FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY JULY 6TH, 2009
The SOCOM SERIES was designed for a new standard in long distance air gun shooting and hunting
GAMO SOCOM SERIES™
July 6, 2009 -Ft Lauderdale, FL -
Gamo Outdoor USA, recognized as the leader in adult precision air guns, is introducing a new series of tactical, high performance airguns. The new SOCOM series incorporates the latest advancements in spring power engineering, optics, noise reduction and stock designs. Giving shooters maximum flexibility for all hunting and shooting operations. The three gun series consists of the SOCOM CARBINE, the SOCOM TACTICAL and the SOCOM EXTREME air rifles.
The SOCOM CARBINE and SOCOM TACTICAL models are powered by an advanced spring power plant which pushes the new PBA Platinum .177 caliber ammo at nearly 1300 FPS, and 1000FPS with standard lead ammo. The SOCOM EXTREME, which has a larger spring power plant than the other two air rifles in the series, will shoot this new Platinum PBA at an astounding 1700 FPS and 1250FPS with lead ammo.
Each of the new SOCOM models are spring piston, break barrel single shot air rifles. They are fitted in newly designed all weather tactical synthetic stocks. Special adjustable combs are available on the TACTICAL and CARBINE models. All the barrels are precision rifled steel with composite jackets.
The SOCOM TACTICAL is the ultimate air rifle for high performance flexibility for day or night shooting. The Tactical composite stock has a custom molded forepiece and palm swell grip area for maximum control. The fully adjustable tactical comb has a raised cheekpiece and allows for an instant sight picture adjustment using the optical or the included fiber optic fixed sights. The receiver is topped with a precision 3-9×40 AR Scope anchored by a solid Gamo one-piece rail mount.
The scope is fitted with a powerful, fully adjustable precision laser and light which quickly readies the SOCOM TACTICAL for night operations. The 26” barrel is made of precision rifled steel and is shrouded in a fully composite jacketed fluted polymer bull barrel. The barrel on the SOCOM TACTICAL is also fitted with the Gamo ND52, Noise Dampening Technology muzzle dampner. Combined with outstanding velocity at nearly 1300 fps with new PBA Platinum .177 ammo. The Tactical is fully capable of handling any backyard varmint incursions 52% quieter than a standard spring air rifle.
The SOCOM CARBINE is specially configured to offer quick mounting and target acquisition. Its Gamo power plant is tuned to deliver a sizzling velocity of nearly 1300 fps with the new PBA Platinum ammo through a short, composite jacketed, precision rifled .177 cal steel barrel. The 3-9×40 precision AR scope is securely anchored to the receiver by the solid, one-piece Gamo mount. The long eye relief and brilliantly clear optic work in tandem with the special all-weather composite stock with sure-grip forend, palm swell pistol grip and adjustable comb with cheekpiece. The shooter can instantly adjust the stock for his or her comfort. MSRP $329.95
The SOCOM EXTREME was created for an all new level in long distance air gun shooting and hunting.
Gamo took their famous 1250 powerplant and re-tuned the beast to deliver a stunning velocity of over 1650 fps using the new PBA Platinum .177 ammo. The powerplant was matched to a precision steel, composite jacketed bull barrel which also helps reduce the larger cocking force. The precision barreled action is mated to a newly designed tactical, light weight composite stock. This specially engineered stock has a long tapered sure grip forend which leads back to pistol grip with palm swell for quick steady mounting. The buttstock features an ergonomically shaped cheekpiece which works for right and left handed shooters.
Each SOCOM EXTREME air rifle is fitted with a special 3-9×50 Scope with red, green and blue illuminated glass etched reticle securely anchored by the Gamo solid one-piece mount. The composite stock reduces gun weight to a manageable 9 lbs compared to a heavier wood stock air rifle. MSRP $449.95
To learn more about GAMO Outdoor products and accessories, visit: www.gamousa.com. Gamo is the largest air gun manufacturer in Europe and among the top rated all over the world. Shooters in over 50 countries worldwide use Gamo air rifles and air pistols.