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Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk

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  • Code: CD1K77NP · $169.99 · .177 · 1200 fps
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The Nitro Piston Technology has proven to be a valuable aid to hunters. There's nothing worse than knowing your metal spring might be fatigued and not provide the power and energy you need to humanely dispatch your prey. With a gas piston, you'll always have the same power and never have to give it a second thought because the gas piston does not suffer from the same issues.

Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk Features
  • Breakbarrel
  • Gas piston
  • Single-shot
  • Weaver rail (no open sights)
  • 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels!
  • Muzzlebrake
  • Ambidextrous synthetic stock with grooves on forearm & grip
  • Dual raised cheekpieces
  • Incl. CenterPoint Optics 4x32 scope + mount (unmounted)

If you shoot a lightweight pellet so its velocity exceeds the speed of sound- it could result in your pellet breaking the sound barrier and the gun being louder than expected! The speed of sound depends on humidity- temperature and altitude. Generally speaking- it's between 1-060 fps and 1-115 fps. Here are the benefits of Nitro Piston Technology
  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue- even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring
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  • ManufacturerCrosman
  • Caliber.177
  • Velocity1200 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionBreak barrel
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight7.40
  • Overall Length44.75
  • Barrel Length18.63
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity0
  • MechanismGas-piston
  • RailWeaver/Picatinny
  • SafetyManual
  • Front Sightsnone
  • Rear Sightsnone
  • Shots per Fill0
  • Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action0
  • UseSmall game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty5-year limited warranty
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By don m.

I bought the venom because it felt good it looked good only to find out it shoots great I am disapointed in the triger trigger adjsment it made no differance no matter which way i adjusted it theaccurace is beyond what I wanted I am a good shooter it out shoots meso far the most accurate foe me and my venom has been hollow point 1/4 nch 25 yards

By fredJune 21, 2018

I had a ground squirrel problem. Bought a CO2 gun so my wife could shoot too. but you never knew if you were going to get a shot or just a click. This Nitro Venom is great. It holds its charge forever (seemingly), and has consistent hitting power, and can be left cocked for my wife to use. Put on a good red dot sight (cost as much as the rifle), and we love it. No more ground squirrels. Now we shoot it for fun...

accurate, holds charge


By LewMay 4, 2018

Very happy with this gun. It was a good value for the price. Accuracy was satisfactory right out of the box & is getting better with practice and breaking in. Took it apart and polished the trigger mating surfaces after the first day, dramatically improving the feel and possibly the accuracy, but I did it before I really was getting all there was out of the gun. I'm getting sub 1 inch groups at 30 feet freehand now and expect it will improve off a rest.

By DavidJune 2, 2017

I love this gun, period. I have 3 and this is the best, shot about 25 to zero scope, after about 300 shots, still dead on

nice like everything about it, well built,

none so far,

By ReiderUSAFebruary 5, 2016

The rifle is not bad great power but the scope after 5 shots the crosshair tilted to one side. I hate having to return something and wait 2 more weeks because of their fault .

Great power

Horrible scope

By JohnNovember 7, 2015

.Most people complain about the scope, but I found it to seemingly well made. I replaced the scope however, with a $20 BSA red dot. The rifle seems to be well made all around but definitely heavy. The trigger pull is much too long, but I read in another Venom comment to just replace the trigger adjustment screw with a longer one. I found a like threaded screw in my junk box that was about 2.5 to 3 times longer. I suggest that if you buy a replacement screw, to get one twice and three times longer than the original. The trigger pull is now still long, but no pressure until you get to the point where pressure must be applied to fire it. It now has a nice one eighth inch firing pull distance. Be careful to not put a pellet in while trying to adjust the trigger until you are ready to actually fire it. Dry firing is supposed to be a no no. When I first tried to cock the gun after tightening down longer screw, the cock wouldn't hold. Backing off the screw, it held but fired automatically when I snapped the breach closed - thus shouldn't put in a pellet until after you see that the screw is not screwed in too far. After backing out the screw a bit more, the cocking held. Cocking is a muscle building exercise. Thus, this gun would be a pain for a child to cock. You first have to break the breach open over you knee and then place the stock in your gut and pull down on the barrel, is the best way I found to cock it. As the instructions say, don't use any type of pellets other than the recommended. I tried a couple of Gamo Red Fires pellets I already had, but they both missed the target completely. Crosman Pointed Premium Grade were right on target. The gun is easily taken out of the stock by unscrewing three screws. There is a dime size metal brace piece of which the flat part goes toward the rear of the stock where the air chamber seats. It goes around the large bolt at the very end. It may fall out if the stock is turned upside down. With a little innovation, you should be able to put a strap for this rifle.

Acurate Not too loud and supposed to get quieter with firings

Trigger pull will need to be modified with longer screw. Too heave and hard to cock for youngsters.

By markOctober 19, 2015

There are sure alot of malcontents around these days. I have had the crosman venom in .22 for over two years. It hits hard and shoots straight what more can you ask for?????

I wish I had two of them

For $169 bucks I can't think of any

By JOHN D.September 1, 2015




By chuckUSAJune 6, 2015

I shot about 100 pellets before sighting in the scope. Takes a few rounds to break-in any pellet rifle. Now I use 10.5 grain round nose pellets which I feel is the most accurate. I have not tried a heavier (larger grain) pellet. This rifle is heavier than most rifles and you need to hold the rifle using the "Artillery Hold" to be accurate.

Power & accuracy

heavy to carry. Crosman could have done a better job on the long trigger pull.

By Bob F.February 20, 2015

I moved from the country into the suburbs of Virginia and shooting squirrels with my 22 rifle is considered a No-No. So I read almost every review on AirGunDepot's web site about air guns and this one looked the best. So I bought one. I set up a 45' "range" in my basement and it took about 40-50 rounds (I use the Gamo .177 rocket pellets) to get the sight set right. Since that time I have knocked squirrels out of trees from 60-70 feet away without a problem or a complaint from a neighbor. The rifle is fantastic. What you will read from others is true and accurate. It does take a few rounds to get the sound to quiet down and for the "pump" to become a bit easier. But once things are set up the rifle is exceptional and I would highly recommend it to others who want to rid the world of nuisance varmints.

Accurate, easy to set up and easy to use.

None at all. Yeah, it would be nice if it had a sling but other wise it is fine.

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What size is the rail?? Mm??

asked Scoops

Why kind of pellets shoot best out of this gun?

asked Ken S.

Can anyone tell me what ft\lbs force this air rifle delivers please.

asked Mike

can you delivery this or any gun/rifle to swden

asked jasin

Hello, Thanks for contacting us. We can ship some items to your area, however some items are restricted from shipping. Please check with your local customs agency for inquires on requirements to purchase. You may order from our website, which will calculate shipping as well as inform you of any possible restriction issues. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Scott from USA

Im here now in qatar what f i buy that item then deliverdin directly to phillipines how much i paid the n can i paid in qatar real?pls email me....

asked kim quisaot

Kim, Please contact our International Shipping Department at [email protected] They can answer any questions you might have. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

Good am what if i buy order that den how much i paid wcahen its deliver to thehillipinies can i paid that en qatar real but the item is deliverd to the phillipines how much i paid including shipment..tanx

asked kim

Kim, Please contact our International Shipping Department at [email protected] They can answer any questions you might have. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

Good am what if i buy order that den how much i paid when its deliver to the phillipinies

asked kim

Kim, Please contact our International Shipping Department at [email protected] They can answer any questions you might have. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

I have one of these air rifles and the power that it generates will not push the pellet through the barrel. Who do I contact/

asked L. D. FELPS

can not get it to cock. seems to be locked

asked craig from USA

Pop it against your knee. It's not just a strong pull that is needed to cock it, but an abrupt action like breaking a stick over your knee

Gregory from USA

just tap it hard at tip of the gun next to the mussel that's the way I do it work's all the time, also it a great shooting gun!.

luis from USA

Using a straight pressure to cock it did not work well for me. A quick sharp slap with one hand towards the end of the barrel while firmly holding the stock works best for me. Once broken loose it easily moves through the cocking motion.




I own a Crossman Nitro piston rifle in .22 as well as two other more powerful .22 cal air rifles. It would be foolish and inhumane to attempt to take down any deer sized game with this type of air rifle. If you must use an air rifle to hunt deer, look at using one of those larger caliber PCP in .38 cal or larger at a minimum.

Dana from USA

I have not tried shooting at Deers. Have only used it for small rodents, but based on the distance I was able to get them at I would say yes.

Lyndon from USA


Clyde from USA

Are the included scope rings high quality? How can you fix the trigger problems?

asked Harry

Are the included rings good enough if i switched the scope? Is there a way to fix the trigger problem?

asked Harry

what gun case will fit this gun

asked fred

Is this gun (weapon) legal in the uk?

asked Nathan

Nathan, The best way to answer that is to direct you to contact our International Shipping Department at [email protected] They can answer any questions you might have. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

I am confused on the mechanism- is it co2, break barrel or pcp? i would consider buying it but i do not know if it is worth the money. I do not know if this is too heavy for a 13 year old. I also have a pump master and am sick of how weak it is. What power is the scope?

asked carson

This is a break barrel with a unmounted CenterPoint 3-9x32 Scope with Mounting System. It's accuracy improves after break in, I've seen where break in is about 100 shots, but I found this to be about 50. The only fault I found so far is the trigger pull which I see can be fixed . I searched Youtube for a video by Chris Mcaal he explained that inserting a small washer in the trigger would help. It weighs 7.40 lbs so it may be a little heavy for a 13 year old.

James from USA

Are you able to ship to CT? I can't find any .22 Nitros in stores near me.

asked Ian

Ian, Airgun Depot is able to ship this particular gun to CT. The only restrictions we have for CT is anything with foregrips. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

I am looking at this rifle and the Gamo Whisper Fusion. I want to fit a Benjamin silencer onto this rifle to make it as quiet as possible with lead pellets 1) Will it be quieter than the 1300 fps dual noise dampening Gamo? 2) Can I remove the muzzle break to fit on the silencer?

asked Keivn from USA

1) Yes 2) No

Keivn from USA

Can this gun shoot 40-50 yards both accurately and consistently?

asked Nathan

Yes once you have the scope zeroed in. I made an accuracy video at 50 yards with this rifle on Youtube. To see more videos with this rifle go to

Keivn from USA

Compared to other pellet guns you shoot, is this the quietest? I live in a neighborhood, but I back up to some woods. I want to shoot without disturbing the neighbors, and I think this gun would be perfect, but I want an opinion from an owner.

asked Rhett

Yes, this is probably the best value for power, quietness, and accuracy. I live in a similar setting, one of the neighbors has an AK so this gun doesn't bother anyone. I did a sound test with this rifle. Check it out at

Keivn from USA

Can you ship to UK.? Thanks.

asked terry taylor

Try checking out at the sight and if there is a restriction you will get a warning before you purchase the product. There are a lot of different regulations for all different countries and they are always changing, so we have set up an automatic warring if there is a product, based on your location, that is forbidden. Shipping price always changes, but you should be able to see the final price before you complete your purchase.

Scott from USA

What is a gas spring?

asked Bob

My research turned up many options when it comes to high powered air rifles. One of the items that was discussed in reviews and in marketing materials was gas vs. spring powered air rifles. Many times it was mentioned that the gas charged guns are the newest innovation that gives you less kick, much less noise, and no reduction in FPS power during cold weather. Apparantly the spring guns don't work as well in cold weather, and some have mentioned spring power reductions over time because of spring fatigue. I am new to this stuff, I have close nosey neighbors, and I do use my gun in very cold conditions, so I bought one of the few new style gas powered guns. I can't compare the kick, noise, or power because this is my first powerful air gun. I like the power, scope, synthetic stock and ease of use. I think it is a little on the heavy side, weighing in at about the same weight as my 308 caliber centerfire deer rifle. I dialed in the scope and am ready to de-skunk my property.


Can this rifle handle taking pests out at 100 yards, with a skilled marksman?

asked Austin

100yards is beyond this and most any air guns limit. I'd say to 50 yards you're not too bad, 75 you're pushing your luck because the pellet drops so much, at 100 yards the drop would be extreme and too much to estimate.


I have used a Beeman spring pellet gun. Did not like the recoil "jump." How does the recoil on this one compare to others? I have used a compressed air rifle too - almost no recoil at all.

asked Steven Purdy

The Venom Dusk has a moderate recoil, but is not particularly hold sensitive. The recoil or jump is sharp. It seems to happen quicker than a spring-piston power plant. On the positive side, there is no vibration that is commonly produced by most un-tuned, spring-piston air guns. This sharp recoil and lack of vibration is characteristic of gas-piston air guns. The moderate recoil does not hinder the accuracy of the Nitro Venom Dusk when the artillery hold is used. The biggest drawback of the Nitro Venom Dusk is the exceptionally long second stage of the trigger.

Michael from USA

How fast does it shoot with 14.3 grain pellets?

asked Anonymous

It'll shoot around 750ish fps (feet per second) with 14.3 grain pellets.

Conor from USA

Is the barrel smooth bore or is it spiraled?

asked andrew

The barrel has rifling, or as you call it, "spiraled".

Conor from USA

Is the scope a mil-dot scope?

asked Anonymous

It is not.

Scott from USA

Good morning, wondering whether to send to Brazil?

asked Bernardo

Hello Bernardo, Yes we do ship to Brazil, however, there are restrictions on certain types of air guns. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Steve from USA

Will this take out a racoon?

asked Wes

This gun would be able to take out a raccoon if you were close enough and accurate. I doubt you could kill one more than 20 yards away.

Steve from USA

Is it a good gun and is it worth the price?

asked robbie simpson

I believe it goes beyond being a good gun, it's excellent. When you look at other .22 pellet rifles, with as much power as this one, the price is quite good. It's on the heavy side but very well built. Accuracy is quite good, the scope it comes with is adequate, not the best but that's the trade off to keep the package competively priced.

Stephen from USA

It's a good gun, seeing how it's nitropiston, it's worth the price I think.

Conor from USA


asked Bob

This gun does come with the scope in the picture

Scott from USA

Hello, my name is Thiago and i'm from Brazil, i would like to know if have any problem to ship an airgun (Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk .177 Caliber Air Rifle) to Brazil, and how many days would it will take to arrive. In Brazil has a law that says that spring guns are not considered fireguns, therefore don't need to have any weapon document, just need the bill. thank you.

asked thiago

Thank you for you interest. For questions about international ordering/shipping please email us at [email protected] This so we can better help you.

Steve from USA

What kind of reticle does the scope have? Hoping for mil-dot, but not a deal breaker. Thanks for answering

asked Stephen

This is just normal crosshairs.

Steve from USA

Is this gun too loud for shooting in my backyard, in a town.

asked Koen

The nitro guns are much quieter than the spring guns, and the nitro guns with a suppressor are the quietest. The suppressor from a Benjamin Trail Hardwood will fit this gun if you're interested, it's about $25 in parts from Crosman. If you want even quieter you'll need to look at guns like the Benj Marauder. As for your neighborhood it'll depend on the neighbors, but I guarantee they will hear it!


This gun when first unpacked and fired does have quite a loud crack but tends to quiet down after a few rounds. After break in with lead ammo I would equate it to firing a nail gun. However if you are using PBA ammo she will crack like a .22 powder round every time. If you are planning on using this rifle in a populated area it may draw some unwanted attention as this rifles appearance is very aggressive and could easily be mistaken for a real rifle. Hope this helps have fun and happy shooting

Kristopher from USA

Not in my opinion! This gun with the piston instead of a spring is very quiet. The first shot after I received the gun was loud but after that is is very quiet. I noticed the same thing from my neighbor's air rifle after he dry fired it ( which is not recommended ).


I live about 150ft from my neighbor and I was concerned about the same thing. I took a chance and bought the nitro venom dusk .177. In my opinion it is the perfect gun for shooting in your backyard. The first shot sounded like a .22 rifle going off but that is because of the dieseling effect caused by the machining oils left in the barrel during production. Just make sure you get yourself a .177 cleaning kit and clean the barrel well before firing it for the first time. After my first shot it quieted right down and I absolutely love the gun. I've put about 200 pellets through it. The Rws hobby pellets work well and the crosman hollow points work good too. Beleive it or not most of my shooting has been in my basement. I have a 30ft indoor range setup and it's plenty quiet enough for that. My wife can peacefully watch tv with only the faintest pop going off down stairs. Don't get me wrong, it's not SILENT but the muzzle dampener and the nitro piston technology made this rifle plenty quiet enough for my needs.

Adam from USA

what is a nitro piston and do you have to refill it ?

asked thomas

The nitro piston is a sealed gas chamber that is used in place of the spring chamber that you would see on other air rifles. The gas in this chamber is not used up and thus never needs refilling. The way it works is the gas chamber is compressed like the spring chamber would be and when the trigger is pulled it decompresses, once again like the spring rifle would.

Steve from USA

Are all nitro rifles break barrel?

asked Charles from USA

At this time yes all are.

Steve from USA

What size group does this gun shoot at 50 yards?

asked Matt

At 50yds, if you do your part, you can expect to get 2"+ groups...

Carter from USA

To Be honest with you I have not shot much at that distance. I have been shooting about a 1" group at 30 yards with the occasional flinger. The shots i have attempted at 50yrds have been all over but I have not been trying to zero in at that range. My friend has the Gamo Big Cat 1250 and i think his may be a little more accurate with its bull barrel but its hard to tell. I do like the gun though and it seems to be getting more accurate the more i shoot and now stick only with gamo rocket pellets.

Kristopher from USA

How much does it weigh?

asked mike keating


Carter from USA

It weighs 7.4 pounds.

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