time.

College, marriage, and graduate school put an end to airgunning for a number of years. In the late 1980's, when my son and daughter were old enough, I bought several CO2 air pistols (Daisy 92, Crosman 357-6, Daisy 93) to teach them gun safety and target shooting. These guns were replicas of popular handguns and, we all discovered, were a lot of fun to shoot. That experience kicked off an enduring interest in collecting CO2-powered replica pistols. In the days before the Internet, buying, selling, and trading CO2 pistols was a real challenge. However, with Web-based airgun auction sites, online

classified ads, and the collector forums available today, it is much easier to locate and purchase vintage airguns. For many years, space limitations dictated that the collection be kept in plastic storage cases, which made it difficult to display and study the numerous guns in the collection. With our move from North Carolina to Colorado, the collection is now housed in a climate-controlled set of cabinets with easy access to each airgun in the collection.

In addition to the collection, this site also contains links to information about CO2-powered airguns, information about airgun dealers and repair centers, information about organizations devoted to shooting CO2-powered and airsoft replica handguns, and information about the measurements reported for each airgun in the collection.


Collection Storage Cabinets                        

Enjoy the site and feel free to provide comments on the site and the collection. I am always looking for the most accurate information about the items in the collection, so if you see information that you think is in error, please let me know.

Wanted to Buy

Please note that none of the airguns shown in this collection are for sale. However, I am always looking for better specimens to add to the collection, so contact me if you have one for sale.

Recent Additions and Updates to Collection

Free Downloads

Improve your target shooting accuracy by analyzing your shot groups with these shot group analysis targets (.pdf files). We have included both right-hand and left-hand targets. These are useful for beginners and experts alike. The 6 m slow fire air pistol target (.pdf file) is great for practice (6 m is 19' 8"). Click on the images below to download the targets.


Right Hand Target

Left Hand Target
 




6 m Slow Fire
Air Pistol

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