Author Topic: Cheap airguns and economics  (Read 321 times)

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Cheap airguns and economics
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:01:12 AM »
It has been interesting to watch all the interest in the low end airguns like the Urban, Gauntlet, Stormrider, etc.   It is my opinion these low end rifles are going to devalue the mid-range gun market a bit, the $400-700 guns.  It seems like by the time somebody is ready to drop $1K or better on an airgun they have already decided the low end just won't meet their needs.

But will someone pay $300-350 for a used Marauder when a new Gauntlet is sitting there for $50 less?   And while the Scorpion SE is better than an Urban, is it better enough to command triple the price?   And what is the "new market" for the older cult classics like the B-50s? 

I'm curious to see if we see some of these used guns hit the market at pretty remarkable prices as people pick up the new, affordable toys. 

Thoughts?   

(Full disclosure - I thought I would get a little chatter going on AGG, and this seemed like a good topic.  :) )


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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 05:15:46 AM »
I wonder too, but there is another issue.

Hajimoto (see his Editorial page) and others have been modifying the Gantlet much in the same manner the Marauder series has been. However, it seems the cost of doing so is a bit less too!

If nothing else, the introduction brings more folks into the airgun hobby, which is a god thing, any way you look at it.
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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 04:49:54 PM »
The cheap compressor development is a real benefit too. I'm pretty spoiled I guess, there is a dive shop "close enough" that does 4500psi fills, and does so inexpensively.  I still see a lot of folks posting that there is no good fill access nearby.  I guess it pays to live near the Mississippi!!!
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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 05:15:19 AM »
I wish I could find this guy and thank him personally.... There is a dive shop near Stewart, FL which is owned by an air gunner. He refills airgun tanks for $1! If anyone knows him, I'd like to give him some kudos!
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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 05:06:25 PM »
Alan you gonna drive to Florida to fill yours?
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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 04:10:59 AM »
No, but I heard about him second hand. But, if you're in my area (roswell, NM), I'll fill yours for free!
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Re: Cheap airguns and economics
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 09:40:54 PM »
I myself appreciate the lower end rifles I'm glad there's a market for them now. As for compressors I wouldn't get a cheap compressor.

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