air rifle

(redirected from Air rifles)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

air rifle

[′er ‚rīf·əl]
(ordnance)
A low-powered rifle that shoots small metal pellets (BBs) by the action of compressed air. Also known as air gun; BB gun.
References in periodicals archive ?
"The Crosman Challenger has long been the preferred air rifle for coaches from a variety of marksmanship programs.
Hatsan's new models are PCP air rifles. PCP stands for "pre-charged pneumatic." As opposed to break-action rifles, where the shooter uses muscle power to cock a piston, PCP rifles use an air tank, and the Barrage comes with a large 500cc tank that also serves as the handguard.
We are witnessing a modern renaissance in air rifles designed for hunting with more accurate, more powerful, and more user-friendly options arriving every year.
The rifles are described as a Weihrauch HW 100 .77 calibre air rifle, BSA Rapid 10 .22 calibre air rifle, and a BSA ultra SE .22 calibre air rifle, which has the serial number USE 2207 stamped on the side.
BSA GUNS is also launching a brand new variation of their acclaimed Scorpion SE Air Rifle, known as the Scorpion 1200 SE.
Judge Twomlow ordered the forfeiture of the air rifles.
It appears that the author is mounting a cartridge rifle scope (Tasco four power) on an air rifle. Nowhere in the article did I see any information to the contrary.
A GIRL of five was being treated in hospital last night after being shot in the neck with an air rifle.
Cardiff Crown Court heard that Russell Cyril Saunders had been hoarding air rifles, stun guns and terrorist literature in his bed sit.
Webley and Scott, one of the world's leading manufacturers of air rifles and pistols, faced financial problems because of dwindling sales as a result of new Government legislation restricting the ownership of such weapons, the tribunal was told.
POLICE seized two air rifles, an air pistol and some ammunition from a flat in Warwickshire.