Crosman And Shockey Join Forces

Crosman Corporation, international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative products for the shooting sports signed a multi-year endorsement partnership with Jim Shockey and IHUNT Communications.

Hunter, writer and outfitter, Jim Shockey has captured the attention of the hunting world for over 20 years with his tales of adventure, hunting and guiding all over the world. As the host of his own television shows, Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey’s The Professionals, he will use and promote Benjamin Trail Series Nitro Piston break barrels and Benjamin Marauder PCP air rifles as serious hunting airguns. Shockey will use the high power air rifles on televised hunts during his 2011 show season and promote them on TV, print and at trade shows.

“There are hunters, and then there’s the legendary Jim Shockey,” said Bob Hampton, Crosman’s Vice President of Marketing. “As a respected authority on all that’s hunting, Jim is a natural fit for representing Crosman and Benjamin hunting airguns,” he said.

“Crosman is committed to airgun hunting and dedicated to developing systems for airguns that provide enough power for hunters to be effective in the field,” said Hampton. “Knowing your capabilities and your distance are important for hunters, now we’re going to provide the power to get the job done responsibly. “Shockey is the ideal person to carry us into the new era of airgun hunting.”

The Benjamin brand has long been known for providing hard-hitting, multi-pump premium airguns. Adding to that reputation, a newly patented technology called the Nitro Piston was introduced last year. By utilizing compressed nitrogen gas, Nitro Piston break-barrel hunting airguns deliver enough terminal energy to cleanly and quietly harvest small game, while eliminating the accuracy and power-fade problems found in spring guns. “For hunters, the simplicity of break barrel air rifles is as attractive as the affordability of airgun ammunition and the convenience of single cocking power,” said Hampton.

“Finally airguns that offer the power, accuracy and quietness I need to get really excited about airgun hunting,” said Shockey. “With these new, quiet, high power systems and more innovation from Crosman on the horizon, the game is changing. Crosman’s new capability is moving airgun hunting beyond pest control and into mainstream hunting. Eventually everyone will want to be an airgun hunter,” he said.

For further information on the partnership agreement with Jim Shockey, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors Precision Optics, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s websites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).

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1 Comment

  1. David Enoch says:

    I hope Jim Shockey will be given some good airgun education before he starts using airguns. Especially with the springer, it will take different technique than what he has been used to. A lot of airgun reviews in firearm publications give airguns fairly low marks mainly because they do not know the proper techniques to use to get the most out of the guns. Some good education by a veteran airgunner will make for better results.

    David Enoch

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