All gas springs (gas pistons, gas rams) are NOT created equal! The Nitro Piston 2 has it all over the original Nitro Piston and almost every other gas spring on the market. Most gas springs have a reputation of being hard to cock, but the NP2 put an end to that. According to airgun writer Tom Gaylord, it's the easiest-cocking gas piston he's ever shot. But Crosman didn't stop the improvements there. They also improved the trigger so it feels like it's been tuned! Imagine that: A factory trigger that breaks crisp and clean. It has a significantly lighter trigger-pull, not one of those so-called "lawyer" triggers that requires Herculean strength to shoot. As long as they were making improvements, Crosman decided to make a better and more effective integral sound suppression system that really is quiet. You'll notice an immediate difference between the report from your Nitro Piston 2 air rifle and the older Nitro Piston guns or other brands. So, let's add up what you'll get in this great package: Easy cocking, fantastic trigger and less noise. And, it's assembled in Crosman's plant in Bloomfield, New York. While that's almost everything you could ever want, there's one more thing
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity1100 fps
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort28 lbs.
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight8.3
- Hop UpNo
- Overall Length46.25
- Barrel Length15.75
- MechanismGas piston
- Front SightsNone
- Rear SightsNone
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage- adj. take-up
- Trigger ActionTwo-stage
- UseSmall game hunting/plinking
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Benjamin Trail NP2 (22 cal)
January 21, 2015
Due to the two years and counting .22 lr shortage, I decided to revisit the air gun market. I must admit my previous experience (years ago) with spring piston guns had not impressed me, but I decided to look into what was now available and give it another go. I am very glad I did. Right out of the box I was impressed with the 22 caliber, Benjamin Trail NP2. The gun's size, stock design and weight seemed perfect for my 6'4" frame. Overall fit and finish was mush better than I expected at this price point, in fact it is excellent. After a quick bore cleaning and mounting the supplied scope I set about learning the gun. It quickly became obvious that the gun wanted to shoot well, but was hindered by the poor optics. Not having another air gun rated scope on hand, I mounted a spare Bushnell TRS 25 red dot. Even without magnification and despite my 63 YO eyes the gun produced 20 yard, 10 shot groups as shown. (Note the centered 8 shots were fired after minor windage adjustment.) To make a long story short(er), I will just say I'm glad I gave air guns another look and very happy with my choice of the Trail NP2.
Pros:Accurate Power Excellent ergonomics (stock fit) Relatively quiet A real scope rail that makes mounting any optic easy
Cons:Supplied scope does not do the gun justice. (understandable, as no one should expect a $200 scope to be supplied with a $200 gun.)
Fort Worth, TX
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Quite and easy to cock
January 6, 2015
This is a nice rifle at this price range. First impressions were...Rifle looked nice, felt good when I shouldered it and it was easy to cock and pretty light. Within 25 rounds it seemed to shoot pretty well at 25 yards in a sitting position. It grouped at about a quarter size. As stated earlier is was easy to cock and very quite, sounded like a PCP gun. It shot the Crosman Premier Hollow Points, Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum Dome Pellets---both at 14.3 grains----seems to like these pellets the best, It also shot the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy 18.3g pretty well. I just wished that it came with better optics as usual. The way Crosman brags about this shooting further than most gas pistons and other springers in its price range, you would think that they've bundle it with better optics to see at those range.
Pros:Nice feel to it, easy to cock, quite, I like that they finally put some scope rails on it to help prevent scope slide. The price is affordable.
Cons:The furnished 3x9x32 non AO scope with only 3 mildots, instead of full mildots for more range of adjustments is a disappointment. It just doesn't do justice for this gun.