If you’re not familiar with KalibrGun products, let me introduce you to their popular Cricket bullpup Pre-Charged Pneumatics. Available in .177, .22, .25 and .35 calibers, this European designed and manufactured airgun utilizes a CZ hammer forged barrel coupled with an ambidextrous thumbhole straight-line stock to make a compact, accurate and elegant shooter. KalibrGun Valdy EU s.r.o. is located in Prague, Czech Republic and has been making quality airguns for around 7 years now. Offering only PCP bullpup and pistol designs, they have carved out their niche in the airgunning world. Combining a very efficient valve system in their compact and light weight package with their 17.5 inch CZ made 12-groove barrel, you can expect superb accuracy from the Cricket. Two stock materials are offered: a beautiful oil-finished walnut and a synthetic model. My sample was stocked in walnut, and the clean ergonomic lines
were inviting as well as utilitarian by incorporating 4-fold out magazine holders held closed by magnets to prevent accidental opening.
The pistol grip is hand-filling with roll-marked or pressed checkering for added purchase. The forearm is wide, but because of the shape which allows the fingertips to wrap around, it is very comfortable. A thin, slightly contoured and ribbed black rubber buttpad separated by a tasteful white spacer caps off the butt of this bullpup. Mated to this attractive stock is a black anodized aluminum receiver and 280cc non-removable air reservoir with a built in manometer that reaches up to 350 bar. A rotating collar on the air reservoir exposes the fill port where a brass male probe, included with the gun, is inserted. Also included with the Cricket are two rotary magazines. In .177 and .22 the mags hold a generous 14 rounds and are deep enough to …read more