Squee! Hatsan’s Alpha Youth Air Rifle Is Here!

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAG

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.

comments

  1. avatar bontai Joe says:

    How about a retail price? And possibly a link to the manufacturer for specs?

    1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

      It’s a little pricey at $130 MSRP for the pink model, $99 for the black one. We’ll see how it stacks up for the price. http://www.hatsanusa.com/

  2. avatar Tom says:

    You know what this site needs? Gun giveaways!

    1. avatar Jon in NC says:

      I would LOVE to get a Walther P22 !!!

      1. avatar jwm says:

        D’oh.

      2. avatar Tom says:

        Wow, it would be neat if they gave one of those away!

      3. Next up: Kel Tec KSG. Watch this space.

        1. avatar Rokurota says:

          Tease us not. We are bitter.

        2. avatar David PA/NJ says:

          Pass

  3. avatar jwm says:

    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.

    1. avatar lolinski says:

      What about buying the black one and painting it pink? You would save 30$ which means 30$ for ammo.

  4. avatar Roll says:

    Wow, that sorta hurt my eyes.

  5. avatar Hannibal says:

    Okay, which one of you kids spilled paint all over the air rifle?

  6. avatar Cliff H says:

    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.

  7. avatar SD3 says:

    wtf…?

  8. avatar MojoRonin says:

    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.

  9. avatar former water walker says:

    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).

  10. avatar OODAloop says:

    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…

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Well, Chris only weighs 72 pounds.

      1. avatar OODAloop says:

        He needs to man up and add some bulk then. My 10 year old daughter would probably out-bench him…

  11. avatar cam says:

    Can I get that shirt in a men’s 2x long

  12. avatar lolinski says:

    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).

  13. avatar calvin says:

    My daughter would wear that shirt. Any links to where it can be found?

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