Crosman launches an AR looking air rifle

Alternate headline: Foregrip thingy that goes down?

Shooting Illustrated has the scoop and this picture:

“The M417 has an impressive look and feel, and is inexpensive to shoot.  You’ll be surprised at what a great time you have shooting it.  Once it’s all tricked-out with your favorite accessories, you’ll be ready to ‘take it outside’ and shoot up your favorite targets.  Or for family fun, get two rifles and have a plinking competition with Grandpa… or Grandma for that matter,” he said.   

“The M417 is loaded with features that make it rugged, convenient and provide realism,” Clark said.  “And adding even more appeal to the tough exterior of the M417 is the textured polymer stock, forearm and receiver.  The variable pump action is easy to use for right or left-handers, and the adjustable shoulder stock benefits shooters of all sizes,” he commented.

The M417 comes equipped with a windage adjustable, dual aperture (2-position), flip rear sight, and an elevation adjustable front sight.  “The sights are easily removed to allow for a scope, red dot, flashlight, or even a laser,” said Clark.  For added convenience, a sight adjustment tool and Firepow’r pellet clip are stored in the magazine for easy access. “The same Firepow’r 5-shot pellet clips used with the Pumpmaster 760, and Recruit air rifles are included with the M417 and are available as an accessory, so you can load more before you go,” said Clark.  The BB reservoir is located on the side of the receiver and holds up to 350 BBs. An 18-shot internal track feeds BBs into the action.

More pics here

It shoots pellets (625 FPS) and BBs (660 fps) and will retail at a MSRP $119

  • Specifications Overview

  • Model NumberM417
  • Pellet VelocityUp to 625 fps
  • BB VelocityUp to 660 fps
  • Weight3 lbs 9 oz
  • Length34
  • MechanismBolt action
  • Power SourceMulti-pump
  • Caliber.177
  • Pellet Capacity5
  • BB Reservoir350
  • BarrelRifled steel
  • Front SightRemovable/Adjustable
  • Rear SightRemovable/Adjustable
  • SafetyCrossbolt trigger type