Springfield Armory Airgun Replica Range Debuting at SHOT Show 2019
Air Venturi will be showcasing its brand new officially licensed Springfield Armory airgun replica range at the 2019 SHOT Show.
The iconic M1 Carbine Rifle, a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War, will be available through Air Venturi as both a .177 BB CO2 air rifle starting in spring 2019.
This member of the Springfield Armory airgun replica range features a full metal receiver and synthetic wood look stock. The .177 caliber CO2-powered BB rifle shoots at velocities up to 425 FPS and gets nearly 40 shots per 12 gram CO2 cartridge, says Air Venturi.
The XD(M) series of polymer pistols were introduced in 2007 by Springfield Armory. The line featured a ground-breaking design that offered new and higher standards for ergonomic comfort, ease of operation, features and performance.
Over one decade later, Air Venturi includes this legendary series to the Springfield Armory airgun replica range, in both compact (3.8-inch) and standard (4.5-inch) configurations.
The .177 BB-firing, CO2-powered series features a 20 round magagazine and full blowback. Air Venturi tells us that it and can shoot at velocities of up to 325 FPS.
The Springfield Armory airgun replica versions offer interchangeable backstraps, like its firearm counterpart, for ergonomic comfort. The 3.8-inch compact versions offer coordinating grip frame extensions to allow the use of the longer 4.5-inch version magazines.
These XD(M) Springfield Armory airgun replica models will be available in all black and black frame/silver slide finishes starting in spring 2019.
“We are beyond excited to be launching both the M1 Carbine rifle series and XD(M) pistol series as our first replicas from the iconic Springfield Armory line of firearms,” said Val Gamerman, President of Air Venturi.
“The M1 Carbine embodies the history of the revered firearm that was used not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. The XD(M) series of pistols will be available in spring 2019, and will be a hit with airgunners and replica enthusiasts alike.”
“With the 2019 release of the M1 Carbine and XD(M) officially licensed replicas, this marks Springfield Armory’s first chapter in the airgun industry,” said Steve McKelvain, Springfield Armory President.
“This is the first of many replica rifles and pistols that will solidify both Air Venturi and Springfield Armory’s place in the progression of quality airguns.”
Expect to find these new replica airguns available from Pyramyd Air, Airgun Depot and other Air Venturi dealers.