Revolutionary Umarex Komplete NCR PCP Air Rifle Launched Today

The Umarex Komplete NCR is a brand new PCP air rifle that’s launched today. In fact, it’s a revolutionary approach to the question of how to provide a “PCP in a box”.

It’s well-known that adoption of PCP air rifles in “big box” sporting goods stores is minimal. That’s due to the perceived complexity of PCPs, with their need for separate charging equipment.

Umarex Komplete NCR PCP Air Rifle

The Umarex Komplete NCR addresses that issue head-on by not requiring a hand pump, compressor or HPA tank. It’s truly a “PCP in a box” that can compete on retail shelves with the inevitable breakbarrel air rifles that still sell in volume at such locations.

Everything is included: gun, scope and HPA source. All the new owner needs is to buy pellets. That makes it comparable to a breakbarrel springer while the $199.99 MSRP is very competitive too.

So how does the Umarex Komplete NCR work?

Conceptually, it’s a high tech re-make of CO2-powered air rifles like the Hammerli 850 AirMagnum. These used 88 or 90 Gram CO2 cartridges to provide an operating pressure of up to about 1,100 PSI in the gun.

The Komplete uses a “NitroAir” power cartridge. It’s a similar size to the 88/90 Gram CO2 cartridges, however it contains 32 Grams of Nitrogen gas, providing a pressure of 3,600 PSI.

That 3,600 PSI pressure is fed to the Komplete’s built-in regulator where it is limited to 1,800 PSI shooting pressure. The result – says Umarex – is up to 45 consistent, regulated shots from each screw-on, disposable NitroAir cartridge.

That’s how the Umarex Komplete works. It’s a PCP, Jim, but not as we know it!

NitroAir represents a huge step-up in power from the 88/90 Gram CO2 cartridges, plus it does not suffer from CO2’s varying pressure (and hence performance) at different ambient temperatures.

Umarex Komplete NCR value proposition

It’s clear that the Komplete offers a HUGE value proposition for many airgunners who make their purchase in big box stores.

For $200, they can buy a PCP complete with a charging cartridge plus a 4×32 scope and rings. At a stroke, there’s no need for a HPA tank, compressor or hand pump. There’s no effort required to break the barrel, nor is there any need to deal with the recoil of a spring/piston or gas ram air rifle.

The Komplete offers sidelever cocking, magazine feed – two are included – plus an integral silencer. In .177 caliber, it’s specified to achieve above that critical 1,000 FPS Muzzle Velocity with lead pellets.

The NitroAir cartridges are sold in a two-pack for $24.99.

Umarex Komplete NCR PCP Air Rifle

Hard Air Magazine is reviewing this ground-breaking new air rifle as you read this. Spoiler alert. We like it. A lot!!!

Even better, customer availability is anticipated to be before the end of July, 2024.

There’s more detail at the Umarex USA website.