LRH Team Member
- Dec 6, 2015
They are so much fun. I murdered 2 pigeons (AKA flying rats) on my roof yesterday. Ammo is cheap, and if you bite the bullet and get yourself a source of air it's 100% fun and 0% downside.Thank you skyhigh I will look it up when I get some time
Not sure who this was addressed to, but I'll answer for myself. Unless you live in a rural area, with no access to providers of compressed air, I think that buying a compressor is less desirable than simply spending the money at a dive shop. My shop is only a few minutes away and leaving a tank overnight isn't much of an inconvenience. For me, the issue is maintenance; compressors need to be serviced. I find it easier to let a commercial service worry about that.What did you get as far as a compressor and tank?
Tuxing 4500PSI compressorWhat did you get as far as a compressor and tank?
I have three tanks that I rotate but it is getting old.
I forgot to mention, and it was one of the major selling points, the filter system on this compressor is one of the best out there.Tuxing 4500PSI compressor
Steve’s correct and to each his own. I live smack dab in the middle of a major city and there isn’t a dive scope within 20 miles of me. Air guns of Arizona fills tanks but they are a 40 minute one way drive. And for the same reason I reload I wanted a compressor. I personally like to be self sufficient.
All compressors will need to be serviced and rebuilt at some point. Creating 4500 psi of compressed air for extended periods of time is hard mechanical work. Doesn’t matter if you buy the high end European dive compressors, or one of the compressors from one of the mainline air gun companies (which are all made in China by the same companies btw, so save some cash and buy direct from the Chinese company)
That’s why I went with this one. They’ve been around and have parts readily available. In fact I broke my compressor before I was even able to use it. The guys over in China responded to me within minutes and I had the parts to fix it at my door within days for $30. And I fully admit it was 110% my fault.
Also, Brian over at Veradiumair.com is now their US distributor. You can get the compressors and parts directly from him. Brian is awesome and helped me a ton. Spent hours talking to me on the phone for free just cause he loves air guns and likes to help people.
The compressor also comes with lots o spare parts, many of which are the ones needed to rebuild heads when the time comes. Unless you’re an idiot like me you shouldn’t need to purchase any parts for quite some time. And when they do need service it really isn’t all that much to do it yourself. If your mechanical at all shouldn’t be an issue.
My advice is to buy way more compressor than you think you need. The compressor will not be working as hard and will last longer between services. The one I purchased is what Brian uses in his store to fill customers tanks all day long. Its an over used saying, but these things are truly built like tanks. They are relatively quite and fill large tanks fast. With the way most people are using this type of compressor it will be a LONG LONG time before it needs any type of service. Use a really good high pressure compressor oil, change it often and you’re good to go.
You’re lucky. I’ve pretty much done all the research for you. Tuxing offers several models depending on what you think you want. If you think you’re going to go with one of the Chinese compressors Tuxing is the only one I’d consider.
This is the tank I got Ace Care Tank. Just like the compressor, top quality. Couldn’t be happier.
Air Gun Nation discussion of this compressor.