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Definitive Guide to Umarex Gauntlet

When an underdog goes up to a group of champions and smacks them in the face with a glove it's called 'throwing down the gauntlet.' When the underdog backs up the challenge with an accurate, repeating, regulated airgun that puts out 60-70 shots with up to 25 foot-pounds of energy for sub-$500 it's called the Umarex Gauntlet PCP air rifle.

Known for their affordable breakbarrels and historically accurate (and incredibly fun) co2 replicas, with the Gauntlet Umarex has finally ventured into the PCP market. Boasting a slew of features usually only found on very expensive airguns, it is one of the most exciting guns to be released in years. With high shot count, power, and accuracy, the Gauntlet is a gun that every airgun maker will have to reckon with in the future. Now even the most budget-conscious airgunner can own a high-performance PCP.
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The Basic Anatomy of a Umarex Gauntlet
Starting at the front you'll notice a fully shrouded barrel. It isn't as quiet as the Bejamin Marauder or some of the heavily moderated high-end guns, but it is definitely backyard friendly. The barrel is fully shrouded, and the shroud extends a few inches past the barrel to enclose a baffle unit that reduces the report even more. The shroud unscrews easily, making cleaning the barrel a cinch. The barrel is fully floated in the .177 and .22 calibers, but the .25 caliber Gauntlet has a barrel band for additional stability. Between the barrel band and the shroud is a small insert that assures a snug fit.



The durable matte-black synthetic stock keeps the weight down and won't get scratched up easily. It doesn't have the cheap plastic feel that some synthetic stocks have. The forestock is a bottle shroud which is easily removed to switch out tanks. The grip, while not a true pistol grip, has about the same angle and comfort of one, and with the adjustable cheek piece, and the curvy stock this is an ergonomic gun that shoulders just right.



Every time we look at this gun, we want to kiss the designer that decided to put an adjustable comb on this sub-$500 PCP. That is just pure airgun generosity and yet another example of Umarex's determination to pull out all the stops and give you an airgun that competes in every way with guns costing much more. To adjust the comb, loosen the sling stud and move the adjustment wheel. Then tighten up the sling stud to lock it in place.



Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Umarex Gauntlet is that it has a regulator. This is huge! Some PCPs costing more than $1000 aren't regulated, and for a gun to be regulated at this price is unheard of. Umarex is really throwing down the gauntlet! Why is a regulator such a big deal? It ensures that each shot leaves the barrel at the same velocity. Consistent velocity is key for accuracy, and with the Gauntlet, you've got it. The only potential drawback to regulators is that they can fail, but the Gauntlet's regulator is attached to the bottle so no surgery is necessary to replace it. In the rare case that it does fail, you can switch out bottles in just a few minutes. (And at this price you really ought to buy a spare!) Another benefit of a regulator is that you don't have to fill your gun up to the full 3000 psi. This can be a real bonus if you are using a hand pump. The .177 and .22 versions are regulated to 1150psi so if you want to fill it to just 2000psi you'll still get a number of shots before they fall off of the regulator. The .25 is regulated to 1900psi so you can still fill with a hand pump, but youíll need to fill it to 3000psi or close to it to get a good string of shots.



The 13 cubic inch air reservoir coupled with an effective regulator yields a lot of shots. In .177 you can expect 70 regulated shots, in .22 will get you 60, and in .25 you'll get about 25. This is very impressive. Many guns that cost a lot more don't get as many shots.

A great feature of the air reservoir is the Foster Quick Disconnect Fitting. This makes it so easy to fill up the gun. No more keeping track of random fill probes. Just hook up your hose and off you go. We wish all PCPs came this way!



If there is one area in which the low cost of the gun shows a little, it is in the trigger. But the trigger is fully adjustable and, considering the price, it isn't bad at all. Out of the box, our trigger broke at 2 lbs 7 oz, which is pretty good. However, it had a long, creepy, unpredictable pull. But the manual has very clear instructions on how to adjust it, and we did so in just a few minutes. Now we are pretty happy with it. It is still a single-stage trigger, but the pull is shorter, it's very smooth, and it lets off consistently right at one pound two ounces!



The Gauntlet's self-indexing, rotary, 10-shot magazine (8 shots in .25) is the same one that has been proven on the Marauder. They are very easy to load and if you notice a bent skirt on a pellet as you put it in, you can easily tip it out. These magazines are extremely reliable and have numbers on the face of them to show you which shot you are on. (We really appreciate that.) They are so inexpensive you can pick up at least two extras, and then after going through them twice, you'll know it's time to refill the tank.



The features just don't stop! Your Umarex Gauntlet comes with a single shot tray for benchrest shooting or those times when you don't want to load a full magazine. Single shot trays help you squeeze the utmost in accuracy from your gun because there is no risk that the magazine is affecting the pellet as it loads.

Power & Accuracy
While it's not an extremely powerful PCP, the power on this gun is just fine for most purposes. In .22 caliber, lighter pellets will have velocities in the high 800s or above and heavier ones in the high 700s. For example, H&N Field Target Trophy Green 10.03 grain pellets averaged 960 fps for a muzzle energy of 20.53 fpe. On the other end of the spectrum, the 18.13 grain JSB Exact Heavies averaged 775 fps for a muzzle energy of 24.5 fpe. This is oodles for pesting and small-game hunting. It will also send lead long ways downrange for you competitive shooters.



Here are some other chronograph numbers:
  • Predator GTO Lead-Free (11.75 gr) averaged 930 fps
  • RWS Hobbies (11.9 gr) averaged 895 fps
  • JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo RS (13.43 gr) also averaged 895 fps
  • Crosman Premier Hollow Points (14.3 gr) averaged 874 fps


The .177 caliber version will shoot the H&N Field Target Trophy pellets at about 1000 fps and on the heavy side of things, it will shoot the JSB 10.34 Heavies at about 905 fps, which is really cooking! That gives you 18.6 foot-pounds of energy in .177. The .25 Gauntlet has plenty of punch and sends a 25.39 grain JSB pellet downrange at about 880 fps, making 43 foot pounds of energy!



Of course, power and shot count don't mean anything if the gun is not accurate. But the Gauntlet is very accurate! And it isn't pellet picky. While some guns will only perform with one or two pellets, in particular, the Umarex Gauntlet air rifle will shoot good groups with a number of pellets. This gives you flexibility and pellet redundancy so you're not out of luck if you run out of your favorite pellet. Many pellets will give you groups under an inch at 50 yards. And with the right pellet, five shot groups of a half inch at 50 yards are easy to achieve if you do your part. We shot 10 shot groups (with gusting wind) and most were around 3/4", with the best being the JSB RS 13.34 gr. pellets, which put 9/10 in 0.62" with the tenth opening it up to 0.79" at 50 yards. At 80 yards ten shot groups were just over an inch, with five shot groups being considerably smaller. This gun is a shooter!



Accessories
If you want to throw a spare in your pack, you can use Air Venturiís HPA tank. The performance will be the same because it is regulated to the same pressure. The forestock covers the bottle and to remove it, just unscrew the sling stud. Included with your gun is the Gauntletís pressure release key. This will degas the bottle so you can remove the tank easily and safely.

The price of the Gauntletís magazines is just right for the airgunner who is trying to not break the bank. And they are very high quality and will last.

The Gauntlet comes with sling studs already installed so putting on a bipod is very easy. Just make sure that the bipod you choose has a sling stud attachment. UTG makes a Tactical Bipod and a Heavy Duty Recon Bipod that would be good choices.



With the Umarex Gauntlet Starter Combo a first time PCP air rifle owner has everything they need to dive into the world of pre-charged pneumatic airguns. This combo includes a 4-12x40 scope, rings, sling and the Air Venturi MK4 hand pump (manufactured by Hill pumps) to fill your Gauntlet with air. And the 13 cubic inch reservoir is perfectly suited to filling with a hand pump. Or, if you already own a pump or filling source, pick up a Scope Combo and get an upgraded Hawke Vantage 4-12x50 scope and rings at a discounted combo price. The only thing left for you is to decide what pellet you want to sling downrange and to carve out your next weekend to enjoy shooting all day!



The Umarex Gauntlet PCP air rifle is in a class by itself. Never before has a gun come to the table with this array of features at this price. It has practically all of the features that the big boys have and accuracy too. And with Airgun Depotís Combo pack you have everything you need to get started. Now for a fraction of the price of a high-end PCP, you can own a gun that doesnít make sacrifices. Powerful, accurate, regulatedówhen you pick up the Gauntlet, you will understand why it bears the name.

We'd love to hear from you! Make sure to share your own review of the Umarex Gauntlet below. We welcome your comments and questions.
Accuracy & Power At the range, the Umarex Gauntlet shot 10 shot groups (with gusting wind) and most were around 3/4". We also put 9 out of 10 shots in a tight 0.62" group with JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo RS and only the tenth shot opened the group up to 0.79Ē -- at 50 yards! You should see the results at 80 yards! (below) In one test we average 775 fps which equates to muzzle energy of 24.5 fpe - more than enough for pesting and small-game hunting.

Regulated Tank The Umarex Gauntlet comes with a regulator on the bottle which ensures a consistent amount of air leaves the bottle shot after shot, sending ammo downrange at the same velocity. This consistent is key for accuracy, and it is something you won't find on other PCP air rifles at this price point!

Exclusive Combos Whether you are looking to purchase your first PCP or add to your collection, our exclusive Umarex Gauntlet combos are where you should start. The Starter Combo is a great first step for new PCP shooters! This combo includes a pump, sling scope & rings at a discounted price. If you already have the necessary PCP accessories, grab the upgraded Scope Combo with includes a Hawke Vantage 4-12x50 scope and rings. Either way, you can't go wrong!

Summary
Umarex Gauntlet
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93% Recommend this product (38 of 41 responses)
By Verdell
Clayton, DE
March 1, 2019
Umarex Gauntlet .22 Caliber
This is a great gun. It is very accurate with the H&N barracuda and the Hunter Extreme. The gun was very easy to zero with the Hawke scope and the rings are good. They work great with the hawke scope. They hold the scope great. At 30 yds I am able to shoot a sting in the same hole with no problems. I have all 3 calibers and love all three.
ProsEasy to setup, accurate, loves different pellets
Consnone
Best Usesplinking, field targets, small game and pests
By Matt
Six lakes, MI
February 17, 2019
Fun
Great gun. But have had a little trouble with the magazine. Can touch holes at 40 yards.
By Doc Holiday
Fresno area, California
February 6, 2019
The .25 cal Gauntlet better than the .22 cal Gauntlet (I own both)
I own both a .22 cal and a .25cal gauntlet. Since they both cost the same, I would get the .25 cal. It has a built in barrel band and has way less "flyers" than the .22 cal. The only down side is it is alot louder than the .22 (I have the hashimoto air stripper and baffels on both of my gauntlets....). My .22 is very quiet, the .25 is about 3 times louder when the shot is taken. If you are new to PCP's the Gauntlet is fantastic starting point. If you are not new to PCP's and want a rifle that will make only a small one dime sized hole at 50 yards, then get a FX dreamline or Impact X. My .25 cal gauntlet can usually do 10 shots at 40 yards in the size of a quarter, but I only have 500 pellets thought it so far. The gun get better as you shoot more, and it cocks easier as well. At first the cocking is rough due to lack of percision machining it seems..
ProsBarrel Band Cost Regulated Accurate for the price point.
Cons3 times louder than the .22 model Not as accuate as an FX smooth trist X barrel. Machining could polish the cocking assembly so it is smoother out of the box, instead of making the mechanical action rough at times, but for the money what do you expect?
Best UsesGround Squirrels and pests at 35 yards stand no chance. Head shots are normal on a non-windy day with a bench type rest.
By Bcar
Kansas
January 29, 2019
Great gun
Very accurate rifle! I love it only reason I gave it 4 stars is it needs a barrel band added to be worth using. From the factory I slightest touch of the barrel would throw off the aim. Once that is sorted it really is the best pcp for.the price that you can buy. I get 85 dead on shots from mine. Mine chronoed at 793 average with a 15.89 grain jsb
ProsAccuracy Shot count Ease of loading Upgradeable To much to list
ConsNeeds barrel band or it's worthless
By mike e
North Carolina
January 22, 2019
anyone can be an expert shot.
just received 25 cal gauntlet by umarex. what a sweet shooter.30 regulated shots without any flyers.bolt was a little tight, but smoothed out after 50 rounds. 30 yard shots fit under a quarter.totally addicted to pcp shooting now.airgun depot was a pleasure to work with.back to rifle umarex hit a home run with the 25 cal. trigger adjustment under 10 minutes ,perfect pull every time now.this rifle is a real game changer.highly recommend umarex gauntlet 25 cal.
Prostotal nail driver,easy loader,magazine works perfectly,regulated shots stay true with no flyers.used 3 inch plywood as backstop, 25 cal drilled through backstop and five eights particle board and dented steel siding at 30 yards,real hard hitter.
Consdont buy this rifle if you dont want to become addicted to shooting pcp airguns!!!
Best Usesgreat for target shooting,hunting, and great fun.
By Verdell
Clayton, DE
December 23, 2018
Umarex Gauntlet
This is a great gun that is regulated at 1100 PSI and shoots very good. With the right pellet it is very accurate with a good scope. If you are looking for a good pcp gun at a very good price you can't go wrong with the Gauntlet. It has all the features that you would fine on a much higher price gun.
ProsEasy to operate, good trigger, accurate
Consregulator may be off
Best UsesPlinking, target shooting and small game hunting
By Charles
Spokane
December 20, 2018
Very satisfied
Number one, I was very happy with the service I received over the phone while purchasing the unaraex gauntlet combo. Thank you . That‚€™s huge these days to have personal service from on line purchase. As far as the gauntlet / hawks scope combo I am quite happy and the gun is performing great. My first pcp so good to have a positive experience! The scope is phenomenal as well. Very clear and bright , and very easy to zero. Anyway , super happy with the purchase and definitely a bargain at that price point. Did not like how the sling attaches because it doesn‚€™t provide a comfortable carry. But not much of a draw back for me considering the whole picture.
By David
Ethel La.
December 17, 2018
Umarex gauntlet 22 cal
Order received ok and in good packaging. Removed from box no damage seen. Aired up gun and mounted scope and zeroed at 35 yards. Gun very accurate with 10 shot group in 3/4 inch. Unfortunately had to return to AGD because wouldn't hold air.
ProsVery accurate
ConsPoor quality control
Best UsesHunting plinking
By Verdell
Clayton, DE
December 7, 2018
Umarex Gauntlet
This is a great rifle that is very accurate with most pellets. It is easy to manuever and shoot. It fits good in your shoulder and has a good trigger that is adjustable. It loads easy.
ProsGood feel, accurate, gets allot of shots per fill
Best Usessmall game hunting and targeting
By Stan
Lincoln City OR
October 19, 2018
Little Dissapointed
The MK4 pump and Mantis scope are outstanding but the tank on the rifle leaked air pressure ,as much as 500lbs overnight when pumped to 3000lbs When still in the rifle but When removed held air just fine.Rifle shoots great but is back to Umarex for Warranty repair of leak. Can`t wait till it comes back ....
ProsStraight shooter Real Tack Driver
Cons Leakey Tank
Best UsesTargets Rats under bird feeder
By Ian
Sneads Ferry N.C.
October 2, 2018
Five stars for the money
Really a great little PCP for the money I don‚€™t think you could beat it. At 25 yards basically key holes hundred yards around a 2 inch group but I‚€™m sure there‚€™s some people out there that shoot better than me. I will say the caulking is a little rough but definitely manageable with a little bit of work I‚€™m sure it will loosen up. I‚€™ve heard it‚€™s not very pellet picky but I‚€™ve been running JSB Diablo heavies 15.89 Green is seems to really enjoy those. It‚€™s exceptionally quiet sounds a little twangy but the impact of the pallet is louder than the report of the muzzle. And definitely a deal packaged with the gun and the scope and rings. And that single shot in the picture is not a flier that‚€™s from when I first mounted the scope just getting it dialed in all five of those shots could be covered by Nickle at 25 yards.
Pros Cost Accurate Quiet Features for the money
ConsIt is a fairly large pellet rifle length and weight would not be fun toting it around the woods. The sling swivel is completely in the wrong spot on the front Rough cocking
Best UsesPlinking Pesting Small game hunting
By Ralph
Kettle Falls, WA
September 26, 2018
Deadly to small game
I use H&N Sport Sniper Magnum for most of mu shooting. The 15 grain pellet has the kill power you need. Once you get the scope sighted in the rifle is accurate at distances up to 60 yards. After that the hit isn't hard enough. I love it.
By Ricky
Cal
September 7, 2018
Umarex gauntlet 22 cal.
Perfect accurate
ConsBolt kinda stiff
Best UsesTarget shooting
By Davo
Ona, Florida
September 2, 2018
the headline is a good headline
well i have almost no regrets buying the gauntlet. i thought i researched it pretty good however not so much. Mostly because of three or more fails, or bad designing... number 1 is the floating barrel if that's what you call it. it doesn't take very much to knock the POI out of whack. don't know why it is the way it is, but i think that Umarex should send out free of charge a bracket like a few people make on the internet a sell for 30 something buck,and voids warranty eff that, so it should be a free upgrade in my opinion. and its not like im mistreating my rifle, in fact i am real careful with it, more than i should be. number 2 is that it is pretty damn heavy, you can not try shooting with out a tri, bipod or other way of resting it on it.s main frame and not anywhere near the tank or barrel. number 3 is that it is pretty hard to cock, not sure if it can be adjusted with out voiding the warranty, it seems that any improvement that you would want to make it will void warranty when they shouldn't have to be made. and it shouldn't have anything to do with the fact that its a $300.00 rifle well because its not i paid like $780.00 yes mind you i got the combo, with scope and pump, which sold separately are ridiculously over priced. but in my opinion so is everything else. i guess i have been living under a rock or something because it seems everyone likes to spend over $2000.00 dollars on a scope alone..... EFF THAT... okay im done. it is pretty accurate. i thought it was off because i didn't see but three out of six shots on my target, but when i went to the target i had seen that three shots the last three were exactly in the same hole... or maybe it's just me....im a sniper.?
Prosaccurate if you set up and use your scope properly, and because it's regulated it is consistant.
Consheavy, hard to cock, barrel looses POI, and i almost die every time i pump it up. the only reason i choose that i would not recommend it is because there isn't a maybe choice.. because i would recommend it but not with out letting them know about the cons.
Best Usestarget with a rest. want to do some rat shooting
By Glen
Cobleskill, New York
August 31, 2018
Nice for first time PCP
The Gauntlet is my first experience with a PCP. Out of the package, set up was easy. Then comes the getting to know you stage. Everything with the gun went well, the air tank was all new to me. The thing that throws me off the most is the gauge, it really doesn't move until I totally discharge it. There is no red, green or yellow on it to tell when to refill. I have learned that after 60 rounds, I hook it back up to the pump and fill it back up to 3000psi. All said, I would tell others to buy it and I like the way it shoots, Dead On.
ProsTen round clip, and 60 shots before refill
Consgauge on the air tank
Best UsesTarget and red squirrels
By Rex
SE Oklahoma
August 22, 2018
Great gun for the price
I‚€™m amazed at the accuracy ‚€œwith the right pellet‚€ of this gun. Excellent purchase!!
ProsPrice Accuracy American made
ConsNone yet
By Dennis
TX
August 20, 2018
Not bad for sub $300 PCP
Rifle is accurate, Quality is just so so,but it is under $300 so hard to complain much ( I will anyway). Loooong barrel shroud that is supported only from the threaded action makes it subject to POI change with any small bump. Removable handguard does not line up well & rattles around no matter how you try to secure it. HARD to cock & gritty. Trigger is OK after you adjust it. I have two magazines & it won't feed consistantly from either one.Probe catches the pellet skirts & jams up. I gave up on mags & just load one at a time. I bought the bundle that included the rifle,extra mag.Rat target,tin of pellets & the entry level Air Venturi hand pump. Returned the pump & dropped $259 on the better model with air dryer. This is my first PCP. If I had it to do over I would have went with an FX Streamline or one of the other $1000 ish rifles. Most likely I'll give this one away & make the jump to a REAL PCP.
ProsCheap
ConsCheap
Best UsesPAPER PUNCHIN
By Don
Pennsylvania
July 30, 2018
Umarex .177 combo
I received my combo and un-boxed everything. the scope mounted very easy. The pump went together with ease. When I tried to pump up the bottle the quick connect fitting on the bottle leaked. I contacted Airgundepot, and was told on Friday I would have to return the complete rifle for a new one, well being the technician that I am I removed the leaking nipple, the surface that seals inside the nipple was ruff, I put some Meguiar's Plastx plastic cleaner/polish between the sealing surfaces and used my power straight blade driver to spin the pieces first clockwise then anti-clockwise about 2 minuets each, then cleaned the Meguiar's out and assembled the valve/nipple into the bottle. That cured the leak it now holds 3000 + psi. I set up to sight in the scope I took off the outer shroud to use a red laser bore sight, dropped the crosshairs right on the red dot at 10 yards scope set to 10 yards, and using the bench rest the rifle hits pellet on top of pellet, off hand I hit a 1/2 inch group.
ProsAccurate and easy follow up shot with the 10 round mag, I got 40 pellets on 3000 psi. Airgundepot was quick with wanting me to return the rifle, I however waited over 5 weeks to receive this one and did what I need to so I could keep and use this one.
ConsWeight is heavy for a .177, had to fix the leaking fill valve is the only reason I gave 4 stars.
Best UsesSquirrel, Skunk, and Ground hog pest control.
By Tom
Winder, GA
July 7, 2018
22 cal gauntlet
hey, for the price, you cant beat this airgun. that being said, I think quality control is failing. on my rifle, reg pressure is 1050 psi, and the safety wont engage when cocked and the barrel set screws were very loose. with a little work, all fixable. It's a great rifle, very accurate and lots of shots. put a good scope on the rifle and don't hit the barrel - changes point of impact.
Prosquiet, accurate, lots of shots b4 refill, adjustable trigger and stock and repeater
Consquality control
Best Usestarget and hunting
By Mike
N.y.
June 26, 2018
Umarex gauntlet has hit the mark
This has all the bases covered for an inexpensive pcp gun. The detachable ninja tank is a great feature to have if you dont want to carry a huge refill station afield, just bring a spare ninja tank and supplied degause key. Thus gun is really a great shooter out of the box. For the price point this is a must have item for a new to pcp or a cheaper alternative to bang around the woods with instead of messing up a more expensive work of art.
ProsGreat price, extremely simplistic design.
Cons2 tins of .22 crosman premiers emptied so far, cant find a con yet
Best UsesHunting, plinking
By Preston Smith
Utah
June 15, 2018
Umarex Gauntlet
Super good product. Along with the regulated shots that allow you to put ten pellets in the same hole, to the light weight and adjustability for the price are more than u would expect out of a gun thats only $300. Very well rounded gun for the new to imtermidiate shooters.
By Stanley DeJong
Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 18, 2018
The Gauntlet!
Well...
it was a real mix up at 1st! I thought I ordered the Gauntlet but the other PCP came called the URBAN. After looking at it I sent it back and the exchange from the Air Gun Depot DID AN AMAZING JOB sending me the Gauntlet.
I just wish I could send a picture with this but just imagine! 12 shots at 35 Yards, and a Dime covers up all 12 shots!
I just did a Woodchuck Job! All 9 chucks taken care of!
Thanks Gamo! For making the Gauntlet such a affordable Gun!
By Paul
St Louis, MO
May 11, 2018
Great PCP airgun for the price
Nice performance right out of the box.
By Joe
Manteno, IL
April 19, 2018
great PCP rifle
I bought the Guanlet in a massive deal from Umarex around the Holidays when it was just becoming available to the public. I was going to buy one anyways.I mounted a UTG 100 Yard scope from AGD. I have always 60 shots out of a full fill.
I zeroed it well. I have no problem hitting things down range and reaching further with practice.
to me the quality is there. The gun has no blemishes.
I am impresssed with the built in features for what I paid
Prosfeatures.
Best Usesapply to anything you use an air rifle as an answer on.
By John
Locky
April 10, 2018
Definitely a tuning platform
Its a qb79 with multi shot magazine and a shroud.
ProsCost
ConsIt needs some work to smooth out
Best UsesGood platform to start the addictive airgun hobby
By Sam
FL
April 5, 2018
Can’t beat it at this price
Truth is feels cheap because its plastic, but dont let that sway you. This packs performance and power at an amazing price point. Get rid of the fancy stock and expensive material but keep the rest to keep this thing performing like other high end PCPs. Dont regret this purchase thus far. Hopefully I wont in the future but at sub 300 cant go wrong. Only part that feels wrong is placing a $500+ Hawke Sindewinder on the Gauntlet. Everything else feels great. Getting 50+ regulated shots on one fill in 177 is just awesome!
By Beau
Topeka ks
March 28, 2018
Needs a few things done to it
This gun shoots great but it needs a barrel band to stop poi changes from the slightest touch. Other then that it's amazing once broke in 300-400 rounds. Also out of the box you have to clock the tank so it will screw in all the way and work with the shroud. Loves jsb 15.89
ProsAccuracy
ConsBarrel movement causing point of impact changes. Needs barrel band check youtube hajimoto is where I got mine
By Antonio
Saint Johns, Florida
March 8, 2018
Excellent air gun
First of all, the empty tank arrived loose and not lining up when hand tightened, but I watched a video and adjusted the empty tank. After that I filled the tank and adjusted the scope at 10 yards in only 6 shots. I shot 10 more rounds after that and hit the target every time. The rifle is exactly what I was looking for. Its not that noisy and its accurate. I love it.
By Brian Beckstead
Austin Texas
February 5, 2018
Good air rifle for the price.
I have had the Gauntlet for just a couple weeks now. It was easy to setup and to start using. The rifle shipped with the air tank empty and the barrel needed of a good cleaning. The rifle accuracy was very good, however, any pressure on the barrel would cause the point of impact to shift. The barrel does not have any support and the front sling location is to close to the center of the rifle. The rear sling stud appears to have stripped out already and the stock and bottle shroud is very cheaply made. The rifle seems heavy and hard to hold solid in the standing position.
ProsAccurate Easy to set up and start using Adjustable cheek rest 10 shot magazine
ConsNo support for the barrel Heavy Cheaply made stock and bottle shroud. Saftey is very hard to put on safe and in doing so can slip and hit trigger firing the rifle on accident. Does not meet the 900 fps stated for lead pellets (14.3gr) Only get 40 shots on a fill, again, not what is advertised
By Doug Babb
Porterville ca.
January 31, 2018
Value for the price
Rough bolt.trigger ok.functions well.speed tested at about 850fps.very accurate.good buy for the price.
By Joe Toscano
Floresville Texas
January 23, 2018
Great gun at a great price
Love the gauntlet great gun for shooting very quiet consistent shooting for about 60 shots
ProsAccurate quiete looks great
ConsCover for tank is a problem at times when putting screw to hold will not hold have to loosen screws on side the 10 rd magazine did not work when I received it. N the single loader has a problem it flips the pellet backwards when loading these are minor issues that can be fixed still it's a great rifle
By David
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January 11, 2018
Great Gun!
Great gun! Super fast shipping from Airgun Depot....Airgun Depot I am a little disappointed in your head to head video vs the Gamo Urban...I guess its just my opinion but I would easily take the Urban over the Gauntlet the build quality far superior in the Urban.
ProsAccurate Quiet Shot Count Hand pump friendly
ConsBuild Quality Trigger Free Floating Barrel
By Bob R.
Tennessee
January 8, 2018
Accurate, good value, good features - BUT
I was in the first wave of Gauntlet receivers when they finally released them. This is my first PCP gun and within 1 hour of getting it, I had the trigger polished and down below a pound of safe adjustment.

It was accurate right out of the box after a good barrel cleaning. I was making one hole at 40 yards with JSB 8.4 grain 177 pellets.

But something was terribly askew. I found every time I went to shoot the gun, the point of impact (POI) changed by upwards of 2 inches at that same 40 yards. I sat back and looked at the gun to figure out why. The scope was tested and tight and my bench rest set up was the same each time.

Then it hit me. There is a whole lot of barrel hanging out there with a relatively heavy shroud. The barrel is attached by two small grub screws in the breech and the shroud is screwed into a fitting on the barrel, not the breech. That entire set up begs for movement and in my opinion a MAJOR design change.

So since owning the gun for the last few months, I have learned not to touch or even bump the barrel in any way shape or form or it will be off target again.

In the video, you can see the gun supported by the barrel by the front holder. You can also see the barrel is bent up under the gun's weight and that is exactly what will happen to all of them if anyone chooses to mount the gun in that configuration.

So, warning to all who buy this gun, or have seen POI changes when they shoot it. Do not grab or lift the gun by the barrel or lay it down on the barrel or rest it on the barrel. Consider the barrel at 2000 degrees to be untouched at all costs. It actually surprises me that mere shooting alone doesn't jar the barrel enough to shift the POI, but it does seem to hold its own under normal shooting conditions.

I am sure someone will come up with a connection between the air cylinder and the barrel, but even the cylinder is shaky too.
ProsLots of things that only expensive guns have along with accuracy.
ConsBarrel movement
By Craig
GA
December 31, 2017
Nail driver at 50
It just keeps getting better as I learn to shoot it. After 2 months I have figured it out down to dime size at 45 yards. Anything outside of that is my fault. It's heavy but I shoot it off the back porch table mostly so I really don't give a $#!@. No problem shooting Expert with this baby. Want to try sitting and kneeling with a sling.. Might try standing to sitting with my gas mask on.

5 minutes of pumping for 70 consistent shots is no problem. Got my back yard rifle range going good. Ready on the right (no golfers ) ready on the left ( no golfers) already on the firing line.

Don't have time to go to the range.. This is the ultimate shooting opportunity for me.
Did I mention this is an awesomely accurate gun? Love it!!

ProsEverything about it
ConsGritty action
By Craig
Savannah, Ga
December 24, 2017
Totally impressed with this baby
Got the 22. Worked with it for the last month on the weekends. Around 100 shots to feel it out and it loves Crosmans Premier Domes. Plinks great at 50 yd. Quarter size (nichol mostly) at 40 yd. works good with cheapest CP Hollow points but not as good as Domes. Tried pricier pellets but the CP domes always do better.. Trigger a bit long in pull but breaks easy at around 2 lbs. bolt a bit gritty but smoothing out as I get used to it. 10 round mag is a breeze to get used to. A little heavy but has a great balance just forward of the trigger and aft of the front sling mount. Shot 70 regulated shots (not 60) before it started to miss a little (very little) . 75 to 80 pumps brings it right back to 3000. Haven't shot 75 or 100 yet but guess I can keep it inside 1.5 groups without a bench rest. Using a box and towel right now. Back yard Critters are safe because I don't like killing Gods creatures anymore but if I get hungry enough they should move south.
ProsPrice for sure. Good balance and great accuracy. Awesome shot count. Easy to pump 5 minutes for 70 shots, and it's a good workout for an old fart as I am.
ConsA little gritty.. If I wasn't so lazy I could clean it up but WTF it really doesn't need it. A bit heavy too..
By Craig
, Savannah Ga
December 18, 2017
Accurate but could use some quality enhancement
My first pcp. Love it for the money. Bolt action and trigger are a bit gritty but hopefully will smooth out in time. Only took a hundred or so rounds to get sweet. Quarter size groups easy at 40 yards now. Haven't run it out of gas with 50 shots in 22 Cal. Takes about 120 pumps to get back to 3000 psi after 50 shots. That's 2 easy 5 min sessions or less.
Quiet gun. Like they say in the videos, shot hitting target is louder than the report.
Love my Gamo IGT Wisper. Not quite as accurate as this puppy though and the neighbors can tell when I'm shooting the springer, they don't know when I'm in the backyard with this one.
. Not perfect but this is the perfect Airgun for me in the sub 500 buck range..
ProsAccurate in a 20year Marine Experts opinion. Not a 14 or Matel 16 but who needs one anymore..
ConsBolt and trigger could use some polishing.. Might get to that when I retire..
By Steve Sr
Petaluma, California
December 12, 2017
Accurate
I shot targets from 11 yds to 150 yds. I'm using the 22 caliber. At close range the Gamo red fire pellets work the best in this rifle for me. 25 yards domed pellets seem to work better or the Crosman Premier hollow points. 150 yards I have to use a heavier don't pellet because of the wind drift for letter pellets.
What's the hand pump it takes 120 pumps for every 1000 PSI of air. So between 1000 PSI and 3000 psi it takes me 240 pumps of air to fill the air tank.
ProsIt's very accurate, all the features on it are great.
ConsI don't know about the cons.
By Jay
California
December 7, 2017
Quality
I too spent lots of time researching which pcp would be the way to go for a decent price. And it's just my luck that I've stumbled across this right when I've decided o buy another gun. I'm more of a small game hunter. I own a ranch and, as you know, there's lots of pest there. I already own a Benjamin marauder and loved it, actually wanted to buy another one. But I saw this and said, YES! I just received the gun,cleaned it, and put a few shots thru it. I was really pleased with the accuracy, it's just like how the videos showed. I also liked how you can change the air tanks. Only problem was the SLOW "rear end" shipping and the quality of the rifle is a little on the low side. The bolt is very hard to cock, the trigger is semi alright, but leaning more towards the bad side, the magazine is hard to put in, it' kind of heavy, and the stock is kind of cheap. So the accuracy basically substituted for quality. I would defiantly recommend this to someone who is looking for a cheap, dependable, and accurate rifle. That is, if they don't mind giving up some of the smaller luxuries such as a good trigger and bolt.
ProsVery Accurate Cheap Changeable air tanks Regulated
ConsBolt is heavy to cock trigger is ok but leaning more towards the bad side magazine hard to put in and out kind of heavy stock is kind of cheap
By Quentin
Santa Maria, CA
November 26, 2017
Liking what I'm seeing
Have less than 100 pellets through it. So really still just a first impressions situation. 1st thing I noticed is the 'fill port cap' is not really a secured cap but rather a tight fitting rubber sleeve, which appears to be competent but I doubt its longevity capabilities.. call me a doubting Thomas.. may not be an issue at all it was just one of those, "mmmm, interesting that is not quite what i expected," . 2nd thing, Trigger is squishy with absolutely no predictable 'wall' for fire control. Every pull on the long squish trigger is a crapshoot as to when the fire operation will engage.. Predictably it is at the rear of the pull, yet there is no way to predict it in its current adjustment.. So, hopefully I can adjust some predictability into it, but directions say remove air tank and it needs to be degassed to do so and when reapplying you need the RWS special sauce drop on the seal... So yeah... maybe lose some air and maybe loose a lot of air with incremental adjustments... Not sure if this is a safety precaution or a necessity... we'll see.. Anyway.. Only two points that stand out negatively.
Prosaccuracy at under 40 yards and under is pellet on pellet with the JSB Match Diabolo Exact Jumbo RS 13.43 gr. Now. when I say pellet on pellet I mean it. Even with the squishy unpredictable trigger and me holding my breath and being as absolutely as still as possible through the seemingly long squishy pull just waiting to be surprised by the fire control engagement. THE ACCURACY is better than my .25 marauder and .25 bullboss. each of those at under 50 yards will produce a ragged hole... This Gauntlet is not producing a ragged hole, it is a single pellet stacked on single pellet in a single hole after 10 fricken shots! the paper looks like i cut it with a paper punch that is how clean this particular rifle shoots.. Totally loving that accuracy and cant wait till i adjust the trigger... then I'll try 50 and beyond.
Conssquishy long ass trigger with no wall, it just goes off.. no predictability except that its at the end of pull but seems to vary a bit each time.. I gotta adjust it.. and following directions looks like I may be in for some loss of air in so doing because of the recommended "incremental" adjustment and the required removal of tank each time along with the required drop of special sauce which I don't have... so.. ya see where I'm going... boo hoo send me some tissue! But what everyone must see is the PELLET ON PELLET STACKING that makes the paper look like i used a hole punch... even with trigger trouble... SO with that accuracy is it really trigger trouble or am i just a crybaby...? you decide.. but I'm gonna do my best to adjust mine.. thank goodness the rifle has that capability.
By Steven
Torrance, Ca
November 23, 2017
Almost perfect.
Just received the rifle and the only glaring thing was that behind the trigger guard where it goes into the stock, it pinched my hand. The stock should be smoothed. Other than that, it is everything they say it is and more. Ordering through the Depot, I saved a bundle of money.i saw it at the Shot Show and the year wait was worth it.
By Thomas
Pennsylvania
August 1, 2017
Not purchased yet but ....
Ive watched countless videos on every single air rifle i think available today. I'm a break barrel guy and wanted to take the plunge into Pcp world but didnt want to drop 1200 if I didnt have too. I've seen the reviews of this gun and it outperforms all in its price range. Trust me ! Ive spent weeks watching reviews for the perfect gun and for the money this is it.
ConsThey keep back dating the release date.
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