2019 SHOT Show Day Two – New From Daystate, Brocock And Diana
For our HAM Report from Day Two of the 2019 SHOT Show, we’ll take-in new products from Daystate, Brocock and Diana. There’s a lot of them and there’s more…
In our heading photograph above, we see the new Brocock Patagonia. This is a full production version of the Brocock Bantam Sniper HR air rifle that was used to win the 2018 Extreme Benchrest by Claudio Flores. And that’s Claudio in our photograph with “his” air rifle.
Brocock had chosen the 2019 SHOT Show as the platform to launch this interesting new model.
Why Patagonia? Well, Claudio’s company is called Patagonia Airguns. And this new airgun carries Claudio’s signature on the shroud, as we can see below.
The Brocock Patagonia is available in both .22 and .25 calibers. There’s adjustable power levels up to 46 Ft/Lbs in .22 and 55 Ft/Lbs in .25 cal. With a Huma regulator, 460 cc carbon fiber HPA bottle and new 0dB silencer, this is the premier model in the semi-bullpup Brocock Bantam line.
Meanwhile, Lauren Parsons shows us both Brocock Commander and Patagonia models…
… and Tony Belas previews the Bantam Sniper Mini version of Brocock’s versatile Bantam range.
Another new model seen on the Daystate/Brocock booth at the 2019 SHOT Show was this new version of the Daystate Pulsar. This electronically-controlled bullpup PCP has been equipped with the laminated hardwood colorway first seen on the Daystate Saxon limited edition model form a couple of years ago.
Greg Glover shows us this to us. Again, the new Daystate 0dB silencer is fitted to further mute this shrouded air rifle’s report.
Another interesting new product to be seen at the Daystate/Brocock booth at the 2019 SHOT Show was this new Omega Trailcharger HPA compressor.
This compressor is can be powered by mains electricity (using the supplied transformer) or from a vehicle 12 Volt DC battery. Unlike most similar portable HPA compressors, however, it’s designed to be able to fill HPA tanks and not just PCP airguns directly. The Street Price will be $799, which is attractive for an HPA compressor of this capability.
As we can see from the photograph above, the TrailCharger is considerably smaller and lighter than the well-known Omega TurboCharger which sits next to it on the right.
The water cooled Omega TrailCharger also takes an innovative approach to managing the connecting cables, as is visible in this rear view.
Diana also had a variety of new products on display for the 2019 SHOT Show.
Here Markus Dombrowski of Diana shows us the new Diana Model 98 PCP air rifle. Diana already had an underlever spring/piston Kar. 98-looking air rife, of course. This continues to be available, but now there’s also this new lookalike for PCP enthusiasts.
This Model 98 can be shot using a rotary magazine (of course) or a single shot tray as we see here. There’s also a chunky bolt handle that resembles that used on the original Mauser Karabiner 98k.
Markus also showed me the Diana Skyhawk PCP, which is now shipping to US dealers and will be available for retail purchase very soon.
Finally for today’s 2019 SHOT Show report, there’s a new CO2-powered version of the Diana Stormrider. It’s called the Diana Trailscout.
The unusual feature of the Trailscout is that it is – to the best of my knowledge – the first air rifle that is powered by THREE 12 Gram CO2 cartridges.
The Trailscout’s three-cartridge power system is made possible by a Patent-pending system developed by Diana. The first two CO2 cartridges are inserted into the gas tube as normal (flat ends towards either end), then the Aluminum spacer is inserted and the lever-fitted end cap engaged.
Piercing pins in the insert and tube cap pressurize the gun by piercing the flat ends of the CO2 cartridges. Simple and effective!
HAM will bring you more hot airgun news from the 2019 SHOT Show tomorrow. Stay tuned!