Olympic style competitive shooting is in many ways the pinnacle of shooting sports. It involves hyper-concentration, physical and mental endurance, and precise execution of the fundamentals of shooting mechanics. As such the guns that are used for these types of matches are often times expensive, custom pieces that are tailor fit to the shooters to give the shooter every advantage to edge out the competition. But what about the new shooter? What about someone wanting to dip their toe into the competitive shooting world? Luckily there are a few guns out there designed just for that and in today’s head to head matchup, we are going to take a look at two pistols that make getting into the 10-meter pistol game a little more affordable.
In the red corner, weighing in at a svelte 1.98 lbs, a gun that comes to us from Spain. It’s a familiar face with a new name, the Air Venturi V10. The V10 was originally imported as the Gamo Compact and after a short hiatus it’s back, and now being imported by Air Venturi with some subtle changes. This gun historically has seen quite a bit of use with 4H clubs, scouting units, and other youth shooting organizations. But that doesn’t mean this is a youth sized gun. This pistol has been around for quite some time and has helped numerous shooters develop their skills and their love of the sport. Can this sport pistol hold up to some stiff competition? Or has it become a little long in the tooth for its age?
In the blue corner, weighing in at 2.04 lbs, a target pistol with a strong pedigree. The Italian made FAS 6004 is an updated version of the FAS AP604. The handmade 604s were originally brought into the country in the …read more