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Crosman Teams With Jim Shockey To Promote Airgun Hunting

Jim Shockey

Crosman Teams With Jim Shockey To Promote Airgun Hunting



ROCHESTER, NY --( Crosman Corporation, international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative products for the shooting sports signed a multi-year endorsement partnership with Jim Shockey and IHUNT Communications.

Hunter, writer and outfitter, Jim Shockey has captured the attention of the hunting world for over 20 years with his tales of adventure, hunting and guiding all over the world.

As the host of his own television shows, Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey’s The Professionals, he will use and promote Benjamin Trail Series Nitro Piston break barrels and Benjamin Marauder PCP air rifles as serious hunting airguns. Shockey will use the high power air rifles on televised hunts during his 2011 show season and promote them on TV, print and at trade shows.

“There are hunters, and then there’s the legendary Jim Shockey,” said Bob Hampton, Crosman’s Vice President of Marketing. “As a respected authority on all that’s hunting, Jim is a natural fit for representing Crosman and Benjamin hunting airguns,” he said.

“Crosman is committed to airgun hunting and dedicated to developing systems for airguns that provide enough power for hunters to be effective in the field,” said Hampton. “Knowing your capabilities and your distance are important for hunters, now we’re going to provide the power to get the job done responsibly. “Shockey is the ideal person to carry us into the new era of airgun hunting.”

The Benjamin brand has long been known for providing hard-hitting, multi-pump premium airguns. Adding to that reputation, a newly patented technology called the Nitro Piston was introduced last year. By utilizing compressed nitrogen gas, Nitro Piston break-barrel hunting airguns deliver enough terminal energy to cleanly and quietly harvest small game, while eliminating the accuracy and power-fade problems found in spring guns.

“For hunters, the simplicity of break barrel air rifles is as attractive as the affordability of airgun ammunition and the convenience of single cocking power,” said Hampton.

“Finally airguns that offer the power, accuracy and quietness I need to get really excited about airgun hunting,” said Shockey. “With these new, quiet, high power systems and more innovation from Crosman on the horizon, the game is changing. Crosman’s new capability is moving airgun hunting beyond pest control and into mainstream hunting. Eventually everyone will want to be an airgun hunter,” he said.

For further information on the partnership agreement with Jim Shockey, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors Precision Optics, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s websites at,,, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).

  • One User comment to “Crosman Teams With Jim Shockey To Promote Airgun Hunting”

    1. Wayne Rhodes on June 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM said:

      Yes I have the Crosman Phantom 1000, a cheap but very good hunting rifle. I use the super sonic aluminum hollow cup pellets. They are so accurate I can place a hole inside a hole over and over again at 30 yards. And group way smaller than a dime. It will shoot from a bench at 40 ft. A 12 o’clock high a 3 a 6 am and a 9 o’clock firing at the bulls eye. And then cut the bulls eye out and still have most of the red bulls eye. yes it will cut a bulls eye out of a target. From day one it has been dead nuts accurate. And has only slung one pellet out of the sites– then afterwards dead on. Best air gun I have ever owned. I have several that cost three to four times as much and are less accurate. Yrs I am a professional marksman.WR

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