Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s The New Kral Puncher Armour!
The Kral Puncher Armour has been shown at the company’s IWA booth for a couple of years, as we can see from the photo below. But now it’s reached the USA in black, green and – yes – blue. Looks like the yellow model didn’t make it to these shores…
This is a very unusual-looking PCP air rifle. It reminds the HAM Team a lot of the Evanix Rainstorm in external appearance, with a strong metal “exoskeleton” around almost the complete action of the gun.
It’s also surprisingly big and heavy for a bullpup. That’s 9 Lbs plus scope and accessories. The Kral Puncher Armour is definitely a handful!
BTW. “Armour” is the British English spelling of the US English word “Armor”. It’s pronounced the same in either case.
There’s also a lot going on with this model. The gun here at the HAM offices is in .22 caliber. It’s supplied with two 12-shot magazines, a single shot tray, fill probe. And there’s a bipod, too. That’s it, below.
In addition, the Kral Puncher Armour is shipped in a hard plastic rifle case. This is an almost-great idea. There’s plenty of space in the case for the gun itself, but unfortunately not with a scope installed. Aw shucks 🙁
The forend hand stop can easily be removed. A Picatinny rail is revealed which can then be used for mounting the included bipod.
It’s easy to mount the bipod on the gun but actually extending the bipod legs is something of an initiative test! So that we don’t deprive you of all the fun, let’s just say that you may want to start by extending the legs before spreading them apart.
On top, the Kral Puncher Armour has an extremely long Picatinny rail for scope mounting. There’s a riser piece in case that’s required. However, we removed the riser and fitted a UTG 8-32 x 56 SWAT scope from Leapers. That’s a really mean-looking combination!
There’s a height-adjustable cheek piece included. However, this is suitable for right-handed shooters only. Given the bullpup configuration and sidelever cocking system, the Armour is never going to be a southpaw-friendly gun, anyhow.
The safety is large and easy to operate. And there’s also a power-adjuster knob just ahead of, and below, the magazine well.
However, the external covering does mean that it’s next to impossible to read the pressure gauge without looking almost straight down the barrel. The HAM Team really does not like this position for a pressure gauge on any PCP air rifle!
Overall, the Kral Puncher Armour certainly looks like a lot of airgun for the money. We’ll be testing it with interest in the near future. Keep checking HAM for our full review…