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I know I am going to get blasted, so no prob bring it on …. I am not an expert in Air Rifles, but I do have a 30yr plus involvement in professional level sponsored shooting, from archery to long range rifle both military and private sector. Our society for the most, have a need of “instant gratification”, IE instant accuracy from a air rifle. Not wanting to try different pellets, learning proper shooting disciplines for springer/piston. Magnum springer/piston rifles require even more practice and testing. I have a .22 magnum piston Gamo rifle that I am now getting 10 shot groups at 40 yds that fit under a quarter, that’s not competition accuracy but sure the heck takes out tree rats. Yeah the QC at Gamo really is bad, but it does shoot good and it cost me around $230 so is that in the inexpensive range ? I have spent some time and not what I would call lots of money compared to the costs of my PB ammo ! learning to shoot my springer and I personally like the challenge, but this is not for everyone. Those who knock springers have either not ever taken the time to learn how to shoot one, don’t want to take the time or have never really shot a good one. I see the attraction to PCP, but to get a truly accurate version with all the necessaries, are you not looking at $1500+ . I personally could not go the hand pump route and don’t want to haul around a scuba tank so a compressor would be more practical for me. Am I missing something ?
Here is the real deal to me, since I work in federal law enforcement. If a PCP rifle is capable of producing enough FPE to kill a hog then it should not be a “Ghostgun” it should require a FFL application to own, just like any other legal firearm. Before Y’all ask “Ghostguns” is a newer terminology the anti 2nd amendment idiots and media are using for firearms that don’t have serial numbers and don’t require FFL’s. You can buy these online in may forms, AR 15’s being one of them. All of this is just me looking at it from another perspective.