Being a household name, Daisy started making BB guns and air rifles guns in the 1800’s, 1886 to be precise. Daisy’s air guns and BB guns have been the most selected by the majority for the most part of the last century. The Red Ryder 1938 BB Gun, which is Daisy’s most famous air rifle is still available up to today. Daisy’s air rifle or BB gun is usually the best and easy to use beginner’s gun for shooters who are young. Daisy manufactures more than 5 million air gun products each and every year, which are mostly Daisy air guns. Daisy backs and supports shooter safety, education, shooting competitions, and many other things within the shooting community. For any beginner venturing in the sport of shooting then Daisy BB guns and pellet guns are the ideal place to start. At times, Daisy Air Guns is miss-spelt as “Daisey” Air Guns.
Daisy’s Power line Target Pro 953
Being just the right size for those shooters who are beginning, Daisy’s Power line Target Pro 953 is usually meant for those shooters that are 12 years of age and older (supervision of an adult is required), and who have an interest in sharpening their skills in terms of shooting with an accurate air rifle. The rifle is a single stroke pneumatic, just one pump and it’s ready to go, with a cocking effort that is geared towards teenagers. It is a repeater, and the 177 pellets are put in through a 5 shot clip, making it quick for the follow up shots. The rifle’s barrel is made from high grade steel that has a twist in the ratio of 1:15. The overall finish and fit of this rifle is spectacular, it’s light and cocks easy as well. The Power Line Target Pro 953 on paper boasts up to 560 FPS. Daisy’s website indicates that the rifle is great for anyone beginning competitive shooting, paper targets, and also has other uses in the woods.
In a bid to make it easier to get a hold of a target, Daisy put in both rear and front fiber optic sights. The matte black Monte Carlo match style stock is made from a synthetic material that is very durable. The rifle is very solid and has the right weight balance at the front, which is a very important factor in rifles. However, there are several different versions of the Power Line Target Pro 953. One can get the bare rifle without the sights; precision diopter competition sights, or the tru-glo sights. The rifle also has the standard groves on the receiver so that one can put up any 11mm or 3/8” air rifle scope.
These are the specs for the Daisy power line 953 Pro:
- Power plant: Single-stroke pneumatic
- Barrel Length: 20.88″
- Weight: 6.40 lbs
- Rear Sight: Fiber Optic
- Capacity: 5 round(s)
- Barrel: Rifled
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic
- Approximate Trigger Pull: 6.00 lbs
- Scope able: 11 mm dovetail
- Trigger adjustment: Two-stage non-adjustable
- Overall Length: 39.75″
- Suggested for: Target practice
- The Power Line Target Pro 953 is among Daisy’s best production and is very recommendable for any beginner as well as young aged shooters.
Advantages and disadvantages of single stroke pneumatic
As the name implies, single stroke pneumatic air guns use a lever to compact and squeeze air in the power plant, though it requires only a single stroke so as to fully charge the gun. This is the kind of air gun that is used on several top end 10 meter match guns such as FWB 603/Beeman due to its high level of accuracy.
Advantages of single stroke pneumatic air guns
- Single stroke pneumatic air guns are usually fully self contained
- They are easy and simple to cock
- They are very steady and regularly amazingly accurate.
Disadvantages of single stroke pneumatic air guns
- There is a certain limit on the amount of air that you can condense or pack together in a single stroke. Because of this, the power of the guns is usually very low shooting comparatively light match grade; a total of 177 pellets at 500 to 600 FPS.
Most of the top shooters like the fact that these air guns do not have recoils, and make shots that are consistent. Though their down side being that they are somewhat low in power, this does not matter, this is because their power is not relevant as compared to their consistency in taking shots during match shooting.