By Kerrin Brinkman | June 24 2011 14:45

One of the primary vendors and sponsors here at the 2011 NRA National Junior Air Gun Championship is Crosman®, a company known for their high-quality competition air guns.  Crosman® is a Gold Sponsor for the competition and has given two Challenger® PCP air rifles to be given as prizes.

Crosman® representative Mark DeBoard has a table set up in our vendor area where he has the Challenger® PCP competition air rifle on display.

The Challenger®, which came out in 2009, is a Dual Fuel® air rifle, meaning that it can shoot using either compressed air or carbon dioxide. It also features a three-position stock, a match-grade adjustable trigger, and a floating Lothar Walther™ barrel.

The Crosman Challenger PCP rifle on NRAblog

Although it was designed for the Sporter Class, DeBoard told NRAblog that some Precision shooters use the gun as well due to its superior accuracy.

“It’s a great entry-level Precision gun and you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a rifle,” said DeBoard of the Challenger®.

For the club price of just $475, the Challenger® is reasonably priced and is a good choice for either new shooters or seasoned Sporter competitors looking to transition into Precision shooting.

The Challenger® meets the requirements of a competitive air rifle for both CMP and NRA-sanctioned competitions and has become a popular rifle amongst shooting clubs, some of whom purchase them through NRA.

“We sell a lot of these through the NRA grant program,” said DeBoard.

If you’re here with us at Camp Perry, be sure to stop by the vendor area to thank Crosman® for their support and to check out the Challenger®. 

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