I recently purchased a Crosman Nitro Venom .22 air rifle from Walmart. This purchase experience with Walmart was excellent. So far I have been quite pleased with the quality of the product in terms of the value of its purchase price. I have had quite a lot of fun doing some basic plinking and target shooting. I like the versatility of this air rifle in that I can use it for general target shooting, and I can also utilize it for small game hunting if I so desire. I find the air rifle to be quite accurate and durable. All in all, I believe it was a worthwhile investment. The only fault I have with the air rifle is that it is a bit heavy and tiring to carry for extended periods, particularly for young teens and small women. In an attempt to alleviate this fault, I had been utilizing the non mounted Gamo air rifle sling. I had not been satisfied with this type of sling as I found it to be floppy and I did not like the way it wraps around the barrel and stock of my air rifle.
Before I made my purchase, I was torn between purchasing the Crosman Nitro Venom, and purchasing its more expensive (but nearly identical) cousin the Benjamin Trail NP air rifle (also made by Crosman and also sold by Walmart). The more expensive price of the Benjamin Trail NP is due to the fact that it has more "bling" than the Crosman Nitro Venom. The Benjamin Trail NP has a pistol grip stock, ventilated cushioned butt plate, a better scope, a bull barrel, and unique permanent sling mounts. I did not really care about most of these "bling" factors. Along with the cheaper purchase price, I like the Crosman Nitro Venom's traditional stock and its exposed bare barrel. I figure I can always upgrade the scope at a later time if desired. The one aspect of the Benjamin Trail NP air rifle that I did like was the permanent sling mounts which are not available on the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle. The front sling mount on the Benjamin Trail NP is unique in that it is incorporated into the hinge of the break action of the break barrel rifle. This is a special factory installed front sling mount that can not be duplicated on the Crosman Nitro Venom. This was an issue to me as the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle is quite heavy. Lugging it around in the woods becomes a bit tiring after awhile. To alleviate my fatigued arms, shoulders, and back, I really wanted a good sling on my air rifle. I needed to find a way to install permanent off-the-shelf sling mounts on my Crosman Nitro Venom break barrel air rifle which can be tricky (in terms of placement of the front sling mount). As I mentioned earlier, I had been using the non mounted Gamo air rifle sling, but I did not like it and instead wanted permanent sling mounts installed on my air rifle.
I pondered this problem for awhile. Conducting research on the web, I found the solution. I discovered a customer review from an owner of the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle who stated that sturdy permanent sling mounts are available that will perfectly fit the Crosman Nitro Venom in a secure manner. The reasonably priced sling mounts are : Uncle Mike's Quick Detachable Super Swivels. Uncle Mike's item number for this product is #1051-2. The package description states - Fits: Magnum Band split Barrel band for Marlin 1894C. The sling mounts are available through either your local gun shop or through Amazon. Taking a chance on this customer's review. I purchased the above mentioned permanent sling mounts. The customer's review was right! The permanent sling mounts fit the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle like a glove, even the front sling mount which attaches to the barrel of the air rifle. The instructions of the sling mounts were clear and the installation on the Crosman Nitro Venom was quite easy. This enhancement of my Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle has resulted in a much more enjoyable and comfortable experience when engaged in extended periods of recreational activity with this air rifle. My Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle now has a sturdy sling mounted on strong, high quality, permanent sling mounts. I truly recommend the simple installation of these permanent sling mounts on the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle and I hope this helpful tip is of value to you all. Enjoy your Crosman Nitro Venom. Have fun and be safe!!!
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