NRA Gun of the Week: AirForce Texan Airgun

They say everything is bigger in Texas, including the AirForce airgun that bears the state’s name. The powerful big-bore “Texan” features a two-stage trigger that releases a sizable burst of air from its 490cc removable and refillable air tank, driving .457-cal. projectiles in excess of 1000 fps. Purported to be the most powerful production air rifle, 500+ ft-lbs. of energy is perfectly capable of hunting medium-sized game. As with any large-caliber PCP airgun, shots are limited due to the increased volume of air needed for operation. Accuracy is provided by a 34” Lothar Walther barrel, a sizeable portion of the rifle’s overall 48” length.

AirForce offers a heavy-duty manual pump system for charging the on-board tank. Provision for optics or iron sights atop the Texan is provided by a 3/8” Tip Off style rail, common to most airguns and smallbore rifles. Overall weight without the sighting system tips the scale at around 8 lbs.

Learn more about our latest “NRA Gun of the Week,” the Airforce Texan, in the video above hosted by American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen.

Specifications
Manufacturer: AirForce Airguns
Model: Texan
Caliber: .457
Action Type: Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) single-shot air rifle
Frame: anodized alumium
Sights: optional; rail for scope bases
Trigger: two-stage, adjustable for position; 3-lb., 6-oz. pull
Stock: steel air tank with buttplate
Weight: 8 lbs., 10 ozs. (with optic)
Accessories: owner’s manual, wrench
MSRP: $1055

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