Useful Goodies for Airgunners

Monday, November 15, 2010

If you like airguns it doesn’t take long before you realize that the hobby isn’t just about airguns, pellets, and scopes. There are a lot of other goodies that are useful, necessary or just plain cool.

The Wilkins pellet pouch, closed.

Okay, this is an audience participation question: everyone who has spilled a tin of pellets or a substantial portion of a tin, please hold your hand up. Just as I thought, just about everyone. The Wilkins pellet pouch, above, is just what you need for a day afield. The top unsnaps (below) and you can pour in a goodly quantity of pellets. Snap it shut and you can hang it around your neck or clip it to a belt loop.

The Wilkins pellet pouch, open.

Either way, it sure beats removing and replacing the lid on a tin of pellets while you’re out in the woods or participating in a field target match. The Wilkins pouch comes in two sizes and a variety of colors.

The LEDRay light is really, really bright!

The Hawke LEDRay™ Light attaches to your scope and provides a great lamping option without adding too much weight. Illuminated by a super bright LED, the LEDRay lamp provides an impressive amount of brightness in a package that is powered by four small batteries. It comes with a remote switch and rings for attaching to your scope.

This kit is made by Otis for AoA.

The Otis Airgun Cleaning Kit is made by Otis especially for Airguns of Arizona. It includes a pull-through nylon-coated cleaning rod, rod handle, patches, a special cleaner/degreaser that is safe for use on airguns, and a case to hold it all.

Protect your airguns with Napier field patches.

Napier VP90 Cleaning Patches are a simple way to carry an oily rag in the field. Wipe down the metal on your treasured airgun to protect it from rust and fingerprints. A package contains ten field patches, each sealed in it own individual tear-open packet.

Exhibit A -- Female Quick Connect

Finally, every pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) airgun enthusiast needs adaptors to get air into his PCP rifle or pistol. Exhibit A (above) is a Female Quick Connect. It screws onto the hose of your SCUBA fill adaptor or your pump. It will allow you to connect directly to Daystate, Benjamin, and some FX airguns or any airgun that has a male quick connect attached to the reservoir. It will also allow you to connect to the connects described below.

Exhibit B -- DIN with male quick connect.

Exhibit B is a DIN with Male Quick Connect and it works on guns with removable cylinders like FWB, Twinmaster, FAS. Steyr, and so forth.

Exhibit C -- FX probe with male QC.

Exhibit C is an FX probe with a Male Quick Connect and works with most FX guns, Webley, and the like.

D -- buddy bottle adaptor with male QC.

Exhibit D is a buddy bottle adaptor with Male Quick connect and works with BSA and Theoben bottles.

Fittings like these are available for most makes and models of airguns and allow you to change between the fill devices for different airguns without using a wrench.

Til next time, aim true and shoot straight.

– Jock Elliott

2 Comments

  1. Bob Todrick says:

    I purchased a couple of the Wilkens pouches (in different colors to differentiate the pellets they carried) from Arizona a couple of years ago.
    I swear that when I am at the range I get as many comments on these pouches as I do on my guns or my shooting!
    Old world craftsmanship that really works.

    1. Jock Elliott says:

      Bob,

      Thanks for the comment. Yeah, those Wilkens pouches are really neat and well made.

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