A Close Look At The LCS SK-19 Air Rifle
The LCS SK-19 air rifle is an airgun that’s high on the “wish list” of many airgunners. It’s a selective fire PCP that can operate in semi-auto or full automatic modes.
Of course, that selective fire capability translates into huge fun when you’re making many rapid hits on target. But there’s a serious side to it too…
For hunters, the semi-auto action means that it’s possible to take a second shot – if necessary – in the shortest possible time.
Although everyone aims for that ethical single shot kill, it doesn’t always work out like that and the ability to have an instantly-available second shot can be invaluable in such cases.
The LCS SK-19 has also proved itself to be accurate in competition. At Extreme Benchrest, the speed silhouette contest sees the SK-19 in top form. It can compete creditably at longer ranges too, courtesy of the shrouded Lothar Walther barrel.
As you would expect, the SK-19 uses a regulated PCP action. Up front, the standard air supply is a 480 cc carbon fiber air bottle. That provides over 80 shots per fill in .22 cal. (75 shots in .25 caliber).
Like most good manufacturing companies, LCS Air arms has a policy of incorporating small but significant improvements in their models during production. So, new SK-19s like this one incorporate small but significant improvements internally. These include a titanium piston for greater durability an adjustable trigger and many small internal changes…
Airguns of Arizona has options available to expand this capacity if required. In fact, you can have as much as 1,160 cc of air onboard with the highest capacity upgrade. That’s good for 220 full power shots in .22 caliber.
These are good options to know about as you’ll use a LOT of High Pressure Air due to shooting the SK-19 so much!
And the SK-19 is made right here in the USA…
The heart of the SK-19 is, of course, the receiver/magazine assembly. This includes the 19-shot built-in magazine, together with the hammer, bolt, safety and fire control assemblies.
Power levels are around 46 Ft/Lbs in .22 caliber. This climbs to above 70 Ft/Lbs in .25 cal.
Naturally there’s a Picatinny rail on top of the SK-19 for scope mounting. This is complemented by one for attaching a bipod. This is a particularly long rail that gives a wide range of options for positioning the bipod.
You’ll see a comprehensive HAM test review of the LCS SK-19 air rifle coming in the near future. Stay tuned!