Episodes-2013

American Airgunner TV

2013 News

Our 2013 season will be hosted by Rossi Morreale and he’ll be joined by the Dog Soldier, Steve Criner, as host of our hunting segments. Stay up-to-date with Airgunner TV by following our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Our new season begins Wednesday, July 3rd at 4:30 PM EST
2nd airing is Thursday night (technically Friday morning, July 5th) 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME airing is Friday evening, July 5th 8:30 PM EST

Watch American Airgunner on the Pursuit Channel or live online for free at FilmOn.com.

 

— 2013 SEGMENTS ———-

The Round Table

New in 2013 is the Round Table segment. In this occasional segment, Rossi is joined by guests, Tom Gaylord, Jim Chapman, and Rick Eutsler for discussions on different airgun topics including hunting, PCPs, CO2, springers, and more.

Airgun Hunts

In episodes where there is not a Round Table, Steve Criner and Rossi hunt for various game. Air rifle hunting proves to be a challenge as much of the time airgun hunters have to get closer to their quarry, which takes knowledge and skill.

The Airgunner Challenge

The 2012 Airgunner contestants dug deep for strategy, accuracy, breathing and trigger control. They made targets explode, punch and knock down. Only one shot his way to the top honor  — the first ever American Airgunner Challenge Winner, Donnie Williams. In 2013, six new contestants try their airgun shooting skills in an “explosive” competition for $5000 and the top honor of THE American Airgunner.

Around Airguns

2013 will also take you to places like Fresno, California for a West Coast tradeshow focused on airguns and Arnsberg, Germany where we’ll explore Umarex. We’ll also learn about 10 meter air rifle competition, how self defense trainers suggest training with airguns and how we do that cool slow motion footage.

Tune in to our 2013 season for all of this and more!

The Past: 2012 Season

You can watch past seasons and episodes on American Airgunner TV’s YouTube channel. Links to each season can be found below or simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch for updates to the American Airgunner Episodes Playlist.

Seasons 2 and 3 (2009 & 2010)
Season 4 (2012)
Season 1 (2008) not currently available. There was not a new season in 2011.
All seasons prior to 2012 were hosted by P. Capello and produced by Arkville Productions. 

Episode Archive

“The Hog Soldier / Boom Goes the Dynamite! ” 2013 Episode 4

Original air date: July 24th, 2013

This episode has Steve Criner in Southern Arkansas up close and personal with a big hog and a Dragon Claw .50 caliber air rifle. Then, show host, Rossi Morreale checks out the new Ruger Yukon marketed by Umarex USA. Rick gives us an overview and Rossi gets to pull the trigger on this new gas piston rifle. The Airgunner Challenge rounds out the episode with Bob, Sparky, Loco, Amanda, and Sarge shooting a .25 caliber at some explosive. It’s a race in time and accuracy and two of them will have to shoot against each other next week to see who will get to continue to shoot for a chance at a $5000 cash prize from Umarex USA.

“SHOT in Vegas” 2013 Episode 3

Original air date: July 17th, 2013

Jason Baggett American AirgunnerIn this episode, show host Rossi Morreale checks out some of the guns at the annual Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. It would take more than one episode to show you the entire SHOT Show, so here’s an entertaining look at a few airguns and firearms. Then we talk air rifle gas piston technology with airgun gurus, Tom Gaylord, Jim Chapman, and Rick Eutsler, at the Round Table where there’s mention of a new “ReAxis Gas Piston”. Steve Criner has an airgun hunting tip and it’s Sarge and Jason shooting CO2 powered Umarex action pistols—Walther PPS and HK P30—in the first elimination round of the 2013 Airgunner Challenge!

“The Squirrel Soldier” 2013 Episode 2

Original air date: July 10th, 2013

In this Airgun intensive episode, Steve Criner is in Missouri for squirrel with a RWS under lever 460 Magnum pellet rifle, Rossi talks with American Airgun Hunter, Jim Chapman, about a .50 caliber pre-charged pneumatic big bore air rifle—yes, we said fifty caliber—and we’ll kick off the Airgunner Challenge with our version of a 3-gun competition involving a Beretta pellet pistol, Ruger Air Magnum, and an Evanix PCP Bullpup. Don’t episode three’s airgunning action in which two competitors shoot to remain in the challenge.

“PCPs and Horned Frogs” 2013 Episode 1

Original air date:  July 3rd, 2013

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Information packed with new hosts, Rossi Morreale and Steve Criner, is how American Airgunner is starting off its 2013 season. Rossi talks Pre-charged pneumatic air rifles with industry experts Tom Gaylord, Jim Chapman and Rick Eutsler at the Round Table and visits the women’s collegiate air rifle team at TCU. Then we’ll meet our Airgunner Challenge contestants and get a pellet rifle hunting tip from Steve Criner.

“And the Winner Is” 2012 Episode 13

2012 Air Dates:
Wednesday, December 26, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, December 28, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, September 19, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, September 21, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube.

It’s the final round of the Airgunner Challenge. Nikki and Donnie have three stages to complete. First with a Beretta Px4 Storm, then an Umarex Steel Storm BB gun, finally the Walther Dominator PCP rifle. Somewhere in the midst of the competition we’ll step back in time to take a look at one of Paul’s reviews and we’ll see which viewer video our producer’s thought encompassed everything from passion for airguns to unique content to filming and editing skills.

“A Pyramyd of Pellets” 2012 Episode 12

2012 Air Dates:
Wednesday, December 19, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, December 21, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 8:30 PM EST

Wednesday, September 12, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, September 14, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube.

In previous episodes, we saw some of the unique airguns in the collection at Pyramyd Air, in this episode we get an in-depth look at the company and learn about its humble beginnings. Then it’s off to the Airgunner Challenge where two of our contestants use a Browning break barrel pellet pistol for a shot at playing in the final round.

“Turkey Turkey Pellet” 2012 Episode 11

Air Dates:
Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, December 14, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, September 5, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, September 7, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube approximately two weeks after its original air date.

Paul and crew travel to California in episode 11 and meet up with Chuck Harrison, thanks to Western Outdoor News, in pursuit of wild turkeys. Then we get a little education on different pellet sizes before watching the remaining four Airgunner Challenge contestants compete in our bracketed ball drop challenge with a Smith & Wesson airgun revolver.

“ZOMBIES” 2012 Episode 10

Air Dates:
Wednesday, December 5, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, December 7, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, August 29, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, August 31, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube approximately two weeks after its original air date.

American Airgunner has its sights on the “undead”. In this episode, we see what one company has to offer in terms of Zombie targets, then Josh Ungier shares with us his collection of airguns, Paul shows us how he performs 1000-round maintenance on airguns and then Duke and Rob enter into an elimination challenge with an objective of hitting as many Zombies as they can with a Beretta pellet gun, a replica of the Cx4 Storm.

More about the American Airgunner Zombie Challenge.

>> Click here to watch Episode 10 of American Airgunner 2012 online via YouTube. <<

“Hydrotechnology” 2012 Episode 9

Air Dates:
Wednesday, November 28, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 30, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, August 22, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, August 24, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube approximately two weeks after its original air date.

In episode nine of American Airgunner, Danny Williams, Gunsmith at Umarex USA, cautions us against using petroleum based oils in our spring rifles, then we see how a polymer air pistol gets a camo treatment. Gene Salvino gives us an overview of pre-charged pneumatic guns and the remaining Airgunner Challenge contestants shoot a Ruger Air Hawk at pressurized cans in an effort to avoid the next elimination round.

“Gettin’ Squirrely” 2012 Episode 8

Umarex Morph 3X

Air Dates:
Wednesday, November 21, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 23, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, August 15, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, August 17, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube approximately two weeks after its original air date.

American Airgunner host, Paul Capello, and guest, Glenn Seiter, hunt for squirrel in the Ozarks with RWS Model 34 springers, then they join a show friend, Casie, to try a different squirrel recipe. Later in the episode, Zac and Nathan face-off in an elimination round with the Morph 3X, an airgun that you can change from rifle–to carbine–to pistol.

 

“Airgun Extravaganza” 2012 Episode 7

Airgun Extravaganza 2012Air Dates:
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 16, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, August 8, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, August 10, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 8:30 PM EST

NOTE: DirecTV subscribers, Pursuit Channel is moving from 608 to 604 effective July 30th, 2012!

The airgun games continue as Zac and Steve have an opportunity to outshoot Carie for a spot back in the Airgunner Challenge, then we visit the Airgun Extravaganza airgun show from Malvern, Arkansas before giving the contestants the difficult task of walking a target across a dirt pad with a Beretta pellet pistol.

This show will be made available online for viewing two weeks after its original air date.

“Wild West Shootout” 2012 Episode 6

Air Dates:
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 9, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, August 3, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 8:30 PM EST

NOTE: DirecTV subscribers, Pursuit Channel is moving from 608 to 604 effective July 30th!

Zac and Rob belly up to the Airgunner Saloon, then we take you to Alabama for a look at the NRA Airgun Jr. Nationals and follow that with some air rifle hunting tips from show host, Paul Capello. Lastly we have new viewer videos and three of our contestants have an opportunity to shoot their way back into the show with a single shot Browning Buck Mark pellet pistol.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE SIX-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Showdown” 2012 Episode 5

Initial sketch of ricochet challenge.

Air Dates:
Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, November 2, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, July 25, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, July 27, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, JULY 27 8:30 PM EST

Show host, Paul Capello, shows us what goes on at the annual NRA Show in St. Louis and takes some shots on the indoor airgun range hosted by Pyramyd Air. We get another American Airgunner viewer video and then Paul watches as contestants use an airsoft rifle in a challenge that involves a bit of a trick shot. It could be anyone’s game in this challenge. Next week, it’s a shoot-off at the Airgunner Saloon with a Lever Action pellet rifle.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE FIVE-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Snakes on a Plane” 2012 Episode 4

Air Dates:
Wednesday, October 24, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, October 26, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 8:30 PM EST

Original Air Dates:
Wednesday, July 18, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, July 20, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, JULY 20 8:30 PM EST

Join show host, Paul Capello for a trip to Florida in the hunt for a slithery pest, the python. He takes along a Hammerli Pneuma air rifle in his quest through the swamps. In the Airgunner Challenge, it’s an elimination round we call the Airgunner Derby—the tables are leveled as Steve and Donnie face off with a CO2 powered BB carbine, the HK MP5K-PDW.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE FOUR-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Big Bang” 2012 Episode 3

Air Dates:
Wednesday, October 17, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, October 19, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 8:30 PM EST

Wednesday, July 11, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, July 13, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, JULY 13 8:30 PM EST

Just about everyone likes to blow stuff up. In episode three of 2012, American Airgunner host, Paul Capello, ignites some exploding targets, then shows how to site in a scope on a Ruger Air Hawk break barrel air rifle. In the Airgunner Challenge, the remaining seven contestants shoot against the clock for a bang of their own to avoid the elimination round in episode four.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE THREE-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Blast Off” 2012 Episode 2

Air Dates:
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, October 12, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 8:30 PM EST

Wednesday, July 4, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, July 6, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, JULY 6 8:30 PM EST

In the second episode of 2012, Paul takes a look at a few airguns at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, including the new Umarex Morph•3X that “morphs” from a pistol to a rifle and can be shot in multiple configurations. Then Paul shows what the extremes of hot and cold can do to a CO2 powered action pistol like the firearm replicas that Umarex offers. In the last part of the show, Paul invites you to submit your own airgun viewer videos and lastly, Steve and Carie face-off in a challenging elimination round, from the prone position—the first to hit three small targets consecutively launches a 44-inch rocket.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE TWO-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Hogtied” 2012 Episode 1

Wild Boar with AirgunAir Dates:
Wednesday, October 3 4:30 PM EST
Friday, October 5 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 8:30 PM EST

Wednesday, June 27 4:30 PM EST
Friday, June 29 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, JUNE 29 8:30 PM EST

In our first episode of 2012 Paul and our film crew travel to Oklahoma to hunt wild boar with a .50 caliber Dragon Claw. After a successful hunt at Riverview Ranch, aided by professional team roper, Clay Hurst, and his dogs, we’ll introduce you to the first ever American Airgunner Challenge in which eight contestants will shoot it out with a Walther Dominator PCP Air Rifle and a Magnum Research Desert Eagle Air Pistol. All the airguns seen or heard about in the show, including the airgun accessories, can be found at PyramydAir.com, the world’s largest airgun retailer.

>> View American Airgunner EPISODE ONE-2012 on YouTube. <<

“Do-Over” 2012 Episode 14

2012 Air Dates:
Wednesday, September 26, 4:30 PM EST
Friday, September 28, 1:30 AM EST
PRIMETIME: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 8:30 PM EST

ON TV:
DirecTV subscribers, channel 604.
DISH Network, subscribers, channel 240.
ONLINE:
FilmOn live at times above.
YouTube.

Let’s review the last 13 shows of 2012. We take a a look at some of Airgunner’s firsts, it’s highs and it’s lows. From the Walther Dominator at the beginning of the Airgunner Challenge to the Beretta Px4 and Umarex Steel Strom at the end and from wild boar with an airgun to the small target of a turkey with a pellet gun in episode 11. And a few topics in between.

2012 Season Intro Video

Our pre-season promo reel contains excerpts from a hunt where Paul and guest, Glenn Seiter, use an RWS Model 34 supplied by Umarex to hunt squirrel and our mock Airgun Challenge to give you, our viewer, a feel for the first ever Airgunner Challenge. This video is also intended to show loyal past viewers, airgunners and recreational shooters what our 2012 season is going to look like in terms of graphics and editing.

American Airgunner 2012 Sizzle Reel