Bear Necessities: the world’s most famous survival expert releases his own range of guns
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You can buy Bear Grylls clothes, boots, rucksacks, knives, saws, axes, and many other things, and now even airguns – as Phill Price investigates.
You know Bear Grylls; everybody does these days, even your mum. He’s so famous that he’s on TV somewhere on planet Earth every minute of the day. Because of this you can buy Bear Grylls clothes, boots, rucksacks, knives, saws, axes, and many other things, and now even airguns! Bear’s ‘people’ negotiated with Spanish airgun giants, Gamo, who showed him a selection of rifles and pistols, allowing him to choose those that he felt best suited his idea of what you’d need to survive. He likes gear that’s tough, durable and will keep working even in the harshest conditions. I hope no Air Gunner reader will ever find themselves in a life or death survival situation, but it’s good to know that your airgun can take some bad weather and rough handling without breaking down or failing.
He selected three models: The Survival Pistol Set, the Junior Survivor Set and the Adventure Survivor Set.
The Survival Pistol Set is based around the Gamo P900 which is a break-barrel, spring-piston model primarily moulded from a high-tech synthetic polymer. It’s incredibly strong and impervious to water and mud, as a survival gun must be. The open sights feature a fibre-optic insert in the front and a windage adjustable rear. Both are heavily protected against knocks and bumps so won’t let you down. The pistol is supplied in .177 only and there’s a tin of special BG Soft Point pellets included in the box. These have a lead body and a bright orange synthetic tip. Finally there’s a pack of orange camouflage targets to complete the set-up.
Length 32cm (12½”)
Weight 620 g (1.5lbs)
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