My friend Dan and I were drawn, like moths drawn to a porch light, to a shiny nickel-plated revolver. Just over a week ago I loaded up my car and traveled to the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) annual conference in Shreveport, LA. The conference is a time for networking, learning, and product presentations by Corporate Sponsors, one of which brought this beautiful gun.
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During the trip to the conference, I carried my Remington RM380 handgun. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity laws, set by the states through which I traveled, provided the opportunity to have a little security alongside.
I admit I don’t always carry a gun for protection. I sometimes carry for hunting and for target shooting. That leads me to admire a variety of firearms. This adoration began at a young age. At five years old, I learned about firearms and safety. My dad wanted my older brother and me to be safe around guns, so he took it upon himself to educate the two of us.
Dad got my brother his first gun right around that time. I don’t recall the make or model of my big bro’s gun, but I do remember that it’s a handgun with a CO2 cartridge in the grip and shot pellets. His new gun wouldn’t be used for self-defense purposes. Regardless of the cartridges it expelled, safety became a priority. We learned all about the rules that came with this object.
Back to the shiny nickel-plated revolver, which captured my eye, drew me in, and brought me some nostalgia.
Back in the day, let’s go way back to a three years old who could be caught carrying her little six-shooters in a holster around her waist. I grew up in a rural town in Southern Colorado. A town which some still refer to as the “Wild West.” In fact, John Wayne movies have even been filmed here. That being said, any gal that lives in the “Wild West” should have a revolver, right?
I liked revolvers as a toddler, and I still covet them today. Imagine my eyes as I saw the Remington 1875 replica laying upon the Crosman table at POMA’s Corporate Partner evening. The faux ivory handles and overall authentic look had my attention. I asked Crosman’s Jason Reid to tell me more about it, and then made a plan to examine it at the range the next day.
The replica 1875 is a single action revolver. The Crosman airgun is CO2 driven and discharges BB’s or pellets. It’s a fully functional gun, which has an operable cylinder that holds six realistic cartridges. The grips have an ivory look and are used to contain the CO2 cartridges, just like my bother’s old gun.
My brother’s air-gun had the look of a semi-automatic handgun. He would pull back the slide, place a pellet in and it was ready to fire. This Remington 1875 revolver comes with ammunition-shaped replica cartridges. You load the pellets or BB’s in the rear, where a primer would be on a live round, and place them in the cylinder’s chambers, close the chamber, and you’re ready to go.
I enjoyed shooting this airgun because it really helped me pay attention to my grip and form. I teach new students and would love to have this to help them. There is absolutely no recoil, and if you’ve developed the bad habit of a flinch, it’ll show, or at least make you aware as you shoot. If you’re looking for a fun little shooter, which a newbie, youngster, or old hack will love, check out Crosman’s Remington 1875.
My dad knew that introducing my brother to the responsibility of gun handling would be manageable with his first air-gun. It taught us a lifetime of responsibility, respect, and safety. If you’re looking for a fun little shooter, which a newbie, youngster, or old hack will enjoy, check out Crosman’s Remington 1875.
Crosman Remington 1875
CO2 Powered BB/Pellet Revolver (Model: RR1875) MSRP $139.99
Available late summer,2017