Fresno County Fairgrounds, Fresno, CA
Saturday/Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2013
About the Show
The first Pacific Airgun Expo was held in Roseville, CA in March 2011 (not 2012). It was the first airgun show on the west coast since the Reno show in 2001. And, since it was such a success, we figured we might as well do it again and try to get an airgun show tradition started out here. So, here we go!!!!
At the 2011 show, there were lots of the swap meet and vintage airgun type vendors, and there will be again this time. But we are also working hard to bring in more new products. We have an excellent mix of airgun dealers, airgun repair, airgun parts suppliers, and vintage and antique airgun dealers; whatever you are looking for, you should be able to find it at the show. The vendor page will be updated regularly, so you can check there to see who will be at the show. We are also adding airsoft this year, which should help give some exposure of airsoft people to traditional airguns, and vice-versa.
We will again be offering airgun repair classes by master airgunsmith Randy Bimrose. These classes sold out last time, so if you are interested, make sure you sign up early.
We are very pleased to have the Crosman short indoor shooting range on site so you can try out small bore airguns before you buy or trade. We will also have a Field Target demonstration range so people can experience the thrill of knocking down field targets. There's nothing like instant gratification to get you hooked on these shooting disciplines, so try these range facilities out at your own risk.
Unfortunately, at the last minute, liability issues have prevented public shooting on the 10 meter range operated by the Selma and Fresno High School JROTC programs. Schools have to be careful these days in what they do in relation to the shooting sports. They will still have demonstrations of 3 position olympic shooting by the cadet team, but will not be able to allow the public to shoot on this range. Hopefully, younger people will be inspired by the JROTC program and demonstrations, and find another safe, secure venue to give competitive airgun shooting a try.
But, we do have some other cool stuff going on. Martin Orro and Hank Elwood will be demonstrating and discussing their replica Girardoni Austrian military rifle and Lukens (Philadelphia) rifle. These are in .375 and .457 caliber, and the discussion will include filling, loading, valve and trigger mechanics, strengths and weaknesses of the design, a bit of history, and a shooting demonstration. If you've ever wondered how these rifles operated, given the technology of the late 1700's, this is your chance to get an up close and personal look.
If you are into raffles, this is the show for you. The raffle alone will be worth the price of admission, with a Sam Yang .50 cal Dragon Claw rifle from Pyramid Air as the Saturday Grand Prize, and the new Air Force TalonP pistol (with the newly designed trigger unit) as the Sunday Grand Prize. And there are lots of other exciting prizes from Umarex, Daisy, Crosman, Mac-1, Blue Book, Webley, Airsoft Insider Magazine, Airgun Hobbyist, Predator Pellets, Air Venture, Pacific Airgun Expo, Champions Choice, and Birchwood-Casey. We will be putting together the list of raffle prizes on the Raffle page, and updating it often, so make sure to check there for some exciting prizes. Don't cash that tax refund until March 8, then come to the show and buy lots of tickets. It might just be your lucky day!!!
The Pacific Airgun Expo is intended to bring together all segments of the airgunning and airsoft community, including; vendors, dealers, importers, manufacturers, customizers, repair, collectors, accessory dealers, as well as new and experienced airgunners. Pacific Airgun Expo encourages participation by the local Fresno metro community, including people who need assistance with repair, appraisal, accessories, or airgun purchases, as well as to introduce the public to airgun shooting and competition. We encourage people to bring in grandpa's old pellet gun, get it fixed, see what it is worth, sell it, or trade it in on a new model. It is also a place for airgun people to re-connect with old airgun buds and make new ones. Above all, it is a place for all interested in airguns to gather for two days of buying, selling, trading, shooting, learning about or displaying airguns.
This show helps support the JROTC programs of Fresno and Selma High Schools. Come out and support our youth shooters.
See you there!!!!
New & Used & Antique & Vintage & Collectable
Airgun Repair Classes
Dealer, Hobby & Display Tables
Small bore, short test shooting Range
10 Meter Competition Range
Accessories & Optics
Airgun Repair & Airgunsmiths
Countdown to Pacific Airgun Expo
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