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Who says pink camo doesn’t work? Hatsan’s new Alpha Youth air rifle in ‘Muddy Girl’ camouflage will basically disappear in your younger daughters’ hands. As long as she likes pinking. Beyond the cute factor, though, the Alpha Youth was designed with younger, smaller shooters in mind. I’ve got a couple of younger, smaller shooters in the family who are itching for some good weather to help me test it . . .

This airgun is petite in all dimensions. It weighs 5.3 pounds, has a 13-inch length of pull and requires only 15 pounds of effort to cock. Velocity from this break-barrel spring piston gun is a modest 495 fps with .177 lead pellets.

It comes with high-profile Tru-Glo fiber optic sights, which are super-easy to explain to new shooters. It’s also got an automatic thumb safety; these drive me crazy on shotguns, but for youth air rifles they’re a pretty good idea.

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAG

Pink camo isn’t my personal cup of chai tea latte, but anything that gets younger shooters in the door is good in my book.

23 Responses to Squee! Hatsan’s Alpha Youth Air Rifle Is Here!

  1. My springer .177 is a full size rifle and a bear to cock. My grand daughters would be at home with this youth model. By the time my grand sons get big enough I can spray paint away the pink.

    And what bontai joe said.

  2. How about one in Zombie Green camo for the young guys?

    Can’t see any ‘tween boys taking a spot on the range carrying this pinkie.

  3. I got my wonderful woman a Tristar Raptor in Muddy Girl camo. Honestly, I think it looks damn sharp as a fun pattern. If the ladies like it, then by all means GET. Pink isn’t mandatory for women, but it shouldn’t be nixed, either. And yes, I have no problem shooting that or the daughter’s pink .22 cricket, either. If it goes ‘bang’, then its all good.

  4. Looks great to me. Has anyone caught the anti gun hit piece on HBO? It’s more Bryant Gumbel left wing “kids should never touch those evil guns. Especially pink ones”. Good thing I didn’t pay for HBO(2 years free).

  5. Chris, 5.3 pounds does not fall into the “petite” category. That’s .7 lbs shy of my AR-15. The Daisy 105 Buck (http://www.daisy.com/node/2) *is* petite and comes in at 1.6lbs- that’s a reasonable weight for a 6 year old to carry. You gotta realize that at 5.3#, for the age range your selling to, it’s approximately 10% of their weight. Would you want to carry a rifle that was 10% of your weight? Didn’t think so…

  6. Does this mean more airgun reviews in the future?

    I know I sound like an advertisement but you should check out the Baikal IZH 61. A couple of my friends have those and they are really good training guns (5 shot repeater with good accuracy and peep and globe sights).

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