Introduced in 2015, the FX Airguns Impact took the airgun industry by storm. Unique in design with a modern tactical look, this beauty is mainly machined from aluminum with very minimal plastic parts except where required (the rubber butt pad and pistol grip). It’s light weight, compact and picking one up one can only imagine the purring of the CNC machines cutting all that aluminum.
What makes the FX Airguns Impact unique aside from the styling and proven performance of the FX Smooth Twist barrel is that this rifle is adaptable, versatile, modifiable, alterable and if I could think of more synonyms for changeable I would have added them.
For starters, the barrel can be swapped out to allow for different calibers. That’s right, if you wished you would have purchased the .22 instead of the .25 all one needs to do is purchase the barrel and bolt probe. Switching them out is a snap and only takes a few minutes.
If you’re thinking switching barrels requires a different pressure, you are right and FX Airguns added an internal regulator that’s adjustable from outside the rifle via a small brass screw right behind the trigger. Be sure to read the instructions first as you can increase pressure as you need (about an 1/8″ turn at a time) but to decrease pressure you must first remove the bottle and remaining pressure inside the rifle.
From the picture above you not only see the brass regulator adjustment screw, but also the fill probe tucked neatly under the airgun, the pressure gauge indicating remaining bottle pressure, the manual flip switch safety that’s easily manipulated with your thumb as well as a silky smooth side cocking lever.
The external regulator adjustment is fantastic but works in conjunction with a clever valve adjustment dial located just above the carbon …read more