Gamo (air gun manufacturer)

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A Gamo Big Cat 1200 in loading configuration

Gamo is an airgun manufacturer. The company is based in Spain and is the largest producer of guns and rifles in Europe, and the largest producer of pellets in the world. The company was founded in 1959, as El Gamo, and airgun production first started in 1961. Today Gamo production includes rifles, pistols, ammunition and optics. They produce primarily high powered, high end air guns.

When Manganese Bronze Holdings liquidated what remained of the gun division of The Birmingham Small Arms Company in 1986 assets including the logo and the right to use the initials, BSA, were purchased by Gamo who have continued the air rifle business at Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B11 2PP under the name BSA Guns (UK) Limited.

During the 1970s in the UK El Gamo marketed two air rifles, the Marksman, a conventional .22 rifle with a fitted and already zeroed telescopic sight, and the Paratooper repeater, a .177 pistol-gripped repeating rifle incorporating a tubular magazine along the top of the cylinder, and using a rising/falling breech mechanism for positioning the pellet.

Product Lines[edit]

In 2011 Gamo introduced its IGT(Inert Gas Technology) range. The IGT range replaces a conventional spring powered power plant with a pneumatic gas cylinder or gas ram. Three models have been released: Whisper IGT Shadow IGT Hunter IGT

Gamo Air Rifles[edit]

2011- Socom 1100- A synthetic stock break barrel air rifle slightly more powerful than the full power range. Achieves a velocity of 1100 feet per second. 2011- Whisper IGT- A gas ram air rifle with a noise moderator in synthetic stock. Promoted through by its gas ram technology under the name IGT internationally. In the US the model was launched under the name of Silent Stalker Whisper. With very little emphasis on the gas ram technology.

A Gamo Extreme CO2 air gun with accessories.
  • Extreme CO2
  • Whisper
  • Whisper X
  • Whisper Deluxe
  • Whisper VH
  • Whisper Fusion
  • CSI Camo
  • Viper
  • Viper Express
  • Viper Skeet
  • Viper Max
  • Viper Desert
  • Rocket
  • Shadow CSI
  • Shadow RSV
  • Shadow 1000 ( sold for about £200 ) is 177./0.22
  • Shadowmatic (Upgrade of the Shadow 1000 with a 10 pellet spring fed magazine)
  • Shadow Sport
  • Shadow IGT
  • Shadow Fox
  • Shadow Express
  • Varmint Hunter
  • Big Cat 1200
  • Hornet 1200
  • Hunter 1250
  • Hunter 440
  • Hunter Elite
  • Hunter Extreme
  • Hunter Extreme 22
  • Hunter PRO
  • Hunter Sport
  • Maxima
  • CFX Royal
  • CFX
  • CFX Combo
  • CFX Tactical Combo
  • CF-30
  • Delta Fox
  • Delta
  • Delta Max
  • Shadow 640
  • Mod. 610
  • Mod. 400
  • Carabine Sport
  • Nitro 17
  • NRA Recon
  • NRA Nitro
  • Lady Recon
  • Recon
  • Stutzen
  • Bone Collector
  • Bone Collector Bull Whisper IGT

Pistols: 2010- PT 85 was launched. A blowback model pistol that fires ordinary pellets not BB's. 2010- PT 85 tactical. Featured longer barrel that could easily be mistaken for a silencer. Also featured an optical scope, laser light and flash light.

  • P-23 Combat
  • PT-80 Laser
  • PT-80 Wood
  • PT-80 Tactical
  • PT-80
  • P-23 Laser
  • P-23
  • PT-90
  • PX-107
  • PX-107 Laser
  • V-3
  • V-3 Chrome
  • V-3 Laser
  • V-3 Silver
  • V-3 Silver Laser
  • Compact
  • PR-45
  • AF-10
  • P-800
  • P-800 Gunset
  • P-900
  • Compact Target Pistol

Ammunition

  • Viper 25
  • Raptor PBA 4.5 (.177)
  • TS-10 4.5 (.177)
  • ProMatch 4.5 (.177)
  • ProMagnum 4.5 (.177)
  • Rocket 4.5 (.177)
  • Expander 4.5 (.177)
  • Hunter 4.5 (.177)
  • Magnum 4.5 (.177)
  • Round 4.5 (.177)
  • Match 4.5 (.177)
  • Raptor PBA 5.5 (.22)
  • TS-22 5.5 (.22)
  • ProMagnum 5.5 (.22)
  • Rocket 5.5 (.22)
  • Expander 5.5 (.22)
  • Hunter 5.5 (.22)
  • Magnum 5.5 (.22)
  • Round 5.5 (.22)
  • Match 5.5 (.22)
  • Hunter 6.35 (.25)
  • Magnum 6.35 (.25)

Gamo also manufactures optics, target practice systems and other accessories.

BSA brand Air rifles[edit]

BSA brand Air pistols[edit]

External links[edit]

Online retailer for Gamo