In what caliber are the Gamo pellets available?
Gamo pellets are available in .177 caliber, .22 caliber & .25. Please refer to the pellet chart. However, Gamo handguns are produced in .177 cal. only at this time.
How do I make sure that my handgun is completely empty?
To make sure your airgun is completely empty, use a cleaning rod to ensure no pellets are lodged in the barrel.
Can I reuse a pellet/bb that was lodged in my handgun?
NO. Never use any pellet that was lodged in your handgun. All pellets were designed to be used only once.
Can I use different caliber pellets in my air rifle?
NO. Never use a pellet of a different caliber of your air rifle. Always use the caliber for your air rifle.
Can pellets be placed in the barrel of my GAMO handgun in any direction?
NO. The pellets should be placed in your GAMO handgun with the skirt towards the butt of the gun.
Can you use other brands of pellets in GAMO handguns?
YES, other brands of pellets can be used in the GAMO hand guns, but we recommend GAMO pellets for best performance.
Should I use hearing and eye protection when firing my handgun?
Yes. It is recommended to always use eye and ear protection when firing your handgun.
How do I make sure my rifle is completely empty?
To make sure your rifle is completely empty, use a cleaning rod to ensure no pellets are lodged in the barrel.
Can I reuse a pellet that was lodged in my rifle?
No. You may not use any pellet that was lodged in your rifle. All pellets were designed to be used only once.
Can I put lubricating oil in the barrel?
No. Never put any oil inside the barrel or the chamber. The resulting combustion could be dangerous and cause irreparable damage to your rifle.
Can I store my GAMO air rifle in a cocked position?
No. You should NEVER store your GAMO air rifle in the cocked position. Airguns are not toys. After each use and before putting the hand gun away, always make absolutely sure there are no pellets in the chamber. Handguns should be stored in a manner to protect against unauthorized use by children.
What do I do if I need to remove an obstacle that has lodged inside the barrel of my rifle?
First, make sure the safety in on and barrel is pointing in a safe direction. Then, refer to the manual.
Do I have to pass a cleaning rod through the bore of my GAMO handgun before using it?
Yes. It is recommended that you pass a cleaning rod through the bore to make sure it is free of obstructions before loading or firing your handgun.
How do I remove the trigger lock of the Gamo airguns?
The safety lock ios located in front of the trigger. The system is activated when the safety lock is rearward. Move it forward to disable it and enable shooting. See your manual
Can I store my air rifle loaded?
No. You should NEVER store any air rifle loaded. Air rifles are not toys. After use and before putting your handgun away, always make absolutely sure there are no pellets or bb’s in the chamber. Handguns should be stored in such a manner to protect against unauthorized use by children.
I can remove my rifle and try to repair it by myself?
NO. Never disassemble your rifle. It could be dangerous and would lose all warranty. Refer to an authorized dealer for assistance.
Can I modify my air rifle?
NO. You should never modify your air rifle. It is very dangerous.
Is the safety on my handgun childproof?
No. NEVER rely on any mechanical safety mechanism. Always point the handgun in a safe direction.
What can I do if I get rust in the barrel?
With proper lubrication, rust in the barrel should not occur. Please refer to your local gunsmith for assistance. Also, note that our warranty states that damage caused by abuse is not included.
If I take my rifle apart will still be under warranty?
No. NEVER take your rifle apart. It could be dangerous and would void your warranty, which states: ” This warranty does not include damage caused by abuse, unauthorized repair or modification of any kind”.
Can I modify my rifle?
No. NEVER modify your rifle. It could be dangerous and would void your warranty, which states: “This warranty does not include damage caused by abuse, unauthorized repair or modification of any kind”.
Do you sell bags or gun covers for your rifles?
Yes, please visit our website or read our catalogues for a list of items.
Can the pellet traps be used with air rifles shooting at 1000fps?
Only the cone pellet trap can be used for rifles shooting at this speed.
Can any optical element be mounted in a GAMO air rifle?
Yes. Any optical product can be adapted in a GAMO air rifle. According to the case, adapters are needed.
What is a checkered grip for?
Checkering on grips are used for better feel and to avoid slippage.
Can the butt pad be removed from my rifle for better fit without voiding the warranty?
No. The butt plate should not be removed from your rifle as this would void the warranty for the stock.
What is the function of a butt plate?
The butt plate absorbs the recoil and helps avoid scope slippage.
What kind of wood is used for the Gamo stocks?
The wood that is used for GAMO stocks is a fine selected grade of European Beech Hardwood.
How do I remove the trigger lock of the GAMO airguns?
The safety lock is located in front of the trigger. The system is activated when the safety is rearward. Move it forward to disable it and enable shooting. See your manual.
What is the automatic safety system of the cocked?
When you cock your airgun, the automatic safety system of the cocking will prevent your rifle be fired when you freeze the trigger.
Do GAMO airguns have recoil?
Yes, all GAMO airguns have recoil, which depends on the power of the spring or the spring that compresses the air, and therefore on the power of the shot, even if it is virtually imperceptible.
If I measure the speed of my airgun shot, and it is not what it should be, what could be happening?
Different conditions can affect the measurement of an airugn shot speed. The weight and the type of pellet should be very much taken into account. A light pellet will increase the speed, whilst a heavier one decreases it. The height above sea level and the altitude also have influence on the measurement. Thus, the normal variation factor is between 5-10% depending on conditions.
Can GAMO airguns be dry fired?
Yes, GAMO airguns can be dry fired but it’s not recommend.
How do I change the optical fibre front sight on my airgun?
First, make sure your gun is not loaded. Hold the barrel of the airgun, grip the front sight and slide it until it comes out. Repeat the action with the new sight, sliding it into the guides which it has for that purpose until is aligned with the rear sight.
Can I replace the front sight of my Gamo airgun if I lose it?
Yes, the front sight can be replaced. Visit our website or read our catalogues for a list of items that can be replaced.
What are the advantages of optical fibre sights?
The contrasting colours of the optical fibre between the front sight and the notch or rear sight help one to aim more quickly and more accurately in low visibility conditions.
Is there a front sight on the tip of the barrel of the Hunter 1250 airgun?
Yes, the Hunter 1250 models features 1mm-high fixed steel front sight.
What is the difference between a milimetric and a micrometric adjustment on the sight?
The micrometric adjustment is more precise and accurate than the milimetric one.
Can the rear sight of my Gamo airgun be adjusted in elevation and lateral deviation?
Yes, your GAMO airgun has a rear sight that is adjustable in height and lateral deviation. The sights are open, the first one being a fixed point or front sight and the second the notch or rear sight. For lateral adjustments, turn the knob away from the direction that you want to set (if the pellet is deflected to the left, turn the knob to the right). For height adjustments, if the shot is low and we want to raise it, turn in a clockwise direction. Refer to your manual for more information.
How often should I clean the barrel of my airgun?
The barrel of the airgun should be cleaned whenever it is needed, which depends on the type of ammunition and, of course, the number of shots. As a reference, we could clean it every 1.000 shots.
What kind of steel is used in the Gamo barrerls?
Barrels are made of precision carbon steel (type F-212).
How long will the sealing ring last between the barrel and the chamber of the airgun?
Our tests show that the seal can last for over 5.000 shots. Over time, a small mark caused by friction when cocking the barrel and loading can be seen, but this will have little effect on the speed of the pellet in the barrel muzzle.
What type of design has the rifling (inner part) of the GAMO airguns?
GAMO aiguns have 12 clockwise splines and a 1:16″ thread lead.
Is there any Gamo airgun that has a smooth bore (inner part of the barrel)?
Yes, the Shadow DX Express model has a smooth bore as it shoots 5.5mm compressed air cartridges and pellets. However, the rest of models in our catalogue are rifling-style.