This is the first time I've ever posted on this forum. But I wanted to share this story. I recently purchased an air rifle. Now I know what you guys are thinking...... HA HA!!! Get a real gun. Well, before you resort to snap judgements, let me educate you. There are 4 types of pellet rifles on the market today. 1. Pump action (like the old Daisy 880). Multiple pumps compress air into a cylinder not to exceed 10 pumps.These average 250-400fps of .177 pellets. 2. Break barrel rifles. The consist of a rifle where the barrel is drawn down towards the stock. The action is 2 fold. It allows a pellet to be inserted into the receiver, and it compresses the air cylinder with air for the shot. These claim they can get up to 1200fps, but that's only with alloy pellets of .177 cal. 3. Nitro Piston Break Barrels. Same as the aforementioned, but the gas inside the piston is nitrogen. Are they better or more accurate than the regular break barrels? Maybe, but barely. Now the 4th category, and the quintessence of air rifles. The PCP air rifle. This stands for Precharged Pneumatic. These air rifles have rifled barrels with a 16:1 twist. They are powered by a compressed air cylinder, some of which can reach 250 bar (3650 psi). There are even big bore versions so the range of projectile you can use are .177, .20, .22, .25, .257, .357, .45, and .50 cal. I own an AirFirce Condor SS in .25 cal. Using JSB 34gr pellets, I can get consistent shots of 970-1000fps. And the accuracy....... Holy cow! Dime sized groups at 50 yards. Some of the PCP air rifles cost $3000. And some of them have been modified to be accurate out to distances of 200+ yards. There are videos of guys taking down deer and hogs with these air rifles. Best part of all- they are UNREGULATED! And since they are unregulated, and they aren't considered a firearm, they can utilize suppressors (silencers) legally.