In Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is noted as being the most noble, virtuous and purest of the Knights of the Round Table, and accompanied King Arthur on his quest for the Holy Grail.
It seems fitting that the latest airgun from Air Arms is named Galahad, as it encompasses strength, power and accuracy.
The Galahad is a bullpup rifle designed with a unique, forward mounting cocking lever right at the centre of the action. The forward cocking motion encourages the shoot to stay on target, maintain their stealth and reduce body movement, making shooting easier than ever!
The stock of the Galahad has a multi axis adjustable butt pad fitted as standard, which can be pivoted left or right, and can move up and down.
Spacers can be fitted between pad and stock to increase length of pull, and there is also a short rail under the fore-end on which you can mount accessories.
There have been no shortcuts in the creation of the Galahad, which you can see in the details. For example, the cocking mechanism cover is made from aerospace grade aluminium, which offers maximum strength without the added weight.
All of the details that make this rifle so sophisticated do not compromise on comfort. The Galahad is fully ambidextrous and includes the ability to switch the cocking arm from the left or right hand side with ease.
It also features a black, soft touch cheek piece and thanks to a unique pistol grip, shooters will have additional resting options during a more compact shooting stance.
The Galahad will be available in a carbine and a rifle version, and for the first time ever, Air Arms are offering both regulated and unregulated versions. There are also a number of stock and scope rail options, meaning you can put a bit of a personal touch on the rifle to suit your needs.
If you want to check out the “release trailer” for yourself (we warn you, it is pretty cheesy!) take a look at the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZDgFueZyQY
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the Galahad, with many people praising the unique cocking motion as a way of keeping your shots true. Air Arms stated their design brief was to make the Galahad look like a sporting rifle, although opinions on the looks have been mixed thus far.
We will let you all know when we get our hands on the Galahad, but in the meantime, we’d love to hear what you think about it from the initial details, so let us know on our social media platforms!
If you can’t wait for the Galahad, why not take a look at the range of other Air Arms airguns on our website, or pop in and visit us in store?
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