Benjamin Pioneer Airbow – Crosman Intros A Revolutionary New Hunting Weapon

Benjamin Pioneer Airbow
Benjamin Pioneer Airbow
Crosman Corporation
Crosman Corporation

BLOOMFIELD, New York – -( Up your game with the fastest, most unique hybrid hunting weapon available! Generating more speed and power than a crossbow while being safer and easier to operate, the Pioneer Airbow by Crosman is a revolution of traditional archery equipment.

Hunters who enjoy the varied experiences that come with rifles, bows and crossbows will instantly gravitate to the Pioneer Airbow for its power, convenience and flexibility.

Filled to 3000 PSI and firing full sized arrows, the integrated pressure regulator delivers eight consistent full power shots at a blazing 450 FPS. The convenience of a trigger firing mechanism, top cocking lever with only two pounds of cocking force and compact profile means anyone, regardless of size or strength, can handle the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow. With no cocking rope to lose or tangle, the Pioneer Airbow is especially safe for treestand use.

Benjamin Pioneer Airbow

Jim Shockey, professional hunter and host of “Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED” and “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures”, is excited about this new entry into the archery market.

“The confluence of quiet, precharged air power and the cutting diameter of today’s broadheads has produced the fantastic groundbreaking Benjamin Pioneer Airbow and I am confident using it on North American big game,” says Shockey.

Arrows from the Pioneer stabilize quickly, giving shooters an expanded kill range for any game animal. The Airbow features a cocking lever that can be operated with only two fingers and decocking is just as easy. Its accuracy is not affected by canting and it does not require the complex maintenance of crossbows. Simply put, the Pioneer Airbow enhances everything enthusiasts enjoy about archery hunting while making the sport safer and more accessible.

Jim Shockey took an 1800 pound bison with the powerful Benjamin Pioneer Airbow
Jim Shockey took an 1800 pound bison with the powerful Benjamin Pioneer Airbow

“This is an entirely new category of weapon that broadens opportunities for hunters while also renewing opportunities for those who may have left the sport because they are physically unable to draw a compound bow or cock a crossbow,” says Jennifer Lambert, VP of Marketing for Crosman Corporation.

“With groups less than 2” at fifty yards and getting there faster than any crossbow, we invite archers of every caliber to give it a try.”

  • The Pioneer Airbow features a black synthetic stock with a Picatinny rail system for mounting accessories and includes:
  • Three 375 grain carbon fiber arrows with nano ceramic Victory ICE™coating for increased speed, penetration and easier retrieval, plus field tips
  • CenterPoint 6×40 mm optic with custom MTAG reticle offering aiming points to 75 yards
  • A canted Picatinny base providing an additional 20 MOA of adjustment
  • Custom sling
  • Quick-detach quiver

The Pioneer can be cocked and decocked easily, making it especially safe for treestand use

It will be branded under Crosman’s premier hunting label, Benjamin Airguns, and available in Spring 2016 for $849 MSRP. A bonus Realtree AP camo decal kit will be included so owners can decorate the Airbow to their tastes.

See the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow and more as Crosman Corporation exhibits its product line at the ATA Tradeshow from January 5-7 2016 in Booth #647 / Shooting Lane #N-4 and at SHOT Show from January 19-22 in Booth #13940.

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For over 90 years Crosman has led the world in the design and manufacture of airguns and airgun ammunition, along with airsoft, optics and shooting sports accessories. Headquartered in Bloomfield, N.Y., the company sells its products worldwide under the Crosman®, Benjamin®, CenterPoint® and Game Face® brands. For more information about any of these brands or products, please contact Crosman Public Relations at (800) 7-AIRGUN or visit

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Is it legal in Minnesota during bow season?


this will happen: it will start in the firearm season as just about every new weapon does. Eventually it will be legal for archery seasons. It shoots an arrow. The season will probably change to the “Arrow Season”. Nobody thought crossbows would become legal in the archery season, but more and more states are allowing crossbows during Arrow Season. It will happen. This weapon is such a unique thing. Sometimes, state DNR’s want more deer taken than bows are able to do. This weapon does that and it shoots an arrow.

Bernsrd Marston

It dose seem overpriced.


Everyone is seemingly all over themselves singing its praises. The only problem I see in it becoming widely used is its price. At around $900 it is way over priced, as are many Cross Bows. Unless they can bring the price point down, I’ll stick with a rifle, thank you.

Ben Petrone

Very interested .Was thinking of a cross bow but I want to check this out


i used a bow for the last 30 years the past 10 had to give up that along with long gun hunting which has been.a few years .all due to an accident that happened back in 09 very hard to give up a sport i loved so much.I was hoping to use the air bow in NY for bow season I would buy one in a heartbeat WOULD YOU GUYS KNOW IF NY WOULD ALLOW THE USE FOR BOW HUNTING SEASON I CAN’T FINED ANYTHING ON IT THANKS ED .LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PRODUCT

Rodric Tracy

is it legal in Oklahoma

Brian Coon

I want one. How do you pressure the cylinder to 3,000 psi. Please send me some more specifics.

James Berthelot

I would like to know if legal in Louisiana and where can I buy it.

Primo Scapin

I have already ordered two of your air guns, and can’t wait to put them to the test. They seem very user friendly on your videos. I, should receive them in March, and will put them to use in the spring turkey season. I don’t think this arm should be considered as an air gun, for the simple reason that air guns are not allowed for certain types of hunting. This sporting gun should be classified by it’s power capacity in foot/pounds as compared to any bow or cross-bow, this is the way it will be accepted as a hunting… Read more »

chad odum

How can i become a represenitive of this amazing hunting weapon.i think it opens
up so much for people that have shoulder problems and other problems.

Andrew Archer

I am very interested in marketing this bow in France, do you have any suppliers already lined up for it?

Charles Russell

Would like more info on the pioneer air bow need to see the spec sheet and the availability of the air bow

Jonathan clark

I would like to be a regional rep for this amazing bow please contact me via email [email protected]

Nolan Treadway

Yes I’m very interested in the new air now. I would like some more info on it. Plus how much they cost

David Mcfall

I have had both shoulders done twice and I now have a cross bow permit in Arizona. I would love to try out your Air Bow and get it on my Go Pro camera. I would love to provide you with video and become one of your spokesperson for the south west. Thanks Dave Mcfall

Sam McAuley

My wife and myself are very interested in getting 2 of these Benjamin Pioneer Airbows.
I would like to know how do you charge the Benjamin Airbow to get the 3000 pound PSI of air?
I would like to have some kind of brochure or paper work if possible to help us learn more about
this wonderful product. Thank you for your help.


Sam & Angie McAuley

24 Third Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 436-4472

Michael Urban

A Aluminum 80 cu inch SCUBA tank is used.


Scuba tanks are inadequate when you need to charge your air-powered weapon to roughly 3000 psi. You really need a 4500 psi carbon fiber tank such as one of these:

Alternatively you can use a hand pump that can pump above 3000 psi (200 bar):

Matt w

awesome bit of gear just wondering if it will be purchasable in Australia and what laws it may come under cross bow or air rifle?

Johnny B

Will it be legal to use in Ak for bow hunting grizzly bears & moose?


Neat idea, and competitively priced with high end crossbows, I could see a lot of hunters wanting one of these. However, a lot of it’s going to hinge on how state game laws regard their use. A good price for a nice hunting weapon becomes awfully steep if you can’t legally hunt with it.

2nd Amender

Took up bow hunting after my Vietnam service as 11b. The early season was the draw, but I soon fell into 3D shoots and the whole shebang. Still have my Bear Kodiak Magnum, also my compound, and now my Excaliber.
Just want to know how much does this ‘puppy’ weigh? Stalking could be a lot of fun with it… limbs to get in the way!


Will the air bow be available in Australia
And if so when


I assume you don’t have shoulder issues and that is why you assume. This would be great for people with shoulder issues like me. Even with crossbows you have to cock the crossbow.


They already said it’s only legal in air weapon season…maybe it was a different sight


I’ve been whitetail hunting with a.crossbow.for several years, I have shoulder issues that prevents from actual bowhunting. I would love to.try


As a former federal wildlife officer and reviewing a number of state regulations this device would probably be illegal to use during the regular bow season.

Dan Wintersteen

To me the following issue will determine the positive or negative outcome of the production of this unique tool. Is it legal or illegal to use for hunting???


I would think so to.
here in minnesota you might be able to us it during rifle season..