Press Releases

The Umarex Steel Storm Rains Loads of Airgun Action

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) Airgun manufacturer, Umarex, has engineered a tactical style airgun that creates a storm of steel. The new Umarex gun propels six BBs with a single burst of CO2 gas and when in high velocity single-shot mode the Steel Storm can shoot at 430 feet per second.

A constant barrage of six intermittent projectiles from this semi-automatic airgun sounds like a thunderstorm when the BBs pound against its intended target. Umarex’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Richard Turner said, “Eyes widen with excitement and trigger fingers get antsy when other shooters hear the Steel Storm in action. At under 100 dollars at retail, there’s going to be a lot of “storms” heard this year.”

The Umarex Steel Storm has a reservoir that holds 300 BBs. The BBs then shake down into a 30-round built-in magazine and are propelled out of the muzzle CO2 gas from two 12-gram CO2 capsules that install into the bottom of the grip. This combination means longer shooting before having to re-load. Tactical railing both top- and bottom-side provides mounting options for a laser or point sight.

The Steel Storm’s suggest retail price is $92.50. It measures 15-inches in length, has a 7.5-inch barrel and a weight of 2.75 pounds.

 

For additional information visit www.UmarexUSA.com.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

Umarex USA Sponsors The Only TV Show Zeroed In On Airguns

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (March 3, 2011) – Umarex USA, known for a wide selection of recreational sport shooting guns, has solidified its title sponsorship of American Airgunner for a third season.

The American Airgunner TV Show airs on Sportsman Channel, the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States. American Airgunner airs on Thursday evenings at 8:30 EST with two weekly re-­‐airings. Sportsman Channel is available to more than 25 million U.S. households whose focus is on the outdoor sportsman.

Umarex USA’s Marketing Manager, Justin Biddle, said, “American Airgunner is the only TV show that’s 100% dedicated to airguns. The show’s host, Paul Capello, is very knowledgeable about airguns, and is effective at showing viewers how Umarex Airguns work and what they can be used for.”

Viewers of American Airgunner TV Show can expect to see a mix of Umarex’s products—from the new Browning Leverage air rifle to the Walther PPQ that shoots pellets or BBs. “Sponsorship of this show gives us the opportunity to expose sportsmen to the world of Umarex,” said Richard Turner, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Umarex USA. “TV gives us the platform to show consumers just how economical shooting an Umarex Airgun can be.”

 

For more information, visit the American Airgunner website.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

Umarex Introduces the First Speed Loader for BB Pistols

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) The leader in airgun innovation, Umarex, recognized the need for a steel BB speed loader and as result has developed one of the most-handy BB gun accessories available.

The Umarex Universal BB Speed Loader makes loading BB pistols fast and simple. The loader holds 250 BBs and comes with four adapters that fit a multitude of drop out magazines from various pistols. Just snap the adapter onto the end of the loader, hold it over the gun’s magazine, and press the button to load the magazine. It can also be used to fill airguns with built-in BB magazines and reservoirs.

“We have several different models that shoot steel BBs, like the Walther PPK/S, which have been on the market for quite some time.” said Adam Blalock, CEO for Umarex USA, “It can quickly become time consuming to load magazines if you do a lot of shooting and our Speed Loader helps you load magazines faster, which results in more trigger time.”

Everyone that owns an Umarex CO2 BB pistol can benefit from the Umarex BB Speed Loader and Justin Biddle, Marketing Manager for Umarex USA stated, “It can also be used to load magazines of non-Umarex BB pistols. Any BB gun with the same type of magazine as an Umarex pistol can be loaded using our Universal Speed Loader.”

The suggested retail price of the Speed Loader is $9.95. It can be used with these Umarex CO2 BB Pistols: Beretta Elite II, Smith & Wesson M&P, HK USP, Walther CP99 Compact, Compact Recon, and PPK/S, and the Makarov.

 

For additional information visit www.UmarexUSA.com.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

Growth Continues In Break Barrel Pellet Pistols

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) Break barrel air pistols are a growing trend for target shooting and close-range pest control and Umarex is keeping up the pace by adding a Browning 800 Mag chambered in .22 caliber.

A perfect compliment to the 700 feet per second .177 model, the .22 caliber 800 Mag maintains its ergonomic ambidextrous grip and recoilless action which reduces the amount of recoil produced by the movement of the spring piston.

The .22 Browning pistol zings pellets at 600 feet per second making it among the most powerful spring piston powered pellet pistols. This kind of power can take a tremendous amount of cocking effort, but has been alleviated by the included cocking assist handle, which reduces the amount of force needed to cock the pistol.

Other features found on the Browning 800 Mag include an automatic safety that is put on safe when the pistol is cocked, an 8-1/4 inch rifled barrel, fiber optic sights, and a synthetic ergonomic pistol grip.

 

For additional information visit www.UmarexUSA.com.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

New Powder Training Ammo Not Affected by Climate

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) The latest trend to hit the less-lethal training industry is a .43 caliber powder marking round first introduced by Umarex. The company that continues to introduce new and innovative tactical training solutions named the new powder round, “RAM Battle Dust”.

“Battle Dust provides an instant and unmistakable visual,” said Cliff Eisenbarger, Special Markets Coordinator for Umarex, “upon impact, a cloud of dust encompasses its target signaling to everyone within eyeshot that the target was hit.”

RAM Battle Dust is easy to clean up, it just wipes off or rinses with ease. The special makeup of the shell doesn’t bust in markers and shatters when it strikes its target. The .43 caliber powder ball is biodegradable, doesn’t stain, and is non-toxic.

Cliff also stated, “One of the most appealing characteristics for training facilities is that RAM Battle Dust does not have to be stored in a climate-controlled environment. Battle Dust will operate just the same in cold or hot conditions and has an extended shelf life. This is a big advantage over other training munitions that have to be climate controlled for safety and performance reasons.”

Umarex offers RAM Battle Dust in two colors—a green and yellow round with white powder and a pink and yellow round with pink powder.

 

For additional information visit www.UmarexUSA.com.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.