This workhorse of a knife comes with a robust nylon holster and lends itself brilliantly to hide building. The edge of its 86mm 440C steel blade is finished in non-stick PTFE and so boasts more than sufficient sharpness for game prep, too. The Guardian’s sandpaper-rough G-10 handle provides excellent grip in all conditions, making it a superb kitbag addition for the airgun hunter.
Blades and Bows
The Air Arms Q-Tec is one of the most effective silencers on the market, hushing down your airgun for stealthy hunting or quiet target practice. Models are calibre-specific (.177, .22 and .25) and come with male or female 1/2in UNF threads, or grubscrew fit (for 10 and 15mm barrels), the lightest weighing just 183 grams. Ideal for a quiet Christmas!
Based on the acclaimed Terrus Action, the Walther Maxus kit from Armex squeezes even more value from this budget-busting, full-power break-barrel springer. The combo includes a slinky Borg silencer, 3-9×40 scope and mounts – and there’s a choice of classic wood or synthetic stocks.
RRP: £254.99 (wood); £249.99 (synthetic)
BASC MEMBERSHIP AND INSURANCE
BASC does a lot of high-profile work to keep your sport safe. Its membership package specially tailored for airgun shooters includes £10m liability insurance, £100,000 legal expenses cover and £50,000 personal accident cover. Membership benefits also include expert advice from BASC staff and discount on training courses.
RRP: £50 (Airgun Membership – full year)
Daystate has developed this high-quality H&N manufactured roundhead to get the very best from modern air rifles. A match-grade pellet aimed at Field Target shooters and serious hunters, the Kaiser is available in .177 (8.64 grains), .20 (13.73 grains) and .22 (14.66 grains) in tins of 500.
RRP: £11.55 (.177 and .20); £15.18 (.22)
No airgunner should venture into the field without insurance, so if you’re not already insured, don’t risk it any longer… because causing injury or damage to a person or property while out shooting could set you back thousands! GunPlan’s insurance package gets you all the essential cover you need from just £20 per year – and you can also insure your hardware. Getting a quote for a tailored policy is quick and easy thanks to GunPlan’s very straightforward website…
RRP: £20 (one-year cover)
Anyone who receives a PCP airgun for Christmas is going to need charging gear. The AirRam stirrup pump from AirForceOne boasts filling pressures of up to 350 BAR, and its high efficiency makes easy work of the task. Manufactured on CNC machinery, this heavy-duty pump has integral particle and moisture filters to keep airgun internals safe, plus a wide, secure footplate which folds up for compact transportation. It comes complete with hose, gauge and a complete service kit.
The Shooting Party
This ingenious target flips backwards whenever you land a pellet on one of its lollipop ‘kill areas’ and makes for addictive plinking. It also presents gradually more challenging shots as it trundles away – and it’ll withstand thousands of shots thanks to its high tech Polex construction. It snaps apart to pack away flat when not in use.
RRP: £19.95 (Cadet); £24.95 (Max)