Air Arms has unveiled its latest rifle – the S510 TDR. The eagerly awaited airgun can be broken down into three sections making it easy to transport and store. The S510 TDR is a full specification S510 sporting rifle and is fitted with many features that make this rifle a worldwide best seller. The TDR can be taken apart in a matter of seconds, and packed into its sturdy foam lined hardcase, which also allows enough room to keep a scope and moderator fitted. The S510 TDR is available in .177 and .22 calibres and also in a FAC variant. The airgun has an RRP of £889 and is available mid-October.
• Available calibres: .177 and .22
• 40 shot capacity both calibres (15 shot capacity FAC)
• Ultra lightweight
• Unique fast assembly & take down
• Multi adjustable trigger with safety
• Ambidextrous Walnut stock
• 10 shot magazine (2 supplied)
• Accessory rail
• Fully shrouded Lothar Walther barrel
• Smooth side lever cocking mechanism
• Built in power adjuster (FAC version only)
• Adjustable butt pad
• Supplied with Qtec moderator (where permitted)
• Clip retainer in stock to hold magazines
• 20 micron filter
• Built in manometer
• Weight inc. case 6.5 kgs
Umarex has acquired the first worldwide licence from the well-known Austrian weapons manufacturer, GLOCK, for the reproduction of its internationally recognised pistols.
Umarex is the world leader in licensed replica handguns. Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of Umarex, said: “For years now, the trust between our two companies has been growing and we are looking forward to further developing this relationship with Glock.
From November onwards, gun fans will find the first replicas of these famous pistols in outdoor retail locations almost everywhere in the world.” Founded in 1963, Glock has been setting the global standard for handguns with polymer frames for decades. Particularly attractive for collectors, the license allows the replicas to carry the original markings and be marketed in authentic packaging.
Steel shot shortage as China shuts down factories, more market shocks to follow as Government clampdown on pollution takes bite.
A shortage in steel shot could be the tip of the iceberg as the reality of China’s clampdown on pollution takes effect.
And with the stark reality that nobody knows how long factories will be shut down means price increases are highly likely across almost everything coming out of China.
T&G was alerted to the situation by Francesco Spilotros of Clever, Srl: “All the factories have been closed down by Chinese Government due to environmental regulations, in the attempt to solve the pollution issue, and we don’t know when they will be able to restart. This is causing a lack of steel shot on the market, and a big rise in price.” And inevitably he continued: "For this reason, we are obliged to adjust our prices to new Steel Shot quotations received.” Stephen Dales, owner of the Steel Shot Company, a leading supplier of steel shot to Europe, has confirmed the situation: “There is a supply glitch and it’s unfortunate that it has started right at the start of the game season.
However, we do have supply and we are fulfilling orders, albeit with a limited supply at the moment.
“I am told by our suppliers that this is a temporary situation. The factories have been shut down while they are audited by the Government. At this very moment I am awaiting news myself as to when they will reopen.” T&G spoke to a high profile agent in China, who for obvious reasons does not want to be identified.
He told us: “The Government is clamping down on pollution and really it has no choice. Some of the cities are so bad that people really cannot be expected to live there.
“What they seem to be doing is descending on a region and shutting all factories down. They are then audited and if they pass, then they can re-open.
“Ultimately, it looks like the Government wants to create industrial zones and all manufacturing will be moved to those. They are being pretty ruthless about this, and factories cannot re-open until they have cleaned up their act.
“Anything to do with steel, anodising, dying, metal production and electronics is very heavily affected and there will be major supply shocks in months to come – which inevitably leads to increases in price.”