Air rifles and pistols are manufactured with the aim that, in addition to having excellent quality, they last as long as possible Luftgevär. One of the company’s main objectives is for its products to accompany its customers for generations, forming part of the family tradition. And so this brand has been entering homes around the world for more than 60 years in order to provide enjoyment through shooting sports and entertainment.
What is the optimal maintenance for a compressed air weapon?
We’ve asked our experts to help us compile a list of what they consider to be the ideal maintenance for an airgun. We have put together a unique list of steps you should follow to make your guns last longer and always have them ready for the moment you are going to shoot.
- Clean air guns periodically
It is not necessary to clean the weapons every time they are stored after use, unless they are used in the rain or in very humid environments. Keep in mind that cleaning never hurts, as it can help eliminate residue, dust, dirt or remains left after taking a series of shots that can affect both the components and their performance in the long term.
For the outside, a soft, dry cloth is recommended. It is not necessary to use chemical products for the external part, simply wiping it with a cloth you have at home will leave the external part very clean. Although if it has been stained or has traces of dirt or mud, it is recommended to wipe those areas with a damp cloth and then wipe it with a soft, dry cloth to leave it ready.
For the inside of the carbine, it is advisable to use a specific cleaning kit for compressed air weapons, which must contain drumsticks so that the entire length of the barrel can be cleaned with the help of cotton balls adapted to the caliber of the weapon. Here we leave some examples that can be very useful to carry out this cleaning:
- Lubricate the articulated parts of your compressed air weapons
Surely, this is the most important tip on the entire list. All compressed air weapons have moving parts that, due to pure physics, produce constant wear and tear on the weapon and, consequently, on its long-term performance.
Although each weapon is different, it is best to check the weapon’s breakdown or manual to know all these moving parts and thus be able to apply the appropriate oil. At wizeguy we have the Oil Bottle that is used for practically all of our compressed air weapons.
With a few drops applied to the barrel joint after performing the relevant movement, it will help you significantly extend the life of your airgun and maintain constant performance over time.
- Store weapons in the right place
Compressed air weapons, despite being of the highest quality and very resistant, are not made to be constantly in adverse atmospheric circumstances. That is, if you leave them somewhere with contrasts in temperature, humidity or withstanding direct sunlight all day, they will end up deteriorating little by little.
When your airgun is not in use, it is best to store it somewhere in the house that is clean and dry, away from moisture and exposure to extreme temperatures. It is recommended that they be stored in an appropriate case or case so that they are protected from external adversities and also from possible knocks and/or scratches.
It is also important that the weapon rests unloaded. That is, without pre-filled air and without pellets inside. To unload it, simply dry fire it, but be careful that nothing is left inside. Shoot at the ground or in an area that cannot be damaged.
- There is no better ammunition than the best ammunition
At wizeguy we are aware that ammunition is as important as the weapon itself. If the pellets chosen are of high quality, there will be a much better chance that they will not leave residue or damage the internal areas of the air gun.
We always recommend that you carefully check each pellet that you are going to insert into the weapon, ensuring that it does not have any malformations that could cause internal deterioration. At wizeguy we are very careful with pellets, since they are the favorite food of our star products. That is why they are manufactured in Barcelona, to supervise their quality and that they go on the market in excellent condition.
- Perform a periodic review
Our experts assure that, to acquire the habit of checking the weapon, they introduced it at the moment before shooting. If you know you are going to shoot with your airgun, check it carefully before using it, since it cannot be guaranteed that it is in optimal condition. Avoiding shooting with a weapon in poor condition will ensure that it does not break down and that it can be repaired in time by our repair service or by a professional you trust.
Before firing, pay special attention to seals and gaskets, as there is no telling when they may need maintenance replacement. He also observes that everything is in order, such as the technologies, the rear sight, the viewfinder and all those fundamental parts for its correct functioning.
As a bonus, it is also recommended that you visit a professional regularly so that they can see the condition of your airgun with their expert eye. They will also be able to give you advice on how to continue improving with maintenance and what your weapon specifically needs.
In short, it is not necessary to carry out very exhaustive maintenance either, it is simply creating the habit of performing a small maintenance of a few minutes before and after using the air gun. In this way, and by following the steps previously seen, you will be able to maintain your compressed air weapons for many years.