Breaking News! Umarex Gauntlet 2 is Coming Soon!
At its debut, the Umarex Gauntlet was available in .177 caliber and shortly afterwards followed by the .22 caliber version. Along the way, a running change added a barrel band was introduced, and about the same time the bigger .25 caliber version was released as well. The .177 and .22 made for good all-around performers offering higher shot counts, power, and accuracy to the marksman. The .25 caliber Gauntlet was valved and regulated differently. We knew that .25 caliber shooters weren’t just sitting around poking holes through paper all day. People who shoot .25 caliber air rifles are looking for a performance advantage for humane airgun hunting. Likewise, small game hunters were quick to pick up on the powerful .25 Gauntlet and get to work with it.
So it’s been over 3 years since the Gauntlet first left our warehouse. Three years that have seen lots of changes in the air gun industry. More and more new and affordable PCP rifles have entered the
market, including our all-in-one Umarex Origin .22 rifle and pump kit that remains a great value for those choosing their first PCP. While there’s nothing wrong with the Gauntlet, we did feel it was time to update it.Behold, the Gauntlet 2 PCP Rifle
The first thing you have probably noticed is the redesigned stock. We’ve trimmed and slimmed where possible to attain a more easy handling feel. But maybe the stock wasn’t the first thing you noticed. Maybe it was that big 24 ci tank protruding from the fore-end of the stock. Yes, we heard you. You want to shoot more, you want to shoot longer between fills, you want more power. With this huge air cylinder, Umarex is delivering all of the above. One of the finer touches that we are very proud of on this second-generation product is the bolt handle. This looks more like an aftermarket upgrade for PCP rifles, but it is not. Knurled and barrel-shaped, this bolt handle offers the shooter a very positive feel and interface. Fast, positive reloads just feel so much better with this bolt handle and we think you’ll love it as much as we do, especially considering that cocking effort has decreased by 15%.
We’ve also been listening to you when it comes to caliber. When the Gauntlet 2 appears for sale in our airgun web store, you won’t find it in .177. The smallest offering will be .22 caliber with .25 caliber being the next step up. We can’t wait for you guys and airgun gals to get your hands on this rifle. Expect the power rating to increase by about 35% to 33 FPE in .22 caliber and by about 13% to 51 FPE in .25 caliber if using a 25-grain pellet. The .22 caliber tank is regulated at 1900 psi and the .25 caliber tank is regulated at 2100 psi. This massive increase in regulated pressure output is intended to make the Gauntlet II an irresistible choice when you start thinking about upgrading or replacing your rimfire rifle.
Well, that’s the short and sweet of it. No need to keep going on and on about the simple fact that we’ve thrown down the Gauntlet again. As you read this, we have the first samples headed out to some rock stars in the airgun world to do Umarex Gauntlet 2 reviews and some real air gun hunting. These folks will all be giving you their take on the Gauntlet 2 shortly. Likewise, we are working hard to make sure that the Gauntlet 2 will be available for sale as soon as possible. Every industry is struggling to bring products to markets right now. There are a million reasons for this, but that’s a discussion for the comment section.
Mark Davis, avid outdoorsman, family man, and outdoors writer, is the social media specialist for Umarex USA.
Umarex USA is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of airguns, pistols, rifles, and more.