Maintaining A “Perishable Commodity”

Having an “understudy” similar in ergonomics and feel to a full-powered original is a well recognized practice. Skill with a handgun or rifle is a perishable talent unless maintained. However, a young shooter is more likely to be attracted to having fun. With Gletcher guns they can have fun while gaining the benefits of practicing important skill sets used with real guns.

Gletcher guns offer zero recoil and no muzzle signature. They provide solid accuracy and reliability for enhancing marksmanship capabilities in shooters of all skill levels. A variety of .177 (4.5mm) BB air guns were used for this article such as a Stechkin, Broomhandle Mauser and Luger P08. A Mosin Nagant 1944 served as the lone long arm.

All four of the guns were simple to get into action. Concise, photo- filled instructions were provided to explain how to load CO2 cartridges and BBs. You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference aesthetically between the Gletchers and the real-deal originals. The in-hand “feel” between the Broomhandle and an original was hard to tell apart.