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Air Venturi adds Officially Licensed Springfield Armory® Mil-Spec 1911 CO2 Pistol to Line Up

CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2019)  Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to announce the latest addition to its licensed Springfield Armory® replica airgun line – the 1911 Mil-Spec CO2 BB Pistol.

“Adding to our ultra realistic replica line of Springfield airguns, we are knocking it out of the ball park with the new Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec.” says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager. “XDMs are just hitting the market now, and hot on the heels we are introducing a Springfield 1911 BB gun in time for retailers to add it to their shelves for the holiday shopping season. We chose the Mil-Spec because it does reminisce of the Springfield heritage, and is one of Springfield’s more popular 1911 platforms.”

The 1911 Mil-Spec features an authentic and functioning grip safety, full-metal construction and Springfield Armory® markings on the slide, grip and frame. Powered by a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, the 1911 Mil-Spec and can shoot velocities up to 320 fps with steel BBs (350 fps with Dust Devil BBs) – perfect for backyard or basement plinking. The pistol features an 18rd drop-free mag and full blowback.  
This pistol is the latest in the line of popular Springfield Armory® replica releases from Air Venturi since receiving the official license in early 2018.  Air Venturi also produces the iconic M1 Carbine air rifle, available as both a BB airgun and airsoft versions, as well as the XD(M) pistol replica series, available in multiple finishes and sizes.
For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253 or email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com.
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Faxon Firearms announces the FX-5500 Ultra Lightweight Rifle

Faxon Firearms sought to create an ultra-lightweight, yet durable AR-15. Coming in at 4.95 lbs., the FX5500 features our 14.5″ Pencil Barrel with a permanently attached Slim 3-Port Muzzle Brake which meets the NFA 16″ minimum barrel length requirement, 13” Streamline Carbon Fiber Handguard, and Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. Super light, easy shooting and ultra-rugged, the FX-5500 never compromises strength for weight. 

Upper Receiver:

  • 5.56 Nato 14.5″ Pencil Barrel w/ Welded 3-Port Brake – meets NFA 16″ minimum barrel length requirement 
  • Faxon Enhanced Forged Upper Receiver
  • Faxon 13″ Carbon Fiber M-LOK Handguard
  • Faxon Gunner Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group
  • Multi-Position Adjustable Gas Block
  • Radian Weapons Raptor LT Ambi Charging Handle

Lower Receiver:

  • Faxon Enhanced Forged Lower Receiver w/ Tensioning Screw
  • Radian Weapons Talon 45/90 Degree Ambi Safety Selector
  • HiperFire EDT3 Trigger
  • MFT Minimalist Stock
  • Magpul MOE Grip
  • Lancer Magazine
  • Faxon Enhanced Forged Lower Receiver w/ Tensioning Screw

Complete Rifle Weight: 4.95 lbs