After announcing the end of the line for their computer-driven MK4, UK PCP manufacturers Daystate has launched what it’s calling the ‘fifth generation’ of electronic air rifles – to be known as the Pulsar.
Officially announced to the world at 16:30GMT on 20th January during the international SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Daystate’s MD, Tony Belas said: “It redefines airgun design as we know it. Building on a decade of electronic airgun success in hunting and target sports, we know that Daystate’s revolutionary CDT system has a rightful place in sporting airguns. Our new ‘fifth-generation’ Pulsar makes the next giant leap forward.
“Bringing together Daystate’s established CDT and MCT systems, the Pulsar now updates them into the most compact and advanced firing systems ever seen. The Pulsar’s brand new electronic GCU system is housed in a rugged waterproof box for total protection against the elements.
“The Pulsar’s unique ergonomic design offers fast and shooter-friendly handling, enhanced further by an integral laser sight to allow the user to wholly concentrate on the shot. Yet it’s also one of the safest air rifles ever, with an unprecedented array of electronic safety systems – a crossbolt safety catch, bolt-open deactivator and anti-double loading mechanism. Features that combine to make the Daystate PULSAR the new pinnacle of modern airgun engineering.”
In an exclusive look prior to the official launch, Airgun Shooter’s editor, Nigel Allen, was given a few hours range time with the new rifle – and ahead of a more comprehensive test, his first impressions of this computer-driven ‘supergun’ can be seen in the March 2015 issue of the magazine, on sale at UK newsagents from 30th January through 25th February. A digital copy of the magazine can also be downloaded from www.pocketmags.com from 29th January.
The Pulsar can be seen at the British Shooting Show at Stoneleigh over the weekend of 14/15/16 February – and will be arriving in gun shops a couple of weeks later. Initially, the launch model – clad in a high grade walnut stock and known as the OS (Oro Series) – will be available in a limited edition production run of just 200. The SRP of the OS is expected to be £2,000GBP and will be followed shortly thereafter with laminate, standard walnut and synthetic stocked models. It anticipated that their prices will start from around £1,800GBP.