SHOT Show 2017 - Umarex USA, the north American branch of the famous German company, showcased a new high power air rifle – the Gauntlet – offering top-class performance for a very affordable price tag
Umarex USA, Inc. – the north-American branch of the German UMAREX company – announced a major breakthrough in regulated Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifles at the 2017 edition of the SHOT Show in Las Vegas with the launch of the Umarex Gauntlet multi-shot air rifle: a gun that offers the of a $1,000+ pre-charged pneumatic rifle for a suggested retail price of just US$ 299 in the United States.
The Umarex Gauntlet features a 13 cubic inches (213 cubic centimetres) regulated, rechargeable air tank offering 70 consistent shots at a muzzle velocity of 304,8 meters-per-second (1000 FPS) in 4,5mm / .177 caliber or 60 consistent shots at a muzzle velocity of 274,32 meters-per-second (900 FPS) in 5,5mm / .22 caliber.
The built-in regulator delivers minimal FPS variation from shot-to-shot for long, flat shot strings – translating directly in extremely high accuracy for hunting, Field Target competition and leisure plinking.
No longer do shooters need to worry about variations in muzzle velocity due to changing tank pressure – the “shot curve” characteristic of unregulated PCP airguns.
As long as the built-in pressure gauge shows green, Gauntlet’s regulator means muzzle velocity remains rock-steady.
The Gauntlet’s air tank is easily filled using the built-in, standard Foster quick connect fitting.
For extended shooting sessions, a simple pressure release key allows the compact regulated tank to be unscrewed when pressure is low. It can be replaced with another, fully charged PCP tank for even more consistent shots, without the need to carry bulky HPA tanks or a hand pump.
Its fully moderated design means the Gauntlet is incredibly quiet. Both backyard plinkers and serious hunters benefit from its ability to provide rapid, near-silent, full-power follow-up shots on demand.
To maximize its accuracy capability, the Gauntlet has integral standard dovetails for scope mounting. The easily adjustable stock comb locks into position for the ideal cheek weld, whatever your physique or optic.
Target shooters will appreciate the included single shot tray for the ultimate in precision shooting; the Umarex Gauntlet air rifle feeds otherwise through an included ten-rounds rotary magazine.
Umarex Gauntlet - Specifications
PCP air rifle
4,5mm / .177
5,5mm / .22
10 rounds, single-shot option available
72,39 cm / 28.5"
No iron sights - 11mm dovetail for optics
118,7 cm / 46.75"
3,85 kg / 8.5 lbs
$ 299 (U.S.)