Nitro Piston concept gun

Prior to this year’s SHOT Show, Crosman sent the annual mailing of our new, 2010 product catalog to our vendors. Among other things, the catalog mailing included a key attached to a Nitro Piston™ key chain with instructions for SHOT Show guests to bring that key to the Crosman booth during the show for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Crosman 2010 Press Kit

When the vendors arrived at our booth, key-in-hand, we brought them over to the Nitro Piston Concept Gun area to see if their key would open the prize box. It turns out that Duke and his wife Beverly of Duke’s Sports Shop in New Castle, PA had the winning key, and they won the flashy Nitro Piston concept gun!

Duke and Beverly

With a powerful Nitro Piston™ under its hood, the concept Nitro Piston powered break barrel Duke won features a nickel plated bull barrel and was custom painted right here in upstate New York with the help of JY Custom Graphics and LiVecchi Custom Cycles. Shooting .22 caliber pellets at velocities of up to 1000 fps, the air rifle weighs less than 7 lbs. Before its transition to hot-rod red with chrome-like details, the gun was better known as the Remington® .22 Caliber Single Shot Break Barrel in carbon fiber (RNP22).

Since we don’t want to leave out the people who weren’t able to attend the SHOT Show, we saved the best for last! We have one more Nitro Piston concept gun that we’ll be auctioning off on our website in the near future. All of the proceeds from the auction will go to an organization we frequently team up with when we visit Watkins Glen’s NASCAR Race each summer. Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. Anything we can do to help these kids makes us feel good.

Keep your eyes open! We’ll send out an e-mail with more details about how you can participate in the auction, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter.