IWA Show Brings More News About Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP Air Rifle

The new Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP air rifle was one of the highlights of the 2023 SHOT Show. You can see HAM’s coverage in this recent post.

So the fact that this outstanding modular-designed airgun was also to be seen at the 2023 IWA OutdoorClassics Show was – in itself – not new news. However, what was most interesting was to meet the manufacturing company behind the Avenge-X at the German show.

In fact, the Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP air rifle is a product collaboration between Air Venturi in the USA and Macau-based Nova Vista Company Limited.

This is unusual as such collaborations are rarely acknowledged in the industry. Normally the lines between the customer – Air Venturi – and the manufacturer – Nova Vista – are kept separate from public gaze.

So the IWA show gave me an opportunity to meet the manufacturer of the Avenge-X. It was a pleasure to again meet the company’s airgun designer, Mr Zhu. That’s him in our heading photograph above, holding his favorite version of his latest “baby”, the wood stock, semi-bullpup version of the Avenge-X.

Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP Air Rifle

Mr Zhu was happy to explain to me the thinking behind his design, together with the ways he was able to bring it to a finished product.

Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP Air Rifle

As we know, the Avenge-X platform is available in a huge variety of configurations and options. There’s multiple calibers, tank or bottle HPA sources, Bullpup and “regular” versions, not to mention the choices of stocks.


Nova Vista was also showing other PCP airguns which are marketed under its own brand. These included a laminated-stock version of their Alpha model, shown above.

But back to the Air Venturi Avenge-X PCP air rifle, or at least a version of it! Mr Zhu also showed me the arrow-firing version of this basic platform, something that was not announced at the SHOT Show.

Branded as the Nova Vista Phoenix, the same gun featured in the company’s show catalog as the Avenge-X Arrow Rifle X1-AR. Let’s see if that also makes it to the US in Air Venturi-branded form!

More typical of the normal style of OEM manufacturing company approach was that of Snowpeak. Here the range of products was the same as at the SHOT Show. You can see the latest developments from what is probably the world-s largest airgun manufacturer in this HAM post.

There’s a lot more airgun news to come from the 2023 IWA OutdoorClassics show – keep reading HAM to find out…