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.
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.