The replica Umarex Steel Storm makes the cover of the new Blue Book of Airguns, 8th Edition. The rise of the Steel Storm among airguns is more impressive considering the speed at which it was done, having only been introduced earlier this year.
Online PR News – 25-August-2010 – – The Blue Book of Airguns 8th Edition is now in print and circulating with the 6-shot burst Umarex Steel Storm on the cover. The 8th Edition is a 500-page publication that is virtually a one-stop shopping center for up-to-date information, prices and values on both modern and vintage airguns. The comprehensive information of this new 1 1/4 inch thick soft cover publication is simply not available anywhere else.
Dr. Robert D. Beeman contributed to Blue Book of Airguns as a co-author, is the founder of Beeman Precision Airguns and is considered by many to be the godfather of the airgun industry.
Co-author John Allen is the longtime associate editor for the Blue Book of Gun Values, and author of the Blue Book of Airguns and the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms.
S. P. Fjestad, editor of the Blue Book of Airguns, is a world recognized expert on firearms and their values. His Blue Book of Gun Values has more than 1.3 million copies in print.
Umarex USA’s President and CEO, Adam Blalock said, “It’s an honor and a privilege for one of our airguns to be on the front cover of the Blue Book of Airguns, but it’s extra special this year because the Steel Storm is a BB gun that only recently started shipping to dealers.”
The Umarex Steel Storm creates a “storm of steel” in the form of BBs that are propelled six BBs at a time with a single burst of CO2. It also shoots in single-BB mode at a blazing velocity of 430 feet per second. “Eyes widen with excitement and trigger fingers get antsy when the sound of the Steel Storm is heard. At under 100 dollars at retail, there are a lot of storms in the forecast.” stated Richard Turner, Umarex USA’s VP of Sales and Marketing.
The Umarex Steel Storm has a reservoir that holds 300 BBs. The BBs then shake down into a 30-round built-in magazine and are propelled out of the muzzle by CO2 gas provided by two 12-gram CO2 capsules that install into the bottom of the grip. This combination means longer shooting before having to re-load. Tactical railing both top- and bottom-side provides mounting options for a laser or point sight.
The Steel Storm’s suggest retail price is $92.50. It measures 15-inches in length, has a 7.5-inch barrel and a weight of 2.75 pounds.
For additional information about and specs on the Steel Storm Airgun visit http://www.umarexusa.com/product/Umarex-Steel-Storm-Tactical-BB,210,2.htm
Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and replica firearms. Umarex is Europe’s largest marketer of air rifles and Umarex USA is North America's fastest growing airgun and replica rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit http://www.UmarexUSA.com