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AirForce Texan .45 Cal, IraqVeteran8888 Combo
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AirForce Texan .45 Cal, IraqVeteran8888 Combo
The exact Big Bore rifle set-up used by Eric Blandford (IV8888)
Airgun writer Tom Gaylord did some velocity testing of the Texan. See a chart of his findings in the supplementary images. The AirForce Texan delivers more power than any other production air rifle: .45-caliber bullets leave the muzzle at 1000 fps (up to 500+ ft-lbs. of energy). Load, cock, aim, squeeze and deliver jaw-dropping power. An entire world of hunting opportunities has just opened up to you! AirForce Texan Features Diagram

Airforce Texan Air Rifle Features
  • Precharged 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 adjustability
  • Made in USA

AirForce Airguns recommends using only lead projectiles.
Does not include the scope, rings and bipod shown in some of the images.
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AirForce Texan
19 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (19 of 19 responses)
By Alan R.
December 21, 2019
By Chet
Pottstown, PA
The Mighty Texan
December 20, 2019
Well, what to say...This gun is the cats meow. There is nothing on this gun that doesn‚€™t scream ‚€œQuality!‚€ It is absolutely beautiful and shoots like a competition gun. The power this thing exudes is like that of a center fire rifle. It only took about 4-5 shots to get it sighted in. I put 2 full boxes of pills through this gun and it is an absolute blast. As with all things, I did some custom work to make it my own (see pics) but the mods were purely aesthetic. It shoots perfectly right out of the box. I own many air guns but I‚€™m at a bit of a crossroads now. Will I really enjoy shooting them now that I have this Texas Monster? Not likely. If you‚€™re in the market for a big bore air rifle, search no more. I cannot imagine what a gun would have to offer that would make it more appealing to me than the Texan. It‚€™s pure, high pressure excitement on steroids. Just an amazing piece.
ProsFun to shoot Light No B.S. design Hard hitting power Beautiful to look at
ConsYou?ll find that you now need therapy because you?re head over heels in love with a gun Your friends will be jealous because now you?re way cooler than them. Women will approach you at random asking you to donate your sperm because they want their children to be as awesome as you. You?ll find yourself constantly shopping for black ?Arthur Fonzarelli? jackets to maintain the aura of being the coolest person you?ve ever met.
Best UsesGreat for hunting, target practice and critter control. (It?s a .45 cal gun so even if you find that your property is overrun with feral good)
AirForce Texan, 45 Cal
September 16, 2019
I give the air force Texan a 3 star due to a obvious manufactures flaw, otherwise this is an impressive air rifle.

The 11mm rail in my opinion is a huge flaw. This should be a much stronger 5/8" wide flat rail drilled and tapped for 11" long picatinny rails. Both scope and accessories rail.

The 11" long picatinny rails should be offered in Zero MOA, 20 MOA, 40-MOA, 60 MOA. Anyone investing a $1,000.00 + in a big bore air rifle is probably hunting with it and would like to shoot 100 + yards. That will require at least a 30 MOA ramp.

The 11mm rings and picatinny rails I tried do not center properly and are sub par at best. I ended up buying a picatinny rails designed for a CZ rifle in a 30 MOA then had a machinist fit it perfectly to my air force Texan. I can now shoot accurately from 0-200 yards with my air rifle. With a 340 grain bullet zero at 118 yards, I shoot 5" high at 53 yards and 41" low at 196 yards with a full 3000 psi on each shot.
ProsA very impressive air rifle. Very accurate once I got the scope centered over the barrel.
ConsThe 11mm rail. (The AirForce Texan air rifle deserves better) A larger air tank would be nice But not a deal killer.
By Michael W.
Galveston, Texas
Que Bad to the Bone theme song!
February 20, 2019
I have to say that this thing exceeded all expectations. I Use 350grn round i cast my self that is for 4570 and at 100 yard I can cluster then in a group the size of a 1/2 dollar coin.Its construction at excellent and i can not think of any way to make it better. Well maby a round cartridge but that might make it less accurate. I read a review that said his can randomly discharge and that's not right he needs a new valve or something cause mine absolutely will not fire on its own. That's the risk of buying used... I have fully accessorized mine and i love it I recommend getting the DonnyFL Emperor suppressor + the 6 inch extension it makes shooting this thing a dream and it sounds like a movie suppressed gun instead of a 12 gauge shotgun with out a suppressor many people do not talk about that with out suppression it is powder burner gun loud!
ProsSleek powerful accurate extremely smooth shooting
Conssingle shot. But making it semiautomatic would most likely affect its accuracy in which case forget it there are no cons.
Best UsesIf you want it destroyed or dead!
By Michael W.
Galveston, Texas
Top Quality and Accuracy
February 20, 2019
Theirs not much for me to say other than it the nicest and most powerful airgun i have ever owned. I now plane one buying another one.
ProsIts simple and easy to use
Consits a 1 shot at a time but i am not sure it that's a con because it increases accuracy so actually now that i think of it there's nun
Best UsesIts best used to destroy anything you shoot it at...
By Chris
Las vegas
Be careful
December 25, 2018
I bought my texan 45 refurbished for 850.00 I'm impressed with the power of the rifle but I wanted to put a warning out their dont leave it loaded in your gun case I was sitting down stairs and my texan released all its air shooting into my wall with a 405 grain bullet.lets just say I'm confused on how this took place but better to be safe than accidently somebody getting shot....for be to fill the Texan I have to loosen the spinlock on the tank and be extremely careful tightening the tank because it will release its air
ConsGun discharges for no reason in my gun safe blowing a huge hole in the wall
By Jeffery H.
West Virginia
Just get it trust me
April 25, 2018
I have the Iraq veteran8888 AirforceTexan 45 package I bought a suppressor from Donnyfl Which made the high powered rifle sound like a 22.
I love it, I love the way it feels in my hands it's very impressive
And I would like to thank Craig for helping me with the order and everyone at Airgun Depot they have been very very helpful
If I can update this review later i will record the texting with and without the suppressor
ProsWith the Iraq veteran package it has everything you need
ConsNone that I can think of at this time other than the fact I had to buy a suppressor separately.
Best UsesI've just been Target practicing. I will be hunting with it as soon as the season is in
By Willie l.
Kansas City Missouri
Very good shooting gun
November 11, 2017
Not much experience with the item but they express I do have with it I really like it but with the gun shoots like the simplicity of loading the rifle and the different types of projectiles you can put in the right
Pros Ease of loading
Cons Knowing how to set the power and changing it determining the size of the color there’s no gauge or anything to tell you which gauge to use with power level to use depending on the villages
By James
Lilburn, Georgia
This thing is no toy!
October 24, 2017
This rifle is a true no BS rifle capable of taking deer or other large game. It is also great for inexpensive plinking. I have been working my targets out farther and farther and Ive found out that with some practice you can still get shot groups similar to an AR-15 at 200 meters. Im very impressed with it.
ProsPowerful, great looking, accurate.
ConsThis rifle is longer than my longest gun case.
By Patrick
Lenore, ID
bad ass!!!
October 20, 2017
Two words; bad ass!!!
ProsAt first there were some issues, Airforce Guns sent me a replacement immediately, so far no more problems...awesome gun... Once again two words...;bad ass...!
ConsMissed a week of fun time waiting for gun number two, but beyond awesome acceptable when coupled with the end results... I would recommend this gun to anyone wanting to enjoy their time shooting, hunting, etc...
By Dan C.
North east USA
Power for price
August 21, 2017
Until now 500 foot pounds was a 2000 dollar price tag and a 12 week wait for a custom build, in comes the texan a 500 foot pound air rifle opening doors for big game hunting with out the hugh price and hugh wait.
A plethora of ammo for the 45 caliber can be found all over the internet, and lots of mods to tweak the rifle to just the way you want it.
ProsLight, power, lots of mods, lots of ammo choices, accurate out past 100 yards
ConsA bit long and loud but you will have that with big bores
By Nicholas
June 20, 2017
This airgun has plenty of power. Unfortunately the hammer spring that comes with these is not sufficient. I experienced valve lock out of the box on a 2900 psi charge with 265 swc pellets. With the improved spring that I installed I now have no valve lock up to 3000 psi along with more consistent velocities and accuracy. Allowing me to take this 330 pound wild boar with a complete pass through on film. As far as I know it is the largest animal taken with the texan on film.
ProsPower Potential for great accuracy Potential for reliability
ConsHammer spring not sufficient
By Jon
NY State
Airforce Texan
February 21, 2017
Awesome airgun. Powerful but not as loud as a rifle.
Need 11 mm dovetail rail mounts or get a dovetail to weaver mount for scopes
By Neal T.
Apollo PA
A lot of rifle...
February 5, 2017
Ordered a 457 with the pony tank combo....mounted a Hawke 3-9 Airmax. Even with the power wheel opened up,I still ran a bit shy of 500 ft lbs.Accuracy was acceptable with Air Venturi and Cast hollowpoints...round balls,not so much. Great overall quality and a decent trigger....can't wait to hunt with it.
ProsEven falling slightly short of 500 ft lbs,it's still a sledgehammer...finally makes big game accessible with a production gun.
ConsNot heavy,but very long.
By Kevin R.
Accurate airforce monster
December 20, 2016
WOW,what a great gun.extremley well made gun,shoulders great,side lever loading is awesome,shoots great.what a simple great gun.i just got a maddog custom stock for it and i will tell you its a MUST.
Conscheap grip but not a deal breaker,maddog custom stock fixes that.
By Rob
This Dog hunts
November 2, 2016
when compared to other air rifles this one is a big dog, with all the bite and all the bark. It has no problem shooting threw a 4"x4" inch wood fence post.
Prosmass power, weapon can be tuned to what ever size slug your choosing to shoot. built well, lots of space to attach accessories. E Z to use. Simple and reliable design handles wet weather.
ConsAs loud as a .22 rifle
By steve
massive power
December 1, 2015
we have a big problem with nuisance mustangs. if you ever wanted a gun that can drop a horse, this would be one of them. i have dropped several mustangs at this point. a head shot stops them stone cold. this rifle was much cheaper than capture and relocation fees and horse is delicious. win win
By Rick B.
Cincinnati, Ohio area
My Texan has arrived
August 11, 2015
First impression......IT'S A Canon!!! First thing I did when it arrived (8-11-2015) is put on my Hawke Sport Optics Vantage 4-12x50 AO Rifle Scope, sighted it in at 40 yards, then had at it. Started blowing out center of bullseyes so I decided to check what a 143 round ball would do to a fire treated glazed brick, and it blew it to pieces at 40 yards. Haven't put it to the chrony yet but I expect it is as advertised. I have 143, 180, 200, 230, 350, and 405 grain bullets and will be checking them all. This thing is LOUD! Louder than my Sumatra 2500 .22 at supersonic speeds......ditto with my Hatsan BT 65 SB .25. What a thrill to shot this thing. Will report back with chrony numbers at a later date. Right now I need to fortify my backstop. lol Buy it you will NOT regret it. Be safe and use all safety measures you would use with a regular firearm.
Rick B
ProsPower like CRAZY. Has amazing accuracy......better than I am capable of achieving with these old eyes. Wonderful trigger, nice and light. (around 2.5 - 3 lbs ) Light compared to my Hatsan, Sumatra, and maybe a bit lighter than my Sam Yang 909 Light Hunter, and WAAYYYY more powerful. Very streamlined like all AirForce guns.
ConsLoud, LOud, LOUD. Not really a bad thing, just is what it is. I'm more of an "old school" kind of guy and would prefer the traditional look of a standard gun. ( You know, wood stock....blah blah blah) It's got that Star Trek look, kind of like a totally tricked out Tactical 223.......not actually a CON per say, just not traditional. (Personal preference, that's all) That aside, it IS a beautiful gun in it's own right.
By kim
Houston, TX
Awesome rifle
June 15, 2015
I ordered the Iraq Veteran combo, and I cant say I'm any less than very happy with this rifle. I have tested the accuracy out to 100 yards and I get great results. The power is amazing. This is my first airforce rifle and I am really pleased with it. I may change the pistol grip as I have very large hands, but thats about it. Power, and accuracy. what else could you ask for.
ProsAccuracy, power
Consvery long gun
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AirForce Texan
  • 0.45
    Caliber 0.45 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 5-High
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.357
    Caliber 0.357 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 5-High
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.30
    Caliber 0.30 Cal
    Velocity 1100 fps
    Loudness 5-High
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.257
    Caliber 0.257 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 5-High
    Mag Capacity 1
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