Pyramyd Air’s Top Selling Air Rifles 2019
Pyramyd Air has announced its top selling air rifles 2019. This is an interesting list in itself, but it also allows us to see how the airgun market is changing over the years.
This is the first in Pyramyd Air’s “top selling” 2019 announcements. Coming from the world’s largest dedicated airgun dealer, the list of Pyramyd’s top selling air rifles of 2019 is a very significant indicator of what we’re all buying!
Here we have air rifles under $500.00. More expensive air rifles will be included in the top selling high end air rifles. We can expect to see that list in the next few days…
1. Crosman DPMS SBR
The big news is that pole position in Pyramyd Air’s top selling air rifles 2019 list is the Crosman DPMS SBR. This held first place in 2019, too. Hard Air Magazine is not surprised by this. We tested the very similar Bushmaster MPW (also from Crosman) and it earned a HAM Gold Award.
2. Umarex Legends MP40
Another HAM Gold Award winner, the MP40 is up two places from 2018.
3. Umarex Gauntlet
Pyramyd Air’s top-selling PCP for 2019 was also a HAM Gold Award winner! It’s up three places from 2018 and has now clearly replaced the Benjamin Marauder as the top-selling PCP air rifle.
4. Umarex Legends Cowboy Rifle
Straight in at number four of Pyramyd Air’s top selling air rifles 2019 is yet another HAM Gold Award winner!
5. Daisy Adult Red Ryder
The big Red Ryder makes fifth place in this list.
The Full Story
Here’s the full list of results, together with previous years’ rankings.
|1||Crosman DPMS SBR||Crosman DPMS SBR||John Wayne Lil Duke||Daisy Red Ryder||Daisy Red Ryder|
|2||Umarex Legends MP40||Gamo Whisper Silent Cat||Black Ops Junior Sniper||Black Ops Junior Sniper||Benjamin Marauder|
|3||Umarex Gauntlet||Daisy 1938 Red Ryder||Umarex Legends MP40||Gamo Whisper Silent Cat||Uzi BB Submachine Gun|
|4||Umarex Legends Cowboy||Umarex Legends MP40||Gamo Whisper Silent Cat||Benjamin Marauder||Remington Tyrant|
|5||Daisy Adult Red Ryder||Gamo Swarm Maxxim||Benjamin Marauder||Benjamin Trail NP2||Crosman 1077|
|6||Springfield Armory M1 Carbine||Umarex Gauntlet||Umarex Steel Force||Crosman 1077||Stoeger X20S|
|7||Seneca Aspen||John Wayne Lil Duke||Gamo Swarm Maxxim||Uzi BB Submachine Gun||Umarex Octane|
|8||Gamo Swarm Maxxim||Benjamin Marauder||Daisy Red Ryder||Winchester M14||Gamo Viper Express|
|9||Daisy Model 25||Umarex Steel Force||Umarex Gauntlet||H&K MP5-PDW||Diana 34|
|10||Umarex Steel Storm||Diana Stormrider||Diana Stormrider||Umarex Steel Storm||Air Force Condor SS|
So what does Pyramyd Air’s Top selling air rifles 2019 list tell us about the state of the US airgun market? Well – if we compare it to the top-selling lists of previous years, it tells us a great deal …
Let’s analyze types of airguns from the 2015, 2017 and 2019 lists. As we can see, in 2015, spring/piston air rifles were the most popular, with six out of the top ten places. That’s completely changed, now there’s only two springers in the top ten.
The big winner has been CO2-powered airguns. Now half the top ten rifles are CO2-powered. In 2015, it was just two.
It’s clear that “Zillion FPS breakbarrel” demand is now largely a thing of the past among Pyramyd Air’s shoppers. In fact, high FPS was clearly a lot less important in 2019 than full-auto capability. The top two in Pyramyd Air’s top selling air rifles 2019 list are both selective-fire models.
Another very clear trend is the popularity of firearms reproduction air rifles. In 2015, only one reproduction made the list – the Uzi. In 2019 no less than four are reproductions. That’s the DPMS, MP40, Cowboy and M1 carbine. Of course, reproductions have dominated air pistol sales for some years – now that trend is being seen clearly among air rifles, too.
An associated major trend is the change in ammo. In 2015, eight out of ten in Pyramyd’s list fired pellets. Now that’s nearly reversed: six out of the top ten are BB-firing airguns.
Another major change since 2015 has been the emergence of Umarex USA as the dominant manufacturer in this list. Umarex air rifles hold four positions in 2019, up from three in 2017 and two in 2015. That’s consistent, steady progress. Congratulations Umarex!
Daisy/Gamo held second place with three positions in 2019. Air Venturi has two and Crosman one.
This is a strong contrast to 2015 when the top ten places were shared among no less than seven manufacturers! Then Crosman/Benjamin, Umarex and Gamo/Daisy each had two positions in the top ten. They were joined by Diana, Stoeger, Remington and Air Force.
Yes, there’s been a lot of changes among the air rifles Pyramyd Air’s customers are buying! Thanks to the company for sharing this information with us 🙂