Isle of Man Airgun Association

Laxey and District Rifle Club, Laxey Glen Gardens, /Sulby Rifle Club, Sulby Glen Hotel

The first air gun was invented by Girandoni Bortolomeo in 1780 for the Austrian army during the Nepoleonic Wars. The difference between an airgun and a firearm is that an airgun uses pressurized air or gas as opposed to the combustion of a chemical reaction. Airguns can fire pellets, shot, BBs, darts and arrows depending on type.