AirForce Airguns Power Up with Carbon Fiber

AirForce Airguns has begun using carbon fiber to upgrade its air tanks for the popular Texan lineup of air rifles.

AirForce Airguns Power Up with Carbon Fiber

AirForce Airguns has begun using carbon fiber to upgrade its air tanks for the popular Texan lineup of air rifles.

The four rifles in the Texan series will be fitted with a carbon fiber air tank capable of holding 3,625 psi, or 250 BAR, of air. The tank is smaller in size than but helps propel a 520-grain projectile with 750 foot-pounds of energy, according to AirForce. The new tank is also lighter than the aluminum tanks by about half a pound.

“AirForce made the tank smaller, lighter and capable of delivering more power than ever," said AirForce founder and CEO John McCaslin. "We are constantly looking to improve our air rifles and make them more powerful. It is what we do. The power increases are just getting started as we examine new technologies in both air tanks and valve systems."

Since its release in 2015 the Texan has continued to be the most powerful production air rifle on the market. The Texan has successfully taken game in the hands of pro-staffers and the general public. With the 2019 season substantially increasing the number of states allowing air rifles as a legal method of take for big game, the Texan has seen more success in the hands of hunters than ever before.

The series has grown from the original Texan to now include the sound supressed TexanSS, the short barrel Texan Carbine and the TexanLSS which is a sound suppressed Texan with a full length barrel.

“With the sport of airgun hunting growing at an exponential rate, the amount of feedback Airforce receives from hunters and airgunners is essential to our R and D process” said Cameron Brinkerhoff, AirForce Airguns Director of Marketing. “The amazing amount of input that comes to us from the field has served to focus our work on more power in the same package. The new carbon fiber tank system answers that feedback.”

AirForce Airguns was founded in 1998 as the first company to mass produce high quality PCP air rifles in the United States. Every AirForce rifle features a German made Lothar Walther match grade barrel with all other components being manufactured and assembled in their Fort Worth-based manufacturing facility.


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