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AirForce Texan .45 Cal, IraqVeteran8888 Combo

Available in .45, The exact Big Bore rifle set-up used by Eric Blandford (IV8888)
Only $1,799.99
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  • Code: U2045-Kit4 · $1,799.99 · .45 · 1000 fps
This is the exact same rifle set-up that Eric Blandford used in his IraqVeteran8888 field review of the AirForce Texan. In his own words, this set-up is diabolical! You'll get the .45 caliber AirForce Texan, the extra Picatinny/Weaver rails, the awesome Hawke Sidewinder 4-16x50 scope, a locking bi-pod, and a 88 cu in carbon fiber tank that fills to 4,500 psi allowing for multiple refills of your new AirForce Texan, but small enough to take into the field on your first deer hunt with the AirForce Texan. This combo is exclusive to Airgun Depot, and the savings of getting this exclusive combo totals over $200!

AirForce Texan Features DiagramAirForce Texan IraqVeteran8888 Combo Features:
  • Pre-charged pneumatic
  • Single-shot
  • Sidelever
  • 11mm dovetail
  • 34" barrel
  • 2-stage trigger (adj. for position only)
  • 2.06-lb. trigger-pull
  • Automatic safety
  • Textured grip
  • 490cc tank
  • Pressure-relief device
  • 3000 psi (200 bar) max fill pressure
  • Adjustable power
  • Extended optics rail
  • 7.65 lbs. (without scope & mount)
  • No baffles/is not silenced
  • 13.875" to 15" length of pull
  • Buttplate can be rotated right and left for some cast-on and cast-off adjust-ability
  • Made in USA

AirForce Airguns recommends using only lead projectiles.
Includes: Premium Hawke Sidewinder 4-16x50 Scope w/ Mil Dot IR & Rings ($515 value)
Includes: Air Venturi 100 cu in Carbon Fiber Air Tank & Fill Station ($399.99 value)
Includes: Bi-Pod with locking legs ($34.99 value)
Includes: x3 Picatinny Rail Adapters: x2 for scope, x1 for bi-pod ($119.99 value)
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  • ManufacturerAirForce
  • Caliber.45
  • Velocity1000 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionSidelever
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight0.00
  • Overall Length0.00
  • Barrel Length0.00
  • Loudness5-High
  • Magazine Capacity0
  • MechanismPre-charged pneumatic
  • RailYes
  • SafetyAutomatic
  • Front Sightsnone
  • Rear Sightsnone
  • Shots per Fill0
  • Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action0
  • Use0
  • WarrantyLifetime limited warranty
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By PercellUSAOctober 23, 2019

It Is The Most Powerful Air Rifle I Have Ever Shoot. Awesome!!!

You Can Shoot This Rifle With A Sroud Or With Out.

I Wish The Big Bored .45Cal. & .35Cal.306 Cal. Could Fire At Lease 3 Rounds?🤔

By Douglas EUSANovember 6, 2018

I already have a Texan SS and am quite happy with it. Got the Texan Iraq veteran setup to use deer hunting. Just add pellets and you have everything needed to spend a morning or afternoon hunting. Mounting the scope was a slight challenge as you must mount the rails first; they came without instructions. Excellent scope, easy to zero and a joy to use. Quite pleased with the first 100 yards result of 1 inch three shot group. Ergonomics,similar to the Texan SS, take a little while to get use to. This is a heavy rifle, while I notice almost no recoil, it is loud. Very loud! The weight and lack of an adequate carrying method make it cumbersome and tiring to use for anything but stationary hunting. Overall I am very pleased with this rifle. I'll use it for hunting from a stand and add it to my collection if nice bench rest guns.

accurate ease of operation


By StevenUSASeptember 10, 2018

All I can say is wow. This thing shoots a 150gr pellet very consistent. I have not shot any other pellets or bullets from it. The 150 hits hard. I am not sure how much energy at 100 yards but it will make a loud ping when hitting 1/4 inch plate steel. I am waiting for my 300 gr lead cast bullets to arrive to test them out. 3 shot group with 150gr pellet from 1.5 inch at 100 yards.

Hard hitting. Accurate.

Loud but I fixed this with a short shroud from huntersupply.

By DouglasUSAJanuary 31, 2018

this gun is amazing! I've owned airguns before, but this thing is a beast! every time I fire this gun im still stunned over the recoil! this from an air gun! putting a 340gr round downrange at 100 yards (the farthest ive shot this gun to date) and being able to shoot 1" groups is truly stunning.

trigger is nice and has a distinctive break. solid, even for beefier fingers, im a big guy and have no problem. did think that with the tank as the stock the ergonomics would be a bit weird, not the case here. its a comfortable fit and a joy to shoot.

if I can find anything to fault this gun on, and not really a fault, think its more for safety, is that safety on the gun is a bit stiff and takes a good push with your finger to put into the firing position. but do you really want a safety that can move all that easily?

By KennethUSAJanuary 11, 2017

This thing is great i love it and its great because you can make your own ammo

Make own ammo light very easy to use lots of room for accessories

Does not have a stock on it just a pistol grip but still good just wish it was like a traditional gun

By LloydUSADecember 9, 2016

Insanely good gun

By MarilynUSAAugust 7, 2016

My wife Bought this for me. I was skeptical at first, having never shot an air rifle over .177...Boy was I surprised! This thing is bad to the bone. I got the IraqVeteran8888 combo kit in .45 cal. It is accurate, has a kick, and has a wicked punch even out to 100 yards! So far this Beast likes the 265 to 305gr. .457 lead rounds best, but it will throw a 405gr round out to 50 to 75 yards with enough force to drop a large Deer..EASY It is Loud, but hey, that comes with the power this baby has..I ordered a shroud from RLAir gun supply for 168.00 with tax..Fits perfect and makes a BIG difference In suppressing the sound and actually Improves accuracy a little too..Can"t wait for more mods come out!!!

I love everything about this rifle!!!!!

Waiting for the Mods to come to market.

By DanielUSADecember 18, 2015

Very good gun but you need to be patient and spend some time at the range. Shoots 457 round balls very well. I never tried to shoot more than 75 yards. i also had very good results with 255 grain hollow points and 280 grain hollow points that i ordered from mr. Hollow point . I killed a doe during gun season at 47 yards with a 255 grain hollow point the gun definitely did its job. You must hold this gun steady to shoot accurately it does want to recoil up the better you can hold it the better your accuracy has been my experience.

in missouri this gun is legal for all deer seasons including muzzle loader and doesn't need to be cleaned like a muzzleloader.

Gun is heavy and long and you need a scuba tank to fill

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Can the carbon fibre tank be filled with the airforce hand pump? will Hornady .457 lead balls shoot with any accuracy in this rifle?

asked john

The carbon fiber tank, u will need to get filled at a scuba tank place..u cant pump them up..the Hornaday .457 swaged black powder round balls shoot well..i am shooting mine out too 100 yards and hitting inside a 4" circle with the Iraqi8888 set up i bought here, everytime! But, the 265 gr. To 305 gr. R the best for dropping a Deer, Big pig..this thing will drop an elk at 50 ..60 yards with a heart shot no problemo!!!

Marilyn from USA

no it can be filled with TU JEFA!!!

NAÑEZ (tu jefa)

Yes to the round balls and yes to the handpump, you can fill this tank with hand pump but do it over a weeks time so not to over heat the pump. Regards vermont airgunner

Daniel from USA

no you can not fill the carbon fiber tank with the hand pump

Daniel from USA

457 round balls will shoot very well

Daniel from USA



I have the same question about the tank and yes you could shoot lead balls, conical, or cast anything .45


Don't know about the ammo part of your question but yes, usually the tanks CAN be filled up with a hand pump. Take awhile and lot of work but CAN. Even if you're physically capable to do it in one go, you need to rest the pump frequently so you don't have to rebuild it (seals and such) every tank fillup. It gets hot and needs to be cooled down frequently (I think every 40 pumps or so) but given enough time yes.

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